Wednesday, April 23, 2014

100under100 art series continued...

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My 100under100 series continues...

5x5in for $25
5x7in for $35
6x8in for $48
8x8in for $64
6x12in for $72

prices include tax & shipping (us only)

While there will be more sizes coming to the series over the next few months, this is it before Mother's day! If you would like to surprise your mom with something unique, handmade, and 100% original, make your selection before May 1st in order to ensure delivery time. Happy Mom's Day! 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mark & Kristen: Engagement photos

Mark & Kristen

This gorgeous NC engagement session was photographed in July, just before we moved to the farm. I cannot believe their wedding week is already here! I am super excited to fly "home" to NC tomorrow. I couldn't be more honored to record all of their beautiful wedding day details. 

Check back soon for photos from their big day! 


Saturday, April 19, 2014


Our First Garden!

First Step:
survive the winter ;)

Second Step:
...and who could pass up Armory BBQ when in Decorah? 
You must have fuel to plan a garden, right?

Next up: 
Who knows! 
We have a lot to learn and I'll post as we go.

Luckily, I have help. One of my first new Iowa friends, Kate, is not only a fabulous potter but also wants to grow her first garden! It seemed natural to team-up and grow our first garden together. Fortunately we have lots of neighbors and friends who have gardening experience and have offered to aid us along the way. My fingers are crossed because my thumbs aren't green! 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's not just tax day!

It's Zach's Day! 

I'm grateful for every day, 
each crazy moment, 
the tons of fun we have, 
and all of the love we share. 

I wish my sweetheart
(my man of many talents, charm & good looks) 
the happiest of birthdays 
now and always! 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My first commissioned painting of a cow: "Shasta"


A few weeks ago I was commissioned to do a painting of a cow. My client asked that it be a brown cow with a white tuft of hair on her forehead. Luckily, we live near a farm where I was able to find the perfect cow! Not only did I get to meet our new neighbors, but they welcomed me with open arms, a pair of boots, and an up-close introduction to the herd. Photographing the cows was an adventure in itself. There were so many big beautiful models! I'm so grateful for that experience and hope to visit again soon. 

After going through all of the photos, I decided to paint Shasta. I loved her sweet personality and curiosity in the pasture. 

Bright colors, a touch of texture, and shimmery highlights give "Shasta" a contemporary tone. I'm excited to send this happy cow to her new NC home!  


.... I have a feeling there may 
be a few more cow portraits 
in my near future! 

6x8 for $48: the series continues... :)

6x8 for 48

The next phase of my 100under100 series hit my art website this week! 

   Just minutes after I posted these fun floral paintings, two of them sold! I may need to add a few more floral creations to this phase of the series. I'll let you know when I do!

   The whimsical lines, thick texture, and bright colors give this traditionally-themed painting its contemporary flare! 

Of course I included a couple of abstract paintings in the group...

... there's seldom a painting that leaves my studio without a bit of sparkle. You have to see this one in person. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

J.Webb Original Artwork: my mini masterpiece series continues...5x7 for $35

J.Webb Original Artwork:
 my mini masterpiece series continues...
5x7 for $35 

I am in the process of making 100 paintings available for under 100 dollars. Last week I posted my 5x5 for $25 series. I am so excited to have already sold six of the first series! Today, I debut the next phase in my mini masterpiece series: 5x7 for $35. Head over to to see the whole gallery! Here are just a few examples...

 5x7 for 35

This series of original artwork measures 5x7x3/4 inches each. They are one-of-a-kind acrylic paintings on stretched canvas. With finished edges, you can hang these paintings with or without frames. At such an affordable price, you could create a grouping of your favorites. These make great thank-you, thinking-of-you, or just-because gifts! Buy handmade original art for a friend or client. 

As always, thank you for visiting Sunny In Saint Olaf! I would love for you to comment and let me know what you think! For any questions or inquiries feel free to email me at 


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday in Saint Olaf: a commissioned painting sent me out in search of a particular cow...

This week I was contacted to create a commissioned painting... a brown cow with a white tuft of hair on her head. While I already had several photos of Red Angus cows from my visit to our neighbors at Forest Hill Farm, those cows are all solid in color. Lucky for me, we're surrounded by farms! I drive past a Holstein farm every time I leave our house. This morning at church, our neighbors told me I should stop into that Holstein farm and meet our other neighbors. Surely they'd let me photograph their beautiful Holstein cows, right?  

So this afternoon I got my camera and headed out to meet our neighbors at KRF Holsteins & BJ's Ayrshires...

Glenda and Keith were right. They welcomed me with open arms and a pair of boots!

After I met our new neighbors, Bryon took me out to the pasture to meet their "pet" cows. The cows were even more beautiful up close and personal. I was amazed at how friendly and curious they were. As the cows became more comfortable with me, they followed us through the pasture. A few even urged me to pet them.  Although they are gentle giants, there were a couple of moments I felt uneasy. I can't say I was 100 percent brave; I'm still working on this "farm girl" thing. :)

There were more than a few models in the herd...

After a nice visit in the pasture, I felt a single raindrop nudge me to wrap up my photo shoot. Bryon and I headed back to my car. He was surprised to see that "my" cat was perched in the back window. 

I was surprised too, since I don't have a cat! We laughed when we realized one of their kitties had jumped into my car through the window and made itself comfy. She was so cute, I almost came home with a new pet!

What an awesome day! 

To the Franks, thanks so much for opening your door to me this afternoon. It was so great to meet you all. Rachel, thank you for loaning me your totally awesome boots... I have to get a pair like them! Bryon, I can't thank you enough for taking the time to show me around. It was such a treat to be formally introduced to the herd. It will take some time to learn all of their names so I hope I get to visit them again soon! 


coming soon: New paintings and our laundry room renovations

Friday, April 4, 2014

5 x 5 for 25: a series of original, one-of-a-kind, mini masterpieces!

5x5 for $25
Original, One-of-a-Kind, J.Webb Art

I have been receiving positive feedback from my Art-o-mat series original artwork. My Art-o-mat paintings are mini acrylic artworks that have sold from refurbished vending machines all over the world. Check out to learn more or locate a machine near you!  That being said, I have decided to make another small art series available online!  

This series will begin with sixteen original acrylic paintings. These original one-of-a-kind paintings are created on Ampersand Claybord, measuring 5x5x1/8 inches each.  This size makes them easy to frame, ship, and display. Rather than choose a frame for you, I’ve decided to keep costs low and pass that savings on to you. They can be framed with or without glass. Below are links to a few frame suggestions that you can order online or pick up in-stores. Otherwise, lean your new painting on a shelf, mantel, or prop it up in your bookcase. The options are endless!

Frame Suggestions:
For inexpensive easy framing, look online. Here are a few suggestions.

Please email me with inquiries.

These mini masterpieces are available now!
$25.00 each includes tax & shipping (US Only)
Check out easily with Paypal from Jillian Webb Art.

As usual, Thanks for viewing! I hope you enjoy my new mini series of playful paintings. These are the perfect size and price point to spruce up a small space, add a pop of color to your living room, or surprise a friend! 

Spring is in the air!