Wednesday, June 26, 2019

My Art Included in Pastel Artists of S.A. Exhibition, starting Friday ...


Upcoming exhibition of pastel art, by members of the Pastel Artists of South Australia group (PASA), and delighted to be part of it. It opens Friday night. I've seen a preview of some of the wonderful art to be shown, with at least one that I'd LOVE to have for my own.

Why not pop along during the exhibition to see some truly wonderful pastel artworks - and there will be artist demonstrations, too (free).

Thank you.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

watercolour painting mermaid little girl with leafy sea dragon miniature art ACEO

A watercolour I did probably about 10 years ago? An ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals - always 2.5x3.5") collectible artwork.

A little girl who's kind mother allowed me to photo her at the Port Adelaide Fisherman's Wharf Market around 2002. To me she made the perfect mermaid, I included a leafy seadragon in my painting. She had such an appealing impish look on her face.

I think sometimes, you need to revisit what you do, to see where you are with your art, and, perhaps, where you're going.

I do think that I will be returning to doing watercolours in future. Such a wonderful painting medium.


Sometimes, art is fun to do. I did several of these with critters.
Ink sketches on vintage old handwritten ledger pages. I added graphic scrolls, to offset my sketches.
All sold quite easily.
I may do more, someday.
Check out my work. Follow, 'like', share. Thank you.

ACEOs - early beginnings 2005 - 4th, 5th & 6th (ACEOs - always 2.5x3.5")

watercolours artist jillian crider, peacock, women, face, nude, candy, chocolate, conversations, hearts valentines,

EDIT UPDATE: NOTE: Image incorrect These are my 4th, 5th & 6th, ACEOs.

I had seen ATCs for several years, prior to ACEOs commencing in late 2004. Early 2005 I did my very first ACEOs to list on eBay. So I was used to mixed media methods, so my early ACEOs were exploring options to create.

These were my 4th, 5th and 6th - all sold quickly on the eBay. As ACEOs sold quite cheaply these were made from cutting down existing artworks.

100s of ACEOs created in all manner of different ways, and I've loved every moment of them.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Buy my art direct from me though online gallery BLUETHUMB (Jillian Crider)

I am offering my art for sale on the BlueThumb website  so that it is easy to purchase in a professional manner.

I can show my work in a gallery environment - buy with confidence, and with even some 'easy buy' options.  All work has a COA (certificate of authenticity). My work is sent from me personally, but BlueThumb handles all the details.

I currently have 24 artworks on this site, and even though it is a site for Australian artists, their sales Internationally are expanding rapidly.

They have help for collectors, and other advice.

I hope you will visit my profile, as you'll see a range of images to each artwork, the story behind my art and other pertinent details. Please - 'like' (heart) my artworks, follow me, and,  perhaps, buy any that you would like to have. It would be much appreciated.
While on BlueThumb, you might like to check out the works of other artists, too. There is some more great art to be seen there.

Thank you.

Monday, March 18, 2019

"Welcome Home" A lamp lit in a window - small artwork.

Nothing is more heartwarming than the glow of a lamp in the window - a warm embrace of a 'Welcome Home' especially amid the cold chill and bare branches of winter.
This work compelled me to paint it when I saw such a scene one wintery night. It signals caring for the family member that has not yet returned home.

It appears slightly different in various lights due to the deep blue/black of the main colour, which extends onto the sides of the canvas.
SFA (Small Format Art) is great art to hang with meaning and love, for those empty little spaces in your home, perhaps in your foyer, by your lamp? Reminding others that you care. Unframed. Ready to hang. Able to be framed. Available on Bluethumb website (Au) ships world-wide.

13cm (W) x 23cm (H) x 2cm (D)

My first ACEOs - 3 mixed media creations - Early Beginnings.

I had seen ATCs (Artist Trading Cards - for trading, only) for several years, prior to ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions and Originals - always collectible sizee - 2.5x3.5" - acronym used when selling to ID - search eBay for this term, and other selling sites - Etsy, etc.) commencing in late 2004. Early 2005 I did my very first ACEOs to list on eBay. So I was used to mixed media methods, so my early ACEOs were exploring options to create. I'd done similar with a small number of ATCs which I created and traded in ATC online groups.

These are my first 3, They were sold within seconds of being listed on eBay. I was hooked! Not my best work, by any means, but fun to do. Many 100s of ACEOs created since, in all manner of different ways, and I've loved every moment of them.