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How To Commission A Painting

Jill Saur

How To Commission A Painting

Are You Looking To Own An Extraordinary Painting That's Just Right For You?  My clients will tell you that you're in the right place!  I Create dynamic expressive works of art and I’ve been painting commissions for clients for over twenty-five years. Why commission a painting with me?  Because you'll get the size painting you're looking for with the colors and subject matter that you want.  You'll own a one-of-a-kind original that will make a unique statement for your home or office.  Most importantly, you're going to get a painting that you love!  The odds of walking into an art gallery and finding a painting that you...

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Original Rocky Seascape Painting

Jill Saur

Original Rocky Seascape Painting

"My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  My 12"x12" original acrylic palette knife painting is titled, "Infatuated." It was inspired by my love for the sea. Although I grew up in Florida and the ocean's in my blood, I'll never forget the month I spent at a beach in Maine when I was sixteen. I vividly remember the smell of the sea, the rocky coastline, and the waves crashing upon the white sand. It was a poignant summer for...

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Van Gogh's Misery and Music

Jill Saur

Van Gogh's Misery and Music

Written by Jill Saur 10/16 Several hours before my visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, I read a letter that Vincent wrote to his brother, Theo (below). 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...

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Retaining Your Capacity for Astonishment

Jill Saur

Retaining Your Capacity for Astonishment

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...

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New Website Jill Saur Fine Art

Jill Saur

New Website Jill Saur Fine Art

"Blue Flowers" • acrylic on canvas • by Jill Saur.  Welcome To My New Online Gallery!   In order to accommodate the growing trend of art collectors who prefer to shop for their artwork online, I've built a brand new website with a state-of-the art secured shopping cart. I show every painting in numerous settings, and those who prefer to have the sides of the canvas act as a frame, you’ll see the painted sides of every canvas.   If you want to see how one of my larger paintings will fit on your wall, measure your space and mark the...

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