Well, British Summer Time has just begun. It snuck up on me and surprised me after a fabulous social night out and staying up late. When I woke from my lay-in this morning, I was personally impressed that I felt ok after 5 hours sleep. Then when I left my friends’ to go home she declared that it was really X o clock! That was a shock!! But I welcomed the extra hour of sunshine this evening! On my drive home I saw numerous cherry trees in blossom and magnolias about to burst open their buds.
So where am I in my artworks?
I am in that wierd place of nearly ready for the upcoming exhibition in 9weeks. I have lots of work ready and some work half done and some works waiting to come to fruition. I’ve also been having loose visions of how I wish my unstarted works to be when finished and I daydream my way through the processes. Ideas are forming, and slowing evolving into something I can get a hold of that I can reproduce as a painting.
I am happy with my tree paintings – they mostly consist of a lovely abstract backround with more detail in the foreground – my favourite so far of this is this one:
The Midnight Tree ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2010
I am now sketching out plans for new painting of barns that are dotted around the Suffolk landscape. I want to approach this is much the same way as my tree paintings, but I aim to be a little looser and make them more engaging with the use of colour and light. These ideas are still forming in my head. I’m on the brink of panicking as I need more new work for the show and for the gallery who represents me, but I don’t want to rush this process. Of course, in the wierd place I can’t concentrate on the half finished paintings very well because my creative head is elsewhere!!
But this is all part of the painting process, and I feel that this place I am in will be significant for my coming works, so I am trying to be patient.
So, no new works to show you, but some to be revealed soon. 🙂
Meanwhile I have had a few commissions come in through my online shop at etsy, for customised wooden art pieces that I decorate using pyrography, and that keeps me busy for short periods while I’m formulating my new works on canvas.
Finally, I am also keeping disciplined and patient with the advanced watercolour class I am attending. It’s very challenging but I’m enjoying it immensely. I have 4 more weeks to go – its only 2 and a half hours a lesson, but my brain is frazzled after and I need a cup of tea break!
That’s all for this week. Now its time for:
♥ Artist in Focus ♥
This time I’d like to share with you a few of my top blogs that read every week. They are inspiring, encouraging, informative and interesting ..plus I love their artwork!!