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Thursday, December 18, 2008

"The Gift"

"The Gift" My Tuesday demo for my class. I have only been doing demos lately as I have been working diligently on these portraits and am pulling out my hair.

oil on linen panel 14x11

For more info on this painting please email me at
832 640 7131

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Highfield Cottage" by Judy Crowe

"Highfield Cottage"14x12
This cottage is in the Lake District, England and was next door to the cottage we rented. The sun finally came out the day we were in the yard painting.
For sale through the Houstonian Gallery, Spring. Just email me if you are interested in this painting. 832 640 7131

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

"Pansies" 8x6

"Pansies" 8x6

It's getting colder here and in Houston Pansies are planted about this time of year.

This painting is for sale through Galerie Mado Chalvet, 713.522.0475. Ask for Suzanne. It is on sale for 20 % off this Christmas.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

"Starting Over"

"Starting Over" 14x11

This painting was today's demo for my class. The name has a couple of meanings. Firstly, I wiped off the first drawing because the composition was off, so I "started over". But this is also a poinsettia painting and since this is the Christmas Season, it's also a chance to "start over". What would we do without the Christ-mas season? Knowing Christ has allowed many folks to start over, to make a new beginning. It's through faith in Jesus Christ that allow us to know who we are, where we are going and where we come from. At the risk of sounding like a Hallmark card (which is what my son told me), my faith is about peace for today and hope for tomorrow. Thanks Jesus!
Have a blessed holiday season!

Monday, December 01, 2008


This was a scene in Provence. Poppies were just beginning to bloom.


Galerie Esteban

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

"Happy, Merry"

Happy Christmas Holidays everyone!

4x4 oil on panel
75.00 unframed plus 5.00 shipping

Sunday, November 23, 2008


"Glads" Quick study. 14x11 oil on linen panel

$125.00 plus 10.00 shipping and handling

Thank you for viewing my blog!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Spring in Columbus"

This painting is a plein air painting painted this spring in Columbus Texas. It was a beautiful day. I had gone out to visit a friend's farm. She wasn't able to make it so I found a place beside the road where I felt safe and painted this study.

9x12 oil on linen panel

Thank you for visiting my blog. If you are interested in this painting, please email me. I am going to be having a show and sale at my studio soon. If you would like an invitation, please contact me also.

Monday, November 10, 2008


"Sugar" 5x5 oil on panel

I love to paint this little sugar bowl and have done so several times. Thank you for looking!

$100.00 unframed plus 5.00 shipping


Sunday, November 09, 2008

"Sail Away"

This is Monterrey Bay, October 2007, a beautiful day at Fisherman's Wharf.

Thank you for viewing my blog! Let me know if you are interested in this painting.

$200. unframed 9x12 oil on panel

Friday, November 07, 2008

"Tea and Carnations"

"Tea and Carnations" 10x12 oil on linen panel

This is a little study that I did as a demonstration for a workshop I did in the spring in Fredericksburg. It's loose because I did it in about an hour and I really just tried to get the large shapes in without worrying about detail at all.

It's 4 am and I am having a hard time sleeping today. I am excited because tomorrow I pick up my son who has been away for about 18 months. It's going to be great having him home again. Thanks for looking at my work.

Here's a blessing for today-
Proverbs 3:6 Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. God Bless!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"Ocean Breezes"

"Ocean Breezes" 6x8 oil on linen panel

I have had this little painting hanging in my home. It's Houma, La. before hurricane Katrina. Several of my dear friends and I went there for a week to paint a while ago. This was my attempt at Monet's Impressionism. I like this little painting. I am ready to sell it though.

Thank you for looking at my blog!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

"Garden Dragonfly Morning"
9x12 study for class demonstration

This little painting was done in the courtyard of my studio in Old Town Spring.
Thank you for looking!

Please email me if you are interested in this painting . Also check out my studies at I usually have two different studies everytime I post. Thanks.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Looking for Peter Rabbit

Painted on a very rainy day in the Lake District, England, this 8x6 painting is typical of the many gardens you see in England. The English love their gardens and for that, I loved being there as I also love flowers. It was rare to find a cottage or home that did not have some kind of color. I loved that. Even though many of the days were rainy which I understand is also very typical of the area, color was still abundant. Since this is where Beatrix Potter lived and worked much of her adult life, I thought this name was fitting.

Thank you for looking!! 832.640.7131

White Horse Pub

Hi Everyone,

Well I am finally getting back into the studio after a long absence. I have been out of town a lot in the past 3 weeks. I went to England to paint for two weeks and then went to Dallas last week after my sister flew to Houston. We drove together to my brother's surprise b-day party. He was very surprised. It was a great time but because of all of that, I have been out of pocket a lot. Life is busy. But I have made it back to my studio and am beginning to evaluate my work from both the European trips that I have made this year. After completing a couple of commissions that I have in the works, I will be working on some larger paintings from the trips to France and England. I am excited just thinking about that. This particular study (6x8) was done on our first day of painting there. We were in Shere, in Surrey Shire, just south of London. We stayed at the Rookery Nook B and B. A really sweet couple own it and if you are ever in that part of England, I would recommend staying there. This pub, "The White Horse Pub" was the setting for the movie "The Holiday" starring Cameron Diaz. We had dinner there that evening also. Fun.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Spring Basket 10x8

Hi Everyone,

Well I am home from England and it was a great trip. Many many thanks to my friend Johnyne Rees and her sweet husband Tom for making this trip possible! We painted in the Cotswolds a week and then went to the Lake District. We spent one day photographing in Scotland so the trip was very productive and I will be posting some of those works later. Even though it rained many of the days we were there, we still were able to paint quite a bit. I had plans to put up one of the paintings I did today, however, I cannot put my hands on my camera cord to upload my photos. I know it's around here somewhere but until I find it, I will have to post some older paintings. Well, I had intended to post this one anyway, so here it is. Spring Basket is a very nice little painting that is in a french frame. I would like to sell the framed painting for just 350.00. That is a steal, so if you are interested just email me at or you can purchase safely and securely through paypal. Just follow the prompts.

Thank you for looking !!

"Spring Basket" 10x8 oil on panel
$350.00 framed study

Framed or unframed

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Gettin Outta Dodge!!!

Okay, that's not the name of these paintings!! But I am gettin outta dodge (or Spring) today. I am leaving for Merry Ole England and won't be home until October 17 and so won't be posting most likely (unless I can find a friendly internet cafe) until October 20th or so. Please stay tuned to see some of the work that I do in the Cotswolds (where Beatrix Potter lived and where Thomas Kinkade loved to paint), the Lake District, and Scotland. I plan to drink one bottle of Scotland brew. Not a lot, just one. See you all soon. Blessings! Judy

"Afternoon in Lukenbach" 8x10 oil on linen panel
"Old Town Afternoon" 9x12 oil on linen panel

Friday, September 26, 2008

Strawberries and Sugar

This study is 6"x6" and was painted this Tuesday as a demonstration for my class.

Thank you for looking!!
"Strawberries and Sugar" 6x6 oil on canvas
$100.00 plus 10.00 shipping

Thursday, September 25, 2008

True To Texas

Another plein air piece which was painted near my home in Spring, Texas. The buildings behind the hay bales are part of an old home-place that belonged to the Benfer Family. The Benfers are part of the German heritage around here-the first settlers in this part of Texas. I met Mr. Benfer before he sold this property to Faithbridge United Methodist Church. The buildings are still standing, at least for a while behind the church and you can drive back into the property and paint in a safe and very quiet atmosphere. I remember the day that I painted this. It was sunny but a bit windy and so I hid behind the church's bus which was nearby. Anyway, it was a good day and is a good representation of the way life used to be. Sometimes I think I was born too late! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Blessings for today-

"True to Texas" 11x14 oil on linen panel Please email me at if you are interested in this piece. It is framed in a very nice dark frame. This is a gallery piece. The price is $1145.00, framed.
Shipping and insurance on this piece is free.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sunny Day in Provence

This painting was a plein air piece done in the streets of Gordes, Provence France during my recent trip. When I look at this painting, it reminds me of the great time we had. This painting was the day after the workshop and the students had gone home. Elaine, Johnyne and I went back to Gordes and we had some sun even though the wind was like a hurricane. No pun intended. Thank you for visiting!

"Sunny Day in Provence" 10x8 oil on linen panel
500.00 plus 12.00 shipping

"Sunflowers" 10x8

This was a study done for a larger painting. I've had it for a while and even though it is an 8x10, would love to sell it. It's a very nice piece. The larger painting was accepted into the Salon International show and is now sold.

Thanks for looking.

"Sunflowers" 10 x 8 oil on panel
100.00 plus 11.00 shipping by Fed Ex

Monday, September 22, 2008

Rodeo Days

Hi again. I am back. Well the last week and a half has been pretty eventful. I never realized how precious a commodity like ice is! Particularly when you can't get it!! Well our power is still off at our home after hurricane Ike but we were blessed in the long run because our neighbors just south of us were hit hard. We in north Houston were pretty lucky considering. We had a lot of trash in our yard, minor damage to the house, nothing serious. I finally have power at my studio now so I hope to get back to work soon. The bad thing is, (or good thing) I am leaving for Europe in one week, October 1-17 so won't be posting during that time either. But I will be putting new work up starting tomorrow until then.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Begonias 5x7

Friends, This will be my final post for at least a week, maybe longer. I live in Houston and we are still out of power as of September 18, Wednesday. We are okay though and blessed to not have been affected by the hurricane as much as our neighbors. Our prayers and thoughts are with our neighbors in Galveston, Treasure Island, Crystal Beach and Bolivar.

This little painting is a 5x7. The price is 100.00. If you are interested, please email me and I will be checking my messages online as much as I can. I am at the present time at my church powering my laptop.

This painting is sold! Thank you Sandy! 832.640.7131 (my cell is working part of the time)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Country Meadow

"Country Meadow" 6x8 oil on panel

I did this little study last spring. I am wishing for those days right now as we are sitting here in Houston waiting for Hurricane Ike. I might be able to post something tomorrow. I just don't know yet. It's supposed to start raining manyana. If it gets bad then I won't be online. I spent an hour in line at Kroger today getting groceries and water. Yuk. I don't like hurricanes and plan to move. Yes, next year hopefully. I am not sure about anything right now except one. I am thankful that I have a faith in Jesus. Sorry if that offends anyone but it's true.

Anyway, this painting is going to sell for 100.00 plus 10.00 shipping. If anyone is interested, please email me and I'll save it for you.

Thank you for viewing my blog! God Bless.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Strawberries Romanov

"Strawberries Romanov" 4x6 oil on panel
This is a little creamer that I have had for a while. It's an antique and German I think, hand painted. It is so delicate.

My friend Elaine sent me the following recipe hence the name of this little painting which is $75.00 plus 7.50 shipping (unframed)

Strawberries Romanoff: Mix in a medium bowl: 1 cup sour cream, 6 T brown sugar, 2 T Cognac. Beat until Thick: 1 cup heavy whipping cream gradually adding 6 T of sugar. Gently fold the two mixtures together. arrange in a glss bowl with approx. 4 c strawberries (washed and sliced. Leave a few whole as garnish. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Just Roses

A dear friend of mine brought these roses to a workshop that I was teaching in one of her mom's old depression glass vases. You know those green transparent kind they don't make anymore. I think our moms used to get these dishes inside soap boxes. It's a small painting, a 9x7 and even though it's very losely done, I've always liked it myself. This painting is about a year old. If I don't sell it, I'll just keep it.

Thanks for looking!!

"Just Roses" 9x7 oil on canvas panel
$125.00 plus 10.00 shipping (unframed)
If you are interested in this painting, I have a wonderful little frame for it and would be willing to sell it with the painting for additional cost. Just email me at

Monday, September 08, 2008

Provence Color

I brought this little ceramic cream pitcher back from my trip to Provence. These are true "Provence Colors". I plan to paint this little guy again soon but here is the little study that I did a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks for looking!!

"Provence Color" 5x7 oil on panel

Summer Color

Hi Students,

Here is the demo that I did last week. I finished it even though I have not felt well this week. Now I think I have a sinus infection. I am falling apart. I did do a daily painting today but will post it tomorrow if it doesn't stink! :)


"Summer Color" 9x12 oil on linen panel

Friday, September 05, 2008

Summer Reds

I started teaching my regular class again on Tuesday and haven't posted anything in a couple of days because I fell that day on my backside and hurt my neck! Ouch!! But, thanks to my dear sweet jewel of a friend Elaine Monnig who gave me a massage yesterday, I feel so much better. Anyway, I had purchased these beautiful gala apples for the class to paint and so decided to do a smaller version of the demonstration I did that day. I'll post it later. I love to paint apples because you can really get some sharp geometric shapes going if you decide what color each individual shape is. I love to paint these thickly to give them lots of substance. I picked this little red basket up at the goodwill store. They have lots of great goodies for really inexpensive prices.

"Summer Reds" 6x6 oil on canvas (unframed)
125.00 plus 10.00 shipping

You can purchase this little painting safely and securely online with paypal and use your credit card! Blessings all-

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Last spring my husband went to his parents "home place", a century home that has been in the family for over 100 years. He goes out there to mow, have some r & r from the stress of life, to just chill out. Sometimes I go with him. Riding a riding mower is strangely therapeutic. :) Sometimes I paint. Sometimes I mow. Sometimes I sit.
My husband came home with these bluebonnets. He always says, "I got you something from the gettin place". Well, he's from East Texas. It's sweet.
"Bluebonnets" 7x5 not for sale (right now anyway)
Thank you for visiting my blog for mindless chatter. :)

Monday, September 01, 2008

Rose Study

This is a quick painting done with the roses that I had purchased for the larger work posted recently "Summer Sun" 20x16 which you can view by scrolling down.

"Rose Study" 6x6 $100.00 plus $10.00 shipping unframed

Thank you for looking! 8326407131

This painting is Sold! Thank you Julie!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Summer Sun

"Summer Sun" 20x16 oil on canvas

I finished this painting yesterday and had a lot of fun doing it. I have a large window in my studio and I have found that if I put my still life right in front of the window, I get all this beautiful light shining through and back lighting my subject. I then placed a spotlight next to the still life as well to accentuate the flowers and water pitcher more. This was a fun painting. I will be posting a small study I did of these roses later.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Colorful Plums

"Colorful Plums" 6x6 oil on canvas
It's so much fun to try to capture the all of the gorgeous color in a plum. So simple yet not so easy to do to keep it clean and portray the beauty there.
If you are interested in this little painting, it's easy and safe to pay with pay pal and you can use your credit card.
$50.00 plus $5.00 shipping unframed

Sweet Red

"Sweet Red" 6x6 oil on canvas

I tried to keep this very simple but to keep the color clean and capture the beautiful yet different reds, warm and cool.

$50. plus 5.00 shipping

Monday, August 25, 2008

Southwest Pottery with Carnations

Southwest Pottery and Carnations is a 10x8 painting done on linen canvas panel. I am proud of this painting. I think this is one of my better ones even though I don't get a lot of comments on it. I think that is because of the color??
"Southwest Pottery and Carnations" 10x8

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Romeo and Juliette Rose

This cigar box is called Romeo y Julietta. This is a beautiful cigar box with a varnished and stained exterior. The painting itself is linen glued to board and comes with a stand for the painting, brushes used, and palette knife. I am having a lot of fun with these.

"Romeo and Juliet Rose"

Available through Galerie Esteban

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