Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Caviar Chef - torn paper collage on canvas

12x12 torn paper collage on wrapped canvas that was auctioned today to benefit United Way in Big Spring, TX.
I made this fellow a few years ago using glossy magazine pages, and am so glad he got a new home.
Image COPYRIGHT Kay Smith 2011.

Caviar Chef Does United Way

At noon today, Howard College Big Spring hosted 9th annual United Way Empty Bowls event. I've been part of it each year donating a chef image for all publicity. Lots of delicious soup was served to attendees who also took home a handmade pottery bowl. Here you see Gale Pittman on the left who won the highest auction bid on my "Caviar Chef" torn paper collage art, me in center, and new HC art professor Amin Tejani. Thanks to Sandy Stewart for coordinating this effort to benefit all of Howard county United Way agencies. Look for Gale's new business to open on south Scurry, Gale's Bakery and Deli.

Poppy. Linda Rupard

This is a watercolor on gallery wrap canvas,  wired and ready to hang

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chickens. Linda Rupard

In  WI  we went by Karlyns wonderful art gallery and art supply store and I got to join her for a great workshop,    This is a fun watercolor collage I was able to paint in that workshop.  She is a really good teacher.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Georgia On My Mind, by Leada Wood

Leada Wood, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Collage

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                             "Georgia On My Mind" by Leada Wood, copyright 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Summer Fun by Suzy Pal Powell

I have been invited to do a workshop with the group 'Sisters on the Fly' in October.
I am so excited to get to meet them and see their cute campers.  This is 'practice' to get ready.
It was fun but a little tedious since it is only 8x10.  The Silver didn't want to stick, so I had some issues with it, but was a fun piece to do!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sleepy Susans

5.5x8 watercolor and ink line on Strathmore Visual Journal for mixed media done yesterday.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Monday, July 27, 2015

On Ice by Suzy Pal Powell

'On Ice' got into the Southwestern Watercolor Society 52 Annual Show.  it will be in Richardson TX in September.  This was a fun painting. I used a large brush...size 38...and ink.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Keri's Jacks

I still have Keri's Jacks and Kenley's Marbles they played with when they were little.
This was a fun poured painting.  I put them on a piece of watercolor paper and set them in the late afternoon sun to get the shadows. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Purple Bench and Flowers

22x15 watercolor on Yupo from an older photo of my studio front.  At that time windowboxes were full of flowers and pots were all around the purple bench.
Image COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Green Place. Linda Rupard

This is an acrylic on gallery wrap canvas. 16/16

Monday, June 15, 2015

Alcohol Inks - Sunflower vignette

15x11 acrylic inks on 140 lb cold pressed Canson paper, brush only-no pencil, done this afternoon. It is my first time to use FW brand; I only bought 3 primaries plus black. This medium is pigmented and lightfast as well as water resistant. Pens, dip pens, or brushes can be used as well as airbrushes. The look resembles watercolor in its appearance on paper being transparent and translucent. I do think they are more vibrant than watercolor. Definitely will use them again. With just the primaries I was able to get a full range of hues.  If you want a more opaque look then add a bit of white to your pigments.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Surprise Visit

Today three of the Caboose gals showed up and here we are taking a group selfie at my studio Brushworks in Big Spring.  They found out I was on vacation and this was a nice way to spend the hot afternoon! Left to right:  Kay, Leada, Sue, Linda.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

DIY Postcard Swap by Leada Wood

I have been doing IHanna's DIY Postcard swaps for a couple of years and they are always such fun to make and receive tiny art. Kind of like turning your mailbox into a gallery for a couple of weeks. I like getting mail!

This little Kokopeli started out as a Gelli print and I painted negatively around him. I really liked the way the design turned out.

Elephants are special to me as my mama collected them. She had lots of them and people would bring them from all over to give to her. 
This card also started life as a Gelli print. So you see there is life after Gelli, you just have to figure out ways to use them.

You can see more of my cards and the ones I received on my blog: 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 24, 2015

King Of The Koop by Leada Wood

I just love painting animals and birds, especially roosters. This feisty fella had "that look" in his eye so I decided he must be king...of the Koop that is.

King Of The Koop copyright 2015 Leada Wood

Monday, April 13, 2015

Chipping Sparrow

6x4 watercolor and ink line (Tombow brush pen/Pigma Micron 01) done recently on a magazine card insert, a common chipping sparrow on a Spring flowering branch.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Portrait of Blue. Linda Rupard

This is a 5x5 acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Joe Fettinges workshop. Linda Rupard

This is one  the 3 watercolors I. just finished  from a Joe Fettinges workshop in San Angelo