Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Johni's Horses

16x20 watercolor on watercolor canvas, a special commission just finished of two horses in their grassy meadow. They truly are such beautiful animals. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Monday, September 26, 2022

Ecuadorian Dancer Girls

Ecuadorian Dancer Girls 22x30 mixed media on Arches 140 lb hot press paper, a re-do currently in our Caboose Watercolor show at Heritage Museum, Big Spring, TX. Initially done five years ago in mixed media I have added acrylic colors all over. Photo courtesy Susan Smith. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Medicine Bottle and Geranium

7x4 watercolor on 140 lb cold press Canson paper done last week, a simple floral vase still life using an antique white medicine bottle and geranium cutting. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Pam's Boot

28x22 acrylics on canvas, an imaginary boot bouquet commission recently done. I used several floral stencils for the patterns on the boot and various flowers such as the Texas bluebonnet, sunflowers, poppy, roses, and peony buds along with saguaro cactus and a feather. This work is SOLD. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Friday, September 23, 2022

Grazing Horse

17x20 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press done last week, a palomino horse painted loosely as he eats grass. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Apple Pair

4.5x3.25 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper done last week using two apples close together in this fresh fruit still life set up. It is apple season! COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Autumn Arrangement ~ first day of autumn

8x8 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb hot press paper painted last week using White Nights paints. I used a silk arrangement for the model. Happy first day of fall! COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Mushroom Madness

6x8 watercolor over ink sketch using Micron 01 pen on Hahnemuhle 95 lb toned grey watercolor book done last week. I thought I'd not add color to the original sketch but decided it would enhance the mushrooms. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Monday, September 19, 2022

Tools of the Trade

6x8 watercolor using White Nights paints done last week; painted on Hahnemuhle toned grey 95 lb paper. This still life set up was done by another artist for others to paint our tools of the trade such as brushes, palette, and jar. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Sunday, September 18, 2022

An Aspen Alley

4.5x3.5 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper done about a week and a half ago, an imaginary autumn aspen tree scene. I remember being too scared to paint trees so would avoid them but after studying their characteristics and sketching them in various stages of growth, they have become easier. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Cunning Coyote

24x18 acrylics over a watercolor portrait of a woman named Carol. It was sketched then filled in but leaving her patterned scarf for the coyote's right ear and fur. To successfully rework a painting takes lots of imagination and determination. To see this art, visit Heritage museum, 510 Scurry in Big Spring, TX now thru 29 October 2022. "A Brush with Creativity" features several Caboose Watercolor members and their new creations from old works. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Friday, September 16, 2022

Charolais Cow Collage

15x22 collage over watercolor, a redo of a previous sad looking Charolais cow. Some acrylics added to 140 lb cold press paper. This is one of my featured creative works in the Heritage museum's fall show for our Caboose Watercolor Society opening tomorrow thru October 29, 2022. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Thursday, September 15, 2022

An Attitude

22x15 mixed media collage recently reworked for our upcoming Caboose Watercolor show Sept. 17 - Oct. 29, 2022. Support was Arches 140 lb hot press paper. Watercolor, collage papers, and ink was used. Figure was sketched from life. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

A Terrible Tuna

A Terrible Tuna 22x15 acrylic collage on 140 lb hot press paper, a reworked image that is now included in out fall Caboose Watercolor Society show opening Sept. 17, 2022 at Heritage museum in Big Spring TX. Our show runs to Oct. 29, so mark your calendars and plan on seeing it. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

A Trunk Show

15x22 watercolor, Brusho, and black India ink on 140 lb cold press paper recently redone as one of my pieces for the fall Caboose Watercolor Society show "A Brush with Creativity". Opening day is Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1130-1:30 at Heritage museum 510 Scurry in Big Spring. The concept was when planning this exhibit to enhance, redo, or rearrange elements in existing paintings. These imaginary elephants only had pale color plus the ink outlines. I added grey, tan, and black Brusho crystals to focus on the animals' skin. Dates for show: Sept. 17 - Oct. 29, 2022. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith