Well, I’m back from the seaside! The exhibition, The Enchanted Earth, finished last week at the Aldeburgh Gallery.
I had some painting sales and sold lots of cards. I spent the Bank Holiday weekend sitting in the window working on a new painting and talking to people who came in, which was nice.
Here are a few photos I took during the week:
The painting I was working on is now complete:
The Approaching Storm ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2012
I’m now taking a well earned rest this week, and then I’ll be back in the studio with some fresh ideas for some new paintings.
Back soon with something to show you 🙂
This Easter weekend I am taking a much needed breather after last week’s exhibition, “Dad & Daughter”.
I am happy to report I sold 2 paintings, and so did Dad. We also sold lots of cards and postcards featuring our artworks too. The guestbook has some lovely comments in as well ☺
Here are a few snapshots of the exhibition:
Here is a walk round video taken on the 2nd day. Enjoy!
"Archie" ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011
Archie was a pet portrait commission painting that I completed and delivered this month.
I haven’t been asked to do a pet portrait for many years, and as you know, my speciality is contemporary landscapes, so this made a nice change to my usual work. I really enjoyed painting Archie’s portrait, and I am looking forward to doing some more pet portraits. Since doing this painting, I have had a commission request of a family portrait, and if that goes ahead, it looks like I will have a new challenge on my easel, which I am very happy about 🙂
Today I took one of my regular art sessions in Aldeburgh. Here are some photos of today’s attendees:
Today’s session was all about getting a still life arrangement in proportion, studying the tonal values, and starting to fill in colour using the tonal value drawing as a reference alongside the colours in the still life fruit and veg.
It was a lot of fun, and quite a challenge for the group – I could tell they were concentrating hard as they had very quiet periods where I could have heard a pin drop!!
This weekend I will be completing two new paintings for a Christmas Exhibition, and then getting on with a new commission.
I love my art life! ☼
Thanks for reading, your continuing support and see you again soon!
The launch event for my solo exhibition was on Saturday 2nd July Upstairs at the Brewery Tap in Ipswich, Suffolk. It was really special as I had a local singer songwriter perform acoustically for half hour during the afternoon. When Rhiannon started singing the whole room went quiet and she held them spellbound for her entire performance. Wow!
Here are some photos of her performance being accompanied by Harry:
Rhiannon is only 16 and one of my vocal students which made this event even more special for me. I was very proud of her 🙂
I had lots of interest in my work too with some really lovely feedback – the show is on til 31st July, so if you’re in the area, pop in and see it. The Brewery Tap do wonderful food and it has a super atmosphere, so why not do both!
I’ll pop back in this week and take some more photos of the room as its an amazing area with original wooden crates and brewery equipment dials….attractive bits of history 🙂
On a different note, I am in the process of restocking my online shop with cards, prints and more. You can find it here. The prints sold out over the weekend, but I’ll be getting more. If you see anything in my gallery that you’d like a print of, please let me know by email.
Thanks for stopping by – keep smiling – the sun is shining! ☼
At last I have an exhibition in Ipswich, Suffolk! It will be for the whole of July 2011 in a lovely part of town – down by the water in an old brewery. This show will feature my illustrations, watercolours and one or two acrylic on canvas. I have been doing some illustrations that are pertinent to the Brewery Tap. I will be putting them online soon at my Flickr account if you wish to see them and/or reserve them. http://www.flickr.com/photos/deboraheburrow
Susan and I have had a brilliant week at our exhibition in Bury St Edmunds.
We had lots of visitors, sold artworks, prints and cards.
We did demonstrations every afternoon, and even completed some new artworks!
If you missed the show, here is a video of it just for you 🙂
Its only 9 days to go til the Toot Arts Summer Exhibition kicks of with a Private View on Friday 3rd June. The last week always entails the tying up of loose ends and making sure all the paintings are ready to hang. I’m 95% there! Some prints arrived this week, so I just need to package them up ready for sale.
Robin Maria Pedrero’s prints are really beautiful, and I really encourage you to have a good browse through them if you come along to the exhibition from 4th – 9th June inclusive. Robin, as I mentioned last time, is an American artist who has posted a limited collection to me for display and sell. This is the first time Toot Arts have had another artist’s work in the exhibition. This sets a precedent for other artists to exhibit with us and if you go the Toot Arts website you will see a Call for Artists section.
Today I’m going out to see a lady who has commissioned me to do a painting of trees from a favourite scene of hers. This painting will be in progress on the easel at the exhibition.
After the Toot Arts exhibition, I will have a month long solo show Upstairs @ The Brewery Tap. The show runs July 3rd-31st and can be found at Cliff Quay, Ipswich venue There will be a smaller show of my current works, and new sketches of the local area for sale.
Meanwhile I’m still busy working on new ideas – my sketchbook is constantly being scribbled in! As part of my Area Leader role in the Business Networking group 4Networking, I get to go to some beautiful parts of Suffolk. This week I’ve been to the Mill Hotel in Sudbury which has the most fabulous views. I’ll be there twice a month so I’ll be able to take lots of photos and sketches as the seasons change. Here’s just one view of the Hotel itself.
The Mill Hotel, Sudbury, Suffolk
The view from the Hotel across the river and marshes is stunning. I’ll leave that for another post…
Well, that’s all for now – better get back to organising, list checking and liaising 🙂
My next post will be after exhibition.