Monday, October 19, 2020

Talavera Pots

5x7 ink w/ black Tombow brush pen sketched from an older photo I took in New Mexico of a grouping of Talavera pots from Mexico. This value study is on Bristol board 400 series, 100 lb. paper. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Sunday, October 18, 2020

#InkTober2020 Web Trap

5x7 white ink w/ Uniball Signo pen on Stonehenge Aqua 140 lb cold press black paper done today for the #Inktober prompt of "trap". A spider web is pretty amazing creation that allows them to ensnare lots of things. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Cabbage and Pansies Pot

8x8 watercolor on Masters premium 140 lb paper done today en plein air at Johansen's nursery w/ the Big Spring Art Association members. I couldn't resist the colors of the plants in their blue pot. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Friday, October 16, 2020

Kitten in Pumpkin Pail

5.5x8.5 colored pencil sketch with gouache in this fun kitten in a plastic pail ready for trick or treat Halloween style. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Thursday, October 15, 2020

#InkTober2020 day 15 "Outpost"

5.5x8.5 ink with STA Lictin pen in Masters sketchbook done today for #InkTober2020, and the prompt was "outpost". Here is the Last Chance saloon. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

#InkTober2020 "armor" Armadillo day 14

5.25x8.25 Brusho, ink pen STA 0.3, white gel pen in junk journal done today; small collage area where page tore. COPYRIGHT Kay Smith

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October Hay Field

5.25 x 8.25 gouache in my junk jounal, a vintage 1950 book, of a fall hay harvest scene featured in a WetCanvas forum challenge in All Media Art Events currently on. I am using new Artsy brand gouache paints. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Monday, October 12, 2020

Canyon Moon

12x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper,an imaginary southwest canyon night scene complete with a full moon showing layers of rock and earth in this watercolor landscape. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sorrel Horse

11x14 watercolor vignette on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper of a rodeo horse fellow artist Maria found. In her reference only the horse's head was shown, so I have added his neck, mane, ears and hackamore rope. His coat was painted with a limited palette of quinacridone burnt orange, quinacridone gold, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Saturday, October 10, 2020

October Lilypads

5.5x8.5 watercolor on Masters sketch paper done today over pencil drawing of this lilypad scene still blooming in the warm fall days. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Friday, October 9, 2020

Pancho and Lefty

15x22 watercolor and acrylics on Saunders 140 lb cold press paper of two imaginary parrots I painted over an existing still life that was not working. This was part of a demo done in Colorado City in 2011. COPYRIGHT Kay Smith 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Red Cactus Pods

5.5x8.5 alcohol based markers by CaliArt on Masters sketchbook paper done yesterday for the monthly southwest-western forum/ COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Aspen Run

14.5x10.5 watercolor on gessoed matboard done from one of my New Mexico photos of a row of aspens glistening gold in the morning sun. I've exaggerated the background adding more darks as if there were green foliage behind. The Capitan highway was in between that and the trees so I have made that more blue as if it was water. Not as many red leaves were there in real life so I've used artistic license. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

October Sparrow

8x8 watercolor on Masters Premium 140 lb cold press paper sketched yesterday from my bird photos then painted today using mostly ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, indigo, sepia. Parts were done wet in wet, particularly the background and the bird was painted using a #1 rigger/script liner for a more realistic image. COPYRIGHT 2020 Kay Smith

Monday, October 5, 2020

Old Country Church

5.5x8.5 watercolor on Masters sketchbook 80 lb paper done over the weekend for the WetCanvas All Media Art Event. Artists have a 2 hour time limit to select an image and then paint or draw their choice. If not done then they are to post the unfinished work in progress at the 2 hour mark. I liked the old building all alone with storm clouds brewing above the hayfield. COPYRIGHT Kay Smith 2020.