Thursday, July 19, 2012

Drawing Candy for another project ...

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I've been thinking of starting an egg tempera piece - subject: Candy!

"Cinnamon Rock"
Regular colored pencils on paper - 3.5" h x 2.5" w (ACEO size)
Copyright 2012 Judith Nijholt-Strong. All rights reserved.

If I do use this particular candy as a model, I'll probably add more pieces of it in the final image - one seems so lonely. Unless, of course, I make it "monumental". :o) 

Or, maybe I'll paint something like this one, with more candies in various colors. This drawing is in one of my sketchbooks ....

"Candy From Paris"
watercolors, watercolor pencils & watersoluable graphite
4"h x 4"w approx. - in Moleskine sketchbook
Copyright 2012 Judith Nijholt-Strong. All rights reserved.

The egg tempera will take me forever to complete, as the process is notoriously slow, but I've had this idea in my head for some time now and want to get started on it (before I die! lol).

Currently, I'm finishing up two large colored pencil floral pieces (which btw, also take me forever to complete), so I'm not sure when I'll get to another "involved" project.

In the mean time, practicing small candy pieces will help me decide which way I want to go - decisions, decisions. Oh, believe it or not, I really don't eat hard candies - I just like the way they look. :o)


tot ziens,
Judy
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Friday, July 13, 2012

Photo Friday: Yet another Friday the 13th!

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"Door Number 13"
Limoges, France ~ June, 2011
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.

If I'm not mistaken, this makes three "Friday the 13ths" this year - January, April and now July! I've been saving this image for this purpose. ;o)

Actually, last year when we passed this door in Limoges, I was first attracted to the beautifully fluid Art Nouveau iris flowers in the ironwork ... then I noticed it was number 13!



doei,
Judy
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

You Must Take Your Vitamin C! ~ watercolors & ink

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You Must Take Your Vitamin C !
watercolors & ink on Bockingford watercolor paper - 3.5"h x 5.5"w
copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved


Where have I been, you might wonder? I wonder too!
Been a bit sick, been a bit busy, been working on a couple of bigger projects, been a lot tired of the rainy weather of late ... and trying not to get a summer cold.



tot ziens,
:o)
Judy
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day U.S.A., 2012!

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Happy Birthday, U.S.A. !
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.


The flowers, (red & white astilbe plumes and blueish/purple brodiaea elegans), are from my garden here in Utrecht, Netherlands and the vase is from Delft, Netherlands. The little flag I brought with me from the U.S.A., 13 years ago.
:o)


To my fellow American readers & friends,
wherever you are in the world:

Happy 4th of July!



Judy
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