Thursday, August 25, 2011

Another Painting and Some Other Stuff

Another 20x20". My friend visited today and we discussed the big-big painting I'm going to do for her. Yeeks, I'm scared but also determined to follow the advice I always give to students and that is that you will only improve by spending lots of time in the studio.

Seth sent the cover of his new book on over. It won't be released until March but we are already getting excited to visit with 100 artists and read about their secrets and passions. That yellow arrow points to an image of mine.

And while I'm telling you about new releases I'll give a heads up on the new stencils that Mary Beth Shaw is selling based on my designs. Her stencils are so strong you can use then with hot wax, then just melt the wax off the stencil by laying it on the hot plate after and wiping with a cloth. It really works.

This was supper last night. Although by the time I took this picture the guacamole was almost gone.

And the beans are coming now. Here is the recipe from

Sesame Green Beans:

  • Fresh Green Beans (whole or already trimmed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted Sesame Seeds (untoasted is fine too)
  • Coarse Salt to taste
  1. Steam or boil green beans for about 2 minutes (still crisp.)
  2. Drain the beans in a colander. 
  3. Heat a wok or large pan over high heat.
  4. Pour or spray a small amount of vegetable oil and spread around the pan.
  5. Add the sesame oil and crushed red pepper flakes to the pan. Don't worry if the pan smokes. That's normal.
  6. If sesame seeds are not already toasted, add them to the wok or pan at this time.
  7. Add beans to the pan/wok and stir fry for several minutes.
  8. Sprinkle sesame seeds (if not already added) and course salt over the beans, stir, and serve.

Later gator. xo


lilasvb said...

love your red painting

Laura said...

Painting is muy grande! Veggies look yummy. You are a treat!

Clare Wassermann said...

Yum! I've got zillions of those beans! Thanks for the pointer to the site with some really good ideas xx

dorylyn said...

The stencils are so cool! Thank you for the recipe, too! You are so blessed, Judy Wise!

Sue said...

This painting of yours really glows! The yellow highlights make the red-orange "burn".
And your recipe sounds yummy - the picture just makes me want to tack in!

Bren said...

Stunning piece, world on fire! really grabs you. Looking forward to getting the book, and I've been eyeing your stencils over at Stencil Girl for awhile now :-) Love them, can't beat the quality. Okay you have me drooling artistically and for all that yummy food from your garden! Thanks for the great recipe by the way.

peggy gatto said...

A stunning art piece, love the contrast of bold color and pattern!

Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

Love the painting...and all the rest in the post too!

Lynn said...

Am I the first to mention that I am so stoked to not only be included in Seth's book, but to know that I am in the SAME book as JUDY WISE!!!!!? Wow!!!! It just keeps getting better and better!
Nobody better wake me up from this dream come true!

I too LOVE the new painting. All of these are so sophisticated.

Your food photos are yummy!!!

guy said...

Love this painting!!!!!!!!!

Renee Troy said...

Your paintings are fabulous, Judy! I need to come by more often to get inspired. I've been so busy with work and am pining to get my hands dirty with paint and plaster again.
Looking forward to your encaustic class and will miss you at ARTis...
Stay well! Hugs...

Marit said...

Well hello there, my fellow 'collaborator'... yep, I'm in the Seths book too (only my words though) I'm proud to be published in the same book that holds your work, you know I'm an admirer!

Nancy Lynn said...

Of course, I love your paintings a lot but I love the pictures of the food because it reminds me of growing up in that area where you are on Territorial Road and we raised, canned and ate off the land and it was good eating.

I also love love love the stencils that Mary Beth Shaw is producing and intend on getting some. I love the ones you did. Nancy from Canby.....

Judy....did you know Maxine Skoe?

I need orange said...

Oh my. I'd eat dinner at your house, any time!

What variety of green beans does your excellent gardener favor?

Thank you. :-)

MB Shaw said...

That food looks absolutely wonderful!! And the art - swoon!!
Your stencils were a big hit at AU, so glad Stephanie shared a pic with you.

Parabolic Muse said...

I just love catching up with you and your blog.