Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Septuagenarian Artist's Journal


Introducing my latest self-published book,
 "The Septuagenarian Artist's Journal", 
available on Amazon.

Dear Fellow Artists,

I look in the mirror and wonder - who is that person - that pudgy gray-haired lady. In my head I am still young.  I have learned I will never feel grown-up. The growing up never stops. The wanting more – the learning, reading, painting, drawing, doing, the knowing – it never stops. The BECOMING never comes. 

So here in my seventh decade I have finally taken some time for self-reflection. I am examining my artistic journey by compiling a list of questions to better understand the what, where, when, and why I am an artist. The purpose is to identify my artistic motivation,  my talents, my weak areas, and the best direction for me to continue. 

I have addressed these questions in my journal – a very messy personal journal that I prefer not to share. However, I will share the questions along with a few of my art journal pages and a sampling of my art. 

Ponder the questions yourself and do with them what you want. I  hope they help you discover your artistic  self.


Monday, October 24, 2022

Self-published picture book

 Art Journal - My Process

Sharing my journaling process,  hoping to inspire your journey. This book is available on Amazon. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

pure colored pencil


These Lilies were painted from my own reference photo taken of my Mother's Day Bouquet. It was painted with colored pencils, nothing else.

Before burnishing

Friday, October 14, 2022

oldie but goodie


My first Amazon self-published picture book. Just a rhyming sing-song lullaby inspired by a trip to Key West. The illustrations are progressive - a new creature is added to every page as they gradually fill up the pictures until the very end when they are all gathered around the sleeping children!

This book is available on Amazon 
Written and illustrated by Judy Grupp

Monday, October 10, 2022

Mixed media

 Hanging Garden

The end of summer - sorry to see it go. 
Colored pencils with acrylic background.
A little whimsy before the fall 
and pumpkins and the holidays are upon us. 


   Merry Christmas