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I’ve redesigned my official website and now it includes the blog.
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Don’t worry, all the archives link back to here, so this page will remain active.

Thanks and see you over there!
Debs 🙂

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.

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

At last I am exploring a technique that has fascinated me for years – pyrography.
Burning an illustration into wood.
Its wonderful and I’m loving it. I have decided to produce a body of work to add to my works for the exhibition in December, “Enchanted Earth”.
Here is my first completed piece for it:
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©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2009

The wood is maple and the grain was perfect for creating the illusion of a landscape behind the tree.

I have more plaques to do, some inspired by my recent camping trip in North Yorkshire.

I’ll post them when complete.

Meanwhile I’m also working on 3 canvas paintings too – one is a comission, and 2 are for the upcoming Open Exihibition in the Halesworth Gallery.

I’ll keep you posted 🙂

I am pleased to announce that you can now buy prints of my work via imagekind.
After the success of The Silent Landscape exhibition, I have had many requests for prints. I decided to make these available now, and I will be also holding stock of prints at the next exhibition, Enchanted Earth, in December.
There are now 6 favourite prints available here at http://deboraheileenburrow.imagekind.com

If you have any requests, please let me know 🙂 I can upload more images, and you can buy direct from imagekind.

Please note that I have kept the price of the print down to accommodate the high shipping charges. Shipping is more expensive outside of the USA, so if you are ordering from the UK, you will find the total prices at around £40-50 GBP, which is around what I would be charging if you bought from me at a show.

Please pop along and have a look, and feel free to feedback. 🙂

Well, theres a lot going on here!

Since The Silent Landscape exhibition finished I have had 2 days off camping, and then back into the swing of it all! I am currently working on 3 canvases for Suffolk Showcase, an open exhibition starting July 4th at the Bury St. Edmunds Gallery. Then I have 2 more to do for another open exhibition at The Halesworth Gallery in September. Meanwhile I’ve been working on an unusual commission, a clay hare, which is turning out very cute and successful.

Yesterday I had a meeting with Natasha Newton about another exhibition we’re planning for Christmas. I can now reveal some details. It will be entitled, “Enchanted Earth”. It will be held at The Cinema Gallery in Aldeburgh, 17th – 23rd December, with a Special Event on Saturday 19th. (More to be revealed about that later). All the works will be 12×12″ and smaller, making it an affordable art show.

Finally, I am putting together a book of the body of work I produced for recent exhibition, The Silent Landscape. It will be a simple paper back book, affordable, and a wonderful reminder of the show, and a keepsake for those who visited, and for those who weren’t able to come. I will be using Lulu.com and I’ll let you know when its ready to buy. :)))

So thats all the news here at the moment. I will be very busy for the next few weeks, and I will keep you updated as much as possible.

Debs
TLMDEB2009 The Lone Maple
The Lone Maple © Deborah Eileen Burrow 2009 SOLD mixed media on 25×20cm (10×8″) deep edge gallery wrap canvas 3.5cm (1.5″)

at The Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk UK
with Natasha Newton

Complete body of work:

The show is now over, and it was a lovely week, with many sales and great feedback.

More news to come about future projects – its going to be a busy exhibition year!

Thanks for all your support :))

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 🙂

The birds are singing and new growth is abound.
Wonderful!
All captured so far with my camera:

More images can be found at http://www.blipfoto.com/creativedebs where I publicise one new image every day.

Inspiration for my next body of work is all there!

Happy days…