Monday, November 11, 2013

The Red House, Burano, Venice, SFA

Oil on panel 8" x 8" unframed  (Small Format Art)

I love the bright colorful houses on the island of Burano, near Venice, where the cats seem to roam free! This painting was from my second trip to this quaint and beautiful island in Italy.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Red Cardinal Bird Painting SFA

Oil on panel 8"x8" unframed. (Small Format Art)
A bright red little Cardinal Bird painting for the bird lover! An original oil painting painted with palette knife and brushes to give a luscious thick texture!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bluebird painting SFA

8" x 8" on panel unframed SFA (Small Format Art)

I love these delicate little bluebirds with their soft shade of blue feathers. Always a delight to paint!
Painted in quality oils with a palette knife for a luscious thick texture.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Watercolor painting - boat "The Rusty Banshee" SFA - 5x7"

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.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

"The Paddlers" original watercolor SFA (Small Format Art) 4x6" (postcard size). A group of children with their mothers padding in a beautiful park stream (Lithia Park, Ashland. Oregon). The joys of childhood & motherhood! Available on Etsy.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

SFA - ACEO Halloween art card series #7-10

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.

Check out my Halloween listings HERE.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SFA - ACEO sized original unique papers Halloween collages.

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.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

SFA - ACEO sized Halloween themed art. New!

I spied this faux skull in a bed of blood red roses in Atlanta's famous Oakland Cemetery in 2007. They had decked out the cemetery for Halloween celebrations. 

I've wanted to paint if for a long time. I chose to do it in acrylics, as an ACEO (2.5x3.5"). I wanted the colors to be bold. Though I think at some stage I may do it as a larger watercolor.

Currently listed on eBay.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Why not create your own SFA art journal/sketchbook?

Create your own SFA sketchbook/art journal:

Newly created, and now sharing - printable pages for you to start your own art journal (8 images - 4 sheets) - 4x6 unique and gorgeous butterfly images as pages by DreamyPapers, $3.50 on Etsy - 

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.

More themes - kits and full journals to come.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June Theme Week Entry

Here is my entry in an eBay group's June theme week.

"The Fishes"

Thanks for looking.


Monday, June 3, 2013

"The Bird Cage Holder" original watercolor SFA 2.5x3.5"

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.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Wolves by Peggy Conyers

Click image for larger view
Title: Wolves
Size: 8x10 inch
Medium: Acrylic on laminated Museum board (two boards glued together for sturdy stable surface)


My Website

Monday, May 6, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

2.5x3.5 acrylic Aceo

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Current SFA listings on eBay - Small format art.

I currently have about 21 of my art works up on eBay. This is a dollhouse miniature (original art), done recently. Also ACEOs and SFA - Small Format Art (nothing over 14").
View all my listings here:
My website:
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nibblefest entries for April 2013

Here are my aceo NFAC entries on eBay.  This month's theme is trees.

Bidding starts at only $.99.


"Mountain Sunset"

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Aceo Listing

I just listed this new mixed media aceo on eBay and I have several other aceos up.

"Dragon Face"

Thanks for looking and I hope you had a Happy Easter.

Monday, January 21, 2013

SFA and Art Abandonment

Hello everyone!

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.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Small Format Art Journal Project

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.

You can see how the journal came to life if you follow this link: The Great Canadian Travelling Art Journal Challenge

I will post updates as the pages are completed and the journal makes its way around the country.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SFA - ACEO original watercolor - Horses in a landscape.

My first ACEO in nearly a year. "Morning Meadows" original watercolor painting. 2.5"x3.5". Autumn landscape with horses in Southern Oregon.

"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."