Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
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
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Day 2-Blue Mug
Day 3-Tan Mug
Day 4-Grain Elevator
I am doing the 30 day challenge again. Paint 30 paintings in 30 days. This will be my 3rd time to do it. Day 1 was the New years Clock
These will all be available to buy either thru me or www.Dailypaintworks.com
They are6x6 inches.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Having fun with Sketchbook Skool, too, that will restart soon.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.
It is that time of year again and I have signed up for my third challenge with artist Leslie Saeta. There are over 1000 artist creating daily and blogging about the experience. I am posting my Day Two, Hot Cocoa and you can see more of my post on my blog : www.leadasblog.blogspot.com
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I can't believe 2014 is almost gone. It has been such a good year! All of our family is healthy and happy and we got a new Granddaughter-n-law this year. We have been so blessed in every way.
I have had a good 'art' year! We got a new building for me to hang my work in as well as teach and share my love of painting and creating. It has been so awesome having my own place to go out and teach! I don't have to load everything up, etc. My little Backyard Gallery and Studio has been such a blessing. I did the 30 day challenge in January and September as well as 2 online sketchbook classes.
Now to end the year, I have some news! Wow..a great year to end one and start another.
I got word today saying my mixed-media art has been selected for publication in
Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling, that is published by North Light Books.
The painting that was selected is 'Wyoming Cowboy', a torn paper collage. So to go along with 'Story Telling'... I met this cowboy in 2013 when I got to go to Wyoming for a week workshop. We got to go out to his ranch, and I took photos of him off an on all week because of the way he dressed. He didn't look like our Texas Cowboys. I loved his hat, and his silk scarves!
His family has been there close to Dubois, WY for generations. We spent an afternoon there, and it was an awesome time seeing the corrals and barns that were made with logs. John loved sharing his family's home, and barns. He wanted us to go through the house where he grew up. It was like it was when he was growing up. Just like someone still lived there. That morning he tracked a bear by the corrals. I hope I get to go back again! It was such a great time, and wonderful memories!
Thank you all for your support and encouragement for the past years!
My prayer is that we will be all healthy and happy in 2015!
Happy New Year!
Monday, December 29, 2014
(c) Kay Smith 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Time Is A Circus By Leada Wood, copyright 2014
With the New Year being upon us I decided to post one of my paintings concerning time. I found the quote "Time is a circus, always moving away " and combined it with an old clock face and painted clock keys, a pocket watch, and clock parts around. The elephant is a symbol for my mom as she collected them, the watch pieces for my dad as he was a clock maker, the monkeys were my brothers and I am the key person with my hands on my hips. It was a fun piece to do!
Happy New Year! May it be prosperous, creative and filled with pleasant adventures!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
|The Fiddler by Leada Wood ©2014|
This is the painting I used for my Christmas Cards this year. Seems like fewer and fewer people send real mail these days but it is always exciting to get a letter or postcard in the mail. I just participated in a world wide winter postcard swap and it was great fun getting all the original works of art in the mail. You can read more about it here: http://leadawood.com/blog Every time I received a card in the mail it was like Christmas!
Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
|Woodland Santa ©Leada Wood 2014|
This is another of my fun Christmas paintings that I did for my Christmas cards a couple of years ago. Woodland Santa is 14x22 transparent watercolor on archival paper and is not available.
Monday, December 15, 2014
All my artist friends, especially the Caboose gals, know landscapes are not my forte'.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2012 Kay Smith.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
|Copyright, Leada Wood 2014|
Friday, December 5, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Last year I did this drawing on my ipad, and decided I would use the drawing for a painting this year. The top one is done with watercolor. When i got through Keri said you were supposed to do that with T-Bone hanging out the window. SO....i duplicated my ipad drawing (on my iPad,so i wouldn't loose the original idea) and erased the snowpeople in the back window, and the kid hanging out the window. Then I added T-Bone, and the gifts showing through the back window. We ordered some from Vista Print, and I am so anxious to see if they print up nice! I still enjoy drawing on the ipad but is harder than using a pencil!!
Sunday, November 30, 2014
http://suzypal.blogspot.com/ or website http://www.suzypal.com/ where you can see her popular snow people Christmas card line. An avid sketcher and workshop teacher, it's easy to find her having a class in her new digs, Backyard Studio, or concentrating on marketing. She has an entry in our current exhibition at the Heritage Museum in Big Spring, TX that runs now thru January 2015, so don't miss it!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Image is COPYRIGHT 2014 Kay Smith.