Friday, December 30, 2016

Tawny Owl





Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Tawny Owl
9x12
watercolor painting
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $45 USD
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Sleepy Owl Painting





Sleepy Owl
Sleepy Owl, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Sleepy Owl
12x9
watercolor
Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $45 USD
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Green Hummingbird watercolor painting

Green Hummingbird
9x12
watercolor
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Poppies painting






Poppies No.9
Poppies No.9, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Poppies No.8
watercolor painting
9x12
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $45 USD
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Desert watercolor painting of a Cactus





Cactus
Cactus, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Cactus
12x9
watercolor
Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $45 USD
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Friday, October 28, 2016

Freddie the Red Eyed Frog






Freddie the Red Eyed Frog
Freddie the Red Eyed Frog, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: I painted the whimsical little tree frogthen decidedthe painting looked empty so I added the leaves and dew drops.

Freddie the Red Eyed Frog
12x9
Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $45 USD
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Blueberries

I started this painting with a light general sketch with out details. I then painted wet in wet. When the first layer was dry I went back in to areas I wanted deeper bolder color in.This took several layers,I wanted some of the berries to be ripe and other to be green still.


Blueberries
9x12

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hen

The chickens are out of the coup today and here is a little hen painted in watercolors.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Burst of Poppies


A Burst of Poppies
9x12 inch
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Pea Pod




Pea Pod
Pea Pod, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Pea Pod
9x12
watercolor
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pears,blueberries,and Bee





Pears,Blueberries, and Bee
Pears,Blueberries, and Bee, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Pears,blueberries,and bee
watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper
9x12 inch
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $50 USD
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Pears and Bees


Pears and Bees

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Pink Flowers

About this painting: I painted this watercolor about a year ago and there were some areas that I didn't like so I reworked it. Yes, you can go back into a watercolor and rework areas either lighting or darkening,
When rework your paintings they can become muddy and dull, so preserving the luminous qualities of transparent watercolour is the hardest part.You can dip the paintbrush in water and gently paint over areas that have bled into other areas. This can "soften" the bleeding.Taking a clean paper towel and drying up the extra moisture and paint will remove most of the color. Let it dray and you are ready to paint over it.





Pink Flowers
Pink Flowers, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Pink Flowers
12x9
watercolor
Media: watercolor painting
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $35 USD
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Crab Watercolor paintig






Blue Beach Crab
Blue Beach Crab, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Blue Beach Crab
9x12
watercolor
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $35 USD
How to Purchase:

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Pink Flamingos


Fluffy Pink Flamingos
12x9

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Whimsical Cats



About this Painting:
This is the time of year that I do a lot of traveling so I paint in watercolor because it's so easy to take along. Today we have three very stressed cats.. Travel is fun but also stressful, gee did Mom bring our milk bowl?

Stressful Day
Stressful Day, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Stressful Day
9x12
watercolor
Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $45 USD
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pumpkin watercolor painting

About this painting: I created the interesting pumpkin skin texture by building layers of wet on wet paint with drying time in between each layer so I didn't get mud. When I added the final layer of wet on wet I also added a little table salt sprinkled on damp watercolor paint this creates a delicate flower-like spot. Each crystal of salt chases away the pigment to make a lighter area beneath it. You can use this for texture in many different kinds of watercolor painting. When the paint drys brush off all the salt.



Pumpkins
12x9


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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Spider Web

About this painting: I did a quick sketch of where I want the branch and the web then I put down a watercolor fluid resist for the web. You can use masking tape,rubber cement,crayons, and ink as other ways to keep the white of the paper. As soon as the masking fluid was dry I added colors and let them bleed together to create a little mystery in the painting. When everything had dried I rubbed of the resist and viola the spider web



Spider Web
9x12
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Whimsical Chicken Art

ABOUT THIS PAINTING: I do a series of whimsical aceo. This are very small watercolors and every now and then I get one that I think might be fun made into a larger painting. Here is the original small work only 2.5 x3.5 inch:

Aceo
swimming chicken


This is the larger painting inspired by whimsical miniature.


Swimming Chicken
9x12
Watercolor


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Friday, August 26, 2016

Whimsical Ostrich watercolor painting

Two of a Kind
11x15
watercolor

I started very light with with a yellow ocher watercolor wash. When I was about half way done I put in the background wash letting it dry then going back to deepen some areas. I though I was finish then stepping back, always a good thing to do I realized I had too much medium tone values and needed dark's so I darken areas of the Ostrich in the final wash try to keep the fluffy areas I had created earlier around the head of the Ostrich.

These two happy little guys are ready for breakfast now.

Two of a Kind,Ostrich
Two of a Kind,Ostrich, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Two of a Kind
watercolor
11x15 inch
Media: watercolor
Size: 15 in X 11 in (38.1 cm X 27.9 cm)
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bumble Bee watercolor Painting

I drew where I want the bee very lightly then I painted the sky colors letting them bleed together wet into wet. After the colors had dried a added a second wash in areas around the wings to create a negative image.
Simply defined, negative painting is the practice of painting the space around an object, rather than the object itself. It is a great skill to learn as it helps an artist learn to view images as shapes and contours, and in watercolor it is sometimes the only way to keep areas of a painting light in value, while darkening the values around the object.

Bee Back
9x12 
watercolor
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Whimsical Mermaid




Today's watercolor is fanciful and fun. Something for the beach house to add some cheer.
Playful Mermaid
14x24
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Poppies in the Field

I paint Poppies often. I think most of the time I let the poppies paint them selves with the flow of colors in the petals. I often us the white of the paper for the background but on today's painting I have used some very light color washes.The key to Poppy painting is keep it simple and elegant. Watercolor requires patience. You must let the colors dry before adding more color or the colors will blend and become muddy.You want to keep those jewel bright colors in you painting.

Poppies in the Field
200.00


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Friday, August 12, 2016

Painting Aceos,Artist trading Cards

I paint a few aceo each week.
ACEO is an acronym that stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals. You probably have also heard the ONLY rule is the size, which is 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.4 x 8.9 cms) just like sports cards but far more addictive. I use them to try out different ideas and maybe do a large painting. Mine are mostly watercolor but any media can be used. I post them on Ebay. They can be view here. If you paint aceo please send me a comment with a picture and I will post here. Thanks Delilah






Orange Eyed Frog
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Beach Shack



Beach Shack
23x18
watercolor
I painted the ocean and the beach lighter to offset the darkness of the old beach shack.It seemed like I had to much water in the background with nothing interesting in it so I added the sailboats.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Koi painting in watercolors

Koi
12x 9
I have been adding water based inks to some of my watercolors, I like the vibrant color it adds to the painting.


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Yellow Flowers


Yellow Flowers
Yellow Flowers, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Yellow Flowers
watercolor
12x9 inch
Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
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