Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Longhorn Cow

4x6 watercolor on magazine card of a longhorn cow, a spotted specimen that was fun to see and to paint, done this past weekend.
Image COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith

Monday, January 15, 2018

White Throated Sparrow

4.25x6 watercolor and ink line on an artist magazine subscription card.  I used Micron 01 pen to sketch the sparrow and this is one of my favorite bird paintings.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Penny's Pots

8.25x5.25 watercolor over pencil sketch in my grunge junk journal done last month of fellow artist Penny's garden pots and rocks.  This is painted over a book page so it is likely no text is visible.
COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wyatt Earp

10x8 watercolor over pencil sketch of the famous lawman Wyatt Earp done for my outlaw series and in honor of this week's national law enforcement recognition day.  This work is SOLD.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Fiery Red Flower

6x4 alcohol inks on professional glossy photo paper done recently using only red and green complementary colors.  This abstract contemporary floral can be made into prints in larger sizes.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cold Bluebird

11x7.5 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper completed yesterday.  Using a photo ref from fellow artist Virginia of a fluffed up bird in the cold, I've added snow to the tree and limbs as there was none.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cactus Charade

5x9 alcohol inks on foamcore board painted last weekend; ink with Micron 01 pen added for line to show cactus leaves and florets.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Carla's Thistle

4.5x7 alcohol inks on white freezer paper done yesterday as an ink demo using only three primary colors.  Canned air was used to blow the ink off to the left side. A chopstick was used to mix then apply yellow + blue for a green stem.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Jill's Tulips

11x7.5 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper, a demo done today of some imaginary mostly pink tulips.
When dry, splattering was done using a loaded brush on the background.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith.

Sunday, January 7, 2018


15x22 watercolor on Daler Rowney Langton 140 lb cold press paper done today of an approaching rainstorm somewhere in Texas.  In this ranch landscape I've tried to show the vast wide area against the promise of a weather event.  The windmill and stock tank await the downpour.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith   Email:  kay1971smith@aol.com for more information

Saturday, January 6, 2018

January Cosmos

9x12 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done a few days ago as part of another WetCanvas challenge.  I loved the white petals of this cosmos signifying purity of the new year and placed an abstract background to support it.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith  Email:  kay1971smith@aol.com to purchase via PayPal or for more information.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Juicy Fruit Strawberries

10x14 watercolor on Saunders 140 lb cold press paper, a still life of complementary red and green colors in a simple still life set up.  Strawberries are not my favorite fruit but I do enjoy painting them a lot.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith   Email:   1971ks@att.net to purchase via PayPal or for more information.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January Buck in Snow

7.5x5 acrylic over Micron 01 ink drawing of a snowy buck done a few days ago in my Moleskine sketchbook.  This fellow has snow on his antlers, forehead, and his back.  Blowing snow makes up an abstract background.  A limited palette of Liquitex Hunter's Green, burnt umber and raw umber along with white paint is what was used.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith  Email:   1971ks@att.net for more information or to purchase via PayPal.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January Owl

7x3.5 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press done today on partially paint marked paper for a challenge on WetCanvas Miniatures forum (photo courtesy Penny).  When dry I splattered burnt sienna and sepia across with a large round brush.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith   Email:   1971ks@att.net to purchase via PayPal or for more information.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Winter Garden Bench

12x9 watercolor painted last weekend over Christmas of a garden bench in winter; the foreground was pale pink dead flowering plants and middle ground was a frosty blue hue grass.
COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith  Email:   1971ks@att.net for more information or purchase via PayPal.