Japanese Garden © Judy Rice
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.
Book Poster © Judy Rice
Pansies © Judy Rice
Boat © Judy Rice
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Gas Station © Judy Rice
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.
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.
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