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

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


My new "Field" paintings which will be called my "Wildflower" series and will be merged with two figures.The landscape will be highly textured, somewhat stylized and abstract, and the figures will be highly representational. I intend to crop them, with the female form being prominent. Tonight I began a painted "sketch" of one figure. I am very fortunate to have beautiful teen aged children who somewhat willingly comply when asked to model:)I actually took some lovely photographs of my 19 and soon to be 17 year olds. This monochromatic image is purely for concept but close to what I envisioned.

"And everything I know just fades away
And when a wildflower grows it picks its space
And that's the way it is when nature plays its lovely hand
We'll understand everything"...S.Crow

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