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paintings by
Judy P. Smith


This is a full listing of my paintings in reverse chronological order.  If you would like to see a larger image just click on the thumbnail.  To send a purchase inquiry, please click on the appropriate painting title.

Oil Paintings:

Image to Come White Rocks:  Commissioned Work

March 2005

Genesis Oil on Canvas

24" x 72"

Winter Thaw:  Privately Held

January 2005

Genesis Oil on Canvas

18" x 24"

Snow Moon:  $150.00

November 2004

Genesis Oil on canvas

18" x 24"

Sunflowers & Poppies:  Privately Held

October 2004

Genesis Oil on canvas

18" x 24"

 

Country Hills:  Privately Held

August 2004

Genesis Oil on canvas

16" x 20"

Independence 2003: $125.00

July 2003

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

Tracks Across the James: Privately Held

July 2003

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24"

Providence Forge House: Privately Held

July 2003

  Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

Blue Ridge Passage: Privately Held

June 2003

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

Mountain Meadow: $125.00

June 2003

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

Pony Pointe II: Privately Held

June 2003

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

I constructed this image from a photograph that I took of Assateague Island from across Sinexputent Bay at our campsite during our vacation.   I adjusted the time of day in this second painting of Pony Pointe.

Marsh Pony: $125.00

June 2003

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

Assateague Island

Pony Pointe: $125.00

June 2003

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

I constructed this image from a photograph that I took of Assateague Island from across Sinexputent Bay at our campsite during our vacation.   The unique nature of the photograph from which this was done was due in fact to my having taken the photo through the lens of a pair of binoculars.  I added ponies to the image, however, I had observed several ponies in the vicinity the day prior to taking the photograph.  I put a little twist on the painting by painting in an oval shape, flattening out the circular shape of the binocular lens and then allowing the painting to overflow the oval on either side for balance.

Portland Head Light: Commissioned Pieces

May 15, 2003 – June 10, 2003

Genesis Oil on canvas

24 x 36

I the following 5 painting for Oakdale Décor. It was a copy work from their stock images.  It it interesting to note that the stock image that I had to work with was only approximately 1 ½ x 2 inches.  However, note that each individual painting is unique on its own.

Click on the numbers below to see how individual each of the paintings turned out. Use the back button to return to this page.

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Daydreamer: $125.00

May 2003

Genesis Oil on canvas

16 x 20

I had recently seen an image of a woman walking alone, it inspired me to put a woman at the edge of the surf gazing into the distance.  There she is left to contemplate and dream upon her future or past.  That is left up to the view.

 

 

Portland Light: Commissioned Piece

April 2003

 Genesis Oil on canvas

16 x 20

I did this painting as a sample of my worked for Oakdale Décor. It was a copy work piece from their stock images.  

Click on the numbers below to see how individual each of the paintings turned out.  Use the back button to return to this page.

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Wolfe Creek Mill: Privately Held

December 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

I constructed this painting from several images that were provided to me by my brother.  The painting was a gift to an individual who has a great interest in wolves and their continued survival.  I only hoped to achieve a realistic view of the wolves in motion.

Fall: $125.00

November 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

My mother, Dorothy Parsons, took the photograph from which this painting was based.  It is of a waterfall located at Maymont Park, a local park in Richmond, Virginia.  However artistic license has been taken as I have changed it from a spring scene to a fall one.

Boat For Sale: Privately Held

October 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

The photograph from which this painting was taken has a very odd story behind it.  While taking photos of the individual items, boat, heron, Canadian geese the heron must have “decided” to help me out.  It actually walked into the shots of the boat.  I have a whole series of photographs showing his progression.  Then when he finally is in front of the boat he then appears to be checking the boat out, as if to say, lets check under the hood and see how this thing runs before I buy it.  I’m still shaking my head about this one.

Evening Shades: Privately Held

October 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas

16 x 20

This painting was taken from a photograph that I took standing on the front porch of our home.  It shows a sunset through the treetops above our neighbor’s house.

Monet's Bridge: Privately Held

September 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

This work was auctioned off for the benefit of the Chesterfield Historical Society in November 2005.

Morning Stroll: Privately Held

September 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas

18 x 24

This painting was taken from a photograph that I took while touring Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  I really liked the way the path curves around at the end – leading you into the painting.  It feels as if you can be wrapped in the arms of the trees and sheltered from everything, truly a relaxing spot.

Sinexputent Bay: $300.00

July 2002

  Genesis Oil on canvas

24 x 30

Our family vacation this year took us towards Ocean City, Maryland.  We stayed at a campground located on Sinexputent Bay.  On our second morning there, our oldest, Walter went out to take some photographs of the morning sunrise.  I adapted one of his photographs to arrive at my finished painting.   I really liked the idea of the sunset over the bay with the herons and sandbars in the foreground.  It really gives you a clear picture of where we stayed.

Lazy Afternoon: $125.00

June 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas

16 x 20

The children were preparing for the end of school and I need to relax, so I rummaged through my idea books and came up with the idea for Adirondack chairs on the shore of the lake.  What could be more relaxing than sitting lakeside in a comfortable chair watching the sailboats passing by?  On later reflection it sort of reminded me of a Corona commercial.  All I needed to add was a table between the chairs.  Sometimes the inspiration comes from the strangest things. 

Country Road: Privately Held

May 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas board

10 x 8

Spring had sprung and I was looking for something to paint.  I found a really cute building and decided that it would work perfectly at the end of a country road lined with pinkish white dogwood blossoms.

River's Edge: Privately Held

April 2002

  Genesis Oil on canvas board

8 x 10

  River’s Edge came to me from a doodle for a boat tied to a piling.  I added on a shoreline similar to that found in Deltaville, Virginia.  It is reticent of a scene seen during my summer weekends spent there.  On weekends that I spent at the “River” I enjoyed riding around the creeks just taking in the scenery.  The boat on the shore seems to beckoning you to come and ride away and explore the shore. 

Gold Hill: Privately Held

April 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas

16 x 20

I was inspired to create this painting for my great, great, great Aunt Jo Green from a cover photograph of Realm, The Magazine of Britain’s History and Countryside, No. 100, taken by David Sellman, published by The British Connection Inc.  She is subscribes to their magazine and had given me several editions and I thought that the lines and shadows involved in the photo would be a challenge to paint.  I happily found a second perspective of this photo in another edition of the magazine, which allowed me to expand upon the original idea.

Garden Lavender: Privately Held

April 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas

16 x 20

Garden Lavender, previously Untitled, was based on a photograph taken at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens while on a field trip with our son, Sean.  It is just a little house tucked in behind a garden filled with lavender.

Rascal: $125.00

January 2002

  Genesis Oil on canvas

16 x 20

This is our cat, Rascal, from the once in a lifetime photograph of him.  He’s got such a regal look.  The hard part about using the cat as a subject was getting the shading of his fur right.  In my reference photo the light is coming in from the left and behind him, thus creating some unusual shadows that I had to overcome. 

Heron's Cove: $35.00

January 2002

Genesis Oil on canvas board

12 x 14

The family was on an excursion to Henricus Park in Chesterfield County, Virginia where I took a photograph of this secluded shoreline area.  The park is a known nesting area for herons.  So I just took the photograph one step further and added the heron.

Great Blue Heron: Privately Held

January 2002

  Genesis Oil on canvas

20 x 16

I wanted to try my hand at the subtle blending that was require to achieve the feathers on this heron.  The pattern was found in Along the Shores, by Diane Nielsen Wallace.   

Sean at the Beach: Privately Held

January 2002

  Genesis Oil on canvas board

14 x 11 

Although, I based this painting on a pattern found in Along the Shores, by Diane Nielsen Wallace I found myself being drawn to the subject.  The child in her pattern was doing exactly what our youngest would be doing at the beach, and in fact had during the previous summer.  With a little modeling cooperation from him I was able to use an actual photograph of, Sean as the model for the boy in the painting.  Several have stated that once they see the painting that it is actually is a pretty good likeness of him.

Riverside: Privately Held

December 2001

  Genesis Oil on canvas

16 x 20

   I found this pattern in Down Roads Less Traveled, Vol. 1, by Bill ‘Ridley’ Bayer.   Since this scene was so reminiscent of a photograph that my brother had taken while floating on down the Powell River in Scott County, Virginia I set out to create this for he and his wife for Christmas.  I felt that the simplicity of just the church in the distance created an inviting atmosphere.

Hidden Retreat: $50.00

September 2001

 Genesis Oil on wooden tote

13 x 17

My second oil painting is an adaptation of a pattern found in Painter to Painter, by Donna Bell.    I painted this one on the outside of a travel palette case.  In Hidden Retreat I experimented with the new paint colors and texturing.  As I have begun using the Genesis Heat Set Paints I have found that more and more I veer away from the palettes used in instructional books and tend to stick with my own choice of palette.

West Bay: Privately Held

November 2001

Genesis Oil on canvas

14 x 11 

On Halloween 2001 we were visiting in the home of Judy Sherman and saw several photographs that she had taken of sunrises over the Swift Creek Reservoir in Chesterfield County, Virginia.  Using one of the photographs that she had taken from the deck of her home I created this painting for her.   I was able to change out a pontoon boat that appears in the original photo for a much more pleasantly shaped sailboat.

Hidden Passage:  Privately Held

December 2001

Genesis Oil on Masonite

24 x 38

  The inspiration for this painting came from Discover the Joy of Acrylic Painting, by Jacqueline Penney and her lesson on painting still, reflective water.  I attempted the painting from scratch, without a pattern.  I utilized the instructions for the lesson and added some of my own ideas to complete the painting.  Upon completion, my husband showed me a place in the landscape that takes on the appearance of a smiling alligator.  Can you find it?

November Sunflowers: Privately Held

November 2001 

Genesis Oil on canvas board

20 x 16

  After some discussion, it seemed that just about everyone does some sort of sunflower painting and I found this pattern in Bittersweet, Vol. 24, by Dorothy Dent and thought that it would be an interesting one to try.  This one started out as an acrylic painting, but it just wasn’t working out.  It turned out to be a real stinker.  The colors wouldn’t blend properly and it was just becoming a chore to work on.  In fact, I hid it in the corner behind a chair because it irritated me so much.  That is until my Genesis paints arrived.  The oils allowed me to redeem it from behind the chair and resuscitate it.  We gave this painting to my Mother-in-law as a Christmas present.  She is truly enjoying it, although she is not as ornery as this painting.  J  

Country Snow: Privately Held

September 2001

 Genesis Oil on canvas board

11 x 14

Once my new paints arrived I had to have something to try them out with, so I found a pattern in Painter to Painter, by Donna Bell and gave it a go.  I was able to create texture in the trees and foreground bush.  Wow!  Not only was I happy with the result, so was our oldest, Walter, who immediately proclaimed that this painting was his.  For Christmas 2001 we used the painting as the basis for our Christmas card.