About Gallery Chapter 9
I proudly present Gallery Chapter 9, which can be accessed through the home page of this website by clicking on Gallery. A dozen paintings from four series are featured, and if you are interested in seeing other examples, please contact me at Judy@PaletteAndPen.com. For more about creating a series, go to Judy’s Journal Index and select 2011 June.
From Landscape Mosaics – This series was inspired by an early morning flight from Paris to Madrid, when I was lucky enough to have a window seat. Fields and orchards excited my eye and imagination because of their irregular shapes and colors. The morning sun created shadows that looked like punctuation marks along the rows of trees. The landscape resembled pottery shards, neatly placed into random patterns. That week, a visit to Barcelona and the Park Güell introduced me to the genius of Antoni Gaudí. For more about Landscape Mosaics, go to Judy’s Journal Index and select 2008 June & August.
From Autobiography – This mixed media series combines transfers of photographs taken of earlier paintings surrounded by detailed ink improvisations. Initially, a Zentangle workshop inspired the obsessive pattern making that morphed into lyrical foregrounds and backgrounds for these works. The sizes range from 8” by 8” to 24” by 12” on clay board mounted on 2” cradles, so they are boxlike in appearance. For more about the Autobiography series, go to Judy’s Journal Index, 2011 February & September.
From Mahler Symphony Series – Music can be an artist’s fuel, and mood dictates choice. In the case of this series, Mahler’s ten symphonies filled the air and provided inspiration. Trees became the dominant motif because I admire their textures and differences, as well as the gestures of their trunks and limbs. My studio faces the woods, so I have models constantly in view. After the series was completed, I learned that Mahler’s composing cottages were always set in the woods. For more reading, go to Judy’s Journal Index, 2013 December.
From Collage Series – The creation of a collage is the most playful artistic activity, yet one collage can cause more contemplation than any painting. Arranging pieces is an endless game of exploration and chance. The process is a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle without the guiding image on the box top. For more reading about collages, go to Judy’s Journal Index, 2014 June.