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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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Recent Sketches and Drawings

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Bear Skeleton, painting by Sarah F. Burns

I’m entering pretty gory territory here.  Sorry if you’re squeamish or hate hunting or meat eating or anything like that.  My friend Gilbert is a hunter and recently killed a bear, which he removed the meat from and gave me the fresh skeleton, (minus the skull which he has buried in his backyard so that […]

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End of day 2

Tagged: art, grisaille, painting, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, Smithfields

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Not much to say about this piece – I really hated it when I was painting, but with a little time and distance, it’s grown on me.

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New Models

I just got a new batch of art models for the summer- and I hired them off of Craigslist. People raise eyebrows when they hear this. For the most part, it’s perfect. I’ve found some excellent new models this way. Will, from last week’s post was a Craigslist find. He’s a member of a local […]

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New Approach

On the Wednesday evening long poses I usually like to paint on panels sized about 12 x 16 ish. I’m kind of a creature of habit, but I’m also busy and temporarily out of titanium (needed to make the gesso I use to prepare panels) so at the last minute I had to grab whatever […]

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