June 9, 2011
For those of you in or who are coming to the Southern California area, I will be having a two-day “pop-up” show at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Corona del Mar, CA on June 18 & 19, 2011.
The show will present my Tapestri Collection of original watercolors on paper. These paintings are a celebration of my love of gardens and flowers. In these paintings I use vivid colors, intricate motifs and layers that produce wonderful, richly-textured, luxuriant paintings. I really do revel in the blossoms, the leaves and surrounding plants and earth using delicate layering of colors and patterns to achieve rich, concentrated colors, contrasts in detailed brushwork.
I am also very excited about my new collection of lush, hand-painted silk scarves. Using crepe de chine, charmeuse and china silk, I hand-paint the silk with original designs. I have two lines that feature flowers and gardens, one in a very bold design, another I call “Flower Fields”, which is more delicately painted. A third line is more graphic, using circles and dots using color indulgently. This is something I’ve envisioned for a long time, and I’m thrilled to bring my designs to life in wearable art. The flower designs are all unique, signed and numbered, so no two are exactly the same. They’re brand new, so new that I’m just finishing the photography for them, so come be among the first to see them, and own one!
I’ll be at Peet’s both days, on Saturday from 2 pm – 7 pm, and on Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm, and will be happy to show and assist with the selection and purchase of the paintings, my notecard sets, and the scarves.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Corona del Mar is located at 894 Avocado Avenue, in the Corona del Mar Shopping Center. The show is open to the public.
Come enjoy the day, have a lovely cup of coffee, celebrate your Father’s, and peruse the art! See you there! Thanks!
March 17, 2011
Glimpse Living, a wonderful home design store in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, is having it’s Grand Re-Opening this Saturday, March 19th, from 5 – 10 pm. This entry wall happily features four of my watercolors on a luscious raspberry-pink wall, there are more in the store as well.
If you’re interested in coming: http://www.glimpseliving.com/
February 20, 2011
Ok, I’m just plain curious. One of the paintings on this blog gets a LOT of visits. Its the “Freesia” that I posted on July 31, 2008, the second piece I put on the blog, ever. I’d love to know: who are you all? Would you let me know please? You can use the comment button below (the comments remain private unless I publish them). I’d appreciate it! Thanks!
Here’s the page link: https://jillpaints.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/freesia-buds/
July 31, 2008
I started to grow these accidentally–I was given a small pot of them one year, and after they bloomed in the house I transplanted them into a pot surrounding a plumeria tree on the back patio. They come back now every year, and I’ve added more to the garden. I love that in one stem there is everything from barely a bud to a full blossom.