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Late Spring, Southern Oregon

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: 2015, art, landscape, oregon, painting, plein air, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, southern oregon

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My Trip to Paris — Part Two: The Paintings

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 […]

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My Trip to Paris — Part One: The Drawings

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 […]

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Here’s information about a workshop I’m teaching in Medford starting this Saturday, May 2. As of now there are a couple of spots left, so if you’re interested please contact The Rogue Gallery to register; (541) 772-8118 or

Techniques in Palette Knife Painting taught by Silvia Trujillo

Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & […]

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Wind Sculpture

Everything on the coast — from the trees to the sand dunes, clouds and even the marsh water — is shaped by the constant wind. All that varies is how fast the object in question can respond to that invisible force. When a day spent plein air painting results in work this stunning, I wonder […]

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Cleawox Lake

Around Florence, Oregon, Monterey cypress trees grow into the wind with shapely results. Windy scenes are perfect for palette knife work, especially in capturing the subtle color variations in the dunes, sky and water.

Price: $250 Media: Oil on canvas Size: 8”x8″

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Creola of Florence

While those who fish the Pacific off the coast of Oregon are predominately male, their boats are almost always female. I painted Creola at the docks in Florence one sunny afternoon, as she patiently waited for her captain to arrive and take her out to troll for tuna.

Price: $250 Media: Oil on canvas […]

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Loves Me, Loves Me Not?

I recently did an oil painting demonstration for the Josephine County Arts Association, and this was the still life that resulted using a brush and palette knife. As the layers of color built on one another, so did the relationship between the objects on the table. It was a well attended event, and I think […]

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Artist David Rosenak

Today I’m going to highlight paintings by my friend David Rosenak.  This may be the longest post I’ll ever make.   He has four paintings up at the Portland Art Museum this year – 2015 – in the Northwest Contemporary section.  GO SEE THEM. While you’re at it, mention to PAM that they should do a better […]

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Slip Away

In Ashland, cultural center of Southern Oregon, a sunny spot is never hard to find. Blocks from the theaters, galleries and shops of downtown, you can step into nature via a well situated park. This painting contrasts the shadows and sun of a late summer’s day, rich in hue and saturated with my love for […]

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