Deborah Barr

Deborah Barr

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Same Mistake

Oil, graphite, mylar, silver dust and resin.

The finished piece and first one of Ten. Titled "Beneath the Surface"

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Solo Exhibition - Beneath The Surface
The Barking Dog Restaurant
940 11th Street
Modesto CA 95354

(209) 572-2341

April 18 - May 30 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013


A new series in the works. I'm referencing old photographs of clowns from 1900 -1930.  First I draw with Graphite on mylar and then affix the mylar onto wood panels I have gessoed white. Then I apply a Resin layer on top of the drawing/mylar. When dry I paint and puddle silver dust in the background. Each one differs, sometimes I paint schematics of a child or areas of colored bars, which references back to my previous series.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Resin layers

The first layer of resin is on and the white paint textured on the first coat of resin. What fun! Cannot wait for the second coat after applying more paint on layer one.

What the textures looked like before resin and below is's so shiny and smooth!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The end of 2011

December 27, 2011 - The green is the green in the image above. It's washed out in the close up. In person its very powerful and I think I captured her sorrow, the sadness of being placed in a convent to become a nun at such a young age. Now I have to do it again three more times.
 I am not sure the title - but it has to scream at the viewer - a sharp stab of realization. How we mold our children to our beliefs and customs. The Contemporary Tattoo Barbie and her cross bones with pink hair...the cross the young novices bear in a church.  Somethings missing.

Monday, December 12, 2011

There is a strangeness about this one. A feeling of I don't know what I am doing yet knowing what I am doing. I don't know where it's headed. I am just letting my hands lead me to what feels right.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

This is looking real weird....but I can see it...glazed with raw umber...light green in wood barbie might need red hair.  The pink is killing me. Even though the real thing has pink hair. Whateverrrrr

Friday, November 25, 2011

 So far to go! UGH The colors are richer in person. The deeper red will be throughout...detailed barbie next and glazes of white around face (hood).

Monday, November 21, 2011

I like not doing me...I like getting back to history..
children's issues and old photographs.
The raw wood will have the bronze power thinly applied and dripping.
There will be a thin white glaze over the head pieces of all four of the girls. 
You cannot see the two on the right yet. but they are there.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

sad for now.

Painting is getting harder, my hands shake and sometimes jerk. Doing a demo for students yesterday...I was so slow and unsure of my mark making. Makes me sad - this new piece seems fitting. I am so afraid my hands one day will not be able to control the paint.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paper Thin

My newest work is of me. Finished Oct. 13, 11.
I am feeling a shift in my work. But it's still not clear. Do grandchildren...freaky things like hanging dolls, 9 year old nuns from 1890 on paino rolls. Feels fractured. Too many white spaces in the brain. 

Still working on this one - but it's coming along- Sticks and Stones

I have to finish her dress and some some color issues. People seem to really like this one. So much emotion. Yeah...frustrated angry emotion. ;)