I love all things ocean, sea, marine, having grown up just a few hundred yards from a wonderful beach, with ocean docks, wharves just a few miles further up the coast. This is from Crescent City, on the northern Californian coast. A small format artwork (SFA) in watercolor - 5x7". The rust is what caught my eye most of all. And it's rendered pretty much like it was. I think and hope this rusty old Banshee is getting ready to go out on the waters again some day. I have this painting up for auction at a low starting price on Daily Paintworks website - HERE. Please check out my other auctions on this site - I'm not currently offering most of them anywhere else.
Number 7-10 in a series. ACEO Halloween theme using unique papers, and vintage images. Some pages are over 100 years old, handwritten, and all are on a Poe book from the early 1970s. Original collages art cards. These are listed by me - artistjillian on eBay. But thought you might like to see my collages using digital images.
Numbering my ACEO art cards was up to a number ending in 13, so instead of creating one ACEO with that number I am doing a mini series of Halloween original collage art cards. I've completed the first 6 in this series, and not sure how many I'll continue doing, the elements used are the same, but the look is different for each.
I use a page from a 1971 Edgar Allan Poe book, bats printed onto a very old book page, part of a ledger with handwriting over 100 years old. Vintage and antique images of Halloween themes printed onto a transparency, which is secured with metal brad shapes.
I then add a few elements that seem 'appropriate' for that particular image - these included antique and specialty papers, real leaves, and other things that just seem to 'fit'.
Fun to do.
I'm listing them on eBay - so you can see my Halloween art offerings HERE. Or else view ALL my eBay art listings HERE.
making the world lovelier, one image at a time ...
Downloadable as 4 printable pages as a kit
to start or add to a 4x6 art journal. It includes vintage papers that
are over 100 years old, and handwritten. I created them for one of my
themed recycled art journal sketchbooks, and now make a few of the
interior papers available for your dream book!
I love to provide creative images that inspire others to use as inspiration to add their personal touch.
... sketch, paint, write, enjoy the images to your heart's content.
Add more pages, to complete your journal - lined pages, sketch paper,
watercolor paper, recycled papers, envelopes and more - 4x6" is a super
neat size for a journal that you can take with you for inspiration - and
when creative moments hit.
SFA - ACEO. 2.5x3.5" original watercolor painting. "The Bird Cage Holder" Part of Chinese stories and myths. I needed to 'zone out' today. Managed to paint this. Based on a wonderful Chinese character in a Chinese New Year celebration. Currently listed on eBay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290926280532
For many years I have been making little pieces of art and abandoning them around my community and in other areas as I travel. There's something just so fun (and sneaky) about leaving a piece of art for someone else to find and (hopefully) enjoy and treasure. My imagination runs wild at all the possibilities of where my art will end up.
Anyway, I belong to a really fun Facebook group called "Art Abandonment" which started not too long ago. This idea has really caught on in recent times and all kinds of artists are participating in our "art by stealth" approach to sharing our work.
This link is to my blog post where I show some of my original, one-of-a-kind art magnets (business card sized at 2" X 3.5") that I have been abandoning during the month of January. My plan is to do this once a month at least. I already have my February stash ready to go and it will end up somewhere between Kelowna, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on my upcoming vacation.
This is SO much fun and I encourage any artist to consider checking this out as a fun way to share their art.
Thank you so much, Jillian, for the opportunity to be a contribute to this great blog! I work almost exclusively in small format mixed media art so this will be like a second home for me.
For my first post I thought you might like to see a project that I just launched today. It is is called, "The Great Canadian Travelling Art Journal Challenge" and is a small format art journal (only about 5" X 5") that will circulate among a number of Canadian artists over the next several months. They will each pick a page and work their magic on it. I can't wait to see the results.
"Beautiful southern Oregon. "Picture Perfect" is what I thought when I woke up to this scene one morning. It was, but knew right away that I wanted to paint it. It's taken a while, but here it is. It wasn't easy. I see my flaws in it, but still shows the "Picture Perfectness" of this wonderful pastoral scene."