Saturday, December 8, 2012

Watercolor Demo on Flower painting

Get Loose and Paint





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Keep painting this is fun: Time t Finish this painting: Hope you had as much fun as I did painting this watercolor.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Fish Paintings







Art by Delilah


Fish No. 2
Fish No. 2, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: Watercolor is often thought of as a non fixable difficult medium to work with. Over working a painting whether it's watercolor or oil can be a real problem. When you think a few more details, one more brush stroke will improve the painting is the beginning of the problem. You can create a real problem of turning the painting into mud by being to fussy. Don't pick up that brush,stop and put the painting down come back to it in a day take another look with fresh eyes.

Fish No.2
9x12 watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $100 USD plus $10 USD s/h


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Watercolor Painting of Pansies


Precious Pansies
Precious Pansies, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: I think Pansies are such a happy little flower. I am starting a larger oil painting of pansies and I thought I would warm up with a watercolor. Stop back in tomorrow and see the oil painting at Painting of the Day.
Precious Pansies
Watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
9x12
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
How to Purchase:

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Art by Delilah, with a Passion for Painting


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pink Fish watercolor painting


Pink Fish by Delilah
Pink Fish by Delilah, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: This is one of my fish on a hook series. I put lots of pink in it foe little girls.

Pink Fish
9x12 watercolor
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to paint watercolor floral demo

How to Paint expressive watercolors part 2

This is where we stopped painting in this video. We will start here and put the finishing touch's on the painting in Part 3


Flowers in a Jar
WIP
( work in progress)
watch the video to see how I got this far




Sunday, November 11, 2012

Just Smile You Big Ham




Mr Pig
9x9
watercolor

Please let me introduce you to the Hamsome, ( a little tongue in cheek ) Mr Pig.If you would like to get to know him better you can see his complete dating or buying profile on Daily Paint Works.




Thank you from the Pig
© 2004-2011 Delilah Smith,Art by Delilah

Monday, November 5, 2012

Scarlet Ibis


Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Scarlet Ibis
9x12
Watercolor
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $100 USD plus $10 USD s/h


Friday, November 2, 2012

Let s Paint Flowers part one

If you would like to loosen up your watercolor painting style here is a fun way to loosen up and have a lot of fun doing it.

This is the first Video in the series of 3 for this painting.





Thanks and I will post part 2 in a few days.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Whimsical watercolor painting


Here's Looking at You
Here's Looking at You, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: The old man is just looking, never too old for that.
Here's Looking at You
9x12 watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Porch Hollyhocks painted n watercolors.


Porch Hollyhocks
Porch Hollyhocks, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: I will post a how to video tomorrow. I have been wanting to get one done for weeks but life seems to get in the way. Right now I am just happy to have the time to paint.

Porch Hollyhocks
9x12 watercolor on 200 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Sheep Deep

To day I am having a little fun with this whimsical sheep painting. I will be working on a you tube video later today. It is so easy to get lost in all the things that have to be done. I have wanted to start this how to for weeks. well it's time to " getter done." While I work on editing and painting a new watercolor here is a painting to make you laugh.


Sheep Deep in Poppies
9x12
watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Aceo Watercolor


Lets Play
2.5 x 3.5
watercolor aceo

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Red Strawberries


Red strawberries
Red strawberries, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Red Strawberries
watercolor
9x12 on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Floral watercolor


A Day with the Lilies
A Day with the Lilies, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
A Day witht he Lilies
24 x 18
Watercolor on 200 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 18 in X 24 in (45.7 cm X 61 cm)
Price: $430 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $430 USD plus $10 USD s/h


Monday, August 27, 2012

Watercolor painting of Lily Pads and flowers


Lilies of the Water
Lilies of the Water, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: I am overdue to do a watercolor demo, so I will work on one today and hope to get it edited and on line by Friday.
Lilies of the Water
9x12 watercolor
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

SunSet Woods

Sunset Woods
Sunset Woods, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Sunset Woods
17x12
acrylic on paper
Media: acrylic
Size: 12 in X 17 in (30.5 cm X 43.2 cm)
Price:Bidding starts at $25 USD
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tooth Fairy Aceo


Art by Delilah
This original painting is offered direct from the studio of the artist Delilah
Aceo

original watercolor


Details:
Title: Tooth Fairy Aceo
Size:
2.5 x 3.5
Media:
watercolor
Date:
2012
About This Piece:


Description of artwork:
About ACEO Cards:
ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". These cards have one main rule - they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card. The reason for this is that Art Cards are made to be traded! Art cards are normally available at low prices so that they're available to anyone. Artists from all over the world are creating, and now selling these highly collectable art cards in many different mediums. Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Pastels, Petrography, Pen and Ink, Sketching, Collage - the sky is the limit. Abstract, Surrealism, Outsider Art, Impressionism, Expressionism -every style you can think of - and then some! Extremely collectable Pocket Art, you can't stop at just one! They can be displayed as artworks - hung in decorative frames either individually or in groups. It is signed and dated on the back.
TITLE: Tooth Fairy, Aceo
This work ill be shipped in a clear bag to protect your investment

Style: Miniature

Size: 3.5x 2.5

Colors: red,blue,gray

Medium: All paintings are original works of art using the finest archival quality materials

Support:140 lb watercolor paper

Shipping: -USPS

Signature: Always Signed

Paintings are shipped worldwide, personally packaged, and fully insured.

I will be listing new work on a regular basis. If you don't find something on your first visit, please keep coming back. In the top right you will see a link, View Seller's Other Items.
Please click this link and all of my paintings in my gallery will come up.
Thank you, DELILAH

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Self-Representing Artists
About the Artist:
Want to see more of the work by DELILAH? Want to see more of Delilah's work go to her daily painting blog, Painting of the day at blog spot . com where she post a Painting a day or visit her web site Art by Delilah where she has wonderful plien air paintings.

I am a full time artist. I graduated from the Western Michigan's Fine Arts Program and have a Masters Degree from Aqunias. Although each of my paintings is a unique expression, the common thread running through my work is a passion for color combined with highly textural passages and a fluid movement. I create very strong oils full of life and vitality which are an extension of my adventure with life and the joy I find in color. I divide my time between Michigan where I have my studio and my studio in Florida. I paint for shows, galleries, commissions, and eBay auctions. I am an impressionist painter, inspired by Monet, Van Gogh, and Cezanne, just to name a few. My work is colorful and and convey's vitality. I useing lots of bold colors.I creat happy,sunny, warm, colorful, vibrant paintings which will convey a sense of who I am.
Payment Details: Pay conveniently via PayPal which will ensure fastest turnaround for you! P>
* I welcome combined shipment
* Full money back guarantee if artwork is returned undamaged within 14 days. (Buyer responsible for all shipping costs if painting is returned.)Feel Free to contact me, if you have any questions.
Shipping Details: Paintings are carefully packaged to avoid possible damage. Shipping costs will be added to the price of the item.. Shipping outside the US and Canada will have extra shipping charges added depending on country location. Please email me for quote. Visa, MasterCard are accepted through PayPal.
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Need a customized artwork? Contact me for details.You choose the subject, colors, style, and size. I will post the customized artwork on ebay with a "Buy It Now" option for you.

This painting is available at ebay , the bidding starts at 99 cents
to bid on the tooth fairy click here.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Watercolor painting of a cherry martini

Cherry Martini No. 2
12 x 9
watercolor
This martini art is available at auction click to go to Delilahs Art Auction.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Polka- Dot Cup

Polka-Dot Cup
12x9
watercolor
Painting green is one of the important things to learn when using watercolors. Green right from the tube is just to garish and needs to be mixed with other colors to give it a more natural look You can make your own greens by mixing blues and yellows. I have modified viridian green with blues for the shadows and added a little more cadmium yellow for the sunlight areas. I like to bring in the compliment of green, red. In this painting I have added alizarin crimson to both the edges of the white flowers and areas of leaves.


Daily Paint Works, where I often post watercolors paintings had a challenge to paint something with Polka-Dots so this is what I painted.


This watercolor is for sale. To purchase Please click here for Polka-Dot Cup.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Communication equals Charisma













Today's Tip
Charisma is really about communication. When possible tell how you came up with your creative idea. Why you like this still life set up better then another way. Communication helps your audience relate better to your work and to you as an artist. It can be simply why you used on color or brand of paint over another. Why you used watercolor or oils. You know why you embrace your subject, so share the love of art and inspiration with the world.






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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jazz up your Life

Jazz

Nothing is hotter than Jazz Music not even these hot June nights so be cool and add this Jazz painting to your collection.

This abstract jazz painting is available at auction, Click here to Bid.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Expressionist Watercolor Painting


Expressions of Strawberries
Expressions of Strawberries, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Expressions of Strawberries
9x12 watercolor painted on 200 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $100 USD plus $15 USD s/h

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Oil Painting on Paper

Art by Delilah

Painting on paper is an art form in itself and there are many areas of technical expertise needed in order to ensure a durable and lasting work of art.
There are many thousands of types of paper, ranging form rough cardboard to thin and textured papers. Paper may be bought in different colors or specially prepared. In this exercise I used 140 lb watercolor paper but feel free to give it a try with cheap paper, a simple sketching or pastel paper will work. The method that will be discussed can be used with even the cheapest and least durable papers and the end result will be a very long lasting work of art.

1. Prepare the paper:
All that is required are a number of layers of thin acrylic paint or medium on the paper. Three layers should be sufficient, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next. The texture that you might like to create will be determined by the amount of acrylic paint or medium you apply. If you wish to retain the texture of the paper, a few thin layers of acrylic medium will be sufficient. with  this work I used thicker layers of gesso on my paper. You may also add elements or textures the paper to suit you needs. I like to use brush makes going one way then the other like the weave of canvas.,Once the medium or paint has dried your surface is essentially ready to be worked on.

2. Stretching paper
This means that the paper should be placed on a piece of hardboard and taped down with brown packaging tape.
3.Painting with oil based paints
One of the advantages of preparing paper with acrylic medium is that once the paper is protected or sealed by a firm layer of plastic acrylic, oil paint cannot enter the paper and rot it.Many famous artists have used this method to make rapid oil sketches of their subjects before doing a more detail painting on canvas.
* One important factor should be kept in mind when using oil on paper. Remember that you cannot use very thick oil on paper or you run the risk of very early cracking. Paper is a flexible base and if your oil paint is too deep or thick, the movement of the surface might create cracks. The best medium to use is just turpentine or mineral spirts


Give it a try and let me know hoe it turned out. email a picture of you work and link to you blog and I will post it.



Fishing Lures
9x12
oil on paper




Sunday, June 10, 2012

Work comes first


The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
- Vidal Sassoon (1928-2012),
Camellia
9x12

I started a state flower series a while back and then got off track doing other things and never finished. I am easily distracted because everything seems like a possible painting to me. The ideas buzz around in my head like wild bees. Today I ran across this floral painting of a Camellia the State Flower of Alabama. Like the quote at the top of the page: The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. It is summer and I love to paint flowers in watercolor in the summer so I am going to start the series again.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Inspiration comes at odd times

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'Little Big Mountain' by Phyllis J. Henson

MOBILE, Alabama -- Inspiration comes at odd times, in many forms and almost any venue. Happenstance, a casually observed moment, a travel experience or something more mundane -- a trip to Home Depot or coffee and beignets on a table -- can result in marvelous things Read More





Morning Glories
9x12
Watercolor

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Toothache Chicken

Toothache Chicken
12x9

My friend Carol had a root canal performed the other day and she was in bed with a horribly toothache so I decided to make a card for her about it.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Give Me Poppies

Give Me Poppies
Give Me Poppies is a watercolor painting that is 12x9 painted on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper. This water color painting can be purchased for $150.00  by clicking here

Cards are available in a package of 10 with the envelops.Click here to purchase.

Painting Demo Yellow Rose

Today I am doing a demo of a watercolor painting of a yellow garden rose.




I started with 200 lb cold pressed watercolor paper and drew where I wanted the rose to be.

I painted in some of the shadow colors first so I wouldn't love the shape of the flower as I added color washes to it.


I started adding some of the base colors and leaving high lights.


I load up my palette with lots of color so I don't run out.


I add the base steam color and the thorns.


I begin adding background washes to the painting.

I get darker at the bottom because I want the large rose to be the focus of attention in this painting.




The finished painting: A yellow rose click here to bid.