Painting in Winter

Frozen Experimental series — watercolor on wet paper placed outside in below freezing temperatures.  Notice the ice crystal formations that remain in the paint after drying.

“Frozen Landscape I” watercolor by Judy Beck Lobos


“Frozen Landscape II” watercolor by Judy Beck Lobos


“Frozen Landscape lll” watercolor by Judy Beck Lobos

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Frozen painting

Watercolor on paper placed outside in freezing temperatures while still wet- ice crystals form and remain in the paint. 8×10

Winter Mountain 8×10 (Sold)

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Bug Collection

Watercolor 18×24


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Blue Birds and Bamboo

18×24 Blue Birds and Bamboo, watercolor by Judy Beck Lobos (Sold)


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Birds in the Bamboo

Japanese Brush Painting 18×24


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Exhibition at Willow Valley

I’m excited to exhibit my watercolor and ink Sumi-e (Japanese Brushwork) paintings and scrolls in The Clubhouse at Willow Valley Communities. I’ll be demonstrating Japanese calligraphy at a reception on July 20th and will paint your name in Japanese calligraphy on paper for you to take home.  Please come and enjoy the party! 3:00 – 5:00pm

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The Little Chair

Pull up a chair and join me in the garden. 

The “Native Plants in the Landscape” conference at Millersville University offered a workshop taught by Landscape architect David Hughes. He taught us how to create miniature chairs made with invasive trees and plants gathered from the woods.

I wasn’t speedy enough to complete my chair during the workshop, so I took it home in pieces to finish.

The Little Chair

Mr. Gray with The Little Chair

I split long, leathery yucca leaves into long strips and wove them to create the seat. The yucca leaves are flexible and strong.

“Garden fairies come at dawn,
Bless the flowers then they’re gone.”
~Author Unknown

And now they will have a chair to sit upon. 🙂

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Wild Twig Birdnest

One of my wild giant twig bird’s nest purchased by Lulubelle Photography.  Here are a few of her VERY special photographs!

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Priscilla’s Book

I was excited when several years ago, a woman I didn’t know, contacted me about including one of my sketches, Autumn Tree, in a book she was writing. Priscilla Vernier is her name and her book, Notes ‘n Quotes, has just been published.

Congratulations Priscilla!

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This awesome book can be read up, down, across, forward and backward!

Priscilla writes:

“Discover The Playful Art…of word symmetry.

Allow….your imagination to freely travel.

Read…. between the lines bouncing across the page.

As Well As….down each page occasionally arriving with more than one message.”

It’s a wonderfully unique book and makes a thoughtful gift.

If you’d like to purchase a book, please contact Priscilla by email at <> or on her Facebook page.




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A Visit to The Detroit Garden Works

I recently visited the beautiful Detroit Garden Works. A garden shop of distinction, with beautiful sculpture, wonderful plant combinations and tons of amazing treats for a passionate gardner to drool over.

Here are a few photos from my visit:

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These large concrete fruits greet you as you pass through the gate. They would look so cool in my garden!

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Below is Deborah’s dog, Milo. Read a post from Deborah’s blog about him here.

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Deborah’s dog, Milo, relaxing at the shop.

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So many beautiful antique urns to choose from. Some are French antiques.

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Strawberries and grapes – growing together in the same pot.

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Me and Milo

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I brought one of these cool garden stakes home with me!

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Milo again – he’s quite the personality.

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I’ll take one of each please

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A fountain covered in baby tears plant

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I love how the plants complement each other in this planter.














I even had the opportunity to meet the owner Deborah Silver. The shop lives up to its tagline: Where Passionate Gardeners come to shop!

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