Jill Rumley - Artist

Original oil paintings by Jill Rumley

Category: Photography

Send a Text to SFMOMA and They’ll Text You Back an Artwork

You can explore SFMOMA’s collection now with the ease of a text, though you don’t always know what you’re going to get.

I found this fun tip on a article by Claire Voon at Hyperallergic.com (read full article here) and tried it out for myself!  All you need to do is send a text to SFMOMA at 572-51 and put in the message: send me _______.  You can put in  any keywords, from a color to a subject, and even a mood. You may even text it an emoji and they will send you a photo from their collection.  It’s AMAZING.

Of course when I tried it, I put in a cat emoji and they sent me a photo by Henry Wessel with a cat in it!  WOW!  I can spend all day doing this…….


Exciting news! I’ve been accepted into the “Humanity” exhibit!

I’m super excited that “Cactus Love” has been accepted  in to the HUMANITY exhibit in at the DARKROOM @ Bin 46 in Downtown Longmont.  Special thanks to Kevin Brezler for encouraging me to enter this photo!

Exhibition Opens on Friday, June 9th and 6-9pm will be the artist reception.  Show runs through July 29th


DARKROOM is located @ Bin46 , 600 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501 

All entries were juried by Maureen Ruddy Burkhart, Executive Juror and Award-Winning Documentary Photographer –  and Julie Cardinal, – Juror and Director/Curator – The DARKROOM @ Bin 46

Check out the gallery of entries below.  Woot!

Humanity Photography Contest

Mmmm… Macro Lens

In addition to being a painter, I was first a photographer for 3 decades.  I still love photography, and I recently acquired a new macro lens for my Olympus OM-D micro 4:3 camera. 

This lens is a Lumix G Macro 30/F2.8. The focal length is a fixed 30mm which is equivalent to 60mm for a standard camera.  

Enough geek-speak.  here are a couple of close up photos of my cat Addison.  Needless to say, she does not appreciate a camera lens 2 inches from her face.  I did get 3 usable photos though.

Back from Vacation Central Coast of CA

Well, I’m back from vacation to the central coast of California.  This is where I grew up and I was actually back “home” for a high school reunion.  I had a wonderful time catching up with old friends while managing to get some sight seeing in. I haven’t quite figured out how to be a “traveling artist” yet. I always fall back on my old habit of taking photos. The next trip I have planned is in September; I do plan on bringing art supplies on this trip (it’s pretty local) and see what happens when I paint in plein air.

I admit it’s a little hard to be a tourist in a place you know so well. But I think I did a good job of it this time. I took my nice camera with me (olympus micro 2/3) and snapped a few pretty photos.  I’m not sure I’ll paint any of them, but here’s a little peek at my favorites.

Welcome to my new and improved website!

Hello World!  Welcome to my new website and blog!  I’m excited that I’ve learned WordPress well enough to manage my own website.  Which is a good thing since I do marketing and multimedia for a living! (www.TheRedDoorGroup.com)

I’ve been a photographer ever since I was old enough to hold a camera.  The good old 110 and instamatics were the first camera’s my parents let me use.  I was on the yearbook staff in Jr. High and was able to use the 35mm camera the school owned.  Fully manual camera where we learned how to load our own film into canisters, remove the film, process it and make our own prints.  Black and white only of course!

Then for my 8th grade graduation, I was given my very own DISC camera.  This was very exciting indeed!


What struck me the most was the freedom I felt with my very own camera in hand. Ah the joy!

Over the years I’ve owned many cameras. I moved to fully digital cameras in 2001. Yes, I was an early adopter.  I even worked as a real estate photographer where I drove around to houses taking photos of the outside and uploading them to the people I worked for.  High tech with my 1.5 megapixel camera.  Now my iPhone takes better pictures than that camera did!

I also started learning digital media in the late 1990’s. I learned Photoshop and Illustrator both Adobe products. I still use both today for work and leisure. I will admit though, I love Instagram’s filters!

A little over a year ago, I finally decided to try painting.  I took a couple of classes through the local community center and I fell in love.  Now I take photographs purely with the idea of painting the image later. I have morphed from photographer to painter.

Thanks for listening. See you next post!