Sunday, July 25, 2021

Cactus Statue

3x2 miniature in ink and Tombow black brush pen created last month during my cactus series using stamps and abstract designs. This is on Canson 140 lb cold press paper. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Poppy Pretense

15x5.5 watercolor and black India ink on Saunders 300 lb cold press paper done previously. With large splashes of quinacridone coral, transparent pyrrol orange, Grumbacher red, and alizarin crimson I made blobs that are pretending to be poppies with your imagination. Ink line delineates petals, blooms, and stems and I accidentally sloshed some of it onto the background so it cannot be removed. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Friday, July 23, 2021

Green Hills

11x7.5 watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper, an exercise in negative painting in a landscape. Each layer was carefully planned and reminds me of desert canyons. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Worn out Wagon Wheel

5.5x8.5 watercolor over pencil sketch of broken and abandoned wagon well and its parts (ref courtesy Jo Castillo) painted last weekend. I so enjoy painting old relics of the western frontier. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Daisy Thoughts

5.75x5.75 watercolor on 140 lb cold press Strathmore Gemini paper done last week or so ago, another imaginary Shasta daisy loose composition. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

ASPEN LANE

6x9 watercolor on Yupo synthetic paper done last week or so, an imaginary scene of aspen trees and shadows. No pencil used for this one. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Monday, July 19, 2021

Longstemmed Tulips

5.5x5.5 watercolor on Arteza 110 lb cold press paper done a few days ago, a tulip field scene full of color and excitement for the gardener or for the viewer. White Nights paints were used. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Rose Petalura

9x12 watercolor and Brusho wc crystals on 140 lb cold press paper, an imaginary abstract floral composed over a week ago. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Lemon Compote

8x8 watercolor on Masters premium 140 lb cold press paper, a simple lemon still life arranged in an orange glassware. The blue plaid tablecloth sets off the yellows well. This was painted last weekend. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Friday, July 16, 2021

Daisy Line

6.25x10.25 watercolor on Strathmore Gemini 140 lb hot press paper done last week after painting a larger version. These loosely painted daisies are cheerful and happy to all who view them in this imaginary floral. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Branch Shadows

5.5x5.5 watercolor, acrylic, and white gel pen on Arteza 110 lb cold press paper done last week using stencils, pulled prints, and stamps except for the bird that was sketched in pencil first. In this imaginary composition we can imagine the bird being alone amongst the green foliage and shadows. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Palette Knife Pears

10x13 acrylics on board using spatula and trowel style palette knife. This simple fruit still life was done on a previous weekend as part of a WetCanvas challenge. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Chickadee Grasses

5.5x5.5 watercolor on Arteza 110 lb paper done on first of this month, an imaginary bird in landscape design. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Monday, July 12, 2021

Daylily Center

5.5x5.5 watercolor on Arteza 110 lb cold press paper done last day of June, a close up view of a purple and pink daylily, right into the heart of the flower. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Long Red Pepper

2.25 x 5.25 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done last month, a simple vegetable still life using complementary colors of red and green. COPYRIGHT 2021 Kay Smith