Thursday, January 26, 2017

Buy Original Art Atlanta

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©1990-2014 Fall Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
"A tree is such a rich metaphor in a million beautiful ways.  You can consider a tree growing and consider its connectedness to all things above and under the ground." - Ann Brashares

"Winter Solstice", the title of my 18"x24" acrylic fall aspen tree painting, shows fall giving way to winters first snow.  This painting is about the transitions we face in life and the path  symbolizes the journey we must take through those transitions.   

All of my paintings can be purchased directly off of my website with a secured shopping cart.  Or, you're welcome to call me if you have any questions or prefer to pay over the phone.  Let's connect!

I also paint commissions.  I love working with clients to help them acquire the painting of their dreams! - Jill Saur      

www.JillSaurFineArt.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Buy Original Seascape Painting by Jill Saur

© 2016 Seascape Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

Do you love the ocean?  I do. My rocky coast painting evokes poignant emotions of summer days at the beach.  
Here are some details for my original seascape painting:
Acrylic Painting On Canvas 11"x 14"x 1.5"  
Textured palette knife painting • gallery wrapped canvas • image on all sides • gloss varnish on painting  • ready to hang (framing optional) • certificate of authenticity • free shipping in the Continental U.S.
Please click on the following link (my website) to see this painting in different views. Purchasing online is easy and shipping is free!  CLICK HERE.
You’ll be happy to know that I take meticulous care of my clients, but you’ll never forget how my paintings make you feel!  - Jill Saur

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Buy Original Art Atlanta

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©1990-2016 Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
My 11"x14" abstract aspen tree acrylic palette knife painting is titled, "Defining Moment".  It represents our seemingly abstract life and the path we must individually take to find Gods best for our lives.

To purchase this work, commission a painting, or see more of my available work, please visit my WEBSITE.

I invite you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning artwork that uplifts and inspires your soul!  Thanks for viewing - Jill Saur

Friday, November 18, 2016

Aspen Tree Paintings

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©1990-2016 Aspen Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
I love Colorado! And, I love painting the beautiful aspens that grace the hillsides and mountain forests.

My 36"x36" acrylic aspen tree painting, "Summer Path", hangs in the home of one my special collector's.  Although this painting is sold, it's available in a giclee on canvas.

Please keep in mind that I love to paint commissions and I'd be happy to discuss such a venture with you.  On my website, you can see previous commissions and read patrons comments regarding their commission experience.

My website.  CLICK HERE


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Commission A Painting Atlanta

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©1990-2014 Summer Aspen Painting by Jill Saur,  all rights reserved
My 18"x36" summer acrylic aspen tree painting, "Resounding Joy", was a painting commissioned by some of my favorite clients.  After purchasing their first painting from my gallery, they decided they wanted another piece for a special place in their home.  They wanted summer aspens and we came up with this idea.  Soon after, they commissioned a larger painting for a summer home they were building in the mountains.  How fortunate I've been to have such wonderful and appreciative clients!

To inquire about commissioning an aspen tree painting, landscape painting, still-life or abstract painting, please contact me.  EMAIL  To read about how to commission a painting or to see what my patrons have to say about commissioning a painting with me, please CLICK HERE.

I invite to you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning artwork that inspires and uplifts your soul!  Thanks for viewing, Jill Saur

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Commission A Painting by Jill Saur



I love Van Gogh.  People often associate Van Gogh with his tumultuous life and don't realize he was a master artist, draftsman, and color theory expert.  Although he painted quickly, he applied his artistic knowledge with every inspired brushstroke.  My artwork is deeply inspired by Van Gogh.

I've titled my painting above, "Joyful Encounter." I painted this textured palette knife painting using brilliant azure blues, effusive reds, and warm golds.  Although I rendered it in a spontaneous fashion, I applied my knowledge of color theory and the elements and principles and design. 

"Joyful Encounter" and many other paintings of mine are available to purchase on my new and easy to navigate, e-commerce website.  If you're looking for a particular sized painting, why not consider commissioning me to paint an original just for you?  I love to paint commissions. Thanks, Jill Saur



Friday, October 28, 2016

Original Aspens in Summer Painting by Jill Saur

original aspen tree painting
©Aspen Tree Painting By Jill Saur, all rights reserved

I'VE GOT THE BLUES 

My 36"x36" acrylic palette knife painting is loaded with beautiful blue hues.  There isn't one brushstroke on it!  All the paint was applied with three different palette knives.  It was time consuming, but the result was well worth it.  It positively glows with brilliant hues. 

This, and many other works of art can be found on my new website.  Purchasing is secure and easy.  And, I now offer free shipping in the Continental U.S.!  www.JillSaurFineArt.com

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Buy Aspen Trees Painting

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© Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
My 18"x24", acrylic aspen tree painting on canvas, "Golden Vibrance," hangs in my personal collection.  Bold, eye-catching, and a true focal point for any room, this work of art is available to purchase in a reproduction, either on paper or canvas.  I love embellishing my reproductions to give them the look of an "original."  This work was inspired by one of my trips to Taos, New Mexico in the fall.

Do you have an oversized wall and need an extra large painting?  I love to paint commissions!  Please read what my happy patrons have to say about working with me and see some of my commissioned pieces.  www.JillSaurFineArt.com

Thanks for viewing! - Jill Saur

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Van Gogh's Thoughts


Van Gogh Sunflowers

Several hours before my visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City last year, I read a letter that Vincent wrote to his brother, Theo. How ironic that Vincent considered himself a nonentity in the eyes of most people. Fast-forward to today and people flock to the museums to see his work.  
“What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.” - Vincent Van Gogh
How ironic that Vincent considered himself a nonentity in the eyes of most people. Fast-forward to today and people flock to the museums to see his work.  While visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art last summer, I stood transfixed as I gazed at Van Gogh's work.  In 1887, three years before his death, Vincent completed this sunflower painting (see my photo above). I became lost in the texture, the colors, and the feeling of this transcendent piece.  
I love Van Gogh.  I love that despite his misery, he was able to tap into the pure harmony and the music within his soul.  Undoubtedly, he felt his very best when he was able to express himself with brush and paint.  I can relate to that.
The best wines come from grapevines that are grown in the poorest and rockiest soils. When the grapevine struggles, its roots grow deeper, where they ultimately find natures best nutrients. I think Van Gogh's miseries, touched with his genius and spiritual inclinations, created the profound beauty we see in his paintings today.  - Jill Saur

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Commission A Painting

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©1990-present, Aspen Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
"Its wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky.  Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears." - Helen Keller  

My 30"x30" acrylic aspen tree palette knife painting on wide border canvas is titled, "Finding Grace" and is available to purchase through my new secured e-commerce website.  I've been selling my vibrant artwork to collectors for twenty-nine years. Experience the joy of owning artwork that inspires and uplifts your soul!  

Are you looking to commission a painting for that special place in your home? I love to paint commissions.  Read about the process and see what my patrons have to say about working with me. My website, www.JillSaurFineArt.com.

Thank you for viewing. - Jill Saur


Friday, October 14, 2016

Aspen Artwork By Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

birch tree painting
©1990-2016 Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

“A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human. – George Rouault”. (French painter) 

It's no secret that I love to paint trees!  George Rouault's quote deeply resonates with me.

I rendered my 38”x48” acrylic aspen tree painting with brush and palette knife.  I closed my eyes and wandered through one of my trips to Colorado, where the azure blue sky against the dancing white aspen trees ignite endless waves of inspiration.  The title of this painting is, “Resilient Beauty”.  It hangs in the home of one of my patrons.  

To see my available aspen paintings, please visit my website where you'll see I also paint commissions.  Be sure to read my patrons comments. I have a solid record of working with clients for the past twenty-nine years!  www.JillSaurFineArt.com

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Reasons To Buy A Jill Saur Original Painting

 Reasons to Buy a Jill Saur Original Painting
The number one reason to buy an original painting from me is because of how much you love it, and how it makes you feel!  I have a solid record of selling to collectors for the past twenty-nine years.  Many of my patrons return to purchase another piece to add to their collection.  One of my ardent clients owns eleven of my original paintings.  She's been collecting my work for the past ten years.  Even though I offer a 100% money-back-guarantee on all of my originals, I've never had a client return a painting.
A great painting sparks the right hemisphere of our brains, stimulating ideas, and ideas are the root of creativity. If you surround yourself with art that inspires you, your life will be greatly enriched!  
Studies in work environments have shown that the productivity of an employee is elevated by as much as 25% when they are exposed to original art in their everyday jobs. Art that makes you feel good can uplift your mood and give you a greater sense of well-being. When a corporate office is enhanced with original art, the environment is elevated to a dynamic level that will incentivize both employees and clients!
My patrons tell me that my art inspires them, uplifts their mood, and gives them a sense of peace.  Whether in a home or corporate office, I'm honored that my paintings are hung in a prominent place for all to enjoy.  
When you buy an original painting from me, you'll have a one-of-a-kind creation that no one else in the world has.  Your painting will become a family heirloom and be able to be passed down to subsequent generations.  
My paintings have aesthetic value.  Because my work is vibrant, uplifting and full of life, the majority of my clients purchase my paintings to be the focal point of their homes. You'll be happy to know that I take meticulous care of my clients, but you'll never forget how my paintings make you feel.  My Website:  CLICK HERE
I'll end with  a comment from one of my patrons:  “Jill, Your works have found a place in our home and in our hearts. “Whispering Path” hangs over our fireplace and on the opposite wall, “Autumn Gold”. No matter what entry you make to our family room, you are drawn down one birch lined life path or another. The contrasts are attractive and walking down either path, in one’s mind, lends a sense of satisfaction and peacefulness . You and your work have contributed so positively to our surroundings and that “glad to be home” feeling. Your paintings, by far, are the best purchases we have ever made for our home.  Thank you. We are proud to be patrons of Jill Saur. With warmest regards, Greg and Deborah” - Dunwoody, GA

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Buy Original Art Atlanta

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©1990-2016 Aspen Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
Although my studio is in Atlanta, Georgia, I sell and ship my work nationally.  I meet with clients in my studio by appointment.  You'll be happy to know that I take meticulous care of my clients, but you'll never forget how my paintings make you feel.

My 8"x8" acrylic aspen tree palette knife painting, "Joyful Expectation" is loaded with texture and the perfect little painting for that special wall that needs a smile.  If you'd like something similar, but in a larger size, I paint commissions and would be happy to discuss painting something that would be a great fit for your home or business.

Enjoy Free Shipping in the Continental U.S.A.  I offer a 100% money-back-guarantee if you're not delighted with your purchase (my shipping and return policy is on my website).

I invite you to experience the joy of owning artwork that inspires and uplifts your soul.   I would love to hear from you.  To buy this painting online, or to see more of my work, please visit my website: CLICK HERE


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Abstract Landscape By Jill Saur

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©1990-2016 Abstract Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
Inspired by the play of light against the backdrop of a city on the water, my 12"x 12" abstract palette knife painting is titled, "Turquoise Sunrise".   Using my favorite turquoise and reds, this textured piece is rendered solely with a palette knife on a wide-bordered canvas with the image painted on the sides. 

Although my studio is in Atlanta, Ga., my work is packed, insured, and shipped anywhere in the United Stated for free!  

Want a larger abstract with specific colors?  I love to paint commissions.  Please visit my website to see more of my work and read what my happy patrons have to say.  Be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter while you're on my website.  Thanks, Jill 

 www.JillSaurFineArt.com

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Buy Original Aspen Tree Painting

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©1990-2016 Aspen Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
"Its wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky.  Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears." - Helen Keller  

My 30"x30" acrylic aspen tree palette knife painting on wide border canvas is titled, "Finding Grace" and is available to purchase.  This painting is loaded with texture and has a beautiful glow.  It was inspired by my amazing trip to Kebler Pass, about three hours from beautiful Aspen, Colorado.

You can view my other original paintings or acquire this painting right on my website.

You'll be happy to know that I take meticulous care of my clients, but you'll never forget how my paintings make you feel. - Jill Saur

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Canton Street Restaurants

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©1990-2016 "Canton Street Shops" by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

Do you live in Atlanta?  One of the hottest nightspots for fine dining is in downtown Roswell's Historic District.  Several years ago, I was commissioned to paint this vibrant rendition of several of the Canton Street Restaurants.
These buildings date back to the Civil War.  This the town is loaded with charm!  

Although this painting is sold, reproductions (in the size of your choice) are available on my website.  Just click on canvas editions.  My Website

Monday, August 15, 2016

AspenTrees On Canvas

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©1990-2014 Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”  - John Muir

It's no secret how I feel about trees and forests.  You'll usually find some sort of path in my aspen tree paintings.  To me, our life is all about the journey we take and the choices we make.  

My new 10"x10" acrylic aspen tree palette knife painting, "Blue Essence" is available to purchase by contacting me.  CLICK HERE   To view more of my paintings, please visit my website:  CLICK HERE

Thank you for viewing! - Jill Saur

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Flowers On Canvas

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©1990-2016 Floral Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
When I'm not rendering aspen trees, I love to paint flowers!  This 16"x20" acrylic painting is loaded with texture and painted entirely with my palette knife.  Inspired by the smile that flowers bring when given to a loved one, I've titled this painting, "Summer Love".  

Become a collector today and see why my patrons are very happy clients! 
To see more of my available work, please visit my WEBSITE.  Thanks! - Jill Saur

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Buy Abstract Art Atlanta

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©1990-2016 "Turquoise Summer" by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

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©1990-2016 "Turquoise Summer" by Jill Saur, all rights reserved


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©1990-2016"Turquoise Summer" by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
"Turquoise Summer" is my 12"x12"x1.5" abstract acrylic painting.  This dynamic piece is vibrant, textured and painted on a wide-bordered canvas with the image painted on all sides.
If you're interested in this piece, or you'd like a larger similar version, I paint commissions.  My studio is just outside Atlanta in Roswell, Ga.  
I invite you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning original artwork that inspires and uplifts your soul! - Jill Saur  WEBSITE

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tree Paintings

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©1990-2016 Aspen by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
Vibrant hues beckon the viewer into my 36"x48" aspen tree painting titled, "Autumn Beauty".  The nuance of this painting changes with the light of day and in the evening it has a beautiful glow.  Interested in purchasing this original?  Or, if you'd like to commission your own original painting,  Email me:  CLICK HERE

I invite you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning artwork that inspires and uplifts your soul.  My website:  www.JillSaurFineArt.com  

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Martin Glaser Quote

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Martin Glaser, a legendary New York graphic designer, famous for creating the ‘I Love New York’ logo, recently spoke about something that’s dear to my heart.  Martin said, “If you can sustain your interest in what you’re doing, you’re an extremely fortunate person.  What you see very frequently in people’s professional lives, and perhaps in their emotional life as well, is that they lose interest in the third act.  You sort of get tired, and indifferent, and sometimes, defensive and you kind of lose your capacity for astonishment, and that’s a great loss, because the world is a very astonishing place.”

Most of my clients lead very busy lives, are professional businessmen and women, own businesses and some are taking care of large families.  I also stay very busy with my classes, painting, and the business side of what I do.  It takes determination to stop and re-charge the creative side, but it's vitally important.

I’m in the third act of my life and  I still find wonder in observing nature, seeing the cloud formations before a storm, and getting up early to watch the sunrise over the misty waters of the Chattahoochee River. 

I agree with Martin Glaser, the world is a very astonishing place and I hope you're able to take the necessary time to be utterly astonished too! - Jill Saur

www.JillSaurFineArt.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Aspen Tree Paintings For Sale


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©1990-2016 Aspen Painting By Jill Saur, all rights reserved

This painting was inspired by the mystique, the majesty, the utter magnificent experience of spending time on the mountain top amidst the aspen forests of Colorado.  This is where my spirit soars and my artistic senses are inspired to continue to paint and tell the story of these "Giving Trees". 

My 11"x14" aspen tree painting above is titled, "Aspen Green."  This painting is sold, but I have many aspen tree paintings available on my website.

I invite you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning original artwork that uplifts your soul!  My website, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Buy Aspen Tree Paintings

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©1990-2016 Aspen Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved 

This is my 11"x14" acrylic palette knife painting, "Eye Of The Beholder".  My reference was a photo I took while on vacation in Crested Butte, Colorado.  We spent the entire week up on Kebler Pass where I was in heaven amongst these beautiful trees!

This painting is available to purchase by contacting me through my website. CLICK HERE.   I invite you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning artwork that inspires and uplifts your soul!

Thanks for viewing, Jill Saur


Kebler Pass
Jill Saur in Kebler Pass

Friday, March 18, 2016

Buy Aspen Paintings

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©1990-2016 Summer Aspen Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
Longing for summer? I thought I'd share my 36"x36" acrylic aspen tree painting, "Summer Path".  It was inspired by a beautiful day in Taos, New Mexico.  This painting hangs in the home of a collector.  However, it's available to purchase as a limited edition hand-embellished giclee.

Want your own original?  I paint commissions in all sizes from small to oversized!  Please read about how to commission a painting and what my happy patrons have to say about my work. CLICK HERE
To see more of my current available paintings, please visit my website.  www.JillSaur.com

To follow this blog, just add your email in the box to the right.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tree Paintings

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©1990-2016 Tree Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees." 
- Khalil Gibran

My 8"10".5" oil palette knife and brush painting, "Relinquished", has richly textured trees, revealing their "bone structure" against the value tones of winter. The title suggests the place in life where we relinquish ourselves and open up our hearts and minds to fresh inspiration and new possibilities.

I love aspens in winter. Their beautiful white trunks and dark branches mingle with the dark shadows cast upon the white snow, creating a profound beauty that is best experienced in silence. - Jill Saur
My EMAIL:  CLICK HERE

My WEBSITE:  CLICK HERE

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tree Paintings By Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

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©1990-2016 Aspen by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
Vibrant hues beckon the viewer into my 36"x48" aspen tree painting titled, "Autumn Beauty".  The nuance of this painting changes with the light of day and in the evening it has a beautiful glow.  Interested in purchasing this original?  Or, if you'd like to commission your own original painting,  Email me:  CLICK HERE

I invite you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning artwork that inspires and uplifts your soul.  My website:  www.JillSaurFineArt.com  

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tree Paintings

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©1990-2015 Aspen Painting by Jill Saur all rights reserved
Colorado landscape paintings seem to be in my blood.  I'm in love with Colorado's beautiful mountains, fresh air, and of course, the ever-alluring aspen trees that evoke the spiritual and artistic senses of my soul.  I want to send a big thank you to all of my clients who have appreciated and collected my paintings over the years.  THANK YOU!

My 30"x40" painting, "Autumn Gold" is available to purchase as a limited edition hand-embellished giclee.  This painting creates a stunning appearance in any room.  If you've visited the aspen groves in the fall, you know their beauty is breathtaking!

Interested in your own original?  I have many to choose from on my website and you also have the option to commission your own original work of art! CLICK HERE

Monday, February 29, 2016

Tree Painting


aspen tree painting
©1990-2016 Tree Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees." 
- Khalil Gibran

My 8"10".5" oil palette knife and brush painting, "Relinquished", has richly textured trees, revealing their "bone structure" against the value tones of winter. The title suggests the place in life where we relinquish ourselves and open up our hearts and minds to fresh inspiration and new possibilities.

I love aspens in winter. Their beautiful white trunks and dark branches mingle with the dark shadows cast upon the white snow, creating a profound beauty that is best experienced in silence. - Jill Saur
My EMAIL:  CLICK HERE

My WEBSITE:  CLICK HERE

Friday, February 26, 2016

Aspens in Summer Painting

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©1990-2016 Summer Aspen Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
Longing for summer? I thought I'd share my 36"x36" acrylic aspen tree painting, "Summer Path".  It was inspired by a beautiful day in Taos, New Mexico.  This painting hangs in the home of a collector.  However, it's available to purchase as a limited edition hand-embellished giclee.

Want your own original?  I paint commissions in all sizes from small to oversized!  Please read about how to commission a painting and what my happy patrons have to say about my work. CLICK HERE
To see more of my current available paintings, please visit my website.  www.JillSaur.com

To follow this blog, just add your email in the box to the right.  

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Original Art Atlanta, GA

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©1990-2016 Aspen Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
Walk into any aspen forest and you'll find yourself amidst a dreamland of shimmering white trees with branches reaching heavenward.  My 18"x24" acrylic aspen tree painting is titled, "Serene Summer" and was inspired by an aspen forest near Crested Butte.

This painting is available to purchase.  Also, I happily paint commissions to serve my clients needs for a particular size or requested colors (I specialize in oversized paintings).  Please visit my website to see more of my paintings.  Read what my happy patrons have to say about owning my artwork. - Jill Saur

My website:  www.JillSaurFineArt.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

African Poison Dart Frog By Jill Saur


©1990-2016 Frog Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
The African poison dart frog is mesmerizing,  and beautiful.  In its native habitat, one frog carries enough poison to kill up to thirty or more people!  I saw an exhibit of these frogs at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, where I took photos to use as subject matter to paint.  Interestingly, these frogs don't produce poison on their own.  They become poisonous after eating mites and ants that have dined on poisonous plants.  Take away the frogs toxic food source, and you take away the poison.  These little creatures are only two inches long!

This 12"x9" acrylic painting, "Little Blue Frog" is sold, but it is available in a hand-embellished limited edition giclee.  It makes a beautiful reproduction!  To email me  CLICK HERE

To visit my website  CLICK HERE

Monday, February 22, 2016

Van Gogh's Use of Complimentary Colors

Van Gogh Vase Flowers
Van Gogh Vase With Flowers Painting
   Van Gogh"s Use Of Complimentary Colors by Jill Saur

Title:  "Vase With Daisies And Anemones"
Painted In Paris In The Summer Of 1887

This oil on canvas by Van Gogh is rendered with stunning complementary colors (colors that are opposites on the color wheel).  In this case, the opposites are blue and orange, purple and yellow, and red and green.  In color theory, this combination of colors is known as a six tone chord (hexagon).

Van Gogh was a master of color, drawing, and composition.  He knew how to use just the right amount of a colors compliment to enhance the original hue.  

I've always been intrigued by color and have experimented with it, but it wasn't until about fifteen years ago, that the secrets of those hues began opening up to me.  I spent many long hours and months studying and making color charts and complex color wheels.  Learning the difference between warm blues and cool blues, warm reds and cool reds, warm yellows and cool yellows, made all the difference in the world! 

I teach my students how to make their own color wheel.  I love to see when the light goes on and they understand what it's all about.  Realizing how to mix color without having it turn to mud, knowing how to tone down a color without using black, and knowing how to choose the right colors for a painting, is a game changer!  - Jill Saur - Jill Saur Fine Art

If you're interested in my painting classes, please send me an email.  CLICK HERE



To see my work and my students work, please visit my website.  WEBSITE

Van Gogh's Trees

Vincent Van Gogh Pollard Birches
Vincent Van Gogh Trees "Pollard Birches" 1884

"I can think of no other European painter whose work expresses such a stripped respect for everyday things without elevating them." - John Berger on Vincent Van Gogh

It's no secret that Vincent Van Gogh is number one on my list of favorite artists.  He was passionate, disciplined, incredibly smart, innovative, and someone who loved deeply.  Can you just get lost in his trees?  I can.  In the above drawing, the trees take center stage, but it's not long before you notice the image of people working in the fields.  I love this piece.  Please enjoy another quote below by John Berger.  He writes of Van Gogh's act of drawing in beautifully descriptive terms.

"What do we see? Thyme, other shrubs, limestone rocks, olive trees on a hillside, in the distance a plain, in the sky birds. He dips the pen into brown ink, watches, and marks the paper. The gestures come from his hand, his wrist, arm, shoulder, perhaps even the muscles in his neck, yet the strokes he makes on the paper are following currents of energy which are not physically his and which only become visible when he draws them. Currents of energy? The energy of a tree’s growth, of a plant’s search for light, of a branch’s need for accommodation with its neighboring branches, of the roots of thistles and shrubs, of the weight of rocks lodged on a slope, of the sunlight, of the attraction of the shade for whatever is alive and suffers from the heat, of the mistral from the north which has fashioned the rock strata. My list is arbitrary; what is not arbitrary is the pattern his strokes make on the paper. The pattern is like a fingerprint. Whose?" - John Berger on Vincent Van Gogh

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art on three different days.  I spent quite a bit of time at the Van Gogh exhibit.  I was mesmerized by his brushstrokes and use of color.  If you have any opportunity to visit any museum that houses works by Van Gogh, please don't miss the opportunity! - Jill Saur   www.JillSaurFineArt.com

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Buy Aspens In Snow Painting

winter birch tree paintings
1990-2016 Aspen Art By Jill Saur, all rights reserved
My 18"x24" acrylic painting, "Winter Solstice", represents the transition between the seasons in our natural world and in our lives. The path challenges the viewer to see life as an exciting journey with new discoveries to be made every day. 

Both the original and a limited edition hand-embellished giclee are available on my website.



CLICK HERE.  I invite you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning artwork that uplifts and inspires your soul! - Jill Saur

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Find Aspen Tree Paintings For Sale

birch tree art
©1990-2014 Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”  - John Muir

It's no secret how I feel about trees and forests.  You'll usually find some sort of path in my aspen tree paintings.  To me, our life is all about the journey we take and the choices we make.  

My new 10"x10" acrylic aspen tree palette knife painting, "Blue Essence" is available to purchase by contacting me.  CLICK HERE   To view more of my paintings, please visit my website.  I have three aspen art galleries filled with aspen tree paintings on my website.  CLICK HERE

Thank you for viewing! - Jill Saur

Monday, February 15, 2016

Chattahoochee River Painting By Jill Saur

sope creek painting
©1990-2016 Chattahoochee River By Jill Saur, all rights reserved

Atlanta is a big city and people here don't realize there are thousands of acres along the Chattahoochee River that have been preserved as part of the National Park Service.  When you get out in these areas, you realize you could be anywhere! The scenery is breathtaking, there are no sounds of cars, the air is fresh, and it's quiet!

My 48"x36" acrylic painting of Sope Creek, is titled, "Autumn Promise".  I'm thankful to live in such a beautiful area where I can get lost in nature and have my artistic senses refreshed.


Are you interested in this painting?  Or, would you like to commission your own painting?  Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!  Visit my website and see what my happy patrons have to say!  CLICK HERE

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Buy Original Art Atlanta

A great painting sparks the right hemisphere of our brains, stimulating ideas, and ideas are the root of creativity.  If you surround yourself with art that inspires you, your life will be greatly enriched!
Studies in work environments have shown that the productivity of an employee is elevated by as much as 25% when they are exposed to original art in their everyday jobs. This doesn’t surprise me.  Art that makes us feel good can uplift our moods and give us a greater sense of well-being.  Whether in a home or business, I'm honored that my paintings are hung in a prominent place for all to enjoy.   

Canton Street ByJill saur
©1990-2015 Canton Street by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

When a corporate office is enhanced with original art, the environment is elevated to a dynamic level that will incentivize both employees and clients!
See some of my commission pieces and read what my clients have to say about working with me. CLICK HERE  Please send me an email and let’s see what I can do to help provide you with just the right artwork for your corporate offices.  EMAIL  Thanks! - Jill Saur - Jill Saur Fine Art, LLC
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