Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Favorite Things

David Austin Roses
8 x 10"
A bunch of pink David Austin roses on silver, a beautiful day at a Cardiff beach .... clear colors and blue skies,  All things Blue!   

Cardiff Station
8 x 10"
My favorite things remind me to take a moment, look around, breathe deeply and find the peace, joy and love in God's creation!   In everything!

Tonight at Off Track Gallery in Encinitas there will be a flurry of activity.   Artist will be hanging new work.   

Blue on Blue
8 x 10"
Come to find YOUR favorite things! Mine will be there.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Favorite Places

D Street Singer
9 x 12"
Oil on Canv

It is always nice to remember and relish special moments in life.   These are two special places to me - D Street in Encinitas at sunset and a Tahoe Donner Trail in Truckee in October.   

Through art we keep these moments alive and can share them with others. Enjoy these moments!

Available from Off Track Gallery in the Lumberyard in Encinitas

Truckee Trail
9 x 12"
Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Euer Valley

Euer Valley is in Truckee California near Lake Tahoe.    This was painted from a photograph taken this summer while on a hike.   The next challenge is to hike in with paints!   Enjoy.

Euer Valley
11 x 14
Oil on Board

Thursday, May 26, 2016

This spring I have been attending Workshops at Carole Mayne's Leucadia Studio.    It has been exciting to practice by learning about other artists and their techniques.

Fractured Fruit
8 x 10"
Oil on Board

Julie Oliver Ford's Fracturing process was the topic for this painting.    It was painted from life realistically then intentionally the lines and shapes were "broken" with a small rubber tool and then painted over.  It shows that by "fracturing" your painting you can actually create cohesiveness.  Here is a link to Julie's blog describing the process:

A study of a Maggie Siner landscape

This is a study of a Maggie Siner landscape.   Copying a photo of her piece helped me see how to simplify and let loose.   Her website is:

14 x 11"
Tammy's Berm in Olivenhain
Oil on Board

I attempted to use what I had learned from Maggie to paint this landscape from a photo I took not far from my home.   I did loosen up a bit but there is more study to be done!

8 x 10"
Birthday Peonies
Oil on Board

8 x 10"
Carole's Larkspurs
Oil on Board

In these two florals I attempted to keep a looser style and use broken edges to unify the paintings.   Studying other artists is an excellent way to explore your own style!

As always, thanks for viewing my art.  

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Paintings Coming and Going!

Four Citrus
Each 4 x 4
Oil on Canvas
This grouping of small citrus paintings recently left Off Track Gallery and went to a new happy home.   They always made me smile and I hope their new owners receive as much joy from them as I did.
Sunflower Oil Painting
Sunflower on Blue
8 x 10

And speaking of the Off Track Gallery, it is Wall Rotation day which means several new paintings are on their way now to downtown Encinitas.   They were painted this fall and early winter.  

Bull Dog Painting by Jill Treadwell Svendsen
Ginny's Bull Dog
"Lily Silly"
11 x 14
Prague Oil Painting by Jill Treadwell Svendsen
Prague Afternoon
16 x 20
Paso Robles Oil Painting
Paso Robles
8 x 10

They are all oil on canvas or board and you can see them at the gallery in the Lumberyard in Encinitas 

If you have any questions about my art or would like to have more information please email me. 

Hope you enjoy viewing my paintings!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rooster on the Road

Oil Painting Rooster
9 x 12"
Oil on Canvas
This Rooster painting is hitting the road and heading down to the Off Track Gallery in Encinitas.

It just feels right for this cheery rooster to be hanging out during this hot summer we are having here in Southern California!


Monday, May 11, 2015

A Weekend Well Spent

Thank you to all of you that stopped by the San Dieguito Art & Garden Mother's Day Tour this weekend and said hello.   We had a wonderful time and several paintings found new homes.

My Corner of Paradise Mother's Day Weekend
San Dieguito Art Guild Mothers Day Art & Garden Tour

Batiquitos Eastward
9 x 12
Oil on Canvas

Batiquitos Eastward is heading back down to Off Track Gallery in Encinitas.   I usually paint looking toward the west when on this trail but on this cloudy day I turned and looked east towards La Costa.   Enjoy!