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!  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fabulous Teacher… Jim Richards in Nashville at Warehouse 521!

A really talented group of artists gathered at Warehouse 521 in Nashville, TN for a workshop with the fabulous painter and teacher Jim Richards of Atlanta, GA.  Thank you Jeanie Smith for organizing the workshop.  Thank you, Jim Richards, for your inspiration, incredible demos and guidance and instruction at the easel.  We are all indeed lucky to have had this opportunity to study with you!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Incognito 2014 - Memphis Botanic Gardens Fundraiser

Henrietta II by Judy Joy Nocifora Finds a Home!

 2014 INCOGNITO fundraiser for the Botanic Garden was a big success. A huge crowd enjoyed good food, music and wine while having fun trying to outbid others for that special piece of art you've just got to have.

Saturday, January 25, 2014