Friday, June 25, 2010

Taz, by Judy Mackey

Taz, by Judy Mackey

Judy Mackey is an extremely talented painter who helped me make the leap into palette knife painting. I'd been doing some work with the knife, and had been using a brush as a knife, when I found Judy's paintings on line (see her website,, and her blog, I fell in love with her style and her paintings, and she became my palette knife mentor and idol.

Judy has moved recently from Texas to Georgia, and started another blog in which I participate, the Palette Knife Painters blog ( - and she's made this wonderful painting of Taz for the Small Works show, to benefit the Port Jervis/Deerpark animal shelter.

Here's more on the project:

A friend of mine, Susan Miller, has engineered two exhibit opportunities that are open to ASAP painters. They are both intended to benefit the Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society, in New York state, near where we used to live. It's a good shelter, and could really use our help.

Here's the website: . The animals to be painted are at the very bottom of the home page.

First of all, of course, when you finish your piece, please send an image to me or Sheila for posting on the blog!

The first exhibit takes place in the office of Jeff Parker, 156 Pike St., Port Jervis. Parker is a podiatrist and an artist and an animal lover. He has a very nice space to show and sell art. That exhibit goes from July 26-Sept. 10.

Then, the work will move to the Deerpark Museum, for a one-day show on Sept. 18. Anyone who is in the area is invited to come and demonstrate during the day.

After that, the work will go to the shelter, in the usual way.

As always, you can frame the pieces if you want, but you don't have to. It would be great if you would put a wire on the back for hanging.

Please mail your pieces to:

Susan Miiller
Wallkill River School
232 Ward St.
Montgomery, NY 12549


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