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!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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


page 10, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
A ball point pen drawing of my sister-in-law's cat.
She was sleeping comfortably until I disturbed her.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Collaged Blue Birds in Acrylic and Mixed Media




Finished.
The collaged paper adds texture to the painting.
And in the places where the acrylic paint is just a glaze, the writing on the paper is visible.
I love this effect.
These painting are small, 10 x 10". on gallery wrapped canvas. I always wrap the painting around the sides.







You can see the dictionary pages in this photo while the painting was in process.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Collaged Blue Birds in Acrylic and Mixed Media





My family encouraged me to paint something someone might like. A more traditional subject. 
So I drew some cute bluebirds
But, I couldn't help myself - I collaged the canvas with pages from an old dictionary. 
Keeping an element of collage satisfies my love of glue and paper.  
Just trying something new. 



Thursday, June 7, 2018

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


page 8, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
"Weaving with Beads" - ball point pens
Weaving, one of my favorite sketch subjects,
 and with red ball point pens.

Monday, June 4, 2018

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


page 7, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
"Another Cherry Tomato". 
ball point pens, 
more tomato sketching, 
more red ball point pens!

the mini Art Journal and the Dinosaur

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