|"Rusty" Acrylic (c)2016 by Judy Burgarella|
When uploading Rusty from my computer, I noticed there were several recent paintings that I hadn't posted, and below is one of my mother, from a black-and-white photo that was taken before I was born. Wasn't she beautiful with all that red hair? Mom, Dad, and all 5 of us kids all had red hair. What a sight when we were all together. Unfortunately we never even got a photo of us all together, and sadly there's only two of us left. I have hopes to have the time to do individual portraits of everyone at this same age of life. How interesting that would be.
|"Millie" oil painting (c)2016 by Judy Burgarella|
Of note: Hands ... I hate to paint them. Everyone I know hates to paint them. These took me forever, and I repainted, reshaped, recolored, etc. and was so glad when they were done. Very proud I am of these lovely hands which rocked me to sleep and wiped the tears from my eyes. I just had to get them right. Aren't they lovely and interesting?
|Detail from "St. Sebastian River" Acrylic Mural (c)2016 by Judy Burgarella|
|"Sandhill Crane" Acrylic (c)2016 by Judy Burgarella|
This simple 11"x14" painting was a demo at the Sebastian River Art Club. Several of my students painted it too, and they all came out great! I have more work to do on it. I happened to see a wonderful background on another painting in a magazine that has inspired me to make a similar background of nice grasses.
|"Zebra" Watercolor (c)2016 by Judy Burgarella|
|"Flower Vase by a Window" Watercolor by Judy Burgarella|
|"David Leffel, Master Artist" Oil on Palette (c)2016 by Judy Burgarella|
|"Robin" Oil on Stretched Canvas (c)by Judy Burgarella|
This painting can also be seen at the Indian River Courthouse along with about 60 others through October 4th, 2016.
|"At Rest in the Cove" Acrylic (c)2016 by Judy Burgarella|
This, and many other of my paintings, are being used to stage houses for Robin, who sells real estate for the Dale Sorensen Company in Vero Beach. It really helps to beautify residences, especially if the owner does not have a flair for decorating. We spiff the homes up with my art, curtains, silk flowers and plants, baskets, bedspreads, rugs, pottery, etc. The owners can't believe the transformation. And, although they don't get much viewing, I am happy that my paintings are out of the house and have a purpose, even if it is only temporary.
|"Sailboat at Rest" Acrylic (c)2016 by Judy Burgarella|
|"Coconut Palm" Acrylic (c)2016 by Judy Burgarella|
|"Path to the Beach" Oil (c)2015 by Judy Burgarella|
|"Lilypads and Waterlilies" Acrylic (c)2015 by Judy Burgarella|
|"Sculpture at the Vero Beach Museum of Art"|
Well, the time has flown and I've blown the evening posting this blog. I hope someone sees it. But blogging is cathartic, and I myself like to read some of the old stuff I've posted, especially if the painting is already gone. So it's almost midnight and time to call it a day, and a nice day it always is when I've finished a painting. An artist's life is the best. Now what shall I do next???
Hope you enjoy checking out my blog, and maybe get inspired to paint!