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Skull and Tea

Smithfields has another painting to replace the Rabbit that found a good home.  I painted this one on a high shelf while I was sitting down and it is hanging above the vegetable piece (like so) and the perspective kind of works together in the room.  Not quite trompe-l’oeil but sort of tromp-l’oeil inspired. Filed under: Paintings, […]

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This is not a new piece, it was painted in 2012, but never photographed.  Yet another Smithfields painting. Vegetables are important too and believe it or not, Smithfields does have vegetarian options.  Vegans can just forget it though.Filed under: painting, Paintings, Still Life Tagged: 2012, art, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, Smithfields, Smithfields series, southern […]

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My latest piece for Smithfields.  My working title is Water.  Titles -eh.  They’re hard.  They either very robotic for me, or very silly and embarrassing.  I am not a writer. I was playing with echoes in this piece – the male figure and the crab both have bent knees, orange color.  The woman has a […]

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Thanks Guys!

Three awesome businesses in Ashland, OR have been featuring my work – Smithfields of course has been an awesome venue and inspiration – check out the new kids menu (and you may think it should be kids’ or even kid’s, this is an ongoing controversy), anyway, it’s a foray into illustration for me.  Loved doing […]

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Lamb Chops, by Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns, Lamb Chops for Smithfields Restaurant

I’m heading in to Smithfields today to hang this Lamb Chop painting to replace the Ribeye that sold. Those things in the bowl are white beans, by the way.  I realized it would be hard to identify them when I set up the still life, but went ahead and painted them anyway.  They were such […]

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One More Post….. : )

My friend Jennifer Nitson wrote this piece for me to use a press release for the show – it’s a delightful piece of writing – It makes me laugh and it tells the story really well.  Enjoy! Meet Your Meat: Local artist makes introductions By Jennifer Nitson Sarah F. Burns was apologetic as she began […]

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Opening Night for Sarah Burns at Smithfield's

Sarah Burns Paints Meat for permanent display in Smithfield's Restaurant

What a blast – thanks to everyone for coming out, BIG thanks to Neil and Dee for giving my work a home, inspiring the idea and for throwing such a great party. I did not take any photos – there was way too much to do, so sorry, next time make sure to come to […]

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It’s Time to Meet Your Meat! Vanitas for Smithfields is Opening Soon!

Sarah Burns flier for Smithfield's Opening 2012

Tagged: anatomy, art, art opening, commission, fine art, oil, oil painting, painting, raw meat, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, skull, Smithfields, Smithfields series, southern oregon, still life, vanitas, work of sarah f burns

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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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Smithfields Project Inspirations

So, I have been doing construction on my studio for the past several months, we put in a wall and window in place of one garage door, (better insulated and better light), we put in the best light set up ever – I can see what I’m doing when I want to and can totally […]

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