Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tiptoe through the Tulips

Hey all!

I came over to see what everyone's been up to and was happy to see Jillian's latest miniature. The detail is fascinating. Thought I'd share my latest spring illustration which I'm calling Tiptoe through the Tulips. Hope people are still reading this blog and I hope another daily watercolor-er will post something after me to get our group going again. :)


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rodeo Cowgirl - original watercolor painting.

SALE: I think this is the first time I have ever offered this for sale online. "With a Whoop and a Holler" SFA (Small Format Art) original watercolor - Australian cowgirl of the year 2002/2003. Cleaning out my closets ... Check out all my works on sale - offers considered. Thank you! Approx. 10x8" includes free frame.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Seascape - new miniature painting (orginal) - watercolor dinghy.

MINIATURE: Original watercolor painting. "Drifting" 1:12 scale. 2x1.5" A peaceful and beautiful colored scene of a tethered dinghy in a marina with gentle reflections. I painted it for the peaceful scene. But ended up loving it for the colors. A great addition to a room box, dollhouse, miniature display or even framed for your walls in a SFA collection.
Artist: Jillian Crider.  - currently on sale on eBay. Check out my other items, too. Other miniatures.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Original watercolor tiny miniature painting. Tea party teatime.

This painting is 2" x 1.5" approximately, and an original watercolor painting. One of my favorite subjects and past times. "It's a tradition - scones, jam, cream and tea." Would look lovely in any dollhouse or miniature setting, such as a room box - such as a tea room or cafe, especially English inspired. It's currently available on eBay:

Missing miniature watercolor painting of roses.

Many of my paintings are miniature, and, as such, they can go 'missing' easily. This one, a watercolor, "North Adelaide Roses" has been out of sight and out of mind for quite some years.
I'm now offering it for sale on eBay:
It would fit nicely into any dollhouse or miniature room box setting.
1:12 scale, sold framed, size of art is approximately 1.75 x 1.5". There are lots of tiny details in this work.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and Yellow Primrose

A Bunch of Texas Wildflowers
Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and Yellow Primrose
Some of my favorite Texas volunteers
Painted in watercolor on Fabriano CP watercolor paper
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Abundance" watercolor painting 14x11" wins Quarterly award SOSA.

"Abundance" is my latest watercolor painting. It's a SFA (Small Format Art) - 14x11". A fairly intense work, covering a couple of weeks.

The scene is a typical Rogue Valley view. Eagle Point, to be exact. Showing the abundance of the area. It's as if one is peeking through blackberry and other bushes at the landscape beyond, that includes two grazing horses. The colors are typical summer golds, mixed with rich greens.

Monday night (last night) I attended the SOSA meeting and submitted this painting to be judged at their quarterly critique. To my surprise and delight I was one of the 6 quarterly award winners, making my work eligible for the end of year show for SOSA. The judge was very kind with her comments, and I am grateful.

It was lovely to find that others appreciated my work.

Recently sold pen & wash SFA plein air painting.

In June (on Flag Day) I went to a Plein Air/Watercolor paint-out at Historic Hanley Farm, in Jacksonville. I was motivated to do this pen and wash of the front of the old house - it was all decked out for the occasion, and for the up-coming 4th of July.

I had just been accepted as an artist in the "Art Presence Art Center" in Jacksonville (museum grounds), and so planned to frame it and put it in their July "Red, White, and Blue" exhibition.

I ended up with about 16 paintings in the exhibition, and included 4 of my miniature watercolors, along with a large magnifying glass so that the details in these paintings could be enjoyed.

Being a "Co-Op" gallery, I was doing my turn to tend the gallery one Saturday, and a gentleman came in and purchased this artwork. It was a lovely surprise!

It's a SFA (Small Format Art), 7x5".

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Original watercolor painting - Shriner Clown. ACEO - 2.5x3.5"

I have always loved my clown series, but it's been several years since I have done one. I decided that it fitted a theme on guys faces for the month of June. I love letting their personalities shine on through, without being overwhelmed by their costumes. The hair on this one presented a challenge, but loved that about doing this one.

I've titled this "Red, White, and Never Blue". By artist, Jillian Crider (artistjillian)

It's transparent watercolor. ACEO size (2.5x3.5").

These clowns were in Marietta, Georgia at a Shriner's Circus around 2007. I got to hang out with them before the show, and they were just so really wonderful. Please support the Shriners. they do wonderful work, and with lots and lots of heart.
Listed on eBay:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Original ACEO watercolor - old Victorian house porch.

"The Old Victorian" original ACEO watercolor (+ some ink). 2.5x3.5". Listed on eBay:

"I tend to get 'caught up in all the details' when doing my art. I deliberately chose a looser style with this, and love that I did. The house is lived in an historic with wonderful Victorian features. Shown in the 'lace' work on the door and side windows. A 'side' door to the house, but accented with a lovely garden and topped off with an American flag.
The garden is lit with sunlight, which in turn is reflected in the windows and door glass.

Although some of my brush strokes give fine details, I chose to add a little bit of ink work, particularly to emphasize the iron lace scroll work and to add character'. Some nice steps make this entry seem really inviting. I love old houses, and this one is a joy!"

Saturday, March 1, 2014

ACEO original watercolor painting - cowgirl barrel racer.

Original ACEO watercolor painting 2.5x3.5" "I'm grinnin'. I'm winnin'." 

"Just the sheer exhilaration of barrel racing sets one's heart a'poundin'.
Whether this rider is grinning for the pure joy of it, or because she's winning, I don't know.
This is a winner for capturing the thrill of this ride! Yehaw!
Cowgirl up!"

Rodeo barrel racer on a white horse. By artistjillian © Jillian Crider.

On eBay:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Cat on doorstep. Ashland, Oregon. ACEO original watercolor painting.

Just finished this original watercolor painting. It's an ACEO (sized always at 2.5x3.5"). I love doing art this size, it helps to really concentrate on the essentials.

I was looking at the door of an old building, when I saw I was being watched back. This fluffy cat made a lovely subject for this painting.

I have it listed on eBay - HERE

Saturday, January 18, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day Eighteen!

In my Sunny Window!

This would be the second orchid blooming in my kitchen window. 
No fog today - lovely sun!

Thanks Leslie Saeta for hosting this challenge.

6x6" watercolor - horses & people on beach at dawn

I just finished this original SFA watercolor last night. SFA = Small Format Art - nothing over 14".

This is 6x6" square.

I've wanted to paint this for a long time, so I can't help but wonder where these people are now. No doubt the 'little' girl is at least a teenager. Dawn at one of Adelaide, South Australia's beaches (Semaphore). Where horses are allowed to exercise on the beach and in the surf up until 8am. At one stage this was along all the beaches, and a great many were exercised at Grange, where I lived, and was lucky enough to be let ride sometimes, as a child.

I've done several paintings from this location. Love this with the Mum, child, big and little horses (Shetland pony), and Jack Russell Terrier running alongside.

"Starting The Day With A Gallop" - currently listed on eBay for a week at a very low starting price (along with 7 other SFA watercolors.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Northern California boat watercolor painting - "The Rusty Banshee".

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.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

4x6" postcard original watercolor painting "The Paddlers"

"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.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Original watercolor ACEO "The Bird Cage Holder" (Chinese legend/story).

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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Another tiny 1:12 scale original painting.

I currently have about 21 of my art works up on eBay. Two are dollhouse miniatures (original watercolor art), one was just done recently. Two little girls playing at a picnic. "Two Little Girls In Blue" - 1:12 scale - 1.5" x 2" I love the mop of hair on the little blonde girl, it was just so messy and she just played her heart out. Fun to watch. I did more studies and hope to do larger paintings of similar soon.
View all my listings here:
My website:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Purple Anemones

Purple Anemones, painted in watercolors, of course.  I love watercolors with lots of crisp white background.  I call them "vignettes". Sometimes I feel like a background would just ruin the freshness of a watercolor - so I don't paint a background at all. 

Please visit my watercolor blog, if you have time, at

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Landscape with Horses - Oregon - original watercolor painting.

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."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

3 more new little watercolors.

Yesterday, and today I've just completed 3 more miniature dollhouse (1:12 scale) paintings. All original watercolors from local scenes. 2" x 1 1/2" approximately. I did 2 others that I didn't post here, last week, also.

I've listed them on eBay - you'll find them HERE

 This one is "Wash Day" a very old colonial ranch house a few miles from me. 

 I also have very good news for collectors. A frame maker I have dealt with for over 10 years, who specializes in miniature frames is working with me to offer frames for these new works of mine. Anyone who buys from me will be given this contact information. When I was collecting miniatures, trying to frame them was very difficult until I found someone. 

Anyway - take a look at my 3 newest. 
"Wash Day" 
"The Secluded Garden" 
"On Hidden Pond" Anyone in the Rogue Valley happen to know where they these locations are? The valley has such a treasure trove of wonderful, picturesque places. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

7 little tiny dollhouse miniature watercolors

I just did these 7 little dollhouse scale 1:12 miniatures (watercolor paintings). Each is 2" x 1.5". This is "On Golden Pond" - an amazing 'capture' in a nearby area, Southern Oregon. I've listed them here (click). Please take a look before the auctions end. Thank you for looking. ~Jillian