Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine Candy Painting






Bee Mine
9x12

These little  bees have found something sweet. Get something sweet for yourself.




All Work ©2006-20014 Art by Delilah

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Seahorse


Seahorse No. 3
Seahorse No. 3, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Seahorse No. 3
12x9
watercolor painting art
Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $100 USD
How to Purchase:

All Work ©2006-20014 Art by Delilah

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Seascape


Exploring New Worlds
Exploring New Worlds, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Exploring New Worlds
9x12 watercolor
200 lb watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD
How to Purchase:


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Big Eyed Owls

Whimsical Big eyed owls sit on a limb.

Big Eyed Owls
9x12 
Watercolor

People often ask me how do I keep inspired when I paint everyday. For me it's so easy I just always have fun

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sweet Heart


Sweet Heart
Sweet Heart, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Sweet Heart
watercolor
9x9
Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 9 in (22.9 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $30 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $30 USD plus $5 USD s/h


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Green Peppr watercolor painitng

Stretching your watercolor paper has certain aesthetic advantages.

You'll end up with a perfectly flat surface on which to work. This surface will stay relatively flat as you work and the finished painting will dry perfectly flat. The only disadvantage is that it takes some effort and dedication to do it consistently.

Any paper of less than #300 weight is bound to warp according to the amount of water absorbed in the painting process. Synthetic papers generally do not warp at all. Watercolor paper in prepared blocks will dry flat also, if left on the block to dry I use 140 lb paper for the paintings that I sell on ebay so I almost always stretch it.

 I find 90 lb. paper is too flimsy for serious watercolor work. When I use 300 lb. paper it doesn't require stretching, but it is expensive so I use the 140 most of the time but love to paint on 300 lb when I am really working on a large painting I use 300 or 200 lb paper.

 When Stretching watercolor paper I allow 1” for gumstrip all the way round the paper.  Fill a large sink or bath with water and submerge the paper, rolling/folding it as necessary.  Do not crease it.  A heavy paper [300lb/640gsm] must soak for 15-20 mins, a lightweight [90lb/190gsm] one needs only 4-5 minutes.
I find that soaking the paper makes it nicely receptive to washes. 
However, if you are not using wet washes over broad areas, you may 
press the paper, right side up, against a smooth, nonabsorbent board (gator board, plywood sealed with varnish or a piece of plexiglas). The surface tension of the wet paper will cause it to remain fixed to the board for 5 to 10 min, I then wipe off excess water and tape it to the board with masking tape. Some artist like to staple it but I like the white edge that taping give the painting.




Green Pepper
5x7
watercolor
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Long Neck Ostrich







Long Neck Ostrich
Long Neck Ostrich, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: If you’re after rich, dripping , pure color and brilliant lights, then you might consider trying this dark-to-light approach to watercolor. This system calls for painting the darkest darks first, sliding into the middle values, and saving the lights as stark white paper. In addition, there’s no need to premix paints. Just lay in pure , intense colors and let them mix on the paper.
Long Neck Ostrich
10x10
watercolor painting on 140 lb watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 10 in X 10 in (25.4 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $50 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $50 USD plus $8 USD s/h