Thursday, December 23, 2010

Original California Landscape by JC Strong

Yesterday I lost power for 18 hours. I give the old masters a lot of credit for the ability to create without electricity and heat etc. I couldn't paint in candle light. I finished this painting this afternoon. I'm glad for the little advantages this Christmas, like electricity and heat. Have a warm and joyful Christmas.
Etsy Shop

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Original Painting Impressionistic Landscape Lagoon by JC Strong

Happy Holidays everyone thank you so much for supporting Small Format Art, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Walking in Corona del Mar Original Painting by JC Strong

The tress are expressive like "rooted men" welcoming its citizens home.
See this painting in my Etsy Shop or learn more details in my blog.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday specials: SFA incl. a new oil painting.

I've just listed this new SFA oil painting (5x7") on Etsy, and it's also included in Cyber Monday discounting.

The code is JECCYBER - to get 10% off any work in my shop - either artistjillian shop, or artistjilliancrider shop on etsy. It's an original 5x7" oil painting on canvas panel.

If you buy 2 or more of similar items then postage is free, too.
My artwork on all sites are available for 10% off on cyber Monday, too.

Zazzle will be having specials throughout the day:* - wonderful custom gifts, cards, etc.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Impressionist Landscape Purple Hills by JC Strong

I love small format art, it has a big heart. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Learn more about my work/details on my blog or Etsy Shop.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Framed beach scene "Another Day in Paradise"

Take a look at this:

First time I've offered it for sale. It's professionally framed.
I love it, and hope it will find a loving home.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

SFA - Oil painting of a house - just finished.

Just finished tonight, this oil painting.
Found out its 14x8.5" - don't know why I thought it was 11x9"!
It JUST makes the SFA limit of 14 inches.

I haven't got a title for it yet.
Someone suggested a song - music/melody.
To me it's like 'peeking through' foliage, but it just doesn't suit it.
It's a house in Georgia. Can't remember where, exactly.

It is FOR SALE - if you want to contact me if interested...

jillian (at) jillian crider (dot) com

Or for the next 7 days I have it listed on eBay:


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oil painting - work in progress.

I primed the canvas orange. Oil. 9x11" gallery-wrap canvas.

This is a house in Georgia. It's not meant as an exact architectural image. Just working on something 'pretty' (I hope).

Still have a way to go yet. Have a few things to correct/refine.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Original Impressionist Small Format Art 8 X 10 by JC Strong

Hello and Happy Thursday, I'd like to thank the SFA site for providing this venue for artists.
You can find this original painting in my shop.
Also find additional information about my art on my blog.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

All in one place: SFA art available for purchase.

Currently for sale, images with links to selling sites:

Small format and Miniature Art: Jillian Crider

If you're a small format artist (SFA) maybe you'd like to have a look around the site, it's not just a site for me - it's for promoting SFA in general.


A new SFA (ACEO) - Pumpkins for Halloween.

My first ACEO (collectible art, just 2.5x3.5") I've done in ages. A watercolor:

I've listed it for 5 days on eBay.

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

I've also listed a lot of older artworks at greatly reduced prices.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Original Watercolor and Ink Painting by JC Strong

I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend. See this work in my Etsy Shop.
and additional information in my Art Blog.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Original Acrylic Painting California Landscape by JC Strong

Happy Saturday Everyone!

This my latest SFA it's my impression of a modest house in the Historic District of San Juan Capistrano, California. The house and garden are filled with hope...See details in my Etsy Shop and Blog.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Original Acrylic Landscape Painting by JC Strong

Happy Friday, have a great weekend and Labor Day Holiday!

See Details regarding this painting in my Etsy Shop.
Learn more about my work on my blog.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ink sketch of fawn on old ledger paper.

Sold the other two works I did on old ledger paper. This one is slightly different.

A couple of weekends ago spied two fawns, and managed to capture an image of them. Just SO cute. I couldn't resist doing this in ink like I did with the ducklings and the rabbit.

Don't know why I like adding the printed element, but somehow, it's modern mixed with old, and leads you to interpret the image as something more. I also like adding color, without adding it to the inkwork.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Original California Landscape by JC Strong

Today I'm sending out good vibes to all the collectors of Small Format Art on this Friday the 13th. Today is another opportunity to celebrate life.

I'm also sharing my latest work. A tree with some pizazz. You can see this work in my Etsy Shop or learn more about my painting experiences on my blog. Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Original Acrylic Painting Flowers 8X10

Thank you for the opportunity to be on the Small Format Art Blog...

This is my latest work:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Original Acrylic Painting California Aqua Sky 8X10

Painted this on a RayMar panel I like the feel of it. Not too bulky.... It was a bright day in Corona Del Mar...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Watercolor and Ink Painting

The foundation of most traditional Chinese and Japanese calligraphy and painting is the use of ink on paper. I enjoy fusing eastern and western art techniques and materials into my work and coming up with my own personal statement. This small format work is 8"X10"

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Miniature original watercolor RODEO, cowboy

Taking advantage of the free eBay listings:

Just listed my framed miniature award-winning watercolor painting:

3.25 x 1.35"


Saturday, May 1, 2010

A little goth work rendered in oil on masonite board.
Size: 3.5 x 5 inches.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Miniature transparent watercolor 1.35x3.25"

Just did this one today:
1.35 x 3.25"
"Ridin' the Rails"
So it's about 1/2 the size of an ACEO.
Transparent watercolor. As usual, the scan does not do it justice.


Goth shot :-)

Thank you for the kind comments Jillian!
Another Goth work. I'm not a fun of Goth... but I'v got so much black paper... :-)
"The feather of fear"
6x4 inches

Friday, April 9, 2010

The path of the shadows

I've painted too many sweet works :-), I had to paint this below
Acrylic on paper. 4x6 inches
I'll list it on eBay today or tomorrow.


Hi there!
So many nice works here.
Hope you'll like my bunnies.
Acylic on paper, 4x6 inches
It's for sell on eBay LINK

Sunday, March 21, 2010

White Calla Lilies

White Callas -- Calla Series #3
5" x 6"
Derwent watercolour pencils and Daniel Smith watercolors
Photo reference by Sharrm on for Weekend Drawing Event March 19-21 2010.

Happy Spring!

These two prints are available at my Etsy shop!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2nd in series "Alice in Wonderland" revisited - hamsters

Well, as I write this my ACEO art card is getting multiple bids on eBay, and about to end in a few hours.

Here is my second in this series "Alice in Wonderland revisited" See the listing for the story behind this. Watercolor + ink. Collectible trading card sized - 2.5x3.5".

You can read the story so far in both my listings...

Thanks for looking...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Article I Wrote On ACEOs

Hi All,

I wanted to get your feedback on this article I wrote and let you know that I'd be happy to invite you to post your new listings on the blogs I've mentioned in this article. Since this article is going on my website I'd like to mention a few of my friends here as other ACEO painters, so if you email me your info and tips, I'll mention you and link to you on my site(and if you want to post on my blogs be specific about which ones you want to write on. Thanks Much!!!!


Using Small Format Art or ACEOs instead of an artist’s sketchbook
By Pamela E Miller
As a profession fine artist, I have several series of paintings which are high-end and worth thousands of dollars in galleries. However, like most artists I love to experiment and I don’t always want to paint a piece that is part of an established body of work. Instead of a sketchbook, I paint small format art or ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions & Originals)which are currently for sale in my bargain Etsy store .

This practice began in 2006 when artist, Jillian Crider introduced me to using ACEOs as a way of making my art available to the average person verses only offering paintings designed to be sold to art collectors. Ms. Crider has built a community of artists and collectors called ACEO Enthusiasts to support fans of this popular tiny art. She also developed a blog called Small Format Art to allow artists to display their new pieces that fall under the Small Format Art category. Her introduction opened up my revenue making potentials and allowed me to create whatever I like when not developing more pieces for my higher priced bodies of work and I’d like to pass on my practices to other artists who use sketchbooks.
I began very simply painting one of my favorite subjects: Horses (to see examples of ACEOs and Small Format Paintings of my horses and examples of artists I like go to However, I soon found myself joining community groups for artists that paint and love animals (one such group is Animal Loving Artists ). This lead me to painting other animals like cats (, dogs (, and marine life, birds and bugs ( From there I became a miniature paintings dynamo creating fantasy figures (, cityscapes (, landscapes and flowers (, abstracts ( and most likely more to come!
Because of the practice of doing small format art and ACEOs, I’ve been able to make money on my experimental and conceptual ideas plus, remain fresh and full of ideas for new series paintings to add to my collections of fine art. It’s my hope that this look into my creative processes will be helpful to my fans in understanding my art and will assist Artists in expanding and developing their own artwork

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SFA - ACEO "Alice in Wonderland revisted. Original art.

Alice in Wonderland revisited.
"The Audition Line-Up" - Chapter 1.

ACEO original watercolor + ink listed on eBay. What ARE these little hamsters up to? "When the hamsters heard that Johnny Depp was going to star in 'Alice in Wonderland' they were all very excited... " read more on the auction page!


Monday, January 18, 2010

ACEOs on sale...

Own ORIGINAL artwork from a published book illustration:

[b]SALE price. [/b]
ACEO (2.5x3.5")
B&W sketch - ink + black pencil.

More coming up in the next few days or so.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New ACEO - "Sunshine & Smiles* Circus Clown original watercolor

Finished this one in the early morning hours. An original watercolor I'm selling as an ACEO (2.5x3.5"). "Sunshine & Smiles". The fourth ACEO in my popular series of circus clown paintings. This guy has the sweetest and most charming smile.

The ebay listings is up for a week:



Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Starry Night Mocha Latte" ~ Dana Marie

"Starry Night Mocha Latte" ~ Coffee House Series
8" X 10" X 3/4"
Dana Marie

SFA - acrylic painting impressionist style of Southern Vintage House.

My latest ACEO. I'm back doing houses again.

This time this is an acrylic painting of a early 1900s house in Atlanta done in impressionist style. It's an ACEO, which is tiny artwork, always 2.5 x 3.5".
It didn't scan well due to the texture of the canva-paper it's painted on, so this is a photo ... and we all know that the original painting is MUCH better than the photo shows!

It's listed on eBay:

Thanks for looking.