A 20 minute drive from home takes me past this barn. I'm always out and about in the spring with my camera and sketchbook looking for photogenic subjects like this farm. On this day, the horses were in a nearby pasture but I loved the way the early morning light created bluish shadows in the foreground and also on the barn. The air felt marvelous and I hoped to capture that feeling in the painting. This piece is on heavyweight paper and has a 1/4 inch white border to allow for easy framing.

- Judy Mudd

Spring Farm

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front and back

15" h x 22" w 
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Judy Mudd
Louisville, Kentucky

Getting to Know Judy

For Judy Mudd, creating a work of art means much more than simply reproducing something she sees. “It is more than painting a subject, it is expressing a feeling,” she explains. Judy develops her paintings with thorough reconnaissance work. She goes out on photo shoots in a variety of atmospheric conditions, sketches outdoors, takes notes, and completes color and value studies. From there, back in the studio, she lets the paintbrush guide her. Outside of painting, Judy also runs a real estate business with her husband. In many ways, her work in real estate can be seen via the architectural influences in her watercolors.