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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.


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:
©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 went for a lovely walk in the, cool but bright, today in one of our local parks.  I just have to share these photos with you.  I really love the silhouettes of the bare trees.

There was also a new sculpture there entitiled, “Innocent”.