Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fools Gold, fish art

For the month of April I am giving away one of my paintings. I will have a drawing at the end of the month. To have your name entered to win simply make a comment on one of my blogs during the month. Each time you comment your name goes into the drawing to win. The more comments you make during the month the greater your chances to win.I will post the winner at the end of the month.

Almost Gold

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Lillies painted in watercolor

Easter Lilies

One of my mothers favorite flowers are Easter Lilies. She is very disappointed if she doesn't get one at Easter. She usually has several but I do remember one year when no one got her one. That mistake will never happen again. I have found that after the are done blooming you can plant the bulbs out and they will come up every year around August.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Water Lillies Demo

Delilah Smith
Art by Delilah

Water Lillies
Bidding starts at $25.00

Monday, March 19, 2012

Under the Weather, whimsical chicken art

Under the Weather
My step father has been ill and just got home from a hospital stay so I painted this whimsical painting to make cards from so I could send one to him and cheer him up a little.

If you need to cheer someone up cards are available here.

or buy the painting by clicking here.
whimsical paintings

Friday, March 9, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Horning In , Abstract Cow Art- SOLD

Delilah Smith
Art by Delilah
Horning In
Mixed Media

About this painting:  I started out doing a watercolor and then I decided I wanted more color and I moved it into a more abstract work adding more color with acrylic paint.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

When the Cow Come Home Painting Demo

I have done a quick demo of how I painted the cows below.

I start with 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper. I use masking tape to tape it down to a piece of hardboard. I buy a 4 x 8 sheet at Lowe's and have them cut it into 20x24 pieces. I work on several watercolors at the same time so when one is drying I can start on another one.

Now I have the work taped down so it will not buckle when it is wet. I really like to work on 300 lb paper but for this demo I am using 140 lb.

I sketch the cows and the landscape in that I want to paint.

I use a test sheet of colors that I may want to use. The one on the right was used in another painting and I have a fresh one for new color mixes that I might want to use.
I work from the top down so I don't get my hand in the wet paint.

While I wait for the sky to dry I work on the foreground.

Now that the sky is just damp I add the background trees and some to the darker areas to the cows.

I develop the cow and keep working on the landscape.

I darken the sky and work on the foreground.

I add more detail to the cows and their tails LOL , okay that was bad.

The color mixes I used for this painting
When the Cows Come Home
Thank you for viewing my artwork. I will post a new demo each Monday. and other painting during the week so check back often.

Spring Lamb

Spring Lamb
original watercolor
This painting is avilable at my Etsy Store.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Cow Watercolor

Delilah Smith

This is a 9x12 watercolor painting. It is painted on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper. To view more cow art click here.

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