Friday, July 11, 2014


Love this and it is so true!  So… for all my artists and collector friends, you know the feeling!

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Forgotten Coast Plein Air Event 2014

Unforgettable Plein Air Event!

Five artists friends with a passion for painting, a lovely house on St. George Island, FL, great seafood, lots of great painters to observe and perfect weather were just the right ingredients for an unforgettable week at the Forgotten Coast Plein Air Event, 2014.  The area is eye candy for the painter.  You can't believe how many intriguing and varied sites there are here to capture on canvas.  Behind the scenes of this well designed event, is master organizer, Joe Taylor and his staff.  They work extremely hard  every year to make this one of the country's most outstanding plein air events.  Joe and his troop of volunteers are already at work planning for 2015.  Come join us!  You will love it!

 Artists friends lunching in Apalachicola at the Riverwalk Cafe
May 2014
 Watching one of our favorite artist, Morgan Samuel Price on the riverfront in Apalach.
May 2014
 Congratulations to my friend and mentor, James Richards for receiving Artist Choice Award!
May 2014
 Artist, Linda Pelts, being observed by a passerby in Apalach.
May 2014
 Artist, Jane Burrus, painting a sailboat in Apalach.
May 2014
Artist friends observing Charles Dickinson paint a sailboat.
May 2014
 Charles Dickinson, painting a sailboat on the riverfront in Apalach.
May 2014
 Lunch at the Blue Parrot on St. George Island, FL
May 2014
 A beautiful day with an ocean view was a perfect spot for lunch on St. George Island, FL
 Judy Nocifora and Linda Pelts enjoying an outdoor cafe on St. George Island, FL.
May 2014
Artists, Ginnie Higginbotham, enjoying her view in Mexico Beach, FL.
May 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Miss Elaine

So happy to finally get this old gal painted. Miss Elaine rested in a dry dock area in Carrabelle, FL. She was demolished this year, May 2014, but she lives on the canvases of many who have painted he

Miss Elaine
18 x 18 oil on linen
© Judy Joy Nocifora

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wall to Wall in Italy

Wall to Wall in Italy
12x16" oil on linen panel
©Judy Joy Nocifora

Nothing speaks to a painter more than scenes like this in Italy.  Capturing the effect of light with paint is an exciting challenge for the painter.  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gorgeous Animals… COWS!

I've Got All the Right Moo'ves
12x12 oil on gallery wrap canvas
©Judy Joy Nocifora

Cows are such fascinating, beautiful animals.  I particularly like their variety of shape and color and… that look they have in their eyes.  Fun to paint!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Clouds…Glorious Clouds!

Sunset Storm Clouds
20x24" oil on linen canvas
©Judy Joy Nocifora

Available at Judy Joy Nocifora Studio.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Painting Out of My Comfort Zone!

Grandpa's Hat 
12x12" - oil on linen - ©Judy Joy Nocifora

I have not painted many head portraits, but I was so inspired by Jim Richards demo in our Nashville workshop at Warehouse 521, that I thought I would give it a whirl.  It was so much fun, just massing in the big shapes… no drawing… and making this little guy's ruddy checks, lips and eyes come to life!  As a matter of fact, I had so much fun painting "Grandpa's Hat" that I can't wait to get another head portrait started!  Awesome feeling!