Category Archives: Art by Judith

Back in the Day

When I was growing up — back in the day — I loved climbing trees. Maybe that’s when and how my lifelong love of trees began. Things were different back in the day, you know. In the summer, we didn’t

Back in the Day

When I was growing up — back in the day — I loved climbing trees. Maybe that’s when and how my lifelong love of trees began. Things were different back in the day, you know. In the summer, we didn’t

We Interrupt This Program…

Only a few days into Inktober last year, I had to interrupt so that I could share my happiness over winning my first art award — a judge merit award on the “storm clouds” painting I’d entered in the 2018

We Interrupt This Program…

Only a few days into Inktober last year, I had to interrupt so that I could share my happiness over winning my first art award — a judge merit award on the “storm clouds” painting I’d entered in the 2018

Creating Interest through Contrast

My drawing time this morning involved a rather technical concept, that of creating interest in a drawing through the use of contrast. In today’s exercise the contrast was one of value, although there are many other forms of contrast we

Creating Interest through Contrast

My drawing time this morning involved a rather technical concept, that of creating interest in a drawing through the use of contrast. In today’s exercise the contrast was one of value, although there are many other forms of contrast we

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

I don’t know if anyone reading this is old enough to remember the original Doublemint twins and their lilting, happy song. I am old enough to remember this little advertising jingle from the 1950s and 1960s, and I’ve been singing

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

I don’t know if anyone reading this is old enough to remember the original Doublemint twins and their lilting, happy song. I am old enough to remember this little advertising jingle from the 1950s and 1960s, and I’ve been singing

Looking Back

I’ve been sorting through a lot of old drawings and paintings recently, and going through my old art often brings a smile to my face. It’s interesting to look back now and see that a lot of my early efforts

Looking Back

I’ve been sorting through a lot of old drawings and paintings recently, and going through my old art often brings a smile to my face. It’s interesting to look back now and see that a lot of my early efforts

Facing the Bugaboo

Last week I wrote about my bugaboo: getting a wide range of values in my drawings and paintings. I’m always concerned that my darks are too dark. I worry that my lights are too light. I make many value scales for practice, and I read all

Facing the Bugaboo

Last week I wrote about my bugaboo: getting a wide range of values in my drawings and paintings. I’m always concerned that my darks are too dark. I worry that my lights are too light. I make many value scales for practice, and I read all

Summer Leaves

As an artist who is still working to learn basic oil painting skills, nothing pleases me more than coming away from a painting session with something I actually like. I smile when I see this Summer Leaves painting: This is a

Summer Leaves

As an artist who is still working to learn basic oil painting skills, nothing pleases me more than coming away from a painting session with something I actually like. I smile when I see this Summer Leaves painting: This is a