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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Collages

Well I see this first one is blurry- but they are from a workshop and still need a little more to bring them together. The workshop started with painting as a base and then we added papers and stamped some with assorted things.
I used some papers with gestural writing on it in the green one as the base coat with the paint and then built up with more textural papers. It was a fun workshop!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Collage Class- Painted Tissue Paper

The two most colorful papers I did first and then blotted another blank piece of tissue paper (on the right) and it came out more subtle! The paper on the left was done by putting down torn masking tape and then painting. Some of the tape is removed. Next class we'll use them to start the finished piece.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paintings From Judy's Garden

I'm going to start posting my paintings -even though they might have been on my blog already. Most are available in cards or prints. You can contact me by email:

Most of these paintings were done on site- plein air painting-with a sketch class. (Most were finished in the studio at a later date)

Sorry the first on is so blurry!

Another Quilt!

After several quilt projects with my daughter, I decided I can't stop with the quilts! I'm going to be using some of her fabric samples (discontinued) she had left over from her job and then found a few other colors to add.

Award from the Midwest Collage Show

I'm honored to receive an Honorable Mention at the Collage Show at the Norris Center Gallery in St. Charles!

I had cards and a few prints made of the pair. The substrate is canvas- the stretched canvas and size is 8"x8"

Monday, July 25, 2011

More Make Your Mark Jounal Pages

This first page has more added to it from the last photo. Most of the colored papers are painted tissue paper.

This purple one could use more-the little quotes are quite light. Most of it is done with paint.

My sister and I experimented after she saw this striped idea in a magazine. The right page is papers while the left is mostly paint.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Journal Pages for the Make your Mark Journal

This journal project is through the LaGrange Art League where they will be displayed and some may be auctioned off. I have a long way to go and need to finish by July! I'd hoped to get some calligraphy friends to do a page (5x8") and then glue them into the book. I've used some practice pages to play off, collaging or adding text to finish them.
Anyone who wants to help is invited to do a page! Just let me know.

Zentangle Journal Page

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

First time at our feeder! I wasn't sure what he was until he turned around.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Collages

This one is finished, still have to select something to go on the second one. Notice the gestural writing from Georgia Deavers class!! It got covered up by the tree one one.

Friday, April 8, 2011

New collages evolving

I used most of my own papers in this collage and a little mini white oak leaf in the corner of one. The one on the right isn't quite finished yet and I'll be
adding a transfer image to them next.

Dragonfly collage

Mini Garden

One of our watercolor students brought in this little garden with it's miniture accessories!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Worked more on the vines and added the first part of the title in blue. The gold is continued in some of the flowers on the vines. Still have more outlining to do.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Adding more color today

Just adding more detail with the shadows on the title and more outlining and shading of the letters.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Illuminated Piece

I'm starting the painting process on this piece, worked out the colors and got started. I still have to add the top of the title and a couple of lines at the bottom but wanted to get started on the color. Now that I'm finally finished with some things that had to be done first, I'll keep at this until finished!
The leaves will be green and blue and there will be some repeated gold in the tiny leaves and maybe the flowers. The flowers will be a light violet- one is painted.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Painting Almost Finished

I'm not sure if I'll add a little more color to the upper vines on the wall. This was painted in the walled in garden where the photos of the winter garden were taken.

More pages for the Make Your Mark Journal

The ones with color were done with acrylic paint mixed with some matte medium which helped spread the paint around the page better.
Napkins, stamping, and white gesso marks were added.

Little Book from Callig Class

This was a fun project with sink art using sumi ink on textwove paper. I always like to have my class make a book just for fun, usually adding text but this one doesn't.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Collage Continued

In the bottom photo I added a little wash of color to the gate. We started this with a sheet from a telephone book and built up after that. I'm using the tack iron method except with the many tissue papers which are just added with matte medium or polymer.
And these images are from a garden in Lockport that I came across in the winter. Our sketch class visited it and worked there in the summer.

Some of my work in Yves' class

In the bottom photos the marks were put down first and then the lettering so they may be upside down.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Calligraphy Retreat with Yves Leterme

We stayed at the Cenacle in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Roomed with April and this is our view from the room.

The name of the workshop was Watchfull Experimenting and the Fine Art of Controlled Scribbling. Yves also taught about his use of gesso which was a challenge!

Some of Yves' work with the special projector so everyone could see! Here he had added gesso over his work, and then added washes of color and lines and scratches.
There were 22 in the group!
It was so nice that Jim and Alice could come and visit!

Some quick photos of demos. Yves came all the way from Belgium and will be teaching at several locations. And some participants came from Michigan and Oregon. It was such a nice group to work with and learn from, even though I struggled with the abstract type of work at the end!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Collage

We started with watercolor paper, glued down the page from the phone book in April's class. Then used masking tape to tear away some areas and added the acrylic paint wash.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One more step done

I worked on outlining the details that will be painted. Valerie gave me a little tutorial to help with the highlights and a little more info that I didn't quite remember from my class with her many years ago. Now to get the colors just right. And still have to add the 'Anniversary" lettering at the top and the "author" at the bottoom.