Since my last posting I have created many new paintings, much the results of demonstrations and classes, many if finished I will upload eventually.
At present, my class schedule is as follows: Vero Beach Museum of Art, 5-week course each semester in Portraiture in Acrylics, with a two full days workshop in oil portraiture March 29th and 30th; American Legion: first and third Thursday of each month, 10-1:00, all mediums and subjects, and includes a 45-minute demo; Indian River Estates, Vero Beach: 2nd and 3rd Friday each month.
Following is an oil portrait of a famous local historical figure, Waldo Sexton, which I painted for the Emerson Center's Foyer Gallery show, celebrating Vero Beach's Centennial. This image was also sent to the National Portrait Society's show, of which I am a member. Scant chance anything will come of it as the competition is phenomenal.
|Waldo Sexton, oil by Judy Burgarella|
Below is an acrylic portrait of Mr. Konopacky, my neighbor's father who just passed away at age 100! This portrait was done for his memorial service, and was met with rave reviews. He always talked with that finger pointing at you. He was pretty sharp up to the end. This is another one I have entered in the National Portrait Society show.
|Mr. Konopacky at 100, acrylic by Judy Burgarella|
A fun commission, below, is an oil painting of Max and Furnando. Now that I have finally adopted a dog myself (after being without a pet for 20 years), I fully appreciate that people love their pets enough to have a portrait painted of them. Love my dog Piper, who is probably the smartest and cutest dog in the world. (Prejudiced? No.)
|Furnando & Max, oil by Judy Burgarella|
|Orchids and Egrets, 12"x16", oil by Judy Burgarella (unfinished)|
|"Girl with Lace Collar" 16"x12, acrylic by Judy Burgarella|
The beautiful girl below is a copy of a painting done by one of the "Victorian Radicals" whose work is currently on exhibition at the Vero Beach Museum. This is not part of their exhibit, but was painted by John Everett Malaise, and I used it to teach my portrait class this winter's semester (2019). Complicated but fun, and my students did fabulous work! Note: This piece sold from the Museum's Faculty Show, along with another work of mine, "The Artist" also in that show.
|"The Mandolin Player" from John Everett Malaise, 11"x16", acrylic.|
|"Seminole Girl" 16"x12, acrylic|
|"Misty Morning" 16"x11" Acrylic by Judy Burgarella|
|"Misty Morning" acrylic on 12"x8 canvas|