A gift from Grandma Lee who painted my kitty Prissy in 1983.
It’s been awhile since I’ve made a blog post. I feel bad that I fell off my 52card PU art. At this point in the year, I think I will just start planning to start again next year!
Coming up on October 19th, I’ll be the featured artist for Arts & Ales at Lefthand Brewing from 6-8pm here in Longmont. I’ll have some of my pet portraits, greeting cards and other art available for purchase and I will be revealing my KITTY FACE 20×20 painting! Stop on by! I’d love to talk art with you while sipping a yummy beer from LeftHand!
I’ve been busy this summer working with the Longmont Artists’ Guild working at the Boulder County Fair where we were in charge of the art contest there, the Lyon’s Art on the River event at the end of August, Longmont ArtWalk in mid-September.
I’ve also been working with Lisa Larsen on our GYST (Get your S**T Together) workshops for creatives. It’s been good for me to work on my own art business while coaching others to do the same! This project is in it’s infancy, but we both know it will grow and become something much bigger! We’re looking for late 2018 early 2019.
I’ve also been busy with my digital media business. I work for a real estate team doing their newsletter, website, social media and other marketing tasks. I’ve been growing this business in the last month. Which is good, but leaves a little less time for art.
I’ve recently updated my “About Me” page which is a bio/artist statement about why I create. Check it out here! In case you didn’t already know, my mother and grandmother were oil painters too! Mom was more into landscapes and barns, while Grandma did landscapes, portraits, still life and animals! The picture above was a gift from her to me in 1983. It’s a portrait of my kitty Prissy.
Thanks to everyone for the tremendous support you give me. Because of you, I can create and that means everything to me.
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!
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
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
“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
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?
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!
Photography: Spirit of Antelope Canyon
Paining: “I’m feeling KOI” and Photography “Pent Up”
Photography: “Colorado Sunflower”
Painting: “Sunny Day Lunch”
Painting: “Lonely Fox”
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!
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.
Here’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
Today 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.