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:
http://www.leadasblog.blogspot.com 

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

Sophisto-cat

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
 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Red Laundry Basket

7.5x5 watercolor over pencil drawing in Moleskine for watercolor sketchbook.  A tall pile of that never ending chore, the wash!
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Days 20-22


 These were such fun to do.
I set them up and painted them from the set up. They are 6x6 Oil and are available if interested. They are $50
unframed.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ruffled Poppies

15x22 watercolor painted from silk poppies and cosmos arrangement I set up by interior room shutters at home.
Image is COPYRIGHT Kay Smith.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Days 17-19

Days 17-19...
Some different stuff!
I set up outside and did the water tank across the road from our house and loved every minute of painting it!! It is 6x6 oil.
The Girl-y painting is to go with the shaving mug! It is oil too. 6x6
The cow...'I Can't See' is watercolor and gouache.  6x6








Friday, January 16, 2015

30 day Challenge-



More paintings from the neighbors branding.
the first two are watercolor and gouache, and the little girl is my first oil portrait. I NEED a lot more practice!














Saturday, January 10, 2015