Jill Rumley - Artist

Original oil paintings by Jill Rumley

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LAG Member Show! Boulder County Fairgrounds

I’m super excited to be participating in the LAG member show this weekend at the Boulder County Fairgrounds!  If you’re at the farmer’s market here in Longmont on Saturday, pop on in and check out all the beautiful art!  There’s also a gift shop and handmade jewelry, greeting cards and more!

We’re open:

Thursday (today) 1-6pm

Friday 10-8pm with an artist reception from 6-8pm

Saturday from 10-6pm (I’m doing an art demo from 3-4:30!)

Sunday from 10am-4pm

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

Week 17 52 Card Pick Up Art

This week’s (well actually it was for last week) art is just weird.  I don’t like it one bit.  I had just finished my painting of my piggy, and thought I’d try to paint a mini one.  Ick.  I’m not sure it looks like a pig or a dog or something deranged.  Although even though I don’t like it, I will share it at the end of this post.

What IS new and good news is I found some mini frames that fit my playing card paintings!  I put my favorites in the frames and they’re now for sale for $20 each!  Check it out now and contact me if you’re interested!  






When I came up with this idea last Fall, I had no idea what or where it might take me creatively.  The past couple of weeks, I have not been feeling very creative painting-wise. I’ve been working on my drawing skills and photography.  I guess that’s the just the ebb and flow of the creative process.

Okay, here’s the weird the pig-dog-on-fire thing.  ICK.




What a week!

"People's Choice Award - Photography" Jill Rumley for "Pent-Up"

“People’s Choice Award – Photography” Jill Rumley for “Pent-Up”

Thank you to everyone who came out to support me and the artists from the Longmont Artists’ Guild at the Great Frame Up last Friday night!  I was honored to win the people’s choice award for photography!  This photo was taken a couple of years ago on a drive in Northern Colorado.  Actually, we don’t know exactly where we were.  We were sort of lost on a dirt road.  I saw these horses pent up in a pen and huddled together.  I just loved the way they seemed to have all of this energy building up and ready to let go.  That’s why I titled the piece “Pent-Up”  We all know how that feels!

"Still Life Experiment" by Jill Rumley. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24

“Still Life Experiment” by Jill Rumley. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24

Also this week, I finished my first “still life’ painting of a duck decoy.  I added a green apple because I felt there was too much “white space” to the right of the decoy.  So now I have an inanimate object AND a piece of fruit!  I really love this piece.  I think it’s one of my favorites.  What do you think?

LAG Art Show & Sale at the Great Frame Up! Come vote for me!

Yep, shameless plug!  Tonight (Friday, March 10th) starting at 5pm at the Great Frame up at 430 Main Street in Longmont, the Longmont Artists’ Guild is having their annual show.  There will be a reception starting at 5pm with voting by public opinion for “Best in Show” as well as “Best 2D” and “Best Photography” ending by 7pm.

I entered 3 paintings and 3 photographs!  (because I just couldn’t decide!) . ALL ART IS FOR SALE!

Some com on down and give me a vote…er um… I mean vote for your favorite art!  There will be finger food, drinks and wine to purchase.

Hope to see you there!

Boulder County Home & Outdoor Living Show

I am honored to be one of the participating artists in this year’s Boulder County Home & Outdoor Living Show at the Boulder County fairgrounds March 24, 25 & 26.

I will be displaying and selling my oil paintings, giclee prints, greeting cards, mini-pet portraits & more!

Stop on by our booth which is sponsored by Left Hand Artists Group for some great giveaways!

Boulder County Home & Outdoor Living Show


This last week, a friend of mine was in town visiting.  We had a great time hanging out and we also spent some time going to local art galleries.  One of the things she noticed is that a lot of artists have small cute pieces that they can sell for a lower price.  I’ve been meaning to do something like this, and I’m working on some 8 x 10 pieces, but this week I have been working on some 4×4 Addison portraits. 

My inspiration, of course, are my Instagram photos of Addison, my cat.  She has a lot of personality, and even though she doesn’t like her photo taken, I manage to get some fun cute shots of her.

Here are two of my first Mini-Cats that I have for sale in my Gallery on Main Street in Longmont.


Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead PortraitHere’s is my tribute to the Day of the Dead celebrations locally here in Longmont, Colorado. 9″x12″ $150 unframed Oil on Canvas

On October 31, All Hallows Eve, the children make a children’s altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1 is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits will come to visit. November 2 is All Souls Day, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations. ”
— Frances Ann Day, Latina and Latino Voices in Literature

Portland Pooches update

Portland Oregon Dogs Oil PaintingToday I painted the first part of the undertones of my Portland Pooches project.  If you remember from last week, this is a 24″ x 24″ square painting.  I snapped this photo using my iPhone last Fall when we were traveling in Oregon. This was an early morning scene in one of the charming restaurant alleys you find in Downtown Portland.  I believe this is somewhere near VooDoo Donuts.

My goal today was to start painting undertones with the intent of darkening many of the areas with more paint layers next week.  The painting compadres (other folks in my class) said they liked the transparency of the sidewalk areas and I should consider keeping those in the final product. Rick, our instructor, said he agreed and it’s almost like a watercolor done with oils.

I’m not sure how I feel about that, but I will take it into consideration for sure. Meanwhile, I feel like I’ve made good progress on this.  I left it at the studio to dry this week and will work on it again next Thursday in class.

Learning how to draw geometric perspective

Today’s class with Rick involved no painting. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Which is not a bad thing considering what I learned and accomplished today.

sketch, drawing, perspective, dog, dogs

Practice in perspective

I’m starting a new oil painting that is 24″ x 24″ (or 2 feet square). It is a scene I photographed in Portland , OR last fall.  This scene involves a lot of things going on; people, animals, buildings, sidewalks and perspective.  When I embarked on this project, I didn’t consider the complexities of painting a city-scape.  This is why I take art lessons. And this is my first attempt at perspective and complex subject matter.

The first thing Rick had me do was to find the “vanishing point” of the painting.  This is the horizon line, and in a properly composed photograph, will be about 1/3 from the top (or bottom for a sunset) of the composition.  My photo has the horizion at the top 1/3.

Once we established the “vanishing point” I drew the angular lines of the objects in the photo.  I started first with the sidewalk since this is the largest most prominent part of the painting.  Next, I worked on the picnic benches. THOSE took me a long time (and many tries) to get right.  Then I added the umbrellas and the buildings on the right side in the distance.

Next, I went to work on the buildings on the left, and nearest to the viewer.  I added in (after a few tries) the man standing in the background added in (after a few tries) and realized he’s too big and made him smaller.  Ironically, the point of reference is his head.  Then I added the middle dog first and realized that was a mistake.  While the dog was super

My Instagram photo inspiration.

My Instagram photo inspiration.

cute, he was too small and not placed correctly.  So I erased him and the one next to him and started with the third dog who is standing further back.  This should be easier since he’s next to the picnic benches and thus, will give me size dimensions.

I still need to add the other 2 dogs, but once I have them sketched in, I can start painting.  Of course, I usually “sit with” my sketches for a few days before I start painting.  Even now, I see a few things I want to change… Whew.  What a project!  I’m excited to see what happens with this one!