Showing posts from May, 2020

Batik with Harvest Christian Academy

 24th Annual HCA Art Show   Students of HCA took a Batik class with Judy.  You can see the original post on the link here .  Scroll to the bottom of the page in the link, to find the video.  Video above can be seen on link!

Reading in Chamoru with Guma' Famagu'on Tano' yan I Tasi

Judy with Guma' Famagu'on Tano' yan I Tasi, from Japan. She read "Grandma's Love" book in Chamoru to them! See the full video in the link HERE !!

Shirley's Special Batik

  SHIRLEY’S       Batik on silk, 20”x 16”  May 2020      I rarely do commissions for portraits unless I know the subject personally.  Her daughter-in-law, Debbie, asked me to paint Shirley's portrait as a birthday gift to her husband, George.  I have frequented several of the Shirley's restaurants over the years, enjoying her excellent shrimp fried rice among other delicious dishes for which she was well-known. I had met her a few times but didn't know her personally. Portraits are so subjective, I feel I have to know the person in order to portray a bit of their personality.  Debbie shared many photos of Shirley and talked about her life and aspects of her personality that she felt were important.  Through our conversations, I was impressed with the accomplishments of this woman.  After making a few sketches based on photographs, Debbie agreed that I had captured her look and personality, so I proceeded with the painting.  Debbie was thrilled with the result, and kin