Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This sounds like fun too.
Win Weekend Painting Workshop 
 artist, instructor
 Judith Reidy.

I  am creating an educational blog this summer. 

 It will be providing ideas and instruction in 
 painting and drawing technique as well as Art History

 Each post
 will have either
 a practice painting,
 a series of questions, 
or opportunities to comment from each post.

Guidelines for Winning
  1. Follow the Judith Reidy Art Classes Blog 
  2. Chances earned for each response vary according to the clearly posted level of difficulty. from 1 to 15 ( 15 being the highest)
  3. The minimum requirement to be entered to win is 30 points.
  4. Extra Credit chances can be earned by class attendance in day or evening classes.
  5. Last day of August, Winner will be announced.

For me it will be great fun to spend the weekend sharing with another artist with whom I have had the opportunity to develop an in depth conversation about art over the summer on our blog. Together this summer we will cover such topics as ....
 Tonalist Painting, 
 Impressionistic Paint of Light,
 Thumbnail Sketches,
 Plein Air Painting,
 Developing Purpose,
 Perspective Drawing,
Colors Mixing and Vibration
 preparing to draw people
  the value of still life drawing and painting
and many more topics. 

Join in the conversation and WIN,

We are starting Today.   With the first lesson..... at the Judith Reidy Art Classes Blog 
Tonalism Lesson 1  Part 1 Let's look at a Tonalist painting in terms of Composition

Judith Reidy

Monday, September 26, 2016

On Enthusiasm, Indecision, Confidence and Failure

From my readings....

"Composition of Outdoor Painting"
by Edgar Payne
Page 23-24
DeRu's Fine Arts

Saturday, May 14, 2016

I submitted these paintings to the Plein Air MKE event

Submitted paintings for Plein Air MKE at St John's on the Lake.

 "Dusk on the Green"

"Garden House"

"Roman Coin"

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Spain and Morocco Trip for Judith Reidy with her Daughter Anna

Written a few days ago.....

Pictures from "First Days in Madrid Spain" Link

Today, I am preparing for my trip home to the United States. As I sit watching the sunrise over the distant mountain overlooking Tangier I am writing you thinking of the many sights and sounds I have experiences in the past three weeks. The view from my daughter's salon window overlooks the old port city. Six stories below is a street across of which is an old Jewish cemetery filled with trees around which are stacked stone sepulchers marking the graves placed there hundreds of years ago...even before the United States was a nation or Christopher Columbus discovered America. My daughter's apartment is in the old part of the city where houses are stacked and streets and walkways narrowly wide through the Medina. Beyond the cemetery to the east are a few old buildings and a retired shipping port and a new city rapidly changing and growing modern apartments with amenities.

Pictures from "Followed by an afternoon and morning in Sevilla, Spain" Link

It is a strange thing to watch someone drive a donkey which is laden with burdens while the driver walking alongside is talking on the cell phone. It is a community in transition through technology. The old and the new blending together and dissolving into one another. Cars and motorized carts are everywhere in this bustling city with s few parking and traffic signs but no stop signs or stop and go lights. People just cross the street by stepping out into traffic. At corners and roundabouts which are everywhere cars just muscles their way around. Its amazing how it works as well as it does, but the system functions.

Pictures from "Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier Morocco" Link

For me what is eye opening is how perceptionally binding yet arbitrary our rules are from one culture to the next.....even traffic laws.

Pictures from "A Day in Asilah" Link

I have so many stories and adventures to tell!

Pictures from "Thursday in Chefhaouen" Link

Looking forward to seeing you at the

Grand Opening of our

Painting and Glass Studio

on December 12, 10 am to 5 pm


5121 South 84th Street,

Greendale, WI 53129

(on 84th just south of 84th and Edgerton.)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Judith Reidy is in the Wisconsin Pastel Artist Fall Exhibit Autumnal Ripening at the Cedarburg Cultural Center

Judith Reidy
 in the Wisconsin Pastel Artist Fall Exhibit

Autumnal Ripening
 at the
Cedarburg Cultural Center

You are invited to the exhibit
Friday October 16, through Sunday November 29, 2015
 and the
Opening Reception
Friday October 16
5-8 pm

Judith's Pastel artwork
 Just Before Winter
 Judith Reidy

 Fall Morning
Judith Reidy