Thursday, November 9, 2017

Grunge Journal

Start having fun with your creative self and begin making a grunge journal.  Find an old hardback discarded book that will lay flat when opened to any page.  Decorate, gesso, collage, glue pages together, ANYTHING GOES.  Sketch, paint, doodle, copy text and mix with any media you have.  It is your creation and no one sees it unless you let them.  Illustrated journaling is a blast!  This old book was published in 1959.  It is not a sketchbook, but a funbook!
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith/Brushworks Studio
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sorrel Horse vignette

11x14 watercolor vignette of another artist's rodeo horse, painted a few weeks ago on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper.
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wino Chef

9x12 mixed media collage on Canson XL watercolor paper done this afternoon. Sketched with Micron 05 pen on a backing sheet for smaller works, the face and scarf was what I concentrated on, as the figurine I used to photograph him had him on a little bicycle. I first painted him in watercolor, then used a black and white Montana acrylic marker, then white acrylic on his chef jacket. Collage is bar and restaurant ad texts adhered with Liquitex matte medium.  Note the bloodshot eyes.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith

Summertime Sips        Linda Rupard

This is a Watercolor on gallery wrap Canvas with painting going on around edges .



Monday, September 18, 2017

I Will Be Pretty Soon           Carole Berry        

This is Carole's parrot .

Wheels     Linda Rupard

This is one of the summer projects for BSAA group.  I  found this bike  at the back door of restaurant 

In San Angelo.

Hidden Barn in the Fog  & Mountain of Mist Summer Morning        Carole Berry

These are paintings that Carole did when  Harvey came through their area.    So cold , almost feel the cold

Somber icy mist from these paintings.  Good job Carole!

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
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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.