Tuesday, August 1, 2017

First Friday Art Trail, Caboose Watercolor Society

Art by members of the Caboose Watercolor Society
collage ©2017 Leada Wood

Be sure to stop by the Garden Art Center this month and see the Caboose Watercolor Societies exhibition. The show runs from August 4th until August 25th. The opening will be during First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock, Texas.

Members exhibiting are: Linda Rupard, Estelle Howard, Kay Smith, Sue Bagwell, Carole Berry, Suzy Powell and Leada Wood.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Happy Holstein ~ torn paper collage on canvas

16x20 torn paper collage on wrapped canvas completed today after two days of working on it.  Another in my funky contemporary cow series, this black & white cow seems to be eyeing a bird close by.  This is my first collage featuring a cow.  After the sides are done, I will apply gloss medium varnish several times to seal it and make it shiny.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Apples               Estelle Howard

Sharing red Apples by Estelle ?   This beautiful Watercolor is in my collection of Estelle's paintings.

Lone    Tree          Estelle Howard

Sharing another painting  of Estelle's that is going to her one man show in Colorado City tomorrow.

.Mountain Meadows         Estelle Howard 

Painting from Estelle's mountain country of NM .

Dead Vehicle Challenge

James Gurney posted a challenge...Paint a dead vehicle. One that doesn't run. Car or truck.
I wanted to do this old vehicle for a while so I set up there and did it.  It had to be painted on location, and you had to post a photo of your easel, etc.  This old international is in Plains, TX.
I started out trying to use oils but I don't paint enough with oil to know what to do, so I ended up using a sketchbook, and drawing it with my fountain pen and ink, then painted with watercolor and a little gouache.

Still Waiting

This old car is on the side of the road close to Hereford, TX. I loved the way it looked against the train car with the Graffiti. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Sun Seekers" by Leada Wood

"Sun Seekers" ©2017 Leada Wood

House Down the Street

9x12 watercolor using brush only of a southwestern style house down the street in New Mexico.  With its red tile roof and surround pines, spruce and evergreen trees, it is very attractive.  This house portrait shows its white stucco well against the surrounding landscape.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Oak Creek Crossing             Linda Rupard

Watercolor on gallery wrap canvas

Monday, May 22, 2017

Adobe Shadows

12x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper completed a few weeks ago in New Mexico. Who doesn't love the quaint adobe stucco style buildings, the ladders, and those deep blue clear skies?
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Apple Buckets

15x11 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper, a fall or autumn scene featuring ripe red apples at the base of a tree.  I love these old buckets in a landscape still life setting.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Window LIGHT Linda Rupard

This is a 11 X 14 watercolor on arches watercolor paper.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Red Patio Chair Geraniums

9x10.25 watercolor and ink line on sketchbook paper done today on my patio. The red wicker chair was moved outside for this plein air paint out I sponsored for all of our Watercolor Horizons Group located in Odessa, TX. The old metal pail bucket has a crooked handle and is not this large. The small blue birdhouse and chair cushion are from a dollar store. Silk faux green ivy is in a black metal basket above the birdhouse. Sketching was done with Pigma Micron 01 pen. Splattering was added when dry at the end using Grumbacher true red pigment.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Tucson Adobe

15x15 watercolor of an old adobe house finished yesterday, shot on one of many trips to Tucson, Arizona. From the grey brown hills behind the house, to the cactus, red yucca, and other vegetation this southwest desert scene is sure to enchant you. Its wooden cross with a bell beside it to keep it company rounds out the composition while dark clouds move across the sky. I particularly enjoy its decorated doorway and vigas.
Image COPYRIGHT Kay Smith 2016.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Card exchange. Linda Rupard

These are 3 cards I did for the Ihana card exchange.   Watercolor & ink on WC paper.

Stripes. Linda Rupard

This is an acrylic on gallery wrap canvas 18/24

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Art Exhibit at Howard County Junior College

'Caboose Watercolor Society'  exhibit in Big Spring at the Howard County Jr.College.
The show will be up until May 2.
Kay Smith, Suzy Powell, Leada Wood, and Sue Bagwell.
Members not present, Linda Rupard, Carole Berry, and Estelle Howard.

Francese workshop. Linda Rupard

I just finished a fun workshop with Franke Francese.   Love the beautiful bright colors he uses.   Good teacher.

Monday, April 11, 2016


8.5x5.5 watercolor and ink line (Pigma Micron 01 pen) on Masters sketchbook done over the weekend, a pet portrait of a happy golden retriever playing ball.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Arts Festival in Lubbock TX

Two pieces of my art was accepted in the gallery at the Lubbock Arts Festival.
It is open to the public April 16-17.

The juror is Paul Milosevich of Santa Fe, NM.

This is 22x28 Watercolor, that I poured. There is not a lot of brush work on it.  My favorite...
Western Art! This is ' Work Day', using photos I took when our neighbor was branding.

The second piece is a torn paper collage of an old Woodie.
It is on a stretched canvas and is:   'Woodie'