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Figure drawing has been an almost constant practice throughout my life. After dry artistic periods, drawing from a live model has been almost invariably where I’d begin again, to get the gears turning, experience being ‘in the zone’, that space where you can’t formulate words to speak, analyze, think. Instead - look closely, and draw what …

Yay, 8×12 Prints!

Yay! I started printing these out about 11am today, and by 7pm I realized I hadn't eaten yet! These are the smaller prints, generally about 8x12 on 9.5x13 sheets. I’m thrilled with the way they’re printing out... they’re pretty identical to my digital files. Have a look at them at the ArtShop! judyfrisk.bigcartel.com …

5×7 Cards for the Art Shop!

It's been awhile since my last post. I’ve been working so hard and my shop is finished and online! After 5 months of nightmarish, grueling house repairs, by August I was finally able to pick up with painting, and resumed my plans to photograph and print my work and to build an online shop. This part of the project feels surprisingly good to m…

Tearful goodbye, NYC

A few months of preparations, donations, packing, shipping and so many mixed feelings, and this was my last morning of my wonderful 5.5 years in this Upper West Side apartment, following all the years my daughter Gretchen lived here before I did. Right across from the Natural History Museum and a dog run, my doggies were very happy here, espec…

Charles White – MoMA

I've been pretty obsessed with flight preparations for my cross-country move with my 2 doggies, donating possessions and shipping preps. So I'm only doing small journal art at this point, but the mind boggling NYC art exhibits are never ending and I'm really going to miss this intensity and general interest in the arts that exists here in NYC. Peo…

Red Moon

This one was done with watercolor and acrylic ink, then white gouache. During my childhood, we lived up in the hills, which were still quite undeveloped at that time. No one really had fences, and at quite a young age I was free to wander trails in an attemp to reach the top of the hill...where the trees reached up to touch the sky. I’d climb up …

Old Souls

11X15 Watercolor, acrylic inks, gouache.Well, I started this as a mandala in an attempt to take a break from thinking about the mid-term elections tomorrow and days of volunteer textbanking to help get out the vote. So with all that hanging over like an approaching storm, the mandala quickly turned into something else...and soon I had two barren tr…

Changing Matter

Watercolor, acrylic ink, gouache, watercolor pencils, white/black ink. I’ve wanted to do a series of mandalas for awhile now, but wasn’t sure where to begin. But a couple weeks ago I did a quick, loose, forestry scene in which I granulated acrylic inks, and thought it’d be a good starting place for the mandalas... a sphere of earthy textures,…

Earth Spirits

This was done with watercolor, acrylic inks and some white gouache. I feel this is the most successful of the recent abstract spirit scapes I've been working on, and I felt good inside while doing this from the start, through a couple experimental changes, and as it is now, completed. I’ll continue more of these. …

Air Spirits

Watercolor, acrylic ink, gouache In this one I began with an acrylic ink wash over water, and sprayed with water, then when dry, I added watercolor and gouache, and more ink. It began as an abstract landscape, but it feels like it's more about air and vapors. …