Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Copper Kettle Roses

Painting roses is always fun.   Usually I paint them in either glass or silver.   This time the roses are in a copper kettle which creates a wonderful warm glow!

This painting is now on display at the OffTrack Gallery in the Encinitas Lumberyard.   Come by and check it out!
Copper Kettle Roses
Oil on Canvas
9 x 12

Friday, May 11, 2018



The San Dieguito Art Guild is hosting a Mother's Day Art & Garden Tour over the weekend.   These new paintings are packed up for the show and ready to delight our guests.  The florals will make a perfect Mother's Day gift .... flowers that last forever!




Thinking of Van Gogh
16 x 20
Original Oil Painting

Amalia's Roses
11 x 14
Original Oil Painting

Lifeguard Station
8 x 8
Original Oil Painting

Some Like it Hot!
9 x 12
Original Oil Painting

Golden Pear
8 x 10
Original Oil Painting

Friday, March 9, 2018

In San Diego the afternoon skies are typically clear blue.   Not in the Sierras.   There you get skies full of big puffy clouds all day.   This was one of those days where the mountains meet the clouds call your name ... 
Oil Painting of the Sierras by Jill Treadwell SVendsen
Cloudy Day
8 x 10'
Oil on Canvas

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Flowers, flowers, & flowers


This time of year it makes us appreciate all of the flowers that are so plentiful in summer and fall.   These were painted over the past summer and fall and make me ready for spring!

Flower Fields
9 x 12 Oil on Canvas


Roses in  Green
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas


Roses in Cut Glass
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas

Bird & Flowers
9 x 12 Oil on Canvas

Pink & Yellow Roses
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Farm to Easel

I have always tinkered with the idea of combining art, food and gardening.   When cooking, my mom taught us to gather all of your ingredients on the counter before starting.   This gives me the chance to indulge the artistic side of my brain by arranging my ingredients into a pleasing still life which is often photographed and sent to those who might be jealous of what is up for dinner.

This painting represents one of the times when you have gotten things from the garden, gathered them in the kitchen and are getting ready to chop them into something delicious.   But wait .... the green onions look better in front of the purple .... the garlic pod might be more pleasing broken apart.... back to dinner!
Oil Painting
12 x 24
"Farm to Easel"

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sunflower Study

Sunflowers are some of my favorite flowers as well as my favorite things to paint.   I started this study with a thumb nail sketch including values.  Next I tried it in watercolor then oil.  All in good fun!
Sunflower Studies