Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunflower Bright

5x7 alcohol ink on white foamcore board completed a few days ago using two different yellows, orange, brown, red and black.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Monet's Bridge

15x11 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper, a scene of Monet's gardens from a friend's photo.  This work is now SOLD.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mission with Statue

30x22 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper, a whimsical painting using desert hues and bright colors only seen in the southwestern US.  In this imaginary scene, St. Francis is seen at the left guarding all in his garden.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hot Dots

8.5x6 alcohol inks on white freezer paper done today using only three colors of Salmon, Sunburst Yellow, and Sangria for the flower then edges and stem done with Willow and Lime Green.  When dry I flicked 91% alcohol on its surface to make the random dots.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fledgling

9x12 watercolor done yesterday on Canson 140 lb cold press paper of this young fledgling, a possible flycatcher with its unique coloring of the head.  An abstract background was added in blue and green, not covering the entire space.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Calla Lily Cascade

22x15 watercolor and Brusho done last week, a cascade of white lilies surrounded by their dramatic dark leaves.  Brusho is easily seen throughout the entire piece; I used the green crystals that also include dots of yellow and orange, very beautiful.  This is my May floral for a WetCanvas contest online hosted by Christel; ref courtesy her friend Anita.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sundance Square plein air

5x7.5 watercolor and ink done today in downtown Ft. Worth while waiting on my husband's appointment. Lots of tall pots full of mixed spring annuals were in full bloom so I used Micron 01 pen in my Moleskine sketchbook to draw them.  Perfect spillers are the pale green and dark purple sweet potato vines that cascade over the cement pot edges.  Sitting outside Starbucks was the perfect place and it had just rained.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Southwest Mysteries

5x7 alcohol ink and gel pens on foam core board completed today.  These three dark haired people, seen from the back, have fringed shawls over their long flowing blanket clothing.  Gel pen in white and pink added details of stripes and circles in this southwest mystery figure piece.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pastel Tulip

4x6 alcohol inks on professional photo paper done a few days ago using only three primaries plus a green for the stem.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Docile Donkey

15x11 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper by Dick Blick; this donkey belongs to another artist on WetCanvas and the painting is shown for this month's challenge in the Animals forum there.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Vanity Items

8.5x5.5 watercolor and ink (Micron 01 pen) on Bienfang for mixed media sketchbook done today.  As part of another weekend drawing event on WetCanvas, the photo ref of these bathroom items was hosted by Kordelia.  A green pick comb, dark purple fine tooth comb and hairbrush, blue handled scissors, cotton swab applicators, and red cups all are part of the person's vanity.  These everyday item reflections can be seen in the clear glass in this bathroom still life.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday Thistle

4x6 alcohol inks on professional photo paper done today using three ink colors by Tim Holtz:  Willow, Raspberry, and purple amethyst.  As you can see, the purple separated into pink when the pale Willow touched it and even bluer tones also.  I used canned air with this one.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today's Tulip

4x6 alcohol inks on professional photo paper that is today's work.  I used only three colors of ink:  Willow, Indigo, and Botanical along with canned air to get the petal effect.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Poppy Perfume

5x4 alcohol inks on photo paper done a few days ago when I was actually working with yellow, gold, pale green and orange abstract and got this design that looked more like a poppy. 
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monet Magic

30x22 acrylic, watercolor and wax crayon on 140 lb cold press paper, a reworked older one that was not working in my opinion.  I spent all one weekend afternoon overhauling this one darkening the pond water, glazing over the top portion to push the middle and foreground lilypads forward for more focus.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith