Saturday, July 4, 2015

Tulip Pot

12x9 watercolor drawn with a black colored pencil on a scrap sheet I use to put under other works in progress.  This is a combination painting and sketch and I like its simplicity.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pigeon Pals

15x11 watercolor of two pigeons on a roof top. They are pests but I loved the dark and light blue feather colors.  
Image COPYRIGHT Kay Smith 2015.


15x22 watercolor of imaginary calla lilies.  I used silk ones to draw images from then colored one dark pink.  This work is SOLD and is Copyright Kay Smith.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Patio

8.5x5.5 watercolor and ink (Micron 01) on Masters paper, drawn and sketched Saturday evening as an exercise for Sketchbook Skool's Boot Kamp.  This is my patio with new plants added and a whole lot of work over the weekend.
Image COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Donkey Dots

6x6 watercolor and ink (Pitt grey pen) on Masters sketchbook paper painted yesterday from an earlier donkey drawing.  Colors in this were simple:  Raw umber, arylide yellow, cad orange over existing ink.  Splattering was done when dry.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Beach Beauties

5.5x8.5 watercolor and ink (Micron 01 pen) on Masters sketchbook paper done today as an exercise with Sketchbook Skool's Boot Kamp.  We were to quickly do at least 12 people in a crowd but all I could squeeze in of these beach babes was eleven.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Eye of the Horse

10.25x9 watercolor using brush only done very loosely about a month ago in my sketchbook, using no reference.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pink Girl

13.5x13.5 mixed media (acrylics, India ink, oil pastels) on pink matboard done today.  After doing so many self portraits for Sketchbook Skool either from life, photos, or imagination I decided to put eyes in with India ink then develop the rest with no reference.  Instead of a brush I used an old credit card to scrape areas of wet acrylic and to layer.  So this is not me, just an imaginary pink girl! Total fun playing with paint.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Purple Irises

8x5 watercolor, ink and collage on paper finished today.  Yesterday I drew these glorious purple irises, aka flags, which grow in my side studio yard.  After the ink line with Micron 01 pen I collaged sentences from a novel for all the white or lightest value areas, then painting was last.  Today was spent correcting values and adding iris veins in most of the petals.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cherry Tree and Red Bird

12x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper, an imaginary fantasy scene.  I used another scrap sheet I place under watermedia to catch drips and brushstrokes as an abstract background.  The symbolic tree, leaves and round flat ones were added next then the bird shape last.  Already there were some of those shapes.  I liked the pink and pale green colors behind the drips and runs.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Unicolor Jay Bird

5.5x8 watercolor and ink (Pitt pen) on Strathmore Visual Journal for mixed media drawn yesterday and painted today.  This fellow is enjoying the start of Summer season.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Contented Cat

6x6 watercolor and ink (Pigma Micron 01 pen) on paper that I did awhile back of a lazy part Siamese cat sunbathing on an old diving board; I couldn't find where it was ever posted.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2013 Kay Smith.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hibiscus Hummingbird

11x15 watercolor painted yesterday featuring red and yellow hibiscus I had bought.  Before long this little fellow was buzzing around to get a taste of nectar.  Hummingbirds seem to know when you have flowers that they might enjoy.  As yesterday was the first day of summer I thought everyone might enjoy seeing a hummer.
Image COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cheesy Cow

6.5x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press done yesterday.  Back to cows being weird.  I used transparent pyrrol orange (Daniel Smith) line over a paper used for putting behind other watermedia.  The greens and yellows went well with a cow I thought and made a nice abstract.  Probably I'd never think to do this if I'd not taken 3 semesters of Sketchbook Skool.  They encourage you to stretch and try to get outside your comfort zone.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Corner of the Garden

10.25x9 watercolor and ink of a garden corner I've decorated with metal watercans, pots and potted plants.  Using Pitt pen, I sketched the items first then put in darks followed by midtones and lights last.  My red geraniums this Spring are especially lovely. This one was done last week when I had time on vacation.
Image COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.