Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Modern Day Angel

8.5x5.5 mixed media including 3D creation made last Saturday duing a 2 hour class by one of our art association members Beth Henry. The papers are construction materials such as Tyvek, acrylics, etc. A fun time to learn new ideas and applications. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Technicolor Horse

4x4 watercolor of imaginary colored horse done a few days ago on 300 lb. cold press paper. It is fun to get creative with animal art. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Monday, June 27, 2022

Opossum

11x11 watercolor on 140 lb cold press Canson paper done a few days ago as a commission; this work is SOLD. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Surf's Up!

17x40.5 acrylics on gessoed board done last week along with Yvette St. Amant's online Intermediate Abstracts course. Layering of colors was emphasized and I used white, cream, bisque, navy, medium grey, mint green. Mine was done in a horizontal format rather than vertical as this is going inside a bathroom window. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Snowy Owl Stare

30x22 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb hot press paper done a few days ago of a snowy owl staring at us; background is negative painting with a first coat of quinacridone gold then the darks. An imaginary bird art wildlife from my own multiple references. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Friday, June 24, 2022

Brusho Bunny

12x9 watercolor and Brusho crystals done on 140 lb cold press paper a few days ago, a winter wildlife rabbit scene. Since it is so hot here this cooled me off somewhat. I used grey, dark brown, and black Brusho powder. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Hail to the Chief

15x11 mixed media of hard charcoal which I sketched him in, colored pencils, and watercolor on 140 lb cold press Canson paper done last week, an imaginary American Indian chief in a celebratory stance. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Mission Cross

11x15 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper paper done last week using church mission building photos collected through the years. I like to show the stucco texture of their clay colored walls. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Beach Appaloosa

9x5.75 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press over graphite sketch done today, an appaloosa horse running in the beach water. This imaginary scene is for the first day of summer beginning tomorrow. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Monday, June 20, 2022

Maggie Asian Eyes

8.5x5.5 pencil in Masters sketchbook of a #sktchy muse from the last class taken with that online tutorial. This young girl has amazing eyes and looks quite flirty in this portrait. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Sunday, June 19, 2022

A Majestic Lily

11x15 watercolor of one of my speckled red and white tiger lilies, just in time for spring, almost summer in two days from now.. It is painted wet in wet on 140 lb Saunders cold press paper, DS/DV paints. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Grumpy Ginger Cat

6x6 watercolor Brusho on 140 lb cold press Grumbacher paper done yesterday. The black and white reference I have could have been any color tabby cat so I chose orange ginger and his grumpy face says it all. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Friday, June 17, 2022

Barn Poppies

7.25x3.5 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper completed yesterday for last week's online challenge on WetCanvas; ref courtesy Clea. I have cropped the poppies into a vertical format in this country barn landscape to better focus on them. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Majestic Bison

7.5x5.5 watercolor and Brusho wc crystals done ysterday of a proud buffalo or bison standing alone in this imaginary landscape. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Coconut Palm

6x8 watercolor on toned grey Hahnemuhle 95 lb paper done over this last weekend during our 2 day pavilion show in New Mexico. Photo ref courtesy Creative Spark member. I used White Nights paints and only a #1 rigger/script liner brush over pencil sketch. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith