Sunday, November 17, 2019

Pastels and sanded paper

PASTELS

After receiving a beautiful set of pencil pastels for Christmas, last Christmas to be specific, I thought I should finally use them before this Christmas! I have never used pastels of any kind. I have always been quite adverse to messy sticks of chalk! But these were pencils, much like my colored pencils. I found they are very much like my colored pencils - only quicker to use. Very pleasing actually. 
And on top of learning a new medium - there are paper choices!
This one is on sanded pastel paper - which I love!


This one, the same scene as above,  is on textured pastel paper - which would have been okay if I hadn't tried the sanded paper.


Friday, November 1, 2019

York Book Expo, Nov. 2, 2019

YORK BOOK EXPO
November 2, 2019
11am to 4pm
Wisehaven Event Center
2985 E. Prospect Road
York PA 17402

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

York Book Expo, Nov. 2, 2019

YORK BOOK EXPO
November 2, 2019
11am to 4pm
Wisehaven Event Center
2985 E. Prospect Road
York PA 17402

Monday, October 28, 2019

York Book Expo, Nov. 2, 2019

YORK BOOK EXPO


November 2, 2019
11am to 4pm
Wisehaven Event Center
2985 E. Prospect Road
York PA 17402

Saturday, October 26, 2019

York Book Expo, Nov. 2, 2019

YORK BOOK EXPO 
November 2, 2019
11am to 4pm
Wisehaven Event Center
2985 E. Prospect Road
York PA 17402

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Mixed Media Butterflies

BUTTERFLY COLLAGE

Mixed Media Collage ~ colored pencil butterfly drawings along with other collage papers.
Mounted on 10 x 10" gallery wrapped canvas.



Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mixed Media Seagulls

SEAGULLS

Mixed Media ~ colored pencil drawings of seagulls,
 cut out and used as collage material along 
with other collage papers ~ 
tinted tissue paper and painted tissue paper.
Mounted on 10 x 10" gallery wrapped canvas.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

colored pencil Flamingos


MORE TANGLED FLAMINGOS

Colored pencil flamingo drawing used as
 collage material, along with
 other collage papers. 
Mounted on 10 x 10" gallery wrapped canvas.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Father Time Pen and Ink


FATHER TIME

Pen and Ink. Not much to say about this drawing,
my favorite medium,
a time tested subject,
busy busy busy, 
just the way I love it.



Sunday, September 8, 2019

Mother Nature colored pencil


MOTHER NATURE

This is one of those works of art that 
do not turn out looking the way it did in my head. 
It began as a watercolor exercise. 
But since I do no like watercolors and fight them 
every inch of the way, I finally gave in to 
the call of the colored pencils. 
So satisfying!



Wednesday, September 4, 2019

White Flower Mixed Media Collage


SMALL WHITE FLOWER

This is a small, 10 x 10" mixed media collage 
on a gallery wrapped canvas.
The entire canvas is part of the art, 
the front, the sides and the back, 
and a glass knob on the top.




Sunday, September 1, 2019

Colored Pencil Flamingos


TANGLED FRIENDS

Flamingos give the color pink a true purpose.
When I draw flamingos, 
I always want to wrap their necks around 
and through and convoluted, 
and what a better way than with friends. 
My colored pencils were made for this drawing!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Pumpkin-head Halloween Pen and Ink


PUMPKIN-HEADS

My favorite and truly loved ink pen,
 the two of us thrive on drawing quirky people and things. 
Pumpkin -Heads, 
the perfect odd Halloween costume.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Watercolor Autumn Fall Pumpkins


PUMPKIN PATCH
Getting ready for Fall, cool weather and warm rich colors.
Here is another of my watercolor exercises. 
Watercolors are not my favorite medium, 
they make me work hard and struggle.
I finally had to use my colored pencils to finish the sky.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Beach Couple Mixed Media Collage



"Never Too Old to Dream"

Mixed Media Collage mounted on gallery wrapped canvas.
I used acrylic paint, found paper, maps, fabric, 
and the main illustration is my own 
colored pencil drawing of a senior couple on the beach.


I even decorated the back and 
added a glass knob on the top.



Sunday, August 18, 2019

There's no place like Gnome Pen and Ink



One of my favorite subjects, the garden gnome. 
Brought to life with my favorite tool, the ink pen.

Below, please meet my new drawing buddy, Junior.



Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Happy Birthday to me!!


Happy Birthday to Me!
Another year has gone by and
I am still drawing and painting and collaging. 

Please visit me often to see what I am working on.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

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


page 53, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Ball point pen sketch. It is true, 
you can't have too many bags.
I love this sketch!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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


page 29, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
"Another Nutcracker", pen and ink drawing from Christmas 2018.
 I have a fascination with nutcrackers, they are rather menacing.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Paper Collage ~ White Flower


WHITE FLOWER

Paper Collage. 
Nothing but paper in this collage. 
No paint. No crayons. Just paper.
Sometimes that is all you need.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Gravy in the Graveyard


"Gravy in the Graveyard"
is available on Amazon.com.
Please get your copy to read the whole 
unauthorized and mostly make-believe biography 
of Punxsutawney's famous groundhog Phil.
Read about his family and the awesome 
cemetery where he grew up.





Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Gravy in the Graveyard


Phil is not the only weather forecasting rodent. 
Gilbert and Viola's children, and their children's 
children has relocated all across the nation. 
On National Groundhog Day, they emerge 
from their burrow and predict 
Early Spring or more Winter.








Saturday, July 13, 2019

Gravy in the Graveyard

Phil became famous. He was featured in newspapers. and today on computers, TV's and even cell phones.






Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Gravy in the Graveyard


Phil made a deal with the Mayor of Punxsutawney.
He would predict Spring and make 
Punxsutawney a famous town.




Saturday, July 6, 2019

Gravy in the Graveyard



Phil Decided he wanted a career in weather forecasting 
and decided to move to Punxsutawney, PA.





Pastels and sanded paper

PASTELS After receiving a beautiful set of pencil pastels for Christmas, last Christmas to be specific, I thought I should finally use ...