Monday, March 18, 2019

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


page 23,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink drawing for the book:
"The Enchanted Life of Desmond", by Barbara Gorski.
Nothing cuter than a pair of otters!

Monday, March 11, 2019

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page 22,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink drawing made for the book:
"The Enchanted Life of Desmond" by Barbara Gorski.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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


A page from  the PROVERBIAL art Journal
pen and ink art journal sketch, this one seems appropriate
 since I was looking for one with a smile.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

RED BIRD Collage




I was having an "Artist's Block". I thought collage - tearing up paper and glue - would be the therapy I needed to break through. I decided to try a negative space collage. I would cover the canvas with random pieces of paper, then paint the negative space around my subject. 

Tearing and pasting was very therapeutic  and by the end  I was feeling better and more creative. However I learned the hard way that the collage paper should have been all dark colors. As I was painting the negative  space around the tree limbs, I couldn't see my subject.

The only way to fix it was to collage my subject after I painted the negative space. So as it turns out, I simply have a Red  Bird collage.



Sunday, February 24, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Mini Art Journal - Good Things


Delicious candies, 
Patterns that dance, 
restful white spaces, 
glistening teacups, 
the texture of moss, 
the color of sea animals.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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page 91,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
A vintage pencil drawing of a fairy ring - surrounded by fairies.
Reminded me of one of my favorite nursery rhymes - 
surrounded by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Monday, February 18, 2019

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page 90,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch - 2018.
Amazing how these floral layers give life to this drawing.

Monday, February 11, 2019

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page 88,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Ball point pen - black and orange.
This vintage fairy drawing goes well with this 
proverb that speaks volumes.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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page 87,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Ball point pen drawing, black and orange.
Fun and whimsical fairy found in a vintage journal.

Monday, February 4, 2019

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page 86,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch from a vintage art journal.
Weaving with ribbons and string and beads.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

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page 84,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch.
My art journals are always pre-treated with water color 
washes before I even decide what to draw on that page.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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page 83,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch.
Does it matter whether you are thinking 
inside or outside of the box - as long as you are thinking?

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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page 81,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch.
The ant is a humbling creature - 
makes you want to get to work.

Monday, January 14, 2019

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page 80,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch - 2018.
"Wolf in Prayer"
Even I am impressed with this drawing.

Monday, January 7, 2019

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page 78,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink - 2018.
This little man is sitting on the wall, 
just waiting for Humpty to fall.

Friday, January 4, 2019

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page 77,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch.
Every artist draws Humpty Dumpty at least once.
I've drawn him many times.

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page 23,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal. Pen and ink drawing for the book: "The Enchanted Life of Desmond", by Barbara Gorski...