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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Nursery by Suzy Pal Powell

I have worked several days on this collage. I have an oriole nest to work from. They are unbelievable!
The way they find strings, twine and other stuff to go into the baby's home!
I have one that has 3-4 different colors of stuff in it. I just love to study them.

12x24 Stretched Canvas
Magazine pages and some acrylic paint

Sunday, March 8, 2015


12x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper, a recent cat pet portrait done a few days ago.  I painted this in a direct manner wet on dry.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Silver Tea Pot. Linda Rupard

This is a watercolor on paper.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

Estelle's paintings Estelle Howard


Estelle's paintings. Estelle Howard

These are some of Estelle's beautiful paintings.  Some are latex acrylic; some are oils.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Past Life

I could not think of a name for this painting.  For years I sewed every day, making all our clothes as well as sewing for the public.  One day, I stopped. The thought of sewing is not anything I enjoy thinking about.  I found these old wooden spools that I still had and thought they might make a good set up.  The cloth under them is from a wedding gift...50 years ago. It is colorful cut-work that was on pillowcases.  Cut work is very time consuming and hard.  It takes hours and hours to hand stitch the designs.  This is 6x6 oil on gessobord.

It's Show Time, by Leada Wood


"It's Show Time", Copyright 2015 Leada Wood

It's stock show season in Texas and as my grandsons show goats I thought I would paint one. " Show Time" was painted during Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. You can see all of my paintings for the challenge by going to my blog: www.leadawood.com/blog