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
Okay, THIS is the card fro this week. I am finally caught up now. Whew! I painted this card today after lunch. I had canned tuna for lunch, so I thought I’d paint a tuna. I’m not sure why I like to paint what I’m eating for lunch, but a doodle is a doodle and inspiration can come from anywhere at anytime.
Tuna are very large fish. The one I painted today is a yellowfin tuna. I painted this in oils, so it was a bit more difficult to layer the colors because the paint will take a few days to dry and I didn’t have the patience to layer paint properly for my doodle.
After painting a number of these cards, in both oils and acrylics, I think the acrylics work better for a small quick painting like these are. Oils are richer in color and texture, but to do them right, you should layer the paints to reach full potential. Oils blend really well. Acrylics on the other hand, dry almost as fast as you can apply them to the surface you’re painting on. This is ideal for small paintings, in my opinion.
I’m looking forward to seeing what comes over the next few weeks. Almost to the half way point for this project!
This project is still a lot of fun and full of surprises for me. My painted card this week is of a beer keg in the middle of a lawn. I suppose I was feeling the mood of St. Patrick’s Day when I painted this one. Looking back, I seem to be doing a lot of landscape type paintings on these cards. This has made me think that it’s probably time to paint another landscape painting in full size. With each new painting, my technique and style is improving. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to learn and grow in the company of established artists and this great Arts Community we have here in Longmont Colorado!
“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”