Friday, February 22, 2013

Photo Friday ~ Seeing Homer!

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photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
"Homer in Holland"
February 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands


Time for a little "random silliness" for this Photo Friday. I was out shopping and spotted Homer in the parking lot - spotting me!

It's very cold and grey here in the Netherlands, so a little humor, (no matter how Homer got up there), goes a long way. :o)



tot ziens,
Judy
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! ~ chocolate cherry candy in watercolors.

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painting & photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
"A Wrapped Choco-Cherry"
watercolors, watercolor pencils on paper - size approx. 6.5"h  x 7"w
February, 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands


A little something sweet for today. :o)

For this painting, I used:
Winsor & Newton watercolors
Caran d'Ache SupracolorII soft watercolor pencils
Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper

♥ And a real wrapped chocolate-cherry candy that I've been saving for years, because I liked the foil it was wrapped in :o). It's a German brand of candy and as I recall, the rest of the candies were quite tasty - though this one is now just an artist's model!


Happy Valentine's Day!
Fijne Valentijnsdag !





kusjes (kisses),
Judy
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dancing Amaryllis - gouache on paper

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copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
"Dancing Amaryllis"
gouache on paper -  size approx. 8.5"h x 5.7"w
February, 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

This painting was started last year, but I had some "issues" with smoothing out the color transitions and strokes in the background. After getting a bit frustrated with it (as sometimes happens), I put it aside for a long nap, rather than make an unholy mess of things. 

I finally got to where I wanted it to be, this month ... keep "dancing"! :o)



tot ziens,
Judy
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