shimmering-leaves
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.

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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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Its just around the corner – I can smell it!! 🙂

Everyday there are more birds singing and they are singing louder too.  There are foxes busy in the back garden, trees in bud and the first Spring flowers coming through the dark earth.  Fabulous!

To get me in the mood I’ve just completed this painting, “April Fields”, for the upcoming exhibition:

 

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I am happy with this – the rapeseed bloom real pops against the heavy sky and the flax blossom in the front. Purple and yellow are complementary colours too, so while the colours pop, the scene as a whole is quite pleasing to the eye.  I’m enjoying these field landscapes and I shall continue with more.  I’m revamping a painting I finished in 2008 called, “The Golden Hour”, to give it more detail and depth.  The result will hopefully make it suitable for The Silent Landscape Exhibition.

Well, I guess I better get back up to the studio – I’m writing this while I have a brief stop for a cuppa after taking the dog out for a walk.  I took my camera, but the February landscape is just dull, damp and boring, so I’m painting from memory, emotion and previous sketches.

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Well, the UK has certainly seen enough of this over recent times and guess what…?  I was inspired!!  So out came this painting which was really nice to do.  It’s such a simple painting, but effective and enchanting (so I’ve been told).

february-snow-completeI like it so much its been selected for the upcoming show, The Silent Landscape in May.  This is my 13th painting for this show – I still need to do another 12.  Most of the paintings I have completed so far are ranging from 6×4″ to 12×16″.  I need to work on the bigger paintings now, which will be great because the paintings I’ve done have been a good warm up for the larger works. 

Incidently, Natasha and I had a meeting today and we’re making good progress.  

So thats it today.  I’ve subscribed to 2 new sites which you are welcome to check out http://www.blipfoto.com/creativedebs and http://deboraheburrow.deviantart.com

If you want to view the paintings for the show only, they are updated as the paintings are complete at http://thesilentlandscape.carbonmade.com

Thanks 🙂

I finished a new piece tonight for The Silent Landscape.  It came about all of a sudden when I saw something the other day that really inspired me.  It was the pinky mist cloud and the way the colours divided up in the scene that got me.  I used that inspiration and put it with a new treescape.  

It didn’t take long – I think this is because it was really coming at me “right”….

Here are the the phases of the work in progress to the finished painting. Enjoy!

Strawberry Mist © Deborah Eileen Burrow 2009

mixed media on 24x30cm (9.5×12″) gallery wrap deep edge canvas 4cm (3.5″)

I’ve enjoyed restocking my etsy store with new items and its now looking really fresh and vibrant.  I’ve added 2 new painting/illustrations this last week or so to make a set of 3 lovingly painted quality wooden panels  measuring 20x15m (8×6″).  They are all leaf based designs, and have nice imprint patterned backrounds.  Here they are:

I will be doing some more small canvas next whilst I work on the larger paintings for The Silent Landscape exhibition with Natasha Newton.  I’ll post some new ones up here soon 🙂