Friday, March 30, 2012

Brown Onion

Another favorite food to paint, onions. To bid on this painting please click here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pear Trio

Here's the third pear painting for now, at least for this kind of pear. I'll need to get over to a farmer's market to find something different I think.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pear Duet

Two pears together this time. Still pretty challenging but fun, and I found a recipe for pear sauce, since they are pretty ripe by now.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Single Pear

Five dogs in a row is enough for awhile. I knew I needed a break when I was at the market holding up the fruit and vegetables to the light to judge which would make a good subject for a still life. Pears have always been the hardest thing for me to paint for some reason. So, I've given myself "the Pear Challenge". I'm going to paint as many as I can stomach in the next few days; and I don't even like pears! To eat that is.
So here is number one.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shelter Dog #5

Here is the fifth dog in this series, a rumpled, mussed up sheep dog. So cute, but hard to paint. To bid on this painting, please click here.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Shelter Dog #4

Here is a lovely Husky, or Retriever mix with a very sweet face. To bid on this painting, please click here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Shelter Dog #3

Here is a sweet little guy, or gal puppy. Not so sad as the last one, with such a cute tilt to his head.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Windy Day at El Moro Cove

Last Friday it was really windy here in south orange county. The usual Winter & early Spring Santa Ana winds were gusting to 30 mph, so instead of going to paint at our scheduled location at Irvine Park, which becomes a wind tunnel under these conditions, I headed out to Newport Coast to my new favorite spot to paint, El Moro Cove. Just this year it is open to the public after a couple of years with no occupants, and a few decades at least before that when it was the home of some very lucky people living in trailers right on the beach. There are spectacular views of the cliffs to the south and also of Reef Point to the north of the cove. I plan to go back and back and back.
Anyway, what I hoped would be a non-windy day, being below the cliff line and so protected I thought from the vicious east winds, turned out to be a battle to keep my hat on and my stuff from blowing over. I was able to work for about and hour and a half, and then had to pack up and leave. I'm pretty happy with what I got though, and didn't need too much touching up. It will be at the show, "As Time Goes By",  this coming Sunday. (It's supposed to rain though, so those of you thinking to stop by, look out for an update from me in your in box.)

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shelter Dog #2

This guy was almost too sad to paint. But that I could tell he was so sad drew me in. My husband says I'm just putting my emotions onto that face, but I'm convinced there is such a thing as a happy dog and a sad dog; although I'm sure there are also dog expressions that are just that and no more...they are just a dog being a dog.
Anyway.... here is the saddest dog I've ever seen, and my ode to him. To bid on this painting please click here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Crystal Cove Show

First, I want to announce that I have a new Fine Art website. It's the same address as before, but you can click here to take a look. If you would like to subscribe to a quarterly newsletter, click on Email Newsletter on the home page and sign up.

Also, I am honored to announce that my image is being used on the announcement for the upcoming Spring Show at Crystal Cove.

“Afternoon Walk” by Judith Cameron

The Crystal Cove Alliance Art Council presents 
As Time Goes By

Art Show & Sale - Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2012 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
At the Education Commons located in the Historic District 
Of Crystal Cove State Park.

This art show & sale will showcase the Park Interpretive Store artists’ work – highlighting how Crystal Cove has continually changed over the years. 

Scenes of the Cove inspired by old photographs will be depicted as well as more contemporary views. 
A portion of the proceeds benefit restoration, education & conservation within Crystal Cove State Park.

SAVE THE DATE: Our summer art show “The Wild Side” 
takes place on July 14th & 15th

Come by and say Hi, I would love to see you if you live in the area and can make it down.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shelter Dog #1

A couple of things came together in inspiring me to paint this one. First off, I really loved painting the portraits of my friend's and family's dogs that I did as gifts for last Christmas.
Secondly, I was hugely inspired by the artist Karin Jurick, who did an entire series of mugshots she got from the internet. So I combined the two ideas to do a series on shelter dogs. You know, those incredibly sad portraits of dogs who need a home whose photos are on the websites of your local animal shelter. After doing paintings of clearly happy dogs, it was instantly clear that these dogs were not happy at all. It's a real challenge to catch their expression and try to convey something more than that this is a certain breed of dog. Hopefully it won't be too much of a downer.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sunset Promenade

Here is a painting I did for a special exhibit at Crystal Cove later this month. The theme of the show is "Past and Present". It's the third I've done for this special one day event, but because I sold the other two, I took this one down to be in the gallery right away.

I did this from a study I did there the very end of January. As I looked up the coast I could see a long line of people enjoying every last minute out on the beach before the sun set. Their figures disappeared into the sea-misty atmosphere and the fence in front of me just glowed in the rosy light. It was a beautiful afternoon to be there.