Thursday, November 6, 2014

A new ACEO from artistjillian - fall porch with pumpkin.
Here's another in my garden series:

ACEOs (2.5x3.5") - pen and wash (watercolor) on vintage handwritten (1887) ledger paper.

This time it's a old porch with pumpkin and stunning autumn foliage.

Can be seen online on eBay

artistjillian - Jillian Crider. Art journal, urban sketchbook style. Original.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Another ACEO original art - watercolor and ink - pen & wash - garden birdhouse with pink roses.

Original painting - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - SFA - Small Format Art (Any artwork not over 14"). "Birdy Condo"

"Original unique artwork. I love and collect old papers, but there are so many wonderful things to do with them. This is a genuine 1887 handwritten ledger page, backed with acid-free cardstock. Some of the original handwriting appears on the vintage paper.

On top I've done some pen and wash paintings/sketches from my photos of gardens and other delights.

A weathered birdhouse condominium-style by the Oregon coast. A scattering of pink roses trailing over the sides of it. I don't know if birds like to live condo-style, but it sure looks great in the garden with salt-weathered wood.

I've used white gesso under some of the painting - as this helps to make the colors 'pop' a little more. This is the same type of sketching used in art journals, urban sketches, and travel diaries.

P.S. For locals that may like to guess. This is in Charleston, OR.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I have in discovering these wonderful gardens, and creating these little paintings."

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