Cool Commissions, Hotel Prints, and Two Horses

I have several things I want to share with you today. First, I’ve done some really fun commissions in the last few months with some great clients and I’m excited to show you the photos!

I did a piece for a client who’s instincts told her to put something dark and dramatic in her entryway.  As you can see, she was spot on! She knew she had a lot of lighter tones in the rest of the area, and wanted something that would stand out. It looks amazing on that wall, and I’m excited to see how it looks once she gets it framed.


This client couple wanted a big splash of color on the mantle, using some deep jewel tones to go along with those on the walls in the adjacent rooms, and in their furniture. They also knew they wanted semi-abstracted flowers. These photos don’t do the pieces justice because I didn’t include the navy blue couch, or the sapphire blue kitchen walls.  It’s really pretty!


This last piece was an abstract a client ordered, and it was an absolute treat to work on.  I’m disappointed the pics I took of it on her wall were blurry, because she has just enough cranberry and aqua colors in her home to make this piece just glow in it’s space.

A huge thanks to the great clients I’ve had the pleasure to work with with these last few projects!

Secondly, I’m thrilled to let you know that some hotel chain somewhere (yes, that is as much as I know) ordered 175 prints of a painting of mine.  Though I don’t get a huge royalty for these prints, it’s sort of fun to imagine I might run into my own artwork someday at a hotel!  Haha!

Lastly, I’m still trying to find my own style painting animals.  As usual, this morning I started with what was comfortable, which is starting the animal being more realistic (today: horses) .  But I am so much more interested in representing animals abstractly.. which is easier said than done (I’m sure you’ve noticed from past posts).  In the second horse painting, I really pushed style over everything else.  I really like it!  Of course, everyone on my Facebook Page liked the more realistic one better.. but alas, it’s a learning experience, right?

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  1. Susan Piazza on November 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Fabulous work Jill!

  2. Adriana on November 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I am a big fan of your work. So spontaneous and colourful.

  3. Jim Kuiken Design on November 11, 2015 at 7:24 pm


    Your work is just amazing Jill and, you’re such a pleasure to work with! The piece you did for ‘our clients’, just knocked it out of the park! It looks spectacular in the space and is exactly what they were looking for. I look forward to working with you on more projects in the very near future!!!

  4. Jan Cowdrey on November 11, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I have been a fan of yours for like 6-7 years. Everything you do is the best. Love your style.

  5. Jean MacNeill on November 12, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Love your work, and your posts. When I skype with Tucker and Fiona….see your work on their wall. It is fun. When I join them, I too shall be bringing your painting over for my apartment. Do enjoy your posts and seeing your artwork.

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