Still Life

Still Life

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Figure Study

Landscape Paintings

Landscapes

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Other Collections

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Judith McRae can be contacted by e-mail at judith@judithmcrae.com

If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning a painting or drawing, please contact Judith for information about pricing.

Architecture

Back in Junior High I remember Mrs. Pilkington teaching us how to draw buildings in perspective. At the time, I thought it was neat how all these geometric shapes and mathematical formulae translated themselves into habitable spaces, and I created some passable drawings - I think I got a B+ in the class. In the Foundation Year at Alberta College of Art, we had similar exercises given to us as part of our drawing classes and in our design classes, but the impression given was that these exercises were for those of us who were continuing on into Architecture, so I did the exercises without thinking of putting them to any further use.

I was recently reminded of these things when I was asked by Father Edmund Vargas to make a painting of St. James Church.

Now and again, I've attempted the occasional church, house, or interesting building, but this project inspired me to go all the way back to Mrs. Pilkington's class and remember to square off the page, measure, and use my geometry set. You can get all kinds of interesting effects when you play around with the math, and also when you just measure incorrectl - in the latter case, this can be a "happy accident" or a source of frustration, depending on your attitude, and also depending on what you were hoping to accomplish.

St. James - first sketch

St. James - second sketch

St. James - third sketch

St. James - fourth sketch

St. James (sketch #1)
completed in February, 2017
drawing, oil pastel, pencil crayon, and graphite on paper
11x14 inches

St. James (sketch #2)
completed in February, 2017
drawing, oil pastel, pencil crayon, and graphite on paper
11x14 inches

St. James (sketch #3)
completed in February, 2017
drawing, oil pastel, pencil crayon, and graphite on paper
14x11 inches

St. James (sketch #4)
completed in February, 2017
drawing, oil pastel, pencil crayon, and graphite on paper
14x11 inches

 

St. James, the final version

 

 

St. James (final painting)
painting, acrylic on canvas
11x14 inches
completed March 10th, 2017
SOLD to Father Edmund Vargas

 

Stairway to Heaven

Filipino Cathedral

Stairway to Heaven
completed June 29th, 2017
painting, acrylic on canvas
16x20 inches

Filipino Cathedral
completed in February, 2017
pencil crayon, oil pastel, and graphite on paper
14x11 inches