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 🙂
Well, life has been very busy this last few weeks. With many projects on the go, my work has been cut out! I am still networking a lot and finding this a very positive way of promoting myself, as people get to meet me in person as an artist.
I have also been preparing for the exhibition with my dad too – the flyers arrived today, and I’m working through all the artworks I want to be ready by then. Here are a couple of new ones to show you:
Good Friends 4 ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2012
The Twilight Heron ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2012
These will both be on show at the following upcoming exhibition:
I have also booked another exhibition for the autumn in Bury St Edmunds at the Lounge Cafe for 6weeks starting 8th September. This will be a joint show with Susan Miller.
I’ve also been approached by The Aldeburgh Gallery, on the beautiful Suffolk Coast, to do a solo show in Spring 2013 which is very exciting. Always nice to have a show in the diary for next year!
I’ve also been chatting with my mentor, Katie Millard, about doing an exhibition together. Our theme will be birds, so I have been experimenting with a loose watercolour style. Katie will concentrate on coastal birds whilst I will coax out some paintings of inland birds.
So, lots going on!
More news soon 🙂
I’m really excited to show you my completed commission! Its a diptych measuring 50 x 120cm (approx 20 x 47″). Its been really enjoyable to do, and at times challenging. The title is still in discussion with my customer, but basically it features interesting aspects of her beautiful garden. I have used copper metal leaf for the first time too, which is fiddly but worth the effort.
Here it is:
©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011
My customer is absolutely thrilled with it which makes me really happy!
Taking this photo was a challenge though – the light makes the orange hedge and birch trees look like they don’t match up across the panels in the middle, but they do! I may try again later.
I’ve just had another commission come in too, so no rest for my easel and paints. This time its a pet portrait, which is something I rarely do, so I’m looking forward to a change 🙂
In between working on my commissions I am preparing 4 new paintings for the winter 12 artist exhibition in October. I am also working on a series of smaller works on 4×4″, 5×5″ and 6×6″ canvases. These are popular and much easier to transport when showing people samples of my work at the networking meetings. I network twice a week, and I’m having a blast doing it. I’m enjoying my role as Area Leader for South Suffolk for 4Networking too. Its fun, and I’m meeting some great people and customers.
I’m still teaching singing too, but only about 6 a week now, as my artwork business grows.
Well I better get back to it, or shall I have a cup of tea?
….cup of tea! 😀