Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wise Owl

14x11 mixed media wildlife owl painting done today on Arteza 140 lb for mixed media paper. Over a pencil sketch I used watercolor, Caran D'Ache wax watersoluble crayons, STA 0.5 pen, black India ink, and white gel pen. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Graffiti Cat

8x5.5 watercolor, Caran D'Ache crayons over Pigma Micron 01 ink drawing on Strathmore Visual Journal. At first I just put in watercolor and it looked so blah boring! So the crayons were added for a little graffiti touch. Now I like this cat and tail! COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Monday, October 18, 2021

Decorated Saguaro

9x12 mixed media collage on Grumbacher 140 lb cold press paper done last week over a pencil sketch. Gouache and multicolored gel pens used to indicate thorns on the saguaro cactus spines. Collage pieces are cut from colorful magazine pages and adhered with matte medium. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Sunday, October 17, 2021

A Hawkeye

8.5x5.5 mixed media hawk on paper done yesterday using colored pencils, brown Tombow brush pen to sketch, Brusho,watercolor, and India ink. Ref courtesy WetCanvas weekend drawing event. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Stuck Cow

5.5x8.5 watercolor, Brusho wc crystals, and ink using STA 0.3 pen in Masters sketchbook, for day 12 'stuck' of #InkTober2021 done this week. This Jersey cow has managed to get her head stuck inside a house window somehow. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Friday, October 15, 2021

Magnolia Morning

22x15 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper, a summer floral scene of a magnolia in full bloom. I used my silk ones to sketch this from life. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Sour Puss

5.5x8.5 gouache, watercolor, and ink with STA 0.5 pen done for day 11 of #InkTober2021; the prompt was 'sour'. Initial ink sketch is seen below. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Sleepy Lamb

5.5x8.5 watercolor on paper (Masters sketchbook) done over the weekend for online WetCanvas challenge. I could not resist the sweet innocence of this baby lamb. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Outlook Trees

8.25x5.25 mixed media collage in junk journal done last week using gouache and ink for an imaginary scene. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Monday, October 11, 2021

Barn Milkcans

15x11 watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb cold press block done over the past weekend; ref courtesy WetCanvas in the Southwest/Western forum challenge. I liked the rusty texture on the old milk cans and the rugged wooden fence behind reminding us of days gone by and milking cows in this farm still life. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Spirit ~ day 6 #InkTober2021

5.5x5.5 ink on Arteza sketchbook paper 110 lb cold press done last week for day 6 of the annual ink sketch event called InkTober. Thousands of people worldwide participate in this fun exercise either doing their own subject or using the prompts provided by Jake Parker, its founder since 2009. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Raven Eye ~ #InkTober2021 day 5

5.5x5.5 ink using Staedtler calligraphic duo pen to sketch, India ink, watercolor, and white gel pen for day 5 of InkTober this year. The prompt was 'raven'. I do paint this bird or crows regularly and particularly like this composition of a side glance. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Friday, October 8, 2021

Watchful Eye ~ Day 8 #InkTober2021

3.5x2.5 acrylics on wc paper done yesterday for day 8 of #InkTober2021, with an ink stamp in black for the eye. Prompt word was 'watch'. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Glowing Cosmos

9x12 watercolor on Grumbacher 140 lb cold press paper finished yesterday of imaginary cosmos blooms painted wet on dry. Some foliage and flower buds were done with brush only. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Rhea Bird

5.25x8.25 mixed media done in the past few days in junk journal, a very different bird than the one posted yesterday. The rhea is in the ostrich family and is quite homely to say the least. Media used: STA Lictin 0.3 pen to sketch, watercolor, gouache, acrylics, Montana acrylic markers. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith