The subject matter for Judith Gardner NEAC RBA’s paintings is drawn mainly from the Kent countryside and the sea, as well as her garden.
The subject matter for Judith’s paintings is drawn mainly from the Kent countryside and the sea, as well as her garden. She paints mainly in oils from drawings and oil sketches made in situ and completing the work in her studio. She also works larger paintings from memory and imagination.
Method of Working
Judith’s painting is to a certain extent representational. It begins with ideas and sketches based on strong observation. Once the composition has been decided upon, the reality is not so necessary for her to develop the painting. This enables her to create the light and atmosphere with tone, colour and brushwork. Strong shapes are worked with large brushes and rags and she finally tightens up on certain areas where she wants more detail and focus. For this she use smaller brushes and a rigger for the final drawing and mark making.