I’ve been getting pretty excited about the nuances of earth tones. I’m really enjoying the range that comes from careful mixing of earth colors, aside from the dandelions, which require a punchy cadmium.
Oil Painitng by Sarah F Burns
Oil Painting of shell, book and egg by Sarah F Burns
Oil Painting of a Skull with Light on its Face by Sarah
oil painting of dandelion flower and plant
Of course when it comes to going outside the paintings have only blue and green…. and I promise I will post some new landscapes ASAP….. which for this blog means not very often. 🙂 Thanks for looking though!!!!
I’m getting ready to go to Arizona to paint for a couple of weeks. I’m excited to paint in more of an open, desert landscape. These rocks were actually painted on the Oregon Coast, but the colors and the sun are getting me excited to pull out the earth colors. Stay tuned!
Left to right. First is our house, next door are our neighbors who have three boys, a goat and chickens. They cut wood on the weekends and we often buy the wood. Then you can see the Parrotia we planted that Tom is so proud of (the orange tree in the center of the painting). And finally, the pink house is the neighbor who waves when we pass and always have their blinds shut and flies Oregon Ducks flags on their car and outside their house on what I presume are game days. Who could ask for more! I love my neighborhood.
Table Rocks are situated at low elevation in the Rogue Valley, so are most comfortably painted in the Spring – as you see here. Now, as I write in July, it’s a very hot and dry place, full of rattle snakes. It’s been a very busy year, so I’m just sharing them now. This could be the scene out of a Western movie.
You can kind of see Mount McLoughlin or Mount Pit – as the locals call it.
Sunshine – breeze – ahhhhhhhh. Tom and I were able to take a great vacation to a Caribbean Island early in June. I’ve never been anywhere like it and I can see why it’s so popular for vacations. I’m about to get my yearly blood work back from my doctor and I’m guessing my vitamin D levels will actually be ok for once.
Besides the sailing, snorkeling, rum drinks, amazing tropical fruit and fish, one of the best parts of the trip was painting.
The smaller pieces are 6″ x 9″ and the larger 10″ x 16″.
Hike and Sketch
Saturday May 27, 2017
Meet at Ashland Shop N Kart parking lot to carpool at 8:30 am.
We will drive up to parking area at Hobart Bluff. You’re welcome to meet there as well. The caravan should arrive around 9:00 am.
To Hobart Bluff: Take Highway 66 almost to the Greensprings Summit. Turn Right on Soda Mountain Road and follow the gravel road 5 miles to the parking lot. There is a pit toilet here and plenty of room for cars to park.
Hike is 1 – 2 miles, and we will be sketching for about two hours.
Bring Hat, Water Bottle, Snacks, Sketching Supplies.
Come and enjoy the talk, even if you are not going on the hike.
The event is free but they would like people to register. Click here for more info:
We will open the location with an art show on Saturday and Sunday May 6,7 from 10 am to 4 pm. The show, titled Becoming a Mother/Losing a Mother consists of abstract paintings by Megan Headley exploring motherhood and my still life and landscape paintings made after my mother died this past fall. I’ve been exploring so many things, experiences, emotions and this work is almost like a diary or journal, much more so than any other work I’ve made in the past. We’re both looking forward to sharing the work with everyone!
So, save the date! May 6 and 7, 10 am – 4 pm at 106 Talent Avenue Suite 5, Talent, OR 97501.