Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Independence Day Flag - Judy Mackey

"Independence Day Flag"
5 x 7 inches, Oil on Raymar Canvas Board
Happy Fourth of July!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Angel Painting - A Moment of Quietude - Palette Knife Oil Painting

"A Moment of Quietude"
10 x 10 inches, Oil on Raymar Canvas Board
This red headed angel is in quiet thought. I put a little red off to the side as well - these angel series are a little abstract. Angels are whispy little thoughts perhaps. We don't have to see them clearly, we just need to know they're around.
This painting is available on Etsy.
Thank you for looking.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Angel Painting - A Moment of Contemplation - Palette Knife Oil Painting

"A Moment of Contemplation"
10 x 10 inches, Oil on Raymar Board
Just wanted to share this story: I couldn't help crying about it, Dog save Canine Pal on a Busy Intersection.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Angel Painting - A Moment of Repose - Palette Knife Oil Painting

"A Moment of Repose"
10 x 10 inches, Oil on Raymar Canvas Board
I think even angels need to rest and I think my angel must be napping. Two weeks ago I twisted my ankle and because I'm the way I am, I did not go to see the doctor until two weeks had passed. My ankle was still warm and swollen and hurt like crazy. The doctor xray-ed my ankle and said nothing was broken but recommended I buy a pair of crutches so I that I don't use my ankle at all for 2 weeks to speed heeling. I bought my crutches and on the second day my shoulder was terribly sore. In fact it hurt so bad I couldn't lift my shoulder. My ankle feels a lot better though...
You know that old remedy for a headache? Drop a hammer on your toe - it immediately makes the headache go away since your toe is in so much pain. I think the shoulder pain has made my ankle feel better.
At any rate - a part of my angel series. This particular "pose" was suggested by a collector who asked if I'd do a sleeping angel as a gift for her mother's caretaker. A sleeping angel is a great gift for a caretaker or therapist or doctors - for who takes care of our ills when our angels are napping and not looking over us?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Boxer Mix Dog, Taz, Art for Shelter Animals

10 x 10 inches, Oil on Canvas, palette knife
Taz is looking for a loving home! This is my entry and donation for the Port Jervez Humane Society Art Exhibit. I've posted info below or you can read about it at the Art for Shelter Animals (ASAP) blog for more info.
Good luck, Taz - I sure hope you will find a loving furever home!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Angel Painting - A Moment of Serenity - Palette Knife Oil Painting

"A Moment of Serenity"
8 x 6 inches, Oil on Raymar Canvas Board
Available on Etsy
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." -- Reinhold Niebuhr

Monday, June 14, 2010

Look What I Found!!

Look at this neat gadget.

I found this on Karen Rike's Blog called the "Carol Marine Panel Holder".

When I saw this a few months ago, I knew I had to have one!

I usually paint my small panels like the Ampersand Gesso boards or the Raymar Panels flat on the table with a sheet of paper or wax paper under it so that I don't paint the table.

This fantastic panel holder uses "friction" to hold a 5x5, 6x6 and 6x8 panel firmly giving you the ability to clamp onto an easel which I have done for this photo or paint on flat on the table. When I paint on panels I get so much paint on my fingers as I try to move around edges - keeping the panels on this holder allows you to pick you your painting and move it around, carry your painting, set it aside to dry all without having to touch the painted edges.

What a simple and ingenious invention! It's available for purchase from Karen's site.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

White Flowers on Gray - Palette Knife Oil Painting Judy Mackey

"White Flowers on Gray"
6 x 6 inches, Oil on Gray
I've been hobbling around the past few days after I missed the last step on the stairs and landed on my ankle. I've been laying around with my foot propped up, iced and not wanting to do much of anything. I still have my ankle wrapped but I'm feeling a bit better now and the pain is not so sharp.
This is a painting from a couple of weeks ago, another of my plain abstracted flowers series. I like the monotone of these as much as the colorful ones I'd done.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Calling All Artist Who Love Animals and Art for Shelter Animals

Art for Shelter Animals painter and blogger Carrie Jacobson wrote to me about a couple of opportunities for painters who love animals. These are fine chances to expand the Art for Shelter Animals Project (, too!

Carrie writes:

Painters who are involved in ASAP make paintings of animals in their local shelter, or with a local rescue group, and then donate the art to the shelter or rescue group. The shelter or rescue group can do whatever it wants with the art: sell it, use it as an inducement to adoption, reproduce it on mugs or t-shirts, use it to decorate the office, whatever. When the artist finishes the work, she sends an image to me and I post it, with a story about the artist, and a link to his or her site, on the blog.

Both of these opportunities are intended to benefit the Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society in NY state. Susan lives nearby and volunteers there; Carrie used to live there, too. It's a good shelter, and could really use our help. Here's the website: . The animals to be painted are at the very bottom of the home page.

First of all, of course, when you finish your piece, please send an image to Carrie ( for posting on the ASAP blog!

The first exhibit takes place in the office of Jeff Parker, 156 Pike St., Port Jervis. Parker is a podiatrist and an artist and an animal lover. He has a very nice space to show and sell art. That exhibit goes from July 26-Sept. 10.

Then, the work will move to the Deerpark Museum, for a one-day show on Sept. 18. Anyone who is in the area is invited to come and demonstrate during the day.

After that, the work will go to the shelter, to be used as the shelter desires.

As always, you can frame the pieces if you want, but you don't have to. It would be great if you would put a wire on the back for hanging.

The Wallkill River School has kindly agreed to accept the pieces. Susan will pick them up at the school. If you're out of the area, please mail them to her at the school:

Susan Miiller
Wallkill River School
232 Ward St.
Montgomery, NY 12549

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

White Flowers on Green - Palette Knife Painting

"White Flowers on Green"
6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board
I've listed a number of my paintings to sell on Etsy lately. I had been using Ebay as a marketplace but noticed a lot of artists moving to Etsy. What are your feelings about one or either or both as a place to market your artwork? I'd love to hear your opinions - pro/con.
I've entered the Alex Perez Fine Art Gallery Summer Exhibition Contest - voting starts today and will be open until June 21. I believe you can only vote once but you can vote on several of your favorite artworks. There are 45 artists in the exhibit. I really would appreciate it if you'd vote for my painting, "Sunday Brunch" #22.