Monday, May 21, 2018

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

page 3, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
"Owl Face", - pen & ink, 6 x 6" - 2018.
This little beauty was created for the Marketbiew exhibit - ANONYMOUS.
She found her forever home with Ben and Matt.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

page 2
the Proverbial art Journal
This lovely illustration was created with ball point pens.
 The model is a stained glass statue currently 
residing in my large living room window.

Friday, May 11, 2018

the PROVERBIAL art Journal - Now available on Amazon.com!

Now available on Amazon.com!
My new book, 

the PROVERBIAL art Journal

A retrospective of over 15 years of the black and white sketchbook drawings by Judy Grupp, including a few new pieces of artwork not displayed until now. I have included a touch of red because all art should contain a touch of red.



Sunday, April 1, 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk - Library Exhibition

Here is my second illustration
 for the Glen Rock Library Exhibition 
in July featuring Fairy Tales. 
This illustration was created on "illustration board" 
with Acrylic Markers and Sharpie Magic Markers.


Friday, March 23, 2018

FAIRY TALES ~ The Princess and the Pea


I am working on a Library Exhibition featuring Fairy Tales. 
This illustration was created on "illustration board" 
with Acrylic Markers and Sharpie Magic Markers.



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Kites At The Beach - Mixed Media Collage Painting

Kites At The Beach

Finished after adding more painted paper and thread. 
Some paintings just complete them selves. This is one of those.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Kites At The Beach - Mixed Media Collage Painting



Mixed Media Collage Painting

Again, so many layers and so much collage.  I love the blue fabric with the scallops. I added some acrylic washes and painted some areas using an acrylic marker.

After I added the white thread, I decided it reminded me of the beach, so I will call it 

Kites At The Beach

Monday, February 26, 2018

Turn Down That Noise - Mixed Media Collage Painting

This painting is almost pure collage - except for the painted background.

Layers and layers of 
~sheet music and paper
~ painted tissue paper
~ fabic
~ embroidery thread

I added washes of acrylic paint to send some areas to the background, giving the viewers eyes a place to rest.

I have titled it

Turn Down That Noise

simply because it is so loud and busy. I might need to add more quiet space.

Putting it aside and will consider it later.



Thursday, February 22, 2018

Turn Down That Noise - Mixed Media Collage Painting



Starting a new abstract collage.
I've prepared the canvas with layers of paper, stencils, and paint. I like to use the gallery wrapped canvas and always extend the painting around the sides.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Collage and Mixed Media Marionette

My Marionette mixed media collage is complete. I used acrylic markers and colored pencils to add details.

 I've titled it:

Marionettes

I was never clever with titles. Marionettes is short and sweet.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Collage and Mixed Media Marionette


Time to collage my marionettes.
Fabric ~ Lace ~ Embroidery Thread ~ Tiny Watch Parts ~ Sea Shells ~ and more!
I love this part of the process.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Collage and Mixed Media Marionette



 Marionettes

I am doing a second marionette collage painting. This time I will create three in my painting.

Once again, I've prepared the canvas with layers of color, stencils, and paper. I've drawn my puppets on brown paper with colored pencils. 

In retrospect, next time I will use white paper. The brown paper is dull, not bright enough for my main characters.


 




Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Collage and Mixed Media Marionette

MARION

My completed marionette mixed media collage.
I am calling her

MARION

I apologize to all the Marion's!


Friday, February 2, 2018

Collage and Mixed Media Marionette

It's time to decorate my 

Marionette.

I have quite a collection of colorful collage material - some paper of course, fabric - cause I love using colorful fabric, buttons, embroidery thread, and more.

Time to collage!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Collage and Mixed Media Marionette

 
I've always had
a fascination with

Marionettes

especially after watching The Sound of Music a dozen times.

I prepared this canvas with many layers of color, stencils, and some collage.

The marionette is also collage material. I drew her on paper with colored pencils and glued her to the canvas.
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Friday, January 26, 2018

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp


Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

Jeremy's story is over. But now that the campers have gone home, 
Bob gets to relax.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp



Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

Jeremy is reunited with his parents.
 He tells them he wants to come to summer camp again.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp



Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

Day 10, the last day. 
The campers have become friends and they hug and say good-bye.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp


Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

Day 8, Finally Jeremy finds an activity that he liked.
He can't wait to tell his family.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp


Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

Day 6 & 7
Still Jeremy has his troubles.
And still, he asks his family to come get him.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year


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Now is the accepted time to
make your regular annual
good resolutions.
Next week you can begin
paving hell
with them as usual. 

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

page 3, the PROVERBIAL art Journal. "Owl Face", - pen & ink, 6 x 6" - 2018. This little beauty was created for the...