A couple of weeks ago I spent five days in Berea, KY teaching painting workshops. In the evenings, I roamed the area looking for plein air locations and photographing material for future paintings. This was one of those "back roads," and I plan to paint others. Moisture in the air provides an atmospheric quality that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times. I couldn't tell you where this location was (thank goodness for GPS getting me back) but the feelings expressed in this painting are genuine. There are numerous sites such as this in that area at the foothills of the Appalachian region. This painting is completed with professional grade watercolors on heavyweight Arches 140 lb paper. It will require framing for display.

- Judy Mudd

Back Roads 1

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front and back

14" h x 20" w 
0 lbs. 3 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 leads watercolor workshops and runs a real estate business with her husband.