Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cards. Linda Rupard

I  wish a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone no turkey but sharing some of my greeting cards I have painted.  I used watercolor and white ink for the snow.  Like the snow effect it gives.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Best In Show. Leada Wood , Big Country Regional Art Show

Leada with her best in Show painting at Big Country  Show in Colorado City last week end. It is a Batik technique painted with liquid acrylics.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Some Sketchbook Skool Work

9x12 watercolor and ink line on Cheap Joe's sketchbook paper done last week from life for an assignment with online Sketchbook Skool.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Catclaw by Leada Wood, Texas Artist

Catclaw  ©Leada Wood 2014

Thought I would give you a peak inside of my sketchbook. This was for an assignment in Sketchbook Skool this week. Drawing and painting in your sketchbook is very relaxing and hopefully will become habit forming! You can read the story behind this sketch on my blog.   http:://www.leadawood.com/blog

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Whooo's In The Pumpkin Patch by Leada Wood

Loving this fall weather and all the pumpkins around. It inspired me to create "Whooo's In The Pumpkin Patch"  a  9x12 transparent watercolor. Happy Fall Y'all!

Whooo's In The Pumpkin Patch by Leada Wood, copyright 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Linda Rupard's Ghost Ranch View

15x22 watercolor with acrylic line work on paper just completed by Linda Rupard, at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico.  Linda is studying with noted DFW artist Darla Bostick all week.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Linda Rupard (posted by Kay Smith)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunflower Bucket

18x12 watercolor now on display at Ft. Worth's Society of Watercolor Artists current membership show.  Along with another painting, Got My Goat, they'll remain at the public library there for a month.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Caboose Gals at Big Spring Art Association 60th Anniversary

L to R:  Kay Smith, Estelle Howard, Leada Wood, Sue Bagwell, and Linda Rupard Irvin in front.  (Not present - Carole Berry).
Tonight we attended the 60th anniversary show of the Big Spring Art Association where some had works displayed except for Sue, Leada, and Carole.  Five of us were members of the art organization except Leada, and that is how we initially met one another.  Llano Estacado Winery was present at the Heritage Museum during this event and as a promotional fundraiser, many in town attended. 
**NOTE - beginning next month thru Christmas holiday season several of us will have animals in snow scenes for another Caboose exhibit also at the museum.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


9x12 watercolor painted after returning from our Florida week's workshop.  With this one, I wanted lots of sunshine as this cat anticipates its next hunt.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.

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

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


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


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"