Wednesday, August 20, 2014

San Patricio, by Leada Wood

  
                                                     

This is a study of an old church in New Mexico built in 1875.  It is on the way to Ruidoso and has been paintied many times by artists.  It was done in my sketchbook with waterproof pen and watercolor.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ripe Cherries

2.5x3.5 watercolor on 140 lb cold press Langton paper, done this week with brush only, no pencil drawing first. These luscious cherries are just waiting for you! Miniatures such as this one are also called artist trading cards or Artist Cards Editions & Originals.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I'm A Little Tea Cup by Leada Wood



I have just completed six weeks of Sketchbook Skool and it was Kool! There were so many wonderful instructors and artists from all over the world and we all learned from each other along the way. Danny Gregory, Koosje Koene,  Brenda Swenson, Andrea Joseph, Liz Steel, and Cathy Johnson were our fearless leaders. The whole focus was on seeing, and I can say after six weeks of sketching every day, I now see with new eyes.

This is a peek at one of my sketches from Klass.




Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mason Jar Poppies ACEO

3.5x2.5 watercolor and ink line with Pigma Micron 01 pen and Daniel Smith paints on 140 lb cold press Langton paper, done yesterday.  An art card, or ACEO (art cards, editions & originals) has to be the same small dimensions.  It is fun to paint in a miniature format and who doesn't love putting a few blooms inside an old canning jar in the summertime?
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cosmos Charisma

15x11 watercolor painted last year and is SOLD.
Image COPYRIGHT 2013 Kay Smith.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Easy Riders by Leada Wood

                                    

           Easy Riders by Leada Wood, copyright 2014
                                      Available

These handsome dawgs are out for a Sunday drive. Easy Riders is a limited palette transparent watercolor and is 9x11 unmatted. These dawgs are looking for a home!
                           
                                       Contact me at www.leada_w@hotmail.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Estelle's Paints Linda Rupard

 Estelle Leada  and I were lucky enough to be able to go to Lubbock for  workshop in  acrylics with Dyan Newton.    We still have 2 more classes with her this month.  Fun, fun, watch that girl go.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Morning, Sunshine Linda Rupard



This happy rooster was painted on an old recycled watercolor painting.  I flipped it and left the tiny chicken and little nest of eggs showing.  

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

5.75 x 8.5 gouache and ink (Pigma 01 and medium fine tip Sharpie pens) on Color Sketch buff colored paper done today. An imaginary group of hussies and floozies decorate the fun composition, just a mishmash of mamas getting ready to party.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Primary Colors Linda Rupard





Primary Colors is painted on Arches Watercolor paper.   I put down a light watercolor wash on wet paper.    After it was dry I did some negative painting and a little more detail to bring out the flowers & pot.  11 X 15

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Butterfly




Watercolor with watercolor crayons.... 9" by 12"  A demo this month for my students.  All ask to learn how to paint a butterfly.  

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sora



This is a Sora...marsh bird.  He landed in our backyard in a bad storm.  We doctor him and he is now free again.  8-)   He is not very big.  About crow size.  Gentle bird till he gain his health.  He flew out all by himself.   This is a wax resist and Watercolor on rice paper. 15" by 14"

Cobalt Blue abstract art

30x22 acrylic on Lanaquarelle 140 lb hot press paper, painted last week in Douglas Walton's workshop here at our Heritage Museum. Initially I had designed this to be a horizontal nonobjective work, with cobalt sky at the top. However, Doug likes to change, shake up, and mix up, so he had me turn it vertically then finish development. Lastly, I used bubble wrap stamping to unify the design and you can see it if you look closer or enlarge the image. Again, our work was all developed from 3x3 tiny squares of various color combinations.
COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blue Jay



This is the demo I did for my watercolor class last month.   Fun fellow.   15" by 14"  It is sold

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hidden Hearts

22x30 acrylic on Lanaquarelle 140 lb hot press paper, the last one done in Doug Walton's class on Thursday. Its abstract design is based upon a tiny 3x3 square of 5 colors chosen thru a random drawing. Top background is glazed with Liquitex fluorescent red. As I worked, dark and pastel pink hearts appeared, hence the title. In my tiny square, the black only went about 1/3 of the way across from right side; Doug had me paint it all the way to indicate a mountain. Later when it is back from the Heritage Museum show, I may take the black out and further develop the heart theme. More detail is what I like so this one's my favorite of all the pieces done.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Doug Walton Workshop Linda Rupard

 Caboose Group at Heritage Museum reception.  This is 5 of our members, missing Carole Berry.    Doug Walton  workshop  at the museum some of his  paintings and workshop paintings produced during the WS will be up for about a month.  Estelle & Leada painting, during the WS.    Doug & Sue enjoying the paintings, Estelle's red painting just to the right of Doug sold.   Lots of color on the walls.  Hope to see you there.  




Saturday, March 22, 2014

Walton Workshop by Leada Wood

Okay Linda as requested here is a better photograph of us all. Wish I could photoshop his lovely painting in!  We missed you Sue and Carole and maybe next year Carole can join the fun and Sue will be back in the swing of things. What a great workshop with a wonderful group of talented artists from Santa Fe to Houston!


                                                           

Douglas Walton's Art

This is an acrylic collage/mixed media on 12x12 wrapped canvas done by M. Douglas Walton, who just finished up a week long class with most of the Caboose artists this week in Big Spring, TX.  Held at the Heritage Museum, he pushed and guided us in the right design paths to better artistic expression.  With this work shown here, he added tissue paper collage and jewelry in a nonobjective pattern of vibrant primary colors balanced by calming neutrals.  I loved this one so purchased it for my home.
Image COPYRIGHT 2014 MDW.

Caboose Artists at Doug Walton's Big Spring TX Workshop

Left to right:  Leada Wood, Linda Rupard Irvin, Estelle Howard, and Kay Smith posing in front of Doug's large orchids at Heritage museum this week. We missed you Carole Berry and Sue Bagwell!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Wickenburg Sunset Linda Rupard



A sunset over the mountains near Wickenburg AZ.  Really fabulous sunsets here.  Watercolor on  Arches 300 LB. watercolor paper.   11 X 15

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Caboose Artists at Howard College, Big Spring TX

Sue Bagwell, Leada Wood, Kay Smith, and Estelle Howard pose at Hall Center for the Arts at Howard College campus in Big Spring, TX last night.  Not pictured:  Linda Rupard Irvin and Carole Berry.  Our exhibition runs thru March 31 and features each artist's personal journey thus far with watermedia.  Kay, Carole, and Linda are the founding members of the organization begun in 1997 to promote watercolor.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Poppies & Copper Linda Rupard



watercolor on paper 22 X 30.  This was from a drawing I had done from a stil life set up .  I didn't have the set up so just made it up as I splashed color on  & I like this one better.