Hike and Learn

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 […]

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Anatomical Position

Anatomical Position Anterior Male Anterior Female Posterior Male Posterior Female I received a grant last year to help with my figurative anatomy studies.  It was a real boost, both in morale and in the opportunity to study something awesome. I took a 3 month online intensive artistic anatomy course, I spent three weeks at the […]

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Lyda Rose

I’ve written about Rogue Valley Roses before – and I’m still such a big fan.  Mrs. Janet Inada graciously hosted myself and two other artists for an afternoon of painting on her A M A Z I N G rose farm in late May of this year.  She grows and sells roses on their own […]

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Kim’s

Pretty much anyone from Medford knows – and loves – this place.  It’s been closed for years, and I hear it’s been purchased by some big outfit and will likely be torn down soon.  ALL RUMORS, of course.  I don’t really know anything, except that it’s a great place to paint, although the black top […]

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More Paintings of Phoenix, Oregon

This pear packing plant by First, Colver and C street is a great painting location.  Just a few blocks from my house, I run past it several times a week and keep seeing more good vantage points to paint from.  This is a warm up, I’m getting my feet wet for the outdoor painting season. […]

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Kid Menus, Kids Menus, Kid’s Menus OR Menu for Kids

Eventually there will be a third one….. Locals might be able to guess the farm and the farmer featured in the menus.  Filed under: Drawing, Illustration, Uncategorized Tagged: 2014, commission, drawing, figure, life, oregon, rogue valley, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, Smithfields, southern oregon, work of sarah f burns

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I AM a Sensitive Artist

There is nothing as fun as making fun of artists. 🙂  But it’s like a brother – sister thing – it’s ONLY OK if you’re also an artist.  Or artsy enough to be deeply moved by art.Filed under: Inspiration, Music, Nostalgia Tagged: art, Inspiration, king missile, life, sensitive artist

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Gross Anatomy for Artists Workshop

The workshop I just attended was amazing – we drew a model every morning and in the afternoons we studied cadavers at Standford Medical School.  What an experience.  These photos are from the first day – you can see me in the pink sweater with the face mask – looking frightened.  First day was freaky, […]

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Portrait Painting with Andrew Ameral

Portrait of Astrid by Andrew Ameral

I am working with Ashland Art Center to put on a  Portrait Painting workshop with Andrew Ameral in March 2014. EIGHT DAYS. This gives you enough time to really sink your teeth in. Andy is widely loved as an artist and teacher.  He is smart, generous and has a vast amount of experience.  A hard […]

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If It’s So Much Fun, Why Are Artists So Crazy, Depressed, Moody and Weird?

I read an interesting article about discovering the current stereotype of a city by typing “why is ————- so” and letting Google’s auto complete fill in the common searches. That led me to wonder what the stereotype for artists is these days.  So I keyed “why are artists” and then “why are artists so”  and […]

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