Monday, July 30, 2012

San Francisco, Post and Montgomery St

"San Francisco, Post and Montgomery St"
watercolor (12" x 16")

When I captured this photo...actually I am sure my designated "J Hill Paintings Photographer" (aka wonderful husband) took this image....(see previous post about that)
...anyhoo....I was thinking...I know why I am here (holiday with wonderful husband) ...
but what are all these people's stories?
 Where are you all in a hurry to get to?
 And that fella on the bicycle? 
Are you on your day off?...or are ya trying to go green?

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Let The Games Begin!

"Tower of London Bridge, Sunset"
watercolor (22" x 30")

The 2012 Olympics are upon us!!
2 weeks of fabulous competitions, worldly views, and wonderful back stories revealed.
Wishing all those competing for our country...good luck!

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

An Afternoon on Powell St., San Francisco-SOLD!

"An Afternoon on Powell St., San Francisco"
watercolor (16" x 12")

So fun when you have a plethora of photo references to pull from....
a series evolves just naturally.
And so, herein begins the "San Francisco Series"
 I wonder who will exhaust first? 
me going through all 440 photos from the trip 
or me painting "San Francisco"?
...we shall see.

Today's piece is available...just email me if you are interested.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


watercolor (16" x 12")
available through Danielak Art

Won't you join me this Thursday evening? 
I have a few paintings in this show:

"Come Fly with Me!”
Major Destinations and Exotic Locations
RECEPTION THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012 6:00 - 9:00 PM
 Exhibition on view through September 28, 2012
Featuring the work of Judith Asher, Karol Blumenthal, Jose de Juan, Marian Fortunati, Brent Hanson, Julie Hill,
Debra Hintz, Fae Horowitz, Ben Humphrey, Olga Kaczmar, Beverly Lazor, Marie Mustard, Christina Ramos,
Julie Snyder, Teri Starkweather, Linda Stelling, Beth Summers, Barbara Tabachnick, Sharon Weaver and Felice Willat.

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena
At the Historic Blinn House (built 1905)
160 N. Oakland Avenue
(Free parking behind the building off Madison Avenue)
Pasadena, CA  91101
Club Phone: 626-796-0560

Margaret Danielak, Curator of Exhibitions

Monday, July 16, 2012

San Francisco, Leaving Chinatown

"San Francisco, Leaving Chinatown"
watercolor (12" x 16")

We went to San Francisco last week...was there for just 2 nights...44 hours total.
It was a fabulous time...loved it!
I took 440 photos...hmm that works out to 10 photos/hour...if I were awake 24/7.
So if you do the math of waking'd see that I had a very happy trigger finger.

My husband has determined that, with camera in hand, I am a danger to myself and the people around me...especially in a large busy city.
 He at one point took the camera and designated himself
 "Reference Photographer for J Hill Paintings"
Perhaps I need a special tee shirt made up
"Caution: artist aggressively seeking reference photos...approach with care!"

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Taxi Lane

"Taxi Lane"
watercolor (6"x 6")

Ahh, the hustle and bustle of city life...not for me...but love to paint it!

Today's piece is available
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Mary's Memories- Sold!

"Mary's Memories"
watercolor (8" x 8")
SOLD (commission)

For Mary and her parents:

You two are gone, but I will remember you.
I will remember how you loved each other.
I will remember that even though you were so different  from each other, 
you loved to be together.
I will remember how you both loved nature and being outdoors.
I will remember Dad how you sat with your legs crossed, 
and Mom how you had a great sense of humor. 
You two are gone, but I will always remember you.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunset Ridge, Morning en plein air

 "Sunset Ridge, Morning en plein air"
watercolor (6" x 6")

6:30 AM- rise, morning tea and get dressed
7:00 AM- make breakfast for family
8:00 AM- drop off daughter at Softball Summer Camp
8:15 AM- hike into plein air painting location (with dog)
8:30 AM- set up and start painting
9:00 AM- done with painting, pack up to hike out
9:30 AM- home

A wonderful way to start the day!

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