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Monday, August 27, 2012

Drive By Blogging


It isn't that I don't want to post more often but really, I can't peel myself out of the studio for anything.


I just want to paint now. And so that's what I've been doing. My inbox is full. I'm reluctantly saying "no" to people I'd like to say "yes" to. I have my mud to play in.


All of these are cold wax. Experiments. That's what I love most of all. Making my own cold wax recipes. Trying it out with various additives. Trying it out on different substrates.


Oil paint is amazing. I got some viridian green on my apron which I wasn't aware of. Within 20 minutes it had migrated to my hands, hoodie, slacks, chair, edge of table and up my arm. Wheee!


What it is is endlessly amusing.


I like mixing different things in.


Marble dust in this one above. Really stiffens up the paint.


Today I'm going to put it on top of joint compound and plaster. Oh yes I am!


Studio organization has gotten all out of hand so I ordered another rolling supply cart like the one on the left. I have all my acrylics on the first one and the second one will be for oil based supplies. It's getting crowded in here. And I've graduated to painting the big acrylic canvases on the floor. 


Meanwhile this summer we've gotten a new roof and gutters on the house. Lots of workmen and pounding swarming the perimeter. Getting ready for winter.


Getting ready to travel across country to teach a very special group in North Carolina (see sidebar). 


Now let's run through the garden real fast.


Watermelon!


Time to can tomatoes!


Looking forward to cinnamon dried apples in the fall.


Joyful. Joyful. Summertime, when the living is easy and so very sweet. Thanks for checking in. xo


25 comments:

Welcome said...

So many things to celebrate getting sloppy with art, very cool journal spreads and garden photos. Glad I stumbled onto your blog today.

boyznonna said...

John's paradise on earth! Wish those tomatoes had smell-o-vision and that I was a beloved neighbor.
Judt, your new work is so exciting and the large canvas choice is perfect for the abstract presentations. Brava, you!!

Cynthia aka your loyal stalker

MB Shaw said...

Oh Judy, it all looks so delicious. Wish I could sneak out there and spend some time with you. Wax on, sweetie :)

Janine Whitling said...

Your work and blog is so inspiring. I'm very tempted with your mixed media journal e-book, but i'm currently already taking two on line courses, so maybe i need to just put it on my wishlist and get it when i'm not so busy! AND very healthy looking vegies i must say :)

Linda E said...

you are blazing sunshine...love it all!

Lynn Cohen said...

I was just wondering if you still kept an art journal. Glad to see you find time to do that...the art "experiments" all look like fine art pieces to me!
Glad you are having fun.
What color paint did you use for those tomatoes? They are unreal!!!!
Careful about the paint on your bod..some of it is toxic remember, YOU told me this! LOL
Hugs and happy teaching!!!!

Michele said...

Love, love, LOVE your cold wax works. O, how I wish I could take your cold wax encaustic class that is upcoming but it is (literally) the weekend before I leave on a big trip. I. Just. Can't. I am hoping you might teach it again in the spring???

I just got my journal ready for the class in Wilmington. I leave for the east coast in only 13 days, so the class can't be far off. Can't wait. Sorry to pull you out of your "mud" but I can't wait!

XO

Carol said...

Your work, beautiful! The garden, amazing! Both a true feast for the eyes.

Dayna Collins said...

Love all of your cold wax experimenting!

la ricicleria di Chi said...

brava! you have a beautiful lab, I am envious. ;-)
Chiara from Italy.

Roberta said...

You don't have to say too much. Just keep posting lots of juicy pictures for us and we are satisfied. Love to see the messiness of other studios too!

dorylyn said...

You inspire me!

Caterina Giglio said...

gorgeosity...

Chris said...

Cold wax is so fantastic, isn't it? I wouldn't have touched oils before I stumbled upon cold wax. You experiments are wonderful. Seeing John's garden is a treat. xo

Jan said...

Judy, while I miss your frequent blogs, it is great to know you are exploring and experimenting and fully living an artful life. Your work is beautiful!

Janine said...

Love you artwork! Judy, I would love to see your garden in person and get tips from the gardener! My husband needs some. We live in WA State and 500ft above sea level but so many trees and harder to grow up here than down the hill. But still my husband does not water the veg as much as he should in my opinion! OH well, Oh hell!

Marit said...

Wonderful, beautiful textures, colours, canvasses... you are rocking the wax dear! Enjoy!

Judy Grupp Studio said...

Thanks for taking time to share!

Holly Dean said...

I love your enthusiasm as well as your art, Judy! It is so inspiring :)

Linda Jordan said...

Gorgeous photos!! Your art is so inspiring :)

Linda

Lianne said...

Where do you get marble dust from? Intriguing!

Great produce shots. Our pear tree has gotten rather carried away with Pears this year and looks like its going to fall over or snap. Lots of crumbles to look forward too though :)

Judy Wise said...

Lianne, I'm pretty sure I got the marble dust at Utrect.

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Oooo, I love what you do with wax!!!
I'm canning tomatoes too! Makes me feel like a good mom, I was too lazy last year but tomatoes are so easy.
Love and hugs to you Judy! Wishing you a wonderful time in NC. Hopefully we can pull ourselves out of the studio next month for lunch. I will have to tell you all about Italy! ♥

Anonymous said...

judy dear...
i just adore...
your art,
your garden,
your journals,
your essence

Maria said...

Wonderful! Thank you for those great pictures. :)