White City, Oregon – the Most Beautiful Place on Earth

There is no shortage of great scenery to paint in White City.  I’ve painted here a number of times – and have discovered another fan  – Julian Bell. He creates drawings onsite and paints in his studio.  We’ve gone out together a few times – here is the fruit of my labor:

White City Work Yard Oil on Panel 8" x 10"
White City Work Yard Oil on Panel 8″ x 10″
Oil on Panel, 8" x 10" $160
Oil on Panel, 8″ x 10″
Oil on Panel, 5" x 14". $160
Oil on Panel, 5″ x 14″
White City Sketch Graphite on Paper 7" x 11" $60
White City Sketch Graphite on Paper 7″ x 11″

And here is one of the Julian’s White City Pieces:

Black and White City by Julian Bell
Black and White City by Julian Bell

He doesn’t have a web site, but look out for his work, it’s cool and graphic, he also shows at the Ashland Painters Union.

APU Peripheral Visions Show

Thanks to Mark Arinsberg for these shots!  This is my half of the Peripheral Visions show at Ashland Painters Union in January 2013.

Ashland Sarah F Burns Shadow Mural Painters Union January 2013
Ashland Painters Union January 2013

Sarah F Burns by the window at APU web

Here is the work of Q Quast – “I am this Space. I am this Place.”  It’s sitting on the floor, waiting to be taken home.  Originally it was hung on the wall – of course.  Q is doesn’t believe in websites so she doesn’t have a link for me to share…

Q Quast " I am this Space. I am this Place."
Q Quast ” I am this Space. I am this Place.”

Ashland Painters Union

I’ve been exceptionally busy this year, working on the Smithfields paintings, working my day job and then I added a pet project with a group of painters  – Ashland Painters Union – we found a great space and simply wanted to put on shows that were curated by the artists.  Clean, gift free space to show art.

Ashland Painters Union
March 2012 Ashland Painters Union Opening
Ashland Painters Union
My Sister, Claire Clooney with her portrait, at the opening of Ashland Painters Union - Painting by Sarah F Burns

We had a lot to do, had a lot of fun at the opening, and everything was going well… until Monday March 19

Ashland Painters Union Fire
Fire in the Stairwell directly under our gallery - set by homeless mentally ill arsonist.

In the cold light of day, we discover that our gallery has extensive smoke damage (although all the art work is okay – smells smokey, but not ruined) and worse, the support beams have been damaged, leaving us unable to safely occupy the space until repairs are done, which may take two months.

Ashland Painters Union Entrance After the Fire

There are some very informative articles you can read on our website – www.ashlandpaintersunion.com, plus take a tour of the show.

So I find myself with my usual busy schedule, waiting until we know more…