Saturday, August 27, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventure of Jeremy Duck

 

Jeremy thinks this is a great adventure, plus he gets to make new friends.

~  Amazon.com ~
The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
by Judy Grupp

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
 

A river full of rubber ducks. 
What would a real duck do if he landed in the midst of them?


~  Amazon.com ~
The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
by Judy Grupp



Saturday, August 20, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 

Jeremy finds his adventure. 
But you have to turn the page to see what it is.

Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=judy+grupp

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 

Amazon.com



Friday, August 12, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

This story starts with Jeremy Duck. A bored little duck who probably has every toy imaginable. But he wants an adventure. 


https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=judy+grupp


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=judy+grupp




Self-Publishing has been an arduous journey in recognizing how much I had to learn.

Learn about drawing, 
leaving room for the text. 
Learn about colored pencils, 
the text doesn't sit well on them.
Learn about book composition, 
the transition to the next page.
Learn about book construction, 
that dam gutter down the middle.
Learn about computers, 
learn about patience 
and doing things over a million times.

Learn about learning.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

self publishing - INDIE author



The New Adventures of 
Jeremy Duck

The cover for my new book is finally complete.
In fact all the illustrations are finished and ready for me to make the book.
Thank goodness for CREATESPACE. 
I don't need a traditional publisher to publish my book.
I can do it myself!! I'm an Independent Author - an INDIE !


https://www.createspace.com/

helps you not only to create your own book but to publish it on Amazon.com for distribution. 
You can see your work in print.
You don't have to wait months and years for your book to get lost in the publishing slush piles.
You don't have to suffer the rejection letters, at least from the publishers kind enough to send one. 
You can do it your self.





Saturday, July 16, 2016

painting starts - Purple Stones - Abstract Realism


P U R P L E    S T O N E S 
Abstract Realism.
I'm sure it's  been done before, 
but it's  a first for me.


Almost satisfied. 
Just a few more highlights on the tree branches.

The red at the top was too powerful. So I added a little red on the left. That let the red flow from the top, down to the left and out the bottom. Then the same with the purple. Added a touch more in the middle where the trees were reflecting. 


I thought this one looked like a landscape. So I decided to paint a realistic landscape in the middle of this abstract chaos of complimentary  colors.


The painting start. Re-purposed gessoed canvas with poured acrylic ink.





Thursday, July 14, 2016

Painting Starts - Giraffe



This start was very abstract and did not speak to me right away. I started with the red and made a cruciform shape. Then I started to paint and define some of the other shapes. 
The pattern that developed reminded me of animal skins - giraffe to be precise. 
So that's what I went with. 

Giraffe





Monday, July 11, 2016

Painting Starts - Poppies



This first painting start was very organic. 
Red at the top, turquoise on the bottom. My favorite colors. I added green stems. Didn't really have much choice, it was meant to be this way. So far everything was acrylic paint.

 Then I switched to collage. Collaged flower vases. Decorative. But the poppies, being the wild flower that they are, refused to be captured in the vases. So I have a painting of 
"Poppies and Vases" 
but not 
"Poppies in the Vases."