I participated in a fun paint out event in Roseburg, Oregon about a week ago and while there, Michael Sullivan, photojournalist at the News Review created this cool little video profile.
I love it! Thanks Mike and check out his work at http://www.michaelsullivanphoto.photoshelter.com
Filed under: Landscape, painting, Paintings, Uncategorized Tagged: 2015, art, Inspiration, landscape, oregon, plein air, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, southern oregon, travel
The Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument hold a monthly event called a Hike and Learn, where the invite someone to enhance participants’ experience of the monument with their expertise. They have invited me to lead a Hike and Learn on the subject of Landscape Sketching! The monument is pretty neat because it has some of the greatest bio-diversity in a concentrated area in the United States. I’m a big fan of using my art as a tool for documentation, so I’m looking forward to documenting this significant location this week and weekend.
The Hike and Learn is open to all, and is free to attend. On Friday evening I will give a slide talk that goes over the basics of sketching the landscape. Then Saturday morning, we will all meet up and head to Hobart Bluff to hike a little and sketch out in the wild. We’ll meet back around lunch time and share our successes and struggles.
And the local paper – Ashland Daily Tidings has done an article on the event — check it out here.
Photo by Bob Pennell for the Ashland Daily Tidings – That’s me with the crazy grin, pretending to be on my way to do some landscape painting.
Details and Further Info:
Hike and Learn — FREE
Limited space, please sign up as space is limited by sending email to: [email protected]. Email title: Hike & Learn SKETCH Email body: Your name, email, address, phone
Friday, August 21, 6:00-7:00 pm
Slide Talk at the Ashland Public Library
Saturday, August 22
Hike – Meet at the Shop-N-Kart Ashland Parking Lot at 9:00 am to caravan up to Hobart Bluff
Hike and Sketch from 9:30 – Noon
Filed under: Classes, Drawing, Landscape, Uncategorized Tagged: 2015, Ashland Daily Tidings, drawing, Hike and Learn, Inspiration, landscape, life, oregon, plein air, rogue valley, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, southern oregon
I came to Hanley Farm to paint and had a hard time choosing a view, because I liked so many views, so I painted one
Experimental Lavender Patch at Hanley Farm
and then painted another
and that one was painted in the same scale and basic location as the first, so they both fit together, which made me motivated to make the third view
so they all fit together like a puzzle.
I often listen to audiobooks when I paint. Whenever I look at a painting I made, I think of the book I was hearing while I worked. The middle and the left painting make me think of Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane. The painting on the right makes me think of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. And maybe the beginning of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett. The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon feel so similar that they kind of mentally flow together. I recommend all three books.
Filed under: Landscape, painting, Paintings Tagged: 2015, art, hanley farm, landscape, medford, oil, oil painting, oregon, painting, plein air, rogue valley, roxy ann, southern oregon
Quiet study, I could have worked on it for longer but had to move things for other studio activities, so another painting ends without being a masterpiece. Such is life. I like it anyway, but, you know, I’d like it more if it were better.
Coffee Cup and Egg
I did work on it long enough to tilt all the grays so the painting seems colorful.
Filed under: painting, Paintings, Still Life Tagged: 2015, oil, oil painting, still life
McVay Beach, Brookings, Oregon
Samuel H. Boardman State Park, Oregon
Clifford Beach Grassland, Northern California
Clifford Dunes, Northern California
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This summer! Join me for a weekend workshop focused on painting flowers from life. Each student will have their own fresh floral bouquet to paint. We’ll focus on the capturing the character of the plant, value, color, composition. Each morning I will demonstrate a stage of the process. After a relaxing lunch, students will work on their paintings with one-to-one instruction. We will have a fun a productive time.
Painting Flowers from Life
taught by Sarah F. Burns
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, August 15, 16, 17, 10am-4:30pm
Location: Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford, Oregon
All Skill Levels
Capture the beauty of flowers using a fresh bouquet as your reference while you paint on canvas. With clear instruction you will learn how to manage light, color, and texture that can develop your work into an alluring piece using oil or acrylic.
$165 Members, $185 Non-Members.
Students will bring their own paints, brushes and canvas of choice, I will provide the flower arrangements, set up and lighting.
Filed under: Classes, Flowers, Paintings, Uncategorized Tagged: 2015, class, floral, flowers, oil painting, painting, rogue gallery and art center, rogue valley, Sarah burns, sarah f burns
I had an amazing time painting in Paris. Getting out and painting in this old city, known for centuries of great art, connected me to so many of my heroes and gave me a chance to meet lots of tourists and locals. I cannot wait to go back – there are paintings there I still really want to make!!
They are displayed in the order I made them.
Hyacinths – on a Rainy Holiday in Paris
It was rainy and a national holiday, so all the museums were closed, so I bought some hyacinths from the nearby flower market and made a still life in the little apartment I was staying in with my aunt.
The Louvre, as seen from the Tuileries
I love the Louvre so much, I must go back someday and paint the iconic entrance with the pyramid. When I first arrived, I shied away from making a painting that would be so direct, but after spending two weeks in Paris, where they really embrace beauty directly, I realized it’s just as affected to avoid beauty as it is to seek it exclusively. Best bet is always just paint what moves you. Be real, even if it lands you in a cliche.
From Pont Neuf, The Seine
Mid Morning looking sort of toward the east.
Cincannatus in the Tuileries
With a view of the Musee D’Orsay in the background 9 to the left of the statue is the tip of the museum, with it’s massive clock face peeking out a tiny bit behind the trees). I finally had a day where Paris had those impressionist clouds you see in paintings.
Sculpture in the Petit Palais Garden
My local friend showed me this wonderful little park. Many paintings could be made here.
Looking out of the Louvre Courtyard
Here I am, nearing the end of my trip, embracing the obvious beauty and being happy about it. Archway to a view with a grand building? The more the merrier.
My last day painting in Paris, I was under the influence of the Corots I’d seen in the Louvre. I was also recreating the point of view of some impressionist paintings I’d seen.
Filed under: Flowers, Inspiration, Landscape, painting, Paintings, Still Life, Uncategorized Tagged: 2015, flowers, france, Inspiration, landscape, louvre, oil painting, painting, paris, plein air, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, travel
I went to Paris for the first two weeks of May this year and my trip was entirely focused on studying art. I went to the Louvre six times – not nearly enough. I also visited the Orsay, Musee Bourdelle, Montmartre, saw Velasquez show at the Grand Palais, popped into the Musee Carnavalet and I know I missed a PILE of other great stuff.
I documented my trip in paintings and drawings. Most of these drawings were made in the Louvre – where I actually was moved to tears a few times; putting this album together brings back a bit of the emotional experience.
Filed under: Drawing Tagged: 2015, art, art history, drawing, drawings, figurative, figure, france, landscape, louvre, master copy, paris, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, sketch, study