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Barbara Reid


Biography

Book cover of / Couverture du livre: Have You Seen Birds? Have You Seen Birds?.
Written by Joanne Oppenheim.
Illustrated by Barbara Reid.
Richmond Hill, Ont.: Scholastic Canada, 1991, c1986.
Reproduced by permission of Scholastic Canada Ltd.


Illustration from the book  / Illustration du livre: Have You Seen Birds? Illustration from the book  / Illustration du livre: Have You Seen Birds?

Original illustrations created for Have You Seen Birds?: plasticine.


Illustrations: Reproduced by permission of Barbara Reid.

Because of the oils in the plasticine, it dries out very slowly. When kept in airtight containers, the pictures last a long time.



"I started out working in plasticine for a school project at the Ontario College of Art. We had to reproduce a famous painting, but in a different medium, and I was going nuts trying to do the Birth of Venus in tissue paper. It wasn't working, so I tried some plasticine I had lying around the house. After that, I started adding work in plasticine to my portfolio, at first mostly caricatures; it has a humour -- childish, yet sophisticated -- that appeals to adults and kids."
(Barbara Reid quoted in "The Art of the Children's Book Illustrator: Eight Leading Artists Talk about Their Work", Quill & Quire, October 1985, volume 51, no. 10. Toronto: Key Publishers, 1985. P. 12.)


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