Monday, October 3, 2011

Featured Artist: Judith Hand

Now You See It, watercolor
Watercolor is my first love, although I devote a large portion of my creative time to drawing and have made occasional forays into oils, acrylics, printmaking
and collage.

I believe with Delacroix that “The first merit of a painting is to be a feast for the eye.” That is my goal in painting – nothing more or less.

Trillium Triumvirate, watercolor
My subject matter and style are eclectic. I am partial to images incorporating flowers and plants. My style ranges from representational to abstract and geometric often playing geometric shapes against natural forms. I am veering more and more into abstraction and non-objective painting, because I enjoy the challenge of working without subject matter.

Amaryllis, watercolor
Recently, I have been having fun with "Yupo" which is a synthetic "paper" providing a very slick painting surface which paradoxically produces exciting visual textures. "Sunny Flowers" and "Mayan Memories" are painted on Yupo.

Judith Hand

Mayan Memories watercolor; Crossings, acrylic collage

L-R: Something Fishy, watercolor; Moose Marsh, watercolor; North Woods, watercolor

L-R: Raina in Repose, drawing; Briana, drawing

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