Category Archives: Art by Judith

Rough, Rocky Terrain

I’m happy to post this painting. It’s one I finished recently, and if we’re friends on Facebook you’ve already seen it — albeit in a very blurry image. Here’s the painting now titled “Serenity”. (I was undecided on a name

Rough, Rocky Terrain

I’m happy to post this painting. It’s one I finished recently, and if we’re friends on Facebook you’ve already seen it — albeit in a very blurry image. Here’s the painting now titled “Serenity”. (I was undecided on a name

Afternoon Serenade – Unfinished

Today I’d like to share my “Zeny Woodpecker”, and tell you a bit about its story. During the past spring and now into the summer, I’ve come to love going outside each day to sit in the fresh air, admire

Afternoon Serenade – Unfinished

Today I’d like to share my “Zeny Woodpecker”, and tell you a bit about its story. During the past spring and now into the summer, I’ve come to love going outside each day to sit in the fresh air, admire

Why Landscapes? Why Not!

Many times during my art journey I’ve wondered where I might end up. What sort of artist did I aspire to become? Although I’ve tried this, that, and a half-dozen other things in art — from watercolors to pastels, from

Why Landscapes? Why Not!

Many times during my art journey I’ve wondered where I might end up. What sort of artist did I aspire to become? Although I’ve tried this, that, and a half-dozen other things in art — from watercolors to pastels, from

The Road to Transformation

I browsed around a bit this morning and found this quotation from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love:  Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. Sometimes I stumble across meaningful quotes; other times, I go off in

The Road to Transformation

I browsed around a bit this morning and found this quotation from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love:  Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. Sometimes I stumble across meaningful quotes; other times, I go off in

The Experience of Art

If I were an art teacher — which I’ll never be — the first thing I would teach my students is that all art is illusion. That fact probably seems obvious to most people. It wasn’t obvious to me when

The Experience of Art

If I were an art teacher — which I’ll never be — the first thing I would teach my students is that all art is illusion. That fact probably seems obvious to most people. It wasn’t obvious to me when

This Is What an Artist Does

Yesterday morning marked another step on my journey as an artist. I took my portable easel, put my oil paints and other supplies in plastic bags, grabbed a canvas panel and headed out the door en route to my first

This Is What an Artist Does

Yesterday morning marked another step on my journey as an artist. I took my portable easel, put my oil paints and other supplies in plastic bags, grabbed a canvas panel and headed out the door en route to my first

If You Don’t Try…

Earlier this morning I finished the painting I’ve been slowly — and intentionally — working on. It was a nerve-wracking moment for me. I liked the painting as it was, but I felt it needed more detail. That’s one of

If You Don’t Try…

Earlier this morning I finished the painting I’ve been slowly — and intentionally — working on. It was a nerve-wracking moment for me. I liked the painting as it was, but I felt it needed more detail. That’s one of