Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Hooked ~ Grayling Fish

5.5x5.5 watercolor and Brusho in Arteza sketchbook of a type of salmon fish, done for an online challenge, All Animals Watercolor. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Spent Sunflower

8x8 watercolor on Masters premium 140 lb cold press paper sketched in pencil today then color added. I used Ken Oliver fluid watercolors along with American Journey pigments in this floral of a sunflower way past its prime. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Monday, January 18, 2021

More Pink Petals

9x5 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper drawn and painted today, another floral bouquet that I am hoping will hurry spring along. These imaginary blooms can be roses or ranunculus, take your pink, and are in a clear glass vase. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Tiny Bouquets

2.5x3.5 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper using leftover Ken Oliver fluid/liquid watercolors. I did a pulled print from paint used yesterday, simply placing the paper (wet and blotted both sides) face down then lifted up. The colors reminded me of an array of pink and white blooms so that is what transpired by adding vases and details to define the subject. Brush only, no pencil. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith Actual size:

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Indian Brave

8x6 liquid watercolors (Ken Oliver) on new grey Hahnemuhle paper in A5 format, an imaginary figure to test out the paints. I bought them last year but had never tried them and they performed really well on the toned support. An abstract background using a mix of the colors was added last. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sunseeker

15x22 watercolor over partially gessoed matboard sketched in pencil in a rough outline. The gesso gives a slick finish upon which to work and also lends textural effects to the finished painting. This was one of my sunflowers planted awhile back. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hilltop Music

12x18 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done last week, an imaginary landscape featuring abstracted shapes with a high horizon line. When almost dry, tree lines were scraped in or put in with white gouache towards the bottom half. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Pretty Pear Collage

8.25x5.25 mixed media collage in my junk journal done today on a page already had sprayed with walnut ink stain and a dictionary page part collaged onto it. Left side red letter text was junk mail from Publisher's Clearing House. Sketched using alcohol based markers, the pear was put in using other junk mail and magazine for torn paper collage effects. Pink marker colored in the bottom and at random. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

More Pompous Poppies

15x11 watercolor on Saunders Waterford 140 lb cold press paper, a demo done for my Monday afternoon art class. In this imaginary garden scene of poppies, I demonstrated negative versus positive shapes, warms against cools, contrasts and complementary colors along with balance, repetition, unity, etc. design principles. This was painted wet on dry using American Journey and Daniel Smith paints for the most part. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sweet Petite Chickadee in Junk Journal

8.25x5.25 mixed media/collage on vintage book page in junk journal. Sketched in hard charcoal pencil, the chickadee is sweet and petite as the pickle label suggests. I used watercolor, gouache, and white gel pen to finish this one done last week. For some of the vertical lines I painted gouache on the edge of cardboard and stamped it onto the paper. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Avenue of Trees

12x9 Brusho watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done today as part of a WetCanvas watermedia monthly challenge. Image courtesy EP. Since we had a lot of snow today it was just the right mood for this winter scene of trees. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Wild Cosmos

5.5x5.5 watercolor on Arteza sketchbook, 110 lb cold press paper done a few days ago. Photo courtesy Jo Castillo on WetCanvas. I love cosmos and these wayward blooms seemed to grow wild by the garden pots. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Friday, January 8, 2021

Quirky Sunflowers

11x15 watercolor on 140 lb Saunders cold press paper, an imaginary scene inspired by a dying sunflower. This work is SOLD. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Peacekeepers

22x30 watercolor on 140 lb cold press Saunders Waterford paper, an imaginary white peace doves painting. Are they inside or outside? COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Shirley Poppies

5x5 watercolor on Masters 140 lb cold press paper sketched and drawn today from poppy photos featuring the red, pink and white color mix of this variety which originated in England. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith