Category Archives: Art by Judith

Mind-Mapping

I am sitting here in my studio — the office area, obviously. It’s nice to have both office and studio in a single location rather than in two different rooms as was the case before we moved. Here, from the

Mind-Mapping

I am sitting here in my studio — the office area, obviously. It’s nice to have both office and studio in a single location rather than in two different rooms as was the case before we moved. Here, from the

Faces of Summer

World Watercolor Month has now come to an end. I did not complete a watercolor each day. I didn’t even come close. At the time WWM began, I had just started working on watercolor portraits, so I knew that’s what

Faces of Summer

World Watercolor Month has now come to an end. I did not complete a watercolor each day. I didn’t even come close. At the time WWM began, I had just started working on watercolor portraits, so I knew that’s what

Because I Can

I’ve been doing quite a bit of drawing recently, and I’ve come to a beautiful realization. I love to draw. I love opening my little art box, taking out different pencils, gathering up my blending tools, finding my eraser, and

Because I Can

I’ve been doing quite a bit of drawing recently, and I’ve come to a beautiful realization. I love to draw. I love opening my little art box, taking out different pencils, gathering up my blending tools, finding my eraser, and

Nothing to It

I think painting is probably easy for some gifted artists. Through the art clubs I belong to, I know quite a few of those, and true enough, they seem to approach their drawing and painting with a “nothing to it”

Nothing to It

I think painting is probably easy for some gifted artists. Through the art clubs I belong to, I know quite a few of those, and true enough, they seem to approach their drawing and painting with a “nothing to it”

Making a Mess

“Creativity means making a mess… and then cleaning it up.” I don’t know where or when I first heard those words, but they’ve become a motto of sorts. I say them often, almost every time I begin a new art

Making a Mess

“Creativity means making a mess… and then cleaning it up.” I don’t know where or when I first heard those words, but they’ve become a motto of sorts. I say them often, almost every time I begin a new art

Finally Finished

I showed this painting before in its “nearly-finished” state. Since then, it’s been sitting on my drying shelf waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Finally, a few days ago, I took it down from the shelf,

Finally Finished

I showed this painting before in its “nearly-finished” state. Since then, it’s been sitting on my drying shelf waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Finally, a few days ago, I took it down from the shelf,

Winter Stream – Revisited

Remember that awful Winter Stream watercolor I painted several weeks ago? It was painted and posted here not too long after I began following along with Aubrey Phillips, using one of his books as a sort of roadmap for a 100-day

Winter Stream – Revisited

Remember that awful Winter Stream watercolor I painted several weeks ago? It was painted and posted here not too long after I began following along with Aubrey Phillips, using one of his books as a sort of roadmap for a 100-day

Embracing Imperfections

Despite all the ups and downs along the way in recent weeks, I’m definitely enjoying my art journey. Not long along I heard an interesting explanation of what a journey is. It’s not a mere trip. Trips are planned with definite destinations

Embracing Imperfections

Despite all the ups and downs along the way in recent weeks, I’m definitely enjoying my art journey. Not long along I heard an interesting explanation of what a journey is. It’s not a mere trip. Trips are planned with definite destinations

Looking to the Light

World Watercolor Month is well underway, and hopefully before it’s all over I’ll have a nice collection of paintings to show. I’m using the challenge to create a series of portraits called “Faces of Summer.” You’ve seen one previously —

Looking to the Light

World Watercolor Month is well underway, and hopefully before it’s all over I’ll have a nice collection of paintings to show. I’m using the challenge to create a series of portraits called “Faces of Summer.” You’ve seen one previously —

A Reconciliation of Sorts

Don’t you just hate it when someone you know breaks up with their significant other, cries on your shoulder, carries on about how they intend to get on with their life, and then the next day they’re calling to tell you

A Reconciliation of Sorts

Don’t you just hate it when someone you know breaks up with their significant other, cries on your shoulder, carries on about how they intend to get on with their life, and then the next day they’re calling to tell you