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I finally have 2 paintings complete for the Halesworth Gallery open exhibition in Sept. 🙂
I was working on 2 paintings for this show, and I indicated them in my vlog last time. However, as these paintings were progressing they were feeling very wrong and they weren’t going as planned. I was trying a new colour regime – using my usually subdominant colours as dominant ones. This made the paintings quite cool. Mostly I love to paint warm paintings with lots of orange, browns and golds. So you can imagine that unwittingly I had created an image that just wasn’t resonating with me.
Once I realised this I abandoned those 2 canvases and started 2 new ones.
Here are the results:


The first painting is entitled “This is Home for a While” – the second picture is the detail.
The second painting is entitled “Secret Berry Tree” – the second picture is the detail.
©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2009 on deep edge canvas (12×12″ and 10×8″ respectively)

All that needs to be done now is varnish them and coat the sides in a nice warm dark brown.

Now I have to get busy with completing the commission I’m doing, and then the body of work for The Enchanted Earth exhibition in December – the joint show with Natasha Newton.

Thats all for now – I’ll post news and new work as it is completed.

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At last I have found the perfect medium for my illustrations.
Recently I have taken up Pyrography, and now Slate Paintings are adding to the illustrative art mediums that are really working for me and some are now appearing in my Etsy shop.

Illustrations on a pieces of found slate in Suffolk are influenced by many different trees – so far they are the silver birch (my tree of hearts) the bonsai red berry tree (my white berry trees), wind blown trees on the moors of Yorkshire and trees in the moonlight.
The pieces of slate I’m working on at the moment are in the region of 4x5cm to 10x9cm with a thickness of 3-5mm. They are all washed and sterilised thoroughly before applying paint. The paint is waterproof, lightfast and permanent.

They are proving to be quite popular with lots of great feedback.
Here are some photos:
1. Tree of Hearts 1
2. Tree on the Moors
3. Tree under a Love Boat Moon
4. White Berry Tree 1

all ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2009

This painting was completed yesterday and marks the 20th painting for The Silent Landscape show in May.
Its entitled, The Orange Field. Its mixed media on 50.7 x 50.7cm (20″ X 20″) gallery wrap deep edge canvas 3.5cm (1.5″)
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© Deborah Eileen Burrow 2009

Now its time to photograph, document, prepare the sides of the all canvases, varnish, apply hanging wire, create info sheets, order postcard prints, and post the invites for the private view. Phew!
Its only 4 weeks to go now too, so there’s still lots of other stuff to do too….

In a couple of weeks I’ll put the whole body of work on here so you can see them all together.
Back soon 🙂

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Shimmering Leaves © Deborah Eileen Burrow mixed media on 50.7 x 50.7cm (20″ X 20″) gallery wrap deep edge canvas 3.5cm (1.5″)

This has come out well and will be put in the exhibition in May (The Silent Landscape).

I am now working on a new one inspired by Steven Heaton’s wonderful photo (he has given me permission). You can see it here

I’ll also be tweaking a couple of other paintings and photographing them. This happens sometimes – paintings are done, but one has to live with them for a while before the final decision is made.

Back soon with more updates.

The Silent Lanscape exhibition looms ever closer.  Today Natasha and I completed the designs for the posters, flyers and invites and sent it off to the printers.

This is the main design:

tsl-poster-jpgMy next task is to update my personal website.  That will be done in the next few days, and then when all the flyers etc arrive it will be distributing time!

Meanwhile the easel calls  – I’ve still got paintings to complete :))

This is my new completed painting for The Silent Landscape Exhibition.
I’m really pleased with this piece. Everything about it has fallen into place. I’m sure its been helped by my delivery of new materials today, of which I used the Gold Ochre and a new rigger brush for acrylics.
Yes, I did this painting today from start to finish! Its quite small (measurements under the photo below) so it wasn’t difficult to complete in a few hours. Sometimes it goes like that – a painting just goes right from start to finish…

Anyway – enjoy!

The Lone Maple
The Lone Maple © Deborah Eileen Burrow 2009 mixed media on 25×20cm (10×8″) deep edge gallery wrap canvas 3.5cm (1.5″)

Yes, I’m obsessed with Autumn, its colours and its atmosphere!!
Anyway, here’s the new one 🙂

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The Sparkling Autumn © Deborah Eileen Burrow mixed media on 50.7 x 50.7cm (20″ X 20″) gallery wrap deep edge canvas 3.5cm (1.5″)

This is the first in a set of 5 paintings in mixed media on 50.7 x 50.7cm (20″ X 20″) gallery wrap deep edge canvas 3.5cm (1.5″) for The Silent Landscape exhibition.
autumn-morning
I was pleased with this because the metallic colours worked – it covers a large area of the painting and I wasn’t sure if it would be too much. I just love using rich autumnal colours and metallic paints. I’m now working on a new one in a similar vein – to be posted shortly 🙂
To see the whole body of work so far please visit http://thesilentlandscape.carbonmade.com

A new painting completed for the upcoming show.
The inspiration for this painting came when we were camping last September in the bell tent. Because it was such good weather we woke early, often before dawn. It was on one of these mornings that we witnessed dawn over the seaside town of Blakeney, across the marshes on the North Norfolk Coast in England. We took lots of photos for reference, and this painting shows the scene just before the sun came up. It was slightly misty and all we could see were the 2 towers of the church.
Fabulous!

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