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Life Drawing Class

  I will be teaching a ten-week life drawing class starting mid Feb 2014 on Wed evenings.  Hone your skills, learn what to do during long poses, learn to capture the weight, character, proportion, placement, structure, form, anatomy, volume, value, texture and expression of the human figure.  Ten weeks is enough time to sink your […]

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White City, Oregon – the Most Beautiful Place on Earth

White City Work Yard, painting by Sarah F Burns

There is no shortage of great scenery to paint in White City.  I’ve painted here a number of times – and have discovered another fan  – Julian Bell. He creates drawings onsite and paints in his studio.  We’ve gone out together a few times – here is the fruit of my labor: And here is […]

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Back Poses

Drew Back Sketch Nude Male Drawing by Sarah F Burns

Drew Back Sketch Nude Male Drawing by Sarah F Burns "Rachel," back pose life drawing by Sarah F Burns Rachel Back Pose web

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A Few Recent Drawings

Beth, life drawing by Sarah F. Burns

I quit my day job! As of May 1, I’m a full time artist.  Yikes! (Just kidding, I’m not really scared about it.  Feels great.)  I’ve been painting up a storm outside, lots to scan and show, but for now here are a few new drawings.

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Newly Listed Sketches

Xyara, by Sarah F. Burns

It’s hard to spot – but that’s one of my figure sketches in the right hand photo on this London interior designer’s photo.  She shops on Etsy. : ) Yay!  Thanks Heather! I just added a few new drawings to my Etsy Shop – Filed under: Drawing, figure, For Sale Tagged: 2013, art, drawing, figurative, […]

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Recent Sketches and Drawings

Filed under: figure, Uncategorized Tagged: 2013, art, drawing, figurative, figure, fine art, grisaille, life, life drawing, nude, nude female, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, sketch, work of sarah f burns

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Lots of Experimenting Going on…

Peripheral Visions, a Two-Woman Show

I’ll be showing a shadow painting installation at Ashland Painters Union starting January 4 – opening party is from 5 – 8 pm.  The show is up through the end of January, gallery open 1:00 – 5:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Q is showing sculptural prints.  Together we were goofing off at the Ashland Art […]

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Job Opportunity for Sketch Artist

We learned today that Rachel Barrett of the Rogue Gallery and Art Center had a question out of the blue from Ron Brown, who is looking for an occasional court room artists. If you are interested or you know anyone who might be interested, please contact:

Rachel Barrett

Admin Asst

Rogue Gallery & Art Center


A Few New Things

Beth at Atelier LaRose, Life Drawing by Sarah Burns

I have been thinking about it for months and it will soon be a reality.  I am cutting way back on my administrative job in January to be able to paint full time (and teach a little bit).   The prospect of not working for a regular pay check is a little scary but as my […]

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Adara on the Chetco

Adara on the Chetco, by Sarah F. Burns

In Southern Oregon we don’t get hurricanes, tornadoes and we rarely get flooding or earthquakes  (and so far the flooding and earthquakes we have had have been mild in my lifetime), but what we do get for natural disasters and annoyances is fires and smoke.  The Rogue Valley  is surrounded by forests and the the […]

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