Judy Rice

Watercolor

The freeness of watercolor has always intrigued me. My painting experiences have run the gamut from feeling the need to make a realistic representation, to starting the creative process by letting the paint flow dictate the subject, to a combination of structure and flow. 


I paint with watercolor and  acrylics, but prefer the liquidity of watercolor. My paintings are eclectic as far as style and subject. My favorite subjects are plants; other subjects include landscapes and historical buildings. 


I’ve been commissioned to paint  portraits of cats and dogs. I am also an author and illustrator. Recent  projects I especially enjoyed were writing and illustrating three books  for children: Randi’s Pesky Picnic and Angel the Beddy-bye Cat (both  rhyming ABC stories), and The Counting Fair, a rhyming numbers story. Another project involved illustrating a book called Nature’s Wonders, Poems for Young People, written by Alan Kasparian.