Monday, September 15, 2014

Olive Painting Demo

I broke this demo up into two parts to be able to show more detail of how I work.


Part two of the Olives

Olive Still Life
Olive Still Life, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Olive Still Life
10x8 oil painting on a canvas panel
Media: oil painting
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $200 USD
How to Purchase:
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Passion , Obsession,Compelling Addiction

Art has the power to make you think, elevate your emotions, and transport you through time and space.

The word passion comes from the Latin patior, meaning to suffer or to endure. These days, losing its uncomfortable roots, passion is a feeling of unusual excitement, enthusiasm or compelling emotion toward a subject, idea, person or object.

Here's how to get it: Revisit and repossess your core dreams and fantasies. Consider your dreams to be private, unique and sacred.Indulge them.

 Get help from and watch the actions of the already passionate those possessed like me. Indulge, honour and live in your own imagination. Don't talk about it, do it.
“Big, deep planning is a glamorous way of procrastinating.”


Song of the Poppies
Song of the Poppies, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Song of the Poppies
30x40x1.5
oil painting on stretched gallery wrapped canvas
(no international shipping)
Media: oil painting
Size: 40 in X 30 in (101.6 cm X 76.2 cm)
Price: $1000 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $1000 USD plus $50 USD s/h
" POST YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS" or email me at delilah@artbydelilah.com All work © 2006-2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Quality is a habit.

"Art should take what is complex and render it simply,
Every painting problem comes down to four visual elements: shape, value, color and edges."

Quality is not an act, it is a habit." (Aristotle)

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Sept News Letter,Bye-bye summer, hello fall!

Date: Sept 1, 2014

News From the Studio 


With a Passion for Painting


Art by Delilah
With a Passion for Painting
Delilah is an award winning artist who paints fresh colorful paintings with bold brush strokes . She paints full time both in her studio and Plein Air

What I've Been up to:
Bye-bye summer, hello fall! September is here. Wow where did the summer go.I participated in several Plein Air paint outs and shows this summer painting the Michigan Landscape. I meant some new artist friends and collector. I am looking forward to fall colors and the glory of the rich colors.





The above Paintings can be seen at the Our Town Art Show
The Community House 380 South Bates Birmingham, Michigan 48009
October 9, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014



News From the Studio
What New on the Easel 
I will be showing at the Crooked Tree Art Center

GREAT LAKES PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ASSOCIATION (GLPAPA)

Cindy-yates-GLPAPA-webSEPTEMBER 19, 2014 – NOVEMBER 15, 2014

Dates:  September 19 – November 15, 2014
Location: Edith Gilbert Gallery
This juried exhibition of work from the Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association will highlight plein air painters working around the Great Lakes area. This fine plein air painting organization is an organization with a focus on painting from life outdoors. 
These paintings will be at the show.


These painting will be on display at the Crooked Tree Art Gallery Show. Contact the Gallery for more information.

Last but not least is the show at ArtPrize.
Fuzzy Buzzy Bees
This painting will be shown at the B.O.B. during ArtPrize 2014.
Sept 24-Oct 12
At the B.O.B
in downtown Grand Rapids MI
Tips for Artist:
Present your small canvas paintings in style without buying frames. Paint the edges and display them on small replica easels of the larger style ones.If you are a daily painter like I am this is a great way to display those little gems.




Contact Information:
Art by Delilah
delilah@artbydelilah.com
Painting of the day
Face Book



" POST YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS" or email me at delilah@artbydelilah.com All work © 2006-2014
" POST YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS" or email me at delilah@artbydelilah.com All work © 2006-2014

Painting Demo of Sunflowers



Can of Sunflowers $1.00 Auction
Can of Sunflowers $1.00 Auction, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: I have been offering one of my daily painting each week at auction with bidding starting at $1.00. This painting is now available at auction. Bidding starts at $1.00. Happy bidding.
Can of Sunflowers
7x5 oil painting on canvas panel
Media: oil painting
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $1 USD
How to Purchase:

"post your opinion in the comments" Or, send me an email
Thank You:
Art by Delilah, with a Passion for PaintingAll Images © 2006-2014
" POST YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS" or email me at delilah@artbydelilah.com All work © 2006-2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Art Marketing how do you get your work in front of buyers

Marketing art can be a huge challenge.

How do you get your art in front of people who will not only love it, but want to buy it as well? Should you invest in magazine ads? Participate in art festivals? Show your work in a local gallery? All valid tactics you should be pursuing, but you may be overlooking your best marketing opportunity: Selling to collectors who have purchased your work in the past.

My Daily Painting July and Aug work.


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Do you wonder how some artist get so lucky

I've found that... “I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.”

Yep that is so right. Everyone asks me how can I paint everyday.They work everyday and no one ask them that question. If you are an artist you show up and you paint. Not every one is a winner but even my bad ones are so much better then they used to be. Want more luck? Show up more often.

 - Brian Tracy (1944-), Motivational speaker and author" POST YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS" or email me at delilah@artbydelilah.com All work © 2006-2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Strange Habits of Highly Creative People

According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, eccentric people tend to be more creative because of something called "cognitive dis-inhibition.

Getting up early was a habit and a ”must” of Ernest Hemingway and Marcel Proust, Beethoven was drinking dozens of cups of coffee a day, and Benjamin Franklin had his ritual of ”air-bath” in front of an open window while V.S. Pritchett adored a glass of martini with his lunch. All modern analysis and researches,done on this matter did not lead to a ritual or weird habits that would be common for all those great minds, but they did discover that majority of them had some sort of eccentric habit or rule.

Albert Einstein picked up cigarette butts off the street to get tobacco for his pipe.

"Basically, creative folks have less of a filter on their thoughts and actions, which makes them more likely to do things that don’t follow the norms of behavior.


Francis Bacon, a British artist who painted gruesome and intense portraits, lived the high life. Bottles of wine, beers at the pub, and drinks at private clubs were a daily routine. Interestingly, all the imbibing and hard living helped his creativity.

T.S. Eliot wore green-tinted face powder and lipstick

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