Monday, August 24, 2009


It's time for Fall art shows around here. Yours truly got 3 pieces juried into a "Falling Water" exhibit in Fairhope, Alabama! (Just so happens, I had "works that encompass our fascination with the flow of water~~~ a source of beauty, ~ it soothes & relaxes & inspires reflection.") So while I am framing & delivering those this week, I'm going to entertain you with a video.
Shown is a detail of my piece - "Soakin' Up the Sun"(sold), I just wanted to give you a little crunchy treat before the show starts.
You all have noticed my love of texture...
If you have had the thrill of experiencing a Van Gogh up close, you were probably in awe as I was. What inspiration! "The Masterpieces of French Painting" From the Metropolitan Museum of Art - was in Houston in '07. I knew I wanted to get right to the Monet's, but I was surprised at the effect of the Van Gogh's. The expressive grooves of built-up paint amazed me. In my studio hangs a large poster of his painting - "Cypresses" from that show.
Now for the feature - turn up your sound & relax for a few~**~**~*
Click on the link above & enjoy the show!


Karen said...

Congratulations! That description is your work to a 'T'.

Where do you find this stuff (video)? Cool slideshow...the music...???? I love his paintings too...thanks for posting.

Happy framing.

Chuck Dilmore said...

Congratulations, Jill!
Beautiful job!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Wonderful painting detail. Congratulations, too!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Thanks for the crunchy treat! I love your use of colorful paint in thick impasto. And the video was a great contemplative moment. Congratulations! Will you be showing the pieces in the show?

Karen Bruson said...

Great job. Love the color combination.

Jill Berry said...


There are several versions on you-tube. This one is on the website of Don McLean, musician/singer. posted it in '07, when he was blogging & tweeting. Sorry to say, I think he now has to spend his time w/ something that pay$ more.

Chuck- It's always a pleasure to see that you stopped by.

Dale- Welcome back! I thought we lost you to the Techno-demons.

Janelle- I do like to "lay it on thick". But my mind is working overtime on incorporating glazes to alter my plein air work. It was interesting to me that you described the tonalist way of alternating opaque & transparent layers. I guess I assumed that after the initial layer- it was all transparent after that.
About the show- yes I will be at the Opening Reception, Friday night. Thursday they are having a "Preview Party" for the artists which I probably won't go to. It's about an hour from here. I mentioned your falls as a good entry because they did open it up to "shipped pieces". So there may be that category of "no-show" artists. Are you having an opening reception for your solo show?

Karen B.- A color comment coming from you ~ I consider an honor. Thanks!

Nancy Medina said...

Congrats Jill! Will you go up for the show, too? Okay, the sunflowers are gorgeous, the texture is gorgeous, I can tell you were inspired...