Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunbright Geraniums with Brusho

15x11 Brusho watercolor crystals along with watercolor painted yesterday, brush only, on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper.  Just imaginary shapes indicative of red geraniums and their multicolored leaves was just the ticket on the major sandstorm and wind we had to endure.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tulip Beauty of Spring

8.25x5.25 mixed media done last weekend in my junk journal, a pink tulip painted with brush only and collaged onto the old book page.  Next followed the letters from a Lipton tea bag at the top in orange and white and lastly ink sketches of tulips growing.  Even though Spring is 2 months away we can still think about it coming.
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bird Feeding

15x11 watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper done today of two young birds being fed by their mother in the background.  These juvenile sparrows can't wait to get their meal swallowed.  I painted this for the current weekend drawing event on WetCanvas hosted by Mike Bennett of Canada.
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Friday, January 19, 2018

Snowy Red Barn

7.25x4.75 watercolor on 140 lb cold press Canson paper completed today, a miniature imaginary landscape.  The red barn is just about covered in snow as is the road leading to it.
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cute Chickadee

4.25x7 watercolor on a Birds & Blooms magazine subscription card done this past weekend in the cold, snowy mountains.  The snow and pine tree needles and branches are imaginary.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gray & White Kitten ~ Brusho watercolor/demo

15x11 watercolor and Brusho watercolor crystals done last evening as a demo for Big Spring Art Association.  I had been gifted a set of 12 Brusho pots by Dick Blick art supplies last year as thanks for serving as an online WetCanvas. com moderator.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Longhorn Cow

4x6 watercolor on magazine card of a longhorn cow, a spotted specimen that was fun to see and to paint, done this past weekend.
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Monday, January 15, 2018

White Throated Sparrow

4.25x6 watercolor and ink line on an artist magazine subscription card.  I used Micron 01 pen to sketch the sparrow and this is one of my favorite bird paintings.
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Penny's Pots

8.25x5.25 watercolor over pencil sketch in my grunge junk journal done last month of fellow artist Penny's garden pots and rocks.  This is painted over a book page so it is likely no text is visible.
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wyatt Earp

10x8 watercolor over pencil sketch of the famous lawman Wyatt Earp done for my outlaw series and in honor of this week's national law enforcement recognition day.  This work is SOLD.
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Fiery Red Flower

6x4 alcohol inks on professional glossy photo paper done recently using only red and green complementary colors.  This abstract contemporary floral can be made into prints in larger sizes.
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cold Bluebird

11x7.5 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper completed yesterday.  Using a photo ref from fellow artist Virginia of a fluffed up bird in the cold, I've added snow to the tree and limbs as there was none.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cactus Charade

5x9 alcohol inks on foamcore board painted last weekend; ink with Micron 01 pen added for line to show cactus leaves and florets.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Carla's Thistle

4.5x7 alcohol inks on white freezer paper done yesterday as an ink demo using only three primary colors.  Canned air was used to blow the ink off to the left side. A chopstick was used to mix then apply yellow + blue for a green stem.
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Jill's Tulips

11x7.5 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper, a demo done today of some imaginary mostly pink tulips.
When dry, splattering was done using a loaded brush on the background.
COPYRIGHT 2018 Kay Smith.