Category Archives: Art by Judith

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

The Great Frame-Up

Recently I sat down with a notepad, lined all my “good” paintings up, and proceeded to evaluate them. I used a list of common elements of painting borrowed from Phil Schmidt. Originality Emotive quality Composition Execution Presentation Now, I don’t

The Great Frame-Up

Recently I sat down with a notepad, lined all my “good” paintings up, and proceeded to evaluate them. I used a list of common elements of painting borrowed from Phil Schmidt. Originality Emotive quality Composition Execution Presentation Now, I don’t

An Abstract I Actually Like

I am not an abstract painter. While I love abstract art, I’m only good at looking at it, not creating it. I rarely attempt abstract art, usually only if I’ve been reading about it or have been otherwise challenged in

An Abstract I Actually Like

I am not an abstract painter. While I love abstract art, I’m only good at looking at it, not creating it. I rarely attempt abstract art, usually only if I’ve been reading about it or have been otherwise challenged in

Ready…Set…Show!

Art shows are exciting. Even with my limited experience, I feel that excitement each time I receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming show. Right now, I have five different shows on the horizon, paintings sitting all over the

Ready…Set…Show!

Art shows are exciting. Even with my limited experience, I feel that excitement each time I receive an invitation to participate in an upcoming show. Right now, I have five different shows on the horizon, paintings sitting all over the

The Moon Lies Fair Upon the Straits

The sea is calm tonight. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; From Dover Beach Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold has always been a favorite poem of mine. Just reciting the opening lines always puts me in

The Moon Lies Fair Upon the Straits

The sea is calm tonight. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; From Dover Beach Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold has always been a favorite poem of mine. Just reciting the opening lines always puts me in

Movement

I love how art never fails to move me in many different directions. As I study different art styles and learn about art techniques and methods, my pathway often leads me away from visual arts to other forms of creative

Movement

I love how art never fails to move me in many different directions. As I study different art styles and learn about art techniques and methods, my pathway often leads me away from visual arts to other forms of creative