When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, July 10, 2009

Jude at the School of Visual Arts Residency Program in NYC

I realize that it is only my third day of painting and that there is marked development and progress but I feel as though I am only beginning to manifest on canvas, what has been stored in my mind and my hands for so long. I am trying not to get frustrated with myself because I sincerely feel as though I am working at a fairly slow pace. My painting is monumental in size for me...18 feet in width. It is purely a stream of consciousness and merges all of the figures and motifs that I have incorporated in my work at home this past year.
I am focusing on value and am using a limited palette...Payne's grey, Titanium white and burnt umber.I am also implementing texture, real and implied, using patterns and other materials such as hand made papers, metal and wire. Trust me, when it is complete, it will be magical. I still have a month ahead. I wish I could freeze this moment in time. Never before have I felt so aware of and confident about myself as an artist.
Here are some photos of the work in process.

1 comment:

  1. You know I am a huge fan of you and your work - such energy and enthusiasm and ideas and talent! So glad you are enjoying this magical time to focus and create!


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