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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.


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 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.

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 :))

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 :))

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 and

If you want to view the paintings for the show only, they are updated as the paintings are complete at

Thanks 🙂

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 🙂

My etsy store was looking tired and needed freshening up, so I closed it for 3 days and sorted it out.  I’m pleased to say that it’s looking good – vibrant and fresh and a lot more professional.  I sought advice from a fellow British artist and drew up a realistic price list too…now my work is more expensive, but it reflects quality and professionalism.   Such a steep learning curve I’ve been on over the last year!!  With my exhibition coming up it has made me review many things, value included.  It would be daft to sell things on etsy for a tiny fraction of the prices at the exhibition….

Anyway, I have restocked it with 2 brand new paintings and 3 of my latest wooden panel designs.

Please feel free to visit

Here are the 2 brand new pieces:

Whilst I work on The Silent Landscape exhibition pieces I will work on smaller works, some of which will go straight to etsy.   

Natasha Newton and I had a meeting this week to start the process of the exhibition and we have a lot to do, but I’m confident it will all be done in time and it will be a success.  We are very excited 🙂

More news on this soon, meanwhile you can keep up with the progress here and see my own body of work grow here.

As I work steadily through the body of work for the exhibition,  I get itchy feet for something different.  This is normal for me.  I love to have a goal to work towards, but I also like variety.  So I set myself a new standard to work to for the next 12 weeks.  I will work on a large painting with the aim to complete each week, and also paint small canvases too to keep me sane.  As it happens, the small ones help with the bigger ones as the ideas flow back and forth between them. As you know I also paint on paper and wood and recently stocked up my etsy shop , this has been great and there are still some to be completed, but I want to concentrate on exhibition work for now.  I’ll feel happier when I’m half way through (still a way to go yet).  Natasha Newton and I are working on about 25 paintings each for this exhibition.  We are very positive about it though, and for me its a great opportunity to break out of old ideas and put things I want to achieve down for real 🙂

 I now have 4 larger canvases complete (Four Seasons) and a few small ones to complement.  Here they are:

1. Golden Tree (6×6 “)

2. Copper Days (6×6 “)

3. Lean on Me (6×4 “)

All © Deborah Eileen Burrow 2008/9

Well thats it for today, keep coming back for more progress – I’ll keep posting new things every week or so. 🙂

There’s so much to do!!!!

But one step at a time, Natasha and I can confidently get it all done 🙂

Today my new deep, deep edge canvases arrived.  I’m starting with 4 of them –  30x30cm canvases –  and I’m currently sketching and planning the ideas.

Here’s the new canvas delivery:

And here is a sneak preview of my first painting idea – a very rough sketch of autumn birches:

The next stage is to do a proper sketch and decide on a definite palette, textural effects and composition.

Whilst this is all going on, Natasha and I are trying to decide on a theme title for our exhibition.  Thats proving to be quite a challenge!!! 😀

Once we have a date confirmed we’ll both announce it to you via our blogs.  You can find a link to Natasha’s blog in the Blog Roll in the left hand column.

Ok, I’ll be back soon 🙂