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1. just a reminder....

summer is flying by....and so is this swimmingly sweet sale! 

EVERYTHING MERMAID (from compact mirrors to original paintings)...20% off throughout the remainder of summer! so, float on over to my etsy shop and pick up something special for that little mermaid of yours! :)

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2. throwback....

to last WINTER and these two cuties....they put me in my HAPPY place! :)
'cause this girl has had ENOUGH of this rainforest-like climate and disgustingly high levels of humidity. i just was not made to handle such conditions. perhaps that is why i am known as the "ice princess" amongst my friends. WINTER is MY season! 

ahh, Mr. WINTER...how i miss you so. your pristine beauty from freshly fallen SNOW to clean, cold temps. i await you anxiously, my dear friend....overly anxiously perhaps....i digress. and with that being said...

these two bits of adorableness known as Alaska and her little buddy, Aspen can be found FOR SALE here. they are ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, NOT REPRODUCTIONS.

however, since i like to offer up choices, reproductions and other bits of deliciousness with these two featured can be found here and here as well.

why not get yourself in the WINTER spirit now?! i surely am every. single. day.

{i need to write/illustrate a kids book about the wonders of winter, i'm thinking....}

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3. mirror mirror on the wall....

©the enchanted easel 2015
so, i'm a little excited for these. ok, maybe a little *too* excited. but those who know me know i LOVE me a good mirror...especially when it's pocket sized and has a pretty picture (or in this case, a painting) on it! :)

ordered a few of these and will be posting them FOR SALE as soon as they arrive!

{so, the pink haired mermaid....kinda love her. such a girl...;)}

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4. owl, birds, tree, flowers....

turner's initial pantings
©the enchanted easel 2015
oh, and some initials too. ;)

{these three custom paintings are on the easel this week....and,  just about DONE! if you would like something special created for your little one, please contact me through my website and i will surely accommodate you. i "heart" custom work.}

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here's hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah...or whatever other wonderful holiday it is that you celebrate!

running a little SALE from now until the first day of the new year (can hardly believe 2015 is knocking quite so soon! where did the year go?!?!). click on over here and shop til your little heart's content! :)

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6. Cold Days

I thought I'd share an oil painting I painted on location when we first moved to New Hampshire. What a cold, beautiful day it was, like today.

New Hampshire by Lita Judge

The post Cold Days appeared first on Lita Judge.

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7. "be original. buy original."

...no truer words spoken than those over by the wonderful people at Vango

happy to have been introduced to a wonderful community of artists over at Vango. (used to be known as ArtTwoFifty). the whole idea of purchasing ORIGINAL art and viewing it on the wall of a room by using their app (available for both iPhones and iPads) is just awesome. as are their set prices for us artists trying to sell our intricately worked little masterpieces (and let me tell you, that is no easy task in today's economy...unfortunately)....which is also suitable for the art buyer~can you AFFORDABLE?!

anyhoo....happy to be a part of this ever growing community of FABULOUS artists. take a click over to the link i provided above and start adorning your walls with some really BEAUTIFUL and AFFORDABLE art by some very talented artists!

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8. Its Fall!

I've been tempted to do this a time or two; at a Wayne Thiebaud exhibit, with a Holbein at the Frick, some stuff at the Met. Didn't try it though.

Its FALL, finally. Now if it would just rain . . .

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9. Amazing Optical Illusions with the Masters of Deception: Escher, Dalí

Rings of seahorses that seem to rotate on the page. Butterflies that transform right before your eyes into two warriors with their horses. A mosaic portrait of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau made from seashells. These dazzling and often playful artistic creations manipulate perspective so cleverly that they simply outwit our brains: we can’t just take a quick glance and turn away. They compel us to look once, twice, and over and over again, as we try to figure out exactly how the delightful trickery manages to fool our perceptions so completely. Of course, first and foremost, every piece is beautiful on the surface, but each one offers us so much more. From Escher’s famous and elaborate “Waterfall” to Shigeo Fukuda’s “Mary Poppins,” where a heap of bottles, glasses, shakers, and openers somehow turn into the image of a Belle Epoque woman when the spotlight hits them, these works of genius will provide endless enjoyment.

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Sterling (August 1, 2007)
Get it on Amazon: Masters of Deception: Escher, Dalí & the Artists of Optical Illusion

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10. Pink Clouds Over Nova Scotia

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11. Goldfinch

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12. Barn Swallow

I was thinking of Tiepolo when I painted this. I love the freshness of his brushwork.

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13. jillthompson: Here’s a sneak preview of the little book of...


Here’s a sneak preview of the little book of paintings I will have at my table (1320) at San Diego Comic Con. 24 Full Color Postcards you can remove to send or frame as you choose! Or keep them all in the book! People have been asking if I sell my tiny paintings . Now everyone can have their own copy!

Ooooh jeeeeezz you guys!! Jill Thompson is selling these little books of her gorgeous paintings!

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14. Cloudscape No. 8

More clouds.
Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10"

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15. Cloudscape No. 7

Another cloudscape.
Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10"

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16. Cloudscape

The latest cloudscape.

Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10"

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17. Cloudscapes

I've had five little 5" x 7" canvases sitting in my studio for a while, waiting for me to do something with them. So Sunday afternoon, we played together.

Painting clouds is a fun way to experiment with near-abstraction. It's nice to play with color, composition, and form on their own. Each piece has it's own mood and it's own aims, but I like the way the five of these work together as a group.

Because I had five canvases, I began thinking of (and listening to) one of my favorite five-movement symphonies--Mahler's 7th. I tried to capture some of enigmatic qualities of the music; the strange leaps between absurdity and mystery.

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18. 'The Good, the Bad, & the Bugly' Big Bug Art Show

Dragonfly Dreams

Psycho Donuts

2006 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008
Monday - Thursday 6am - 9pm | Friday 6am - 11pm | Saturday 7am - 11pm | Sunday 7am - 9pm

The artist reception and a crazy donut eating contest is this 
Sat., June 2nd from 10AM to 3PM.
If you're local, please visit me at the reception (pretty please!) 

Come and meet the artists in person and ask them what inspires them 
to create crazy bug art! The art show is quirky and fun and you will be able to find your favorite or not so favorite bugs starring in bug art to purchase.

There will be a bee expert with info on his bee keeping and honey producing company:http://www.bluem

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19. Re-Seussify Seuss Challenge


In case you missed it, this week’s results for School Library Journal’s Fuse #8 Re-Seussify Seuss challenge were in, and they were pretty spectacular! The mission, as set forth by children’s lit guru Betsy Bird, was to draw a spread from a Dr. Seuss book, but in the style of ANOTHER famous picture book artist. I was inspired by the fun mash-up idea, and pulled off the image of Yertle The Turtle in the style of Arnold Lobel, above.

The idea for the image itself came to me pretty easily. It’s no surprise that I love drawing turtles, and Yertle The Turtle is a family favorite. The reptile vs. amphibian factor – Yertle crossed with Frog and Toadwas amusing to me as well. In particular, I wanted to try my hand at Arnold Lobel’s style. I thought the limited palette with textured graphite would be fun, and his characters and watercolors lend themselves easily to my own style. Plus, he’s a fellow Pratt alum!

I learned a lot about Arnold Lobel’s creative process from this video with his daughter, Anita Lobel.  She sought to replicate her father’s paintings when she colored Arnold Lobel’s unfinished The Frogs and Toads All Sang:

I am very interested in Lobel’s use of color separations to make the Frog and Toad illustrations, and I wish I could find more on the subject. While Anita went with full-color in her recent interpretation, I wanted to imitate the 2-color (and black) separations by sticking to a green layer, a brown layer, and dark graphite.  I’m pleased with the result and think it was rather successful, if I do say so myself.

Now go check out Betsy’s post for the other mind-blowing creative Re-Seussification mash-ups!

Filed under: illustration sensations, paintings, videos Tagged: anita lobel, Arnold Lobel, betsy bird, dr seuss, early reader, frog and toad, fuse #8, re-seussify seuss, school library journal, watercolor,
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20. Brown Pelican

6" x 6", acrylic on wood panel

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21. Doggy

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22. Interior

Self-Portrait, Interior
Acrylic, ink, on wood panel 16" x 20"

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23. Avis Angelus

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24. Eastern Phoebe

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25. The Thing Itself

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