Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Painting Demo, Dogwood flowers




Dogwood Flowers
Dogwood Flowers, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Dogwood flowers
8x10 oil painting on canvas panel
Media: oil painting
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $200 USD
How to Purchase:


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The Artist Mind those that expect receive

The artistic mind, flowing properly, sees the world differently. Call it what you will--a Celestial moment, synchronicity, serendipity. There's a higher harmonic. It's got something to do with receptiveness and alertness. Those who expect, receive. We can leave it to the gods where it comes from. The important thing is to give in to it--allow this dream mind to run.

To allow for creative flow give thought to your current processes and habits. Study your workstation for areas of awkwardness and limit them. See that things are handy.

Cut back on time-wasters -- the procedural ones and the two-footed kind. Do your work in a logical and yet creative order.

Artists are often dreaming, wondering, wandering and idling in the fanciful department. It seems that artistic types can actually "live in" a world of their own creation, perhaps preferring it to the real world, their work being an extension of it.

When I feel an artistic moment coming on,I surrendering to the need to make something and I don't need time wasters getting in the way of my creative flow.

Success as an artist means having freedom. Freedom to follow your nose. You need freedom in order to create, and you need creativity in order to pay the price for your freedom.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Does the IRS think you are an artist


Does the IRS consider you an artist?
If you say you are an artist, but you make little money from selling your art, can your work be considered a profession in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service?Read more on this

In this rough environment it is hard to make a living as an artist. As artist it is very important to write your yearly business plan and keep proper documents of shows and expenses. Document shows applied for and not accepted, accepted shows, update you resume with awards received , keep your website current, and send out monthly news letters.

This is all part of the business of being an artist. I know not the part we like but the must do list of things to start each day with.





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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dream a little dream

Artists are often dreaming, wondering, wandering and idling in the fanciful department. It seems that artistic types can actually "live in" a world of their own creation, perhaps preferring it to the real world, their work being an extension of it.

I know I am a dreamer a believer in all things are possible.Live your dreams.Dream a little dream live a big one.


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Monday, October 06, 2014

Candy Corn Painting Demo


Candy Corn
Candy Corn, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Candy Corn
oil painting on canvas panel 7x5
Media: oil painting
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $50 USD
How to Purchase:






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Friday, October 03, 2014

A Busy Sept for a Daily Painter

September was a busy month with Gallery Shows and events, but I still managed to paint every day.I have been working larger lately. I still do the small daily paintings but not as many of the 5x7 . I have been doing more 8x10 because I am also a Plein Air painter and I use a cigar box easel in the field. Here are a few of the paintings I did in Sept 2014.


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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Painting Demo Snow Angels



Snow Angels
Snow Angels, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Snow Angels
8x10x3/4 oil painting on stretched gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides
Media: oil painting
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $200 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
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Painting Demo of a Lemon, daily painter

The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato 





Lemon still life 1.00 Auction

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh

Lemon still life 1.00 Auction, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
A Lemon
5x7 oil painting
Media: oil painting
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
How to Purchase:
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