Sunday, December 05, 2010

I'm on display in the window!


I certainly got a surprise when driving downtown Medford and went by the SOHS (see previous post). There was my painting in the window. I about had an accident.

~Jillian

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

3 artworks juried into SOHS art exhibit and sale Dec, 2010

I got a phone call today - all 3 of my entries in the Southern Oregon Historical Society's 1st Annual exhibit and sale were accepted.
The exhibition opens tomorrow (Dec 1st), and is open until the 31st.

There is a special reception on the night of the 17th - which coincides with the monthly art walk. If you're in the area, why not plan to attend?

The SOHS site is: http://www.sohs.org/

I'm very pleased about having my work juried in, as I love preserving things of times past.

~Jillian

Monday, November 29, 2010

November Newsletter, new sites and galleries online + more...


I just sent out my newsletter for November. You can sign up for my newsletters from the home page of my website.

Seems I'm now an aritst *lol* - I'm tired - it's after midnight, and just did not proofread the heading. Oh well, you'll all know what I mean. :)

Read it online here ...

http://community.icontact.com/p/artistjillian/newsletters/dec09/posts/i-caught-the-judges-eye-cyber-monday-and-more-from-aritst-jillian-crider-nov-201

Thanks all.
~Jillian

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday - and a new oil painting ...


I've just listed this new SFA oil painting (5x7") on Etsy, and it's also included in Cyber Monday discounting.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63203986/original-oil-painting-little-girls

The code is JECCYBER - to get 10% off any work in my shop - either artistjillian shop, or artistjilliancrider shop on etsy. It's an original 5x7" oil painting on canvas panel.

If you buy 2 or more of similar items then postage is free, too.
My artwork on all sites are available for 10% off on cyber Monday, too.

Zazzle will be having specials throughout the day:
http://www.zazzle.com/artistjillian* - wonderful custom gifts, cards, etc.

~Jillian

Sunday, November 21, 2010

ACEO original watercolor just listed on Etsy.



Just listed on etsy: Original watercolor painting 2.5x3.5" ACEO.
"Sitting pretty"

"Such a pretty little girl! She was dressed in Victorian re-enactment clothing, in the historical town of Jacksonville, Oregon (about 20 miles from here). An irresistible subject for my painting."

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62564930/aceo-victorian-girl-reenactment-costume

~Jillian

Friday, November 12, 2010

First time offering - Framed miniature - Beach/Seascape


Take a look at this: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001030986879

First time I've offered it for sale. It's professionally framed.
I love it, and hope it will find a loving home.

~Jillian

Monday, November 08, 2010

A prize winner! Cider Painters of America


I found out today that one of the two paintings I sent to Pennsylvania for the Cider Painters of America Annual Exhibition won a 'Judge's award'. They have 5 judges, and each one selects one painting that caught their eye, their favorite. A HUGE honor. So many paintings and a judge chose MINE!
It's 'Buffalo Hunter' - 3.25 x 1.35", in watercolor.
The exhibition is opening this weekend at VGOGH Gallery, 281 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704. It will be open until the 31st December.
Also at the show is another work of mine - "Ridin' the Rails". This work won an 'Honorable Mention' at the El Dorado Miniature art exhibition in Colorado earlier this year. All SO exciting to me!

~Jillian

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Finished Oil Painting ...


Just finished tonight, this oil painting.
Found out its 14x8.5" - don't know why I thought it was 11x9"!
I haven't got a title for it yet.
Someone suggested a song - music/melody.
To me it's like 'peeking through' foliage, but it just doesn't suit it.
It's a house in Georgia. Can't remember where, exactly.

It is FOR SALE:
http://artistjillian.fineartstudioonline.com/works/531782

~Jillian

Friday, October 29, 2010

What is THAT? Search using the image to find out...

Fun searches.
What landmark? What insect? What artwork?

Macroglossia - a visual search engine... put in your image, and it will search to find out what it is...

http://www.macroglossa.com/

.... or you can try google goggles ...

http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#artwork

~Jillian

Is that artwork image stolen?

Check out on a reverse image search engine - TINEYE
http://www.tineye.com

OR...

Find out if someone has stolen YOUR image.

I'm sure this will help some people out!

~Jillian

Really, truly, free clip art: Public domain stock images ...

Really, truly, free clip art: http://openclipart.org/

Enjoy!
~Jillian

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What's currently on my easel: WIP - 9x11" oil of a house


I primed the canvas orange. Oil. 9x11" gallery-wrap canvas.

This is a house in Georgia. It's not meant as an exact architectural image. Just working on something 'pretty' (I hope).

Still have a way to go yet. Have a few things to correct/refine.

~Jillian

Saturday, October 09, 2010

All in one place: SFA art available for purchase.


Currently for sale, images with links to selling sites:

Small format and Miniature Art: Jillian Crider


http://www.smallformatart.com/gallery.html


If you're a small format artist (SFA) maybe you'd like to have a look around the site, it's not just a site for me - it's for promoting SFA in general.

~Jillian

Halloween + Pumpkins! It's that time of the year!


My first ACEO (collectible art, just 2.5x3.5") I've done in ages. A watercolor:

I've listed it for 5 days on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290485817498

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

I've also listed a lot of older artworks at greatly reduced prices.

Thanks for looking.
~Jillian

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sep/Oct Newsletter Just released. Art News!


Tonight I released my 6th newsletter.

Read it online here:
http://community.icontact.com/p/artistjillian/newsletters/dec09/posts/look-whats-news-from-artist-jillian-crider-oct-2010

See what's new!
See photos of my "Wash House Women" watercolor painting women - in real life!

Subscribe to my newsletter from my home page of my newsletter.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Juried into WSO (Watercolor Society of Oregon) 45th Fall Exhibition.

My painting of "Wash House Whores (Women)" was one of 80 paintings out of 284 selected to be in the fall show. The painting is currently on its way to Salem for the show.

See previous post: http://jilliancrider.blogspot.com/2009/09/finished-artwork-watercolor-wash-house.html

Also, rather exciting was catching up with the 2 lovely ladies featured in my painting, which I did this past weekend. They were delighted with the painting, though they only saw it postcard size.

I'd love to be closer to Salem so I can attend the exhibition. 20 of the 80 paintings will be chose for awards/to be in a traveling exhibition that will last approximately 6 months - traveling around Oregon.

Fabulous to get juried in. This is my first entry for WSO. I've only been a member the past year.

~Jillian

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Aug/Sep 2010 Newsletter ... Options!


My latest newsletter - released today.
Read it here!
Sign up to subscribe - on my website http://www.JillianCrider.com
Every 5th person to sign up will get one of my art prints.

~Jillian

Friday, August 27, 2010

Vintage images on shapes - paper grab bag - for crafters.


I've been busy making these the last few days. I love doing them. They are so much fun!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/artistjilliancrider

I've also sold about half of them.
I use vintage images, vintage book pages, old ledgers - some even have handwriting on them, over 100 years old.

I used to sell them to other crafters at a mall/coop I was part of.
I loved seeing the things they made with them!

~Jillian

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rare ACEOs for sale - art from the pioneers of the ACEO movement.

I have been the proud owner of a wonderful collection of ACEOs.
For personal reasons I need to downsize.

Have a look at some of the wonderful works I've listed already on my 2nd ID, on eBay.
This is a chance to own work that you may have missed out on in the past, and probably won't see in the future...

Pioneers of the ACEO movement on eBay.

Click HERE!

~Jillian
(artistjillian)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fawn on ledger paper from the 1800s.


Sold the other two works I did on old ledger paper. This one is slightly different.

A couple of weekends ago spied two fawns, and managed to capture an image of them. Just SO cute. I couldn't resist doing this in ink like I did with the ducklings and the rabbit.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53871628/original-bambi-deer-fawn-artwork-sketch


Don't know why I like adding the printed element, but somehow, it's modern mixed with old, and leads you to interpret the image as something more. I also like adding color, without adding it to the inkwork.

~Jillian

Friday, May 28, 2010

My 4th newsletter - now online!

My 4th newsletter. Check it out online ... CLICK HERE!

Check out the special offer for my art buyers ...

~Jillian

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Miniature watercolor for sale on eBay.

Taking advantage of the free eBay listings:

Just listed my framed miniature award-winning watercolor painting: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290439348859

3.25 x 1.35"


~Jillian

Sunday, May 09, 2010

An award to add to my bio!

First miniature show I've entered in the USA, and it turns out I've won a merit award for watercolor.
"Ridin' the Rails" (on previous blog post) was sent to El Dorado 29th Miniature Art Show in Colorado Springs, CO - and I won a merit award it seems. The show is not finished yet. I'm thrilled.

~Jillian

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Today's art: Miniature watercolor: Rodeo


Just did this one today:
1.35 x 3.25"
"Ridin' the Rails"
So it's about 1/2 the size of an ACEO.
Transparent watercolor. As usual, the scan does not do it justice.

~Jillian

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

My second "Alice in Wonderland revisited" ACEO hamsters


Well, as I write this my ACEO art card is getting multiple bids on eBay, and about to end in a few hours.

Here is my second in this series "Alice in Wonderland revisited" See the listing for the story behind this. Watercolor + ink. Collectible trading card sized - 2.5x3.5".

http://tinyurl.com/yjsoy26

You can read the story so far in both my listings...

Thanks for looking...
~Jillian

Monday, February 01, 2010

Just released: My artwork on Keds' shoes.


I just designed some Keds' ladies slip-on shoes on Zazzle and had them approved for general selling.
I really like this artwork with ducklings, thinking it's 'cute'. I doesn't fit the shape, but at the same time, I think that doesn't hurt the design one little bit.
So I'm rather pleased with it.
http://tinyurl.com/ybd4meg

~Jillian

My second newsletter is published (Jan/Feb 2010


Well, my second newsletter has now been published.

You can read it online at:
http://community.icontact.com/p/artistjillian/newsletters/dec09/posts/newsletter-jan-feb-2010-jillian-crider-artist-creative-art-promoter

If you'd like to sign up, for future newsletters, you can do this from my website:
http://www.JillianCrider.com

Every 5th person who signs up will be sent a print of my art.

Regards,
~Jillian

Friday, January 29, 2010

BUY IT NOW: EXCLUSIVE to my website/blogger.



This is a 6x6" OIL painting on gallery wrapped canvas. The sides are painted black to allow for putting on a shelf or hanging without a frame.
It's just a fun one - I saw this art deco mannequin at an art show, and the lights and darks of it delighted me.

The price is $30 USD - with shipping included. Sorry, only domestic USA sales.
Click on image for larger view. Pay through PAYPAL - you can pay with credit card through them, even if not a member, I think.








Thank you.
~Jillian

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Alice in Wonderland revisited - by hamsters!


Alice in Wonderland revisited.
"The Audition Line-Up" - Chapter 1.

ACEO original watercolor + ink listed on eBay. What ARE these little hamsters up to? "When the hamsters heard that Johnny Depp was going to star in 'Alice in Wonderland' they were all very excited... " read more on the auction page!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290396009657



~Jillian
(artistjillian)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sale on new Zazzle store - 1,000 business cards sold!



Well knock my socks off!!!!!!!!!
Opened a new zazzle store (colaboration between John & myself), and sold 1,000 business cards first week open!
http://tinyurl.com/ydv83ct

Monday, January 18, 2010

From the book "It's Me Again, God!" artwork for sale...

Own ORIGINAL artwork from a published book illustration:

[b]SALE price. [/b]
ACEO (2.5x3.5")
B&W sketch - ink + black pencil.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290393166765



More coming up in the next few days or so.

Thanks for looking.
~Jillian

Monday, January 11, 2010

Here's my latest painting: a watercolor ACEO "Sunshine & Smiles"


Finished this one in the early morning hours. An original watercolor I'm selling as an ACEO (2.5x3.5"). "Sunshine & Smiles". The fourth ACEO in my popular series of circus clown paintings. This guy has the sweetest and most charming smile.

The ebay listings is up for a week:

AUCTION LINK: http://tinyurl.com/y95v8zu

~Jillian

Sunday, January 03, 2010

ACEO - Victorian house in impressionist style (acrylic painting)



My latest ACEO. I'm back doing houses again.

This time this is an acrylic painting of a early 1900s house in Atlanta done in impressionist style. It's an ACEO, which is tiny artwork, always 2.5 x 3.5".
It didn't scan well due to the texture of the canva-paper it's painted on, so this is a photo ... and we all know that the original painting is MUCH better than the photo shows!

It's listed on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290387638739

Thanks for looking.
~Jillian