New Works – Show Opening September First Friday

Come one, come all – I’m showing new work at the Ashland Painters Union  (27 1/2 N. Main St, Ashland – on the Plaza – Up the stairs between Gold and Gems and Cracker Jax) during September.  The show opens First Friday Sept from 5 – 8 pm (or later if the party is super fun).

These pieces are all made within the last few months with the exception of one drawing, which was made last year.  It’s a survey of what I like to paint and reflects my head space in the last 9 or so months.  I quit my day job and have just mellowed out, enjoyed the slow lane a little more this year and the results can actually be seen in my artwork.

I’ll post a piece or two from the show each day or so as a preview leading up to the opening.

 Fantin Latour Roses, Oil Painting by Sarah F Burns
Fantin Latour Roses, Oil Painting by Sarah F Burns

These roses grow in my back yard.  Their name is Fantin Latour and all you art nerds know Fantin Latour is the best painter of flowers ever – French 19th Century guy, friends with Manet and that crew.  I drool and cry over his paintings and I think you can see a nod to him in this piece.

The actual rose bush has a bit of a good back story – it blooms ONE time a year, but those blooms are lovely and smell wonderful.  Rogue Valley rose nerds will guess where this bush came from – the amazing Rogue Valley Roses has hundreds if not thousands of roses on their own root stock in fantastical varieties.  This great business is the labor of love of my old English teacher, Janet Inada.

American Art Collector Magazine – Floral and Botanical Issue

I have a small feature in March 2013 American Art Collector Magazine!  Check it out here or pick up an issue at a bookstore this month.

Fall and Winter Flowers Oil on Panel 18" x 20" $750 Sarah F Burns
Fall and Winter Flowers Oil on Panel 18″ x 20″ $750 Sarah F Burns

Zinnia Sketch

zinnia oil painting by Sarah F Burns

Apple or Pear Blossoms

Sarah F Burns
Pear or Apple Tree Blooming

This was the first plein air piece of the season for me, of a lone tree I drive by each day on my way home. I caught it in full bloom, within a week all the blossoms were gone and the leaves were out.  A good reminder to strike while the iron is hot.