Saturday, April 30, 2022

Fishing Time

8.5x5.5 watercolor over pencil sketch of little boy going fishing or has already gone. No fish seen only the minnow bucket and pole. Looks as if he wet his pants, too.  Oh well, it is Saturday, and who cares? Time about 50 minutes in Masters Touch sketchbook and Daniel Smith paints for another online challenge in WetCanvas.com COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Friday, April 29, 2022

Male Cardinals

8.5x5.5 watercolor and Brusho wc crystals on Masters Touch paper in sketchbook done this week using multiple references. Rarely do you see two male cardinals together. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Springtime Colors Abstract

5.5x8.5 acrylics and watercolor on Masters Touch sketchbook paper done last week as a test exercise for a larger work. I was using the tips and techniques as taught by Yvette St. Amant in her online courses only in different design patterns. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Maureen's Hat

8.5x5.5 watercolor/ink in Masters Touch sketchbook using White Nights/Daniel Smith paints along with STA Lictin 0.3 pen done over last weekend. Photo courtesy Maureen/WetCanvas. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Cactus Street Morning Glories

5x7 watercolor using White Nights paints in my new handmade wc book by Mary Roff/etsy; paper appears to be Arches 140 lb cold press. This is done last art association paint in from my photo of a friend's backyard morning glories. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Monday, April 25, 2022

Chimney Smoke abstract

9x5.5 mixed media on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done this afternoon on what was a doodle test sheet. I had put green, red, and black Brusho marks along with watercolors then while adding more lines decided it needed black India ink graffiti/calligraphy to pull it together. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Mysterious Crow

9.25x6.25 watercolor using White Nights paints on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done last weekend as part of an online challenge on WetCanvas. I enjoyed the dark, brooding night this fellow was out and about nefarious business of his own. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Gold Paths Abstract

9.25x5.25 mixed media on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done last week using black Brusho crystals, watercolor, and acrylics. This one is based on a previous trial piece I did in a cheap sketchbook. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Friday, April 22, 2022

Pouring and Dripping Abstract

12x9 acrylics on paper done last week, the third exercise in a series as taught by Yvette St. Amant in her online endeavor at paintingwithYvette.com This last one is my favorite of the trio. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Soft Colors Gold Accents Abstract

15x11 acrylics on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done last week as another part of Yvette St. Amant's online courses. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Directional Abstract

9x12 acrylics on 140 lb cold press Grumbacher paper done last week, continuing on with Yvette St. Amant's online classes. This one consists of more than one layer of paint plus splatters. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Baseball Player

5.5x8.5 Derivan liquid pencil in Masters Touch sketchbook done last week of a handsome imaginary baseball player. I used grey and sepia colors of the medium in the permanent tubes, not rewettable. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Monday, April 18, 2022

Redwing Blackbird in Branches

5.5x8.5 watercolor over pencil sketch in Masters Touch sketchbook done using White Nights paints in this imaginary setting complete with cattails that the birds frequent. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Yucca Trees

8.5x5.5 watercolor in Masters Touch sketchbook using White Nights paints in this simple landscape with sturdy spiky leaf trees. Not sure what they are so call them yucca trees. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Happy Easter!

11x8.5 watercolor and ink line done previously in my Strathmore Journal for mixed media; painted wet on dry with large round brush and colors allowed to mix and run. Have a happy Easter Sunday! COPYRIGHT Kay Smith 2022

Friday, April 15, 2022

Little Girl and Bunny

5.5x8.5 watercolor over pencil sketch of this young girl and her bunny rabbit, just in time for Easter. I painted this portrait/animal portrait last week as part of an online challenge. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Thursday, April 14, 2022

April Daffodil

4x12 acrylics on 140 lb Canson cold press done first of the month using leftover paint and paper, a spring time daffodil blooming just for us. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Side Directional Abstract

8x5 mixed media in sketchbook, a miniature abstract done today using leftover acrylics with some Brusho and watercolor marks already on the page. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Abandoned Farmhouse

11.5x17 watercolor on 140 lb. Saunders cold press, an imaginary scene using negative painting. The country farmhouse is from a photo of one I took in Colorado City years ago. Even though the house is abandoned the flowers still bloom and the grass grows. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Monday, April 11, 2022

Patchwork Patterns and Elements Abstract

12x12 acrylics on Masters Touch premium paper, another, number three, in a series of three abstract designs by Yvette St. Amant for her online course in her masterclass. I enjoyed the wavy lines in the horizontal stripe pattern between the shapes of this last one. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Patchwork Patterns Abstract

12x12 acrylics on Masters Touch premium paper, another, number two, in a series of three abstract designs by Yvette St. Amant for her online course in her masterclass. I enjoyed the wavy lines in the horizontal stripe pattern between the shapes. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Patchwork Colorblock Abstract

12x12 acrylics on Masters Touch premium paper, another in a series of three abstract designs by Yvette St. Amant for her online course in her masterclass. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Friday, April 8, 2022

Unconventional Marks Abstract

15x15 acrylics on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done week before last in another section of Yvette St. Amant's online abstract course. I've used acrylics to paint the varied effects in this abstract along with my own handmade stamp for the underpainting marks in other colors. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Color Blocking Ombre Abstract

15x15 acrylics on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done week before last in another section of Yvette St. Amant's online abstract course. I've used acrylics to paint the ombre effect in this abstract. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Messy Markings Graffiti Abstract

15x15 mixed media on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done week before last in another section of Yvette St. Amant's online abstract course. I've used acrylics, pencil, and then black charcoal to make the graffiti markings. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Seaweed Abstract

15x15 acrylic and wax crayon on 140 lb Saunders cold press paper, an abstract painting of an ocean floor close up. I love all the teal greens and other blues in this imaginary piece. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Monday, April 4, 2022

April Parakeet

8.5x5.5 watercolor and Brusho crystals on paper in Masters Sketchbook just done as part of a weekend WetCanvas challenge. I enjoyed mixing several Brusho green colors together for the parakeet's bright feathers. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Geranium Row

3x6 mixed media on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done last Wednesday at our paint in, using another artist's supplies I'd never tried. Watersoluble wax crayons, markers, Montana marker, etc., used to create this imaginary row of various geraniums (no pencil sketch and no reference). COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Early Spring Abstract

12x9 mixed media design on 140 lb Grumbacher paper, a sheet that was used under my smaller artwork to catch drips, etc. Done last week, I embellished these markings to make a unique abstract using watercolor, acrylics, acrylic ink, gel pen. After I finished two courses in beginner abstract and master class taught by Yvette St. Amant, I am thrilled that she asked me to show it on her website along with a testimonial. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith

Friday, April 1, 2022

Allen's Hummingbird

9x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press done last week from one of my many hummingbird photos. Don't forget that April 8 is international Draw a Bird day. COPYRIGHT 2022 Kay Smith