Monday, July 16, 2018

Landscape Acrylic Painting


LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Landscape painting is a genre I normally avoid. There are so so many talented artists who paint beautiful realistic landscape paintings that I did not want to get lost in the crowd. Hence the reason I paint conceptual whimsical colorful paintings.

But my family has said to me on more than one occasion -
"Why don't you paint something someone might like?".
So I decided to do just that.
I will hang it in a show this summer and see what the reception is.

In Process:



Thursday, July 12, 2018

the PROVERBIAL art Journal - by Judy Grupp, available on Amazon.com


page 18,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
"Bracelet and Ribbons"
Ball point pen drawing.
Love drawing woven ribbons and string,
 this time I mixed it up with some jewelry.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Recycled Painting - Red Flower in Acrylic with Collage


Another Recycled Painting,
an old painting that needs a new lease on life. 
Rather than spend years in the closet, 
I've re-invented this canvas.
 Painted over with gesso, then stenciled and glazed, 
creating a background to start a new painting.

The flower petals were cut from a 
1935 issue of Home and Garden.


Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Recycled Painting - Bird Houses in Acrylic and Mixed Media

LadyBug Bird House

This recycled painting has come a long way. Collage under the painting adds texture. Some of the collage book pages can be seen through the glaze along with some of the pencil drawing. I like the pencil showing thru, I will work on that in my next painting.

In Process:  It was pointed out to me that my values were all the same, no light and dark, no drama. So, I darkened here and there and lightened here and there.





Friday, June 22, 2018

Recycled Painting - Bird Houses in Acrylic and Mixed Media


in progress
I  love painting on the texture of the previous collage.
I also love the  acrylic markers that 
I use to draw the birdhouse. 



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Recycled Painting - Bird Houses in Acrylic and Mixed Media


I am continuing with painting on a collaged canvas. 
What better than an old painting that needs a new life. 
A canvas with the 
collage already there.
 This time I covered it with opaque paint - 
nothing of the original painting will show thru, 
but the texture will be there. 

The original painting: 

Monday, June 18, 2018

the PROVERBIAL art Journal - by Judy Grupp, available on Amazon.com


page 11, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
A conceptual self-portrait, drawn in ball point pen.
The accompanying quote is so appropriate - 
laughing and sleeping!

Landscape Acrylic Painting

LANDSCAPE PAINTING Landscape painting is a genre I normally avoid. There are so so many talented artists who paint beautiful re...