Thursday, November 05, 2015

On The Sunny Side
Starting bid is only $50.00!!

I love to paint still life.  I have an assortment of pitchers, bottles, cups, vases, creamers...etc etc etc.  It's fun putting them together to create an arrangement of interesting colors or compositions.  This particular still life is done on gessoed hardboard and is 100% archival.  It was a little study.  I've been doing a lot of little studies lately to get back into the swing of things after this lengthy move and some other 'life' happenings that have kept me from painting but I am hopeful that 2016 is going to be a great year...  I've leased a new space again and will start teaching again early next year!  Looking forward to's been a while.

Take care friends and thanks for looking!

Monday, November 02, 2015

The Graceful Swan

"The Graceful Swan"  5x7

Swans are such graceful and beautiful creatures.  Caught in the right light, they are really fun to paint.  The photo I used for this painting was taken near the Cotswolds, England during a painting trip there a couple of years ago.  

Thank you for looking!!  

Sunday, November 01, 2015

"The Spanish Teapot"
8x10 oil on gessoed hardboard

This little teapot is one that I love to paint because it's so colorful and happy.  I love the little bird on the front of it.  Makes me happy to paint it!

Thank you for looking and visiting my blog!

If you would like to bid on this little study, the bidding begins at only $99.00!
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Roses and Ribbons

"Roses and Ribbons"  
8x10 oil on gessoed board

I love to paint ribbons for some reason.  I think it's because they pick up so much light and different colors from the objects around them.  Also they are a great way of connecting things in your painting making for a better composition besides just adding interest.  I grew these roses in my yard which I think are the best because they are more relaxed than the roses you find in grocery stores.

Thank you for viewing my work!  

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, you can do so easily through with your credit card through Paypal.  Just click on the link below.  It's easy!

$495.00 Plus 25.00 for shipping and handling.
This price includes a simple lovely frame.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's been a while

"China and Primroses"  12x12

It has been quite a while since I've blogged.  My husband and I were involved in a very big move from Houston to 'the top of the hill country'.  We sold our home in Houston and we now live in a lovely small town or village (it's not even incorporated) about an hour southwest of Ft. Worth, Texas.  It's taken me a while to get assimilated to a new place and really we are still in the process of doing that.  But I do like living in the country.  Our home is on 12 acres and it's been an ongoing transition.  It's quite a bit different from Houston.  No traffic, no humidity, and some beautiful scenery.  On the down side, I do miss my wonderful friends in the Houston area and the great stimulation of learning alongside my peers in order to grow as an artist.  But moving provides a good way to grow in another way and now I'm looking forward to doing that...I haven't been able to paint as much although I am painting some. That is about to change.  I'll be putting all I have into it very soon~I hope you will stay tuned.  I have not been out of the picture entirely and some good things have happened in the past year.  I am now a signature member of American Impressionists Society and a Master Signature member of American Women Artists Association, both very prestigious groups.  Last year I was awarded an Award of Excellence at the Oil Painter's of America's Western Regional show and won best of show in a local plein air competition.  

While getting back my painting legs I've decided to sell some small 6x6 (and a few others) at very reasonable prices.  Some of these will be auctioned at Daily Paintworks.  Here is a link if you would like to see some of those small sketches.

Thank you for reading my blog and I always appreciate feedback from friends.  Blessings, Judy