In this still life painting I chose realism instead of my usual impressionistic way of painting landscapes. I used complementary colors to make the pears pop. The basket was actually ceramic, which was a challenge to paint but came off beautifully in watercolor.

This painting is produced with the finest watercolor materials available. The piece is on heavyweight paper and will require a frame for display. 

- Judy Mudd

Pears in a Basket

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front and back

11" h x 15" 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.