November 10, 2015
My palette in my paintings and in my scarves is typically bright colors. One of the six-week workshops I teach through the local junior college’s community education department is about how being strategic with color combinations can actually enliven colors. So I find it particularly intriguing to be developing a whole set of color ways for my scarves that are in more neutral colors. Here are two I did yesterday, pinned to the canvas-covered board while they are drying.
“Loop de Lou” design, in coffee and brown, and in grey and black.
They are pretty interesting, yes? Now, I’m a sincere coffee devotee, so the first color way was pretty much a “duh” for me. This one will look good with black, on white, on oranges, on light blue, on lavender, you get the idea. The one on the right, the grey, is a nice, cool grey, and will go with everything. Imagine it on red! And as much as these are perfect for winter colors, they’ll be perfect accents for spring and summer colors! Imagine they grey one on red!
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October 1, 2015
Last week Fall started. We’ve had one of the hottest, muggiest months I ever recall, so its a challenge getting into a fall-like mood, and palette of colors. The colors I more readily use are more spring-like, the bright clean colors are appeal to my sensibilities. I paint with them, I use them in my home decor, I even dress in them. All year round. Egad! I even wear white after Labor Day!
The colors of autumn have that certain something, nevertheless. They are a harbinger of cooling off (at last!) from the hot summer months, and getting ready for the winter, with visions of Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner. Here’s some of some fall colors in Blooming Silks “Loop de Lou” scarf design line:
May 29, 2013
In the “this moment just gets better” column!
I just received this photo via email. In my last posting about the Unique LA Show I talked about my fellow vendor who was talking on Facetime with her mum in London so Mum could choose the scarf she was going to receive for Mother’s day. Well, here she is, wearing the one she chose! From London! Via Facetime!
Doesn’t she look great!
I may be just a little goofy about this whole thing, but it was just so much fun, and startlingly cool, realizing what was happening when Lisa, the other vendor, asked if she could show the scarves on Facetime to her mum. In London. As my family would say, “Who’d’ve thunk it?”
Thanks to Lisa Bennett of Cards by Li Be for sharing her mum’s photo with me, and now you too.
I sell my scarves online in my Etsy shop Blooming Silks. And I’m happy to take orders! Delivery time is 2-3 weeks. Questions? Contact me here:
And please know that your contact information remains confidential!
May 1, 2013
I’m getting ready for shows and events in May and June here in Southern California.
Next weekend, May 11th and 12th, I’ll be showing my hand-painted silk scarves at Unique LA. This local artisan made show will be at the California Market Center in their Penthouse. The show is open from 11-6 both days, my location is T106, not far from the coffee bar (you’d think they’ve met me!).
Bring your Moms for Mother’s Day! AND, if you print out and bring this blog post you’ll receive 10% off the price of any scarf (retail sales only).
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The following weekend, on May 19th, I’ll be showing for my 5th time at the terrific Balboa Island Art Walk.
This is the Art Walk’s 19th year, and there are more artists than ever showing their work. I will once again be located between Coral and Apolena Streets, just look for my apple-green umbrellas. The show is strung all along Balboa Island’s bayfront walk, overlooking lovely Newport Harbor, from Marine Avenue past the Ferry Landing. The Art Walk lasts from 9 am to 5 pm.
I hope to see you at one or both events! Thanks!
November 23, 2012
“Leaves 2″, ©Jill Rosoff 2012, 12″ h x 6” w
This experimenting I’ve been doing these days with leaves is fun. As much as it is about the shapes of the leaves, negative space and wet-in-wet, it’s also about color combinations. This one started as orange and blue leaves first, and I added the alizarin crimson and yellow ones as I developed it. It’s become about the primaries plus one secondary. Hmmm!
This piece is now for sale via my shop on Etsy. I have a pre-Christmas special on both my Etsy Shops to celebrate Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday, November 24th – 26th, 20% off everything in my shops. Just use the coupon code Thanksgiving12 during the checkout process. For my paintings, notecards and reproductions, go to RosoffArtworks. My silk scarves are available in BloomingSilks.
Support artists and their handmade work on Small Business Saturday!
April 26, 2012
My scarf line has its own new name!
These are three of the new scarves I’ve been painting, of butterflies and dragonflies, for the upcoming Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, CA. On Saturday, May 5th, come celebrate the annual opening of their Butterfly House and see the butterflies that have come out of hibernation and/or a chrysalis! Lots of great art, and lots of great things for the kids, too.
May 5, 2012, 1o am to 3 pm.
1601 16th St. * Newport Beach, CA 92660
Look for more scarves soon too on my new Etsy shop: BloomingSilks on Etsy
March 7, 2012
Mostly Lavender Poppies, habotai silk scarf, 8″ x 56″. ©Jill Rosoff 2012
Both last weekend and this coming weekend I’m showing at the Art in the Park portion of Dana Point’s annual Festival of the Whales. This is another one of my new colorways in my new collection of scarves. If you couldn’t make it last weekend, come on down this weekend. The Art in the Park is at the corner of Dana Point Harbor Drive, and Island way. I’m on the grass on the south side, look for my apple-green umbrellas! I also have my original watercolors, notecard sets, and my new reproductions available.
Want to see more of the scarves? You can find them (and buy them too!) in my Etsy store. New ones are going up all the time!