Welcome to Art by Burnsland!

A continuation of art from the original main Burnsland site, this new site is exclusively for art. And now, all past art from the original Burnsland site has been added to this site as well, so that all art is in this one location.

Be sure to see Adventures by Burnsland for photos and stories from our adventures! And visit the Burnsland Hub for more Burnsland stuff!


Summer of Fun 2024 Logo

Summer of Fun 2024 Logo

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I hereby declare the summer of 2024 to be the Summer of Fun! And it is official, because there is a logo and everything. I like creating logos from time to time, as you may have noticed.1 They are usually just logos for various parts of the Burnsland website, but that’s fine. So I had an idea about a summer logo, and I decided to make it happen. May and early June around here have been a little rough.
Mobius and His Camera

Mobius and His Camera

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Mobius the Goat enjoys taking photos of nature and his surrounding with his camera as he is out among the trees in the forest. He just needs to turn around to see the great scenery behind him. All the cool goats still use cameras instead of their phones, after all. Even if they have trouble pushing the shutter button and turning the dials with their hooves. But Mobius the Goat is definitely happy with his digital camera instead of using film.
Tiki at the Beach

Tiki at the Beach

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A Tiki enjoys his spot on an otherwise empty beach in this new painting (digital painting, that is). The Return of the Tiki is followed by another Tiki. As often happens, this started out as just a normal beach painting, heavily influenced by Kaʻena Point Beach in Hawaiʻi. But as it went along, the empty space at the left seemed to be calling for something, and this Tiki gladly filled the space.
Return of the Tiki

Return of the Tiki

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After an extended absence, it is the return of the Tiki! You know you have missed him, as have I. Yes, the Tiki is never quite the same Tiki. All the Tikis that you see here are cousins instead of being all the same Tiki. You can probably spot the family resemblance if you look closely.1 The last Tiki appeared here in February. That is a relatively long absence, considering that we had the Tiki of the Month going on for a while here.
New Burnsland Graphics

New Burnsland Graphics

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Sometimes, a refreshing is necessary to keep things current. I had been using the same Burnsland logo graphic for a while, and I decided it was time for something new and fresh. The new, fresh graphics have begun to roll out,1 so here is a look at what is new and where it all came from. The above is a new version of the “Burnsland” wording, along with a new shape graphic, replacing the old “B in a circle” graphic that I created a long time ago.
Harold the Mockingbird

Harold the Mockingbird

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Harold the Mockingbird sings his heart out all day long, loudly and proudly for all to hear. This art is based on actual events at our house. We have a mockingbird at our house who likes to sing his songs all hours of the day and night.1 It seems like he sings the most when we are trying to sleep. Laura has named him Harold, since we all appear to be on good terms with each other.
Favorite Characters: Mickey Mouse

Favorite Characters: Mickey Mouse

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Mickey Mouse adjusts his bow tie while on stage as the third in the series of some of my favorite characters. I know what you might be thinking: “How could you not start with Mickey Mouse? Is he actually third on the list?” I should probably state that these characters are not presented in any particular order. For example, Basil of Baker Street is not at the very top of my list; I just thought he would be a fun one to start with.
Palm Tree Island

Palm Tree Island

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Palm trees take over a small island under a lightly-clouded sky. This is the third and final illustration in the Islands series. See the first one here and the second one here. Although this one does not necessarily look like the previous ones, it was definitely inspired by them. I have drawn a few islands and beach huts before, and I decided to draw this one based on the brown tones of the second beach hut illustration, which came from the first beach hut illustration.
Island Beach Hut in Brown Tones

Island Beach Hut in Brown Tones

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An island beach hut, seen previously in full color, is presented here in brown tones, with a little bit of blue water. In the previous post, I had mentioned that after I completed that illustration, I decided to change it up a bit. What you see here is that result. Same illustration, but with different colors and a few other slight changes. One of the nice things about digital artwork is the ability to easily make changes such as this.
Island Beach Hut

Island Beach Hut

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A hut sits on the beach of a remote island in this illustration of a place I would like to be. This post and this piece of art are the first in a series of three posts. The second one is here, and the third one is here. Once I had completed this one, I decided to create an alternate version of it, and that led to another different but related illustration, so they are all tied together.