Still Life

Still Life

Figure Paintings

Figure Study

Landscape Paintings

Landscapes

Other Collections

Other Collections

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

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

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Still Life

I love the way incandescent light caresses the curve of a beautiful wine bottle or glass. I love the slender branch of a tree or vine as it escapes into the air. I love the rugged surface of concrete, and the subtle, wonderful colors you find when you pick up a handful of pebbles. I love how posing the mannequin into an otherwise ordinary still life suddenly turns it into a child's play house: she makes ordinary objects seem to become huge, and without changing form or appearance, they suddenly turn into furniture. Even more interesting to me is how I can put objects together that seem to have nothing to do with each other, and a narrative emerges from the unexpected encounter. (Sizes are in inches. Values are in Canadian dollars.)

From Studio #105-1811:

I hang out with my best friend Tea and Oysters

Lightbulb Moments

These were created for the "UP close" show which took place at the Coffee House Sanctuary from March 7th to 27th, 2014. There are also others that were begun for this series, which I haven't yet had time to finish. My hope is to complete the rest of the series and post it here for your enjoyment. In this series, the lightbulb represents the protagonist in a coming-of-age story in which the protagonist discovers his vocation, together with the meaning of his life.

The Mannequin Collection

I received a female mannequin as a Christmas gift from my father in 1992. He got it at Cowan Office Supplies in the town of Nelson, which, despite its name, is actually one of the better stocked artists' supply stores in that part of the world. The teddy bear chair was purchased some years later at a craft shop in Crawford Bay that no longer exists; there's a health food restaurant in the spot that it once occupied.

These paintings are small studies, done in the style of my ever-evolving personal version of Expressionism. They were posed on the still-life stand at the studio, and they are autobiographical expressions. They signify the moods I happened to be in at the time I was painting them. All except "Tea and Oysters" were painted in one sitting.

 

The Green Vase "The Green Vase" - January 2015

Media: Acrylic on particle board

Size: 11x8inches

Value: $50.00

Interior of the house at Proctor, with the Thompson clock "My Father's House #2" - 2010

Media: Acrylic on canvas board.

Size: 9x12 inches.

Not for sale

SL040

Interior of the house at Proctor, with the Thompson clock "My Father's House #1" - 2010

Media: Acrylic on canvas board.

Size: 9x12 inches.

Not for sale

SL039
"A Dutch Child's Christmas" - 2004

Media: Acrylic on canvas board.

Size: 7x5 inches.

Value: $20.00

"The Babes Are Going
Ga-Ga For Baseball" - 2004

Media: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 8x10 inches.

Value: $20.00

"Kerosene Lamp with
Camera and Chains" - 2004

Media: Acrylic on canvas.

Size: 8x10 inches.

Value: $50.00

"Rose Bowl with Pebbles and Frog:
Branch Over-arching All" - 2004

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 18x14 inches

Value: $300.00

"Wheat and Chaff Blues" - 2004

Media: Acrylic on Canvas.

Size: 16x20 inches.

Value: $400.00

"Outdoor Drinking Fountain" - 2004

Media: Acrylic on particle board

Size: 7x7 inches

Value: $20.00

"The Leader's Cabin" - 2004

Media: Acrylic on plywood

Size: 8x10.75 inches

Location unknown

"Wild Grasses" - 2002

Media: Acrylic on canvas.

Size: 12x16 inches.

Value: $240.00

"Standing Rose with Rosaries" - 2001

Media: Acrylic on canvas.

Size: 24x28 inches

Value: $200.00

"Rosaries" - December 2001

Media: Acrylic on canvas.

Size: 11x14 inches

Value: $200.00

"Heather" - 2000

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 8x10 inches

Value: $100.00

"Still Life with Bicycle Tire" - 1999

Media: Acrylic on canvas.

Size: 14x11 inches

Value: $120.00

From Studio #501 (BVAS)

Remembrance of Forgetfulness - 1999

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 46x30 inches

Value: $8,000.00

From Studio #502 (BVAS)

"Trinity #2" or "Study in Glass
and Metal" - 1996

Media: Oil on canvas

Size: 82 x 54 inches

Value: $10,000.00

"Sounds on a Suburban Street" - 1995

Media: Oil on plywood.

Size: 14x12 inches.

Value: $50.00

"Interior of Sacred Heart Church
during Lent" - 1991

Media: Graphite on paper

Size: 9x12 inches

Value: $300.00

"Old Fitzgerald" - 1988

Media: Oil on cotton cloth

Size: 28x48 inches

Value: $2,000.00

Studio Still Life

"Studio Still Life" - 1988

Media: Oil on Canvas

Size: 10x8 inches

Estimated Value: $100.00

Hat and Coat

"Studio Still Life" - 1988

Media: Oil on Canvas

Size: 10x8 inches

Estimated Value: $100.00

From Studio #506 (BVAS)

"Carpentry Still Life" - 1987

Media: Oil on canvas

Size: 16x12 inches

Value: $50.00

"Irony" - 1987

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 22x28 inches

Value: $50.00

"Ash Tray" - 1990

oil on paper

Size: 10x12 inches

Value: $50.00

From the ACAD Fourth-Year Painting Studio

"Pebbles" - 1983

oil on canvas

24x36 inches

$3,500.00

"Trinity" - 1983

oil on canvas

48x24 inches

value: $7,000.00