Livermore Art Association

Gas Station  © Judy Rice

Judy Rice

Japanese Garden © Judy Rice

Book Poster  © Judy Rice

Pansies  © Judy Rice

Boat  © Judy Rice

Watercolor

I’ve been commissioned to paint portraits of cats and dogs. I am also an author and illustrator. Recent projects I especially enjoyed were writing and illustrating three books for children: Randi’s Pesky Picnic and Angel the Beddy-bye Cat (both rhyming ABC stories), and The Counting Fair, a rhyming numbers story. Another project involved illustrating a book calledNature’s Wonders, Poems for Young People, written by Alan Kasparian.

The freeness of watercolor has always intrigued me. My painting experiences have run the gamut from feeling the need to make a realistic representation, to starting the creative process by letting the paint flow dictate the subject, to a combination of structure and flow.

I paint with watercolor and acrylics, but prefer the liquidity of watercolor. My paintings are eclectic as far as style and subject. My favorite subjects are plants; other subjects include landscapes and historical buildings.