Thursday, February 04, 2016

Pepper painting Demo




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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Jan 2016 Daily Painting review



Both watercolor and oil painting done in Jan 2016.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Blue Crab Painting Demo



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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Be a Risk Taker

"Every good painter paints what he is." Jackson Pollock"

Take a risk, get out of your comfort zone to make a living as an artist you must be a risk taker.

Most artist are not skilled in all areas of Art Business, yes I said business. You must think of your art as a business, here are some of the skills you will need to develop if you do not already have them:

1. Accounting
Good book keeping is a must. I know to many artist that have no idea on how much cost is involved in the sale of their art. They are just so excited about selling something they never consider the canvas cost more then what they sold it for.

2.Marketing
Selling yourself and your art, just because you made it and its great truly great doesn't mean anyone will ever see it.

3. Tax preperation
You will need to keep good monthly expense and sales records whether you prepare your taxes or someone else does. Become familiar with what are legal  deductions and what are not.

4. Sales
This includes selling and pricing your work.

5.Planning
Planing your studio,yearly expenses,shows,goals,education,marketing and much more. I know when I first started I had no idea that in order to get into an art fair  you had to apply months in advance. I also had no idea of the cost to do these shows. Start your research now.

When it comes to marketing artist have so many excuses as to why they just can not do it.
Here are a few:

1. I still work at a full time job
2.I don't know how to price my work
3.I'm really shy
4. It sounds like bragging to talk about my own work
5. The art market is is full
6. I don't have business abilities
7. True artist are not in it for the money

If you believe any of these you will get nowhere. To make a living as an artist you must be a risk taker.

Be prepared to take rejection it's part of life. Just keep trying and you will find your niche.

As an artist you have two jobs: 1.Creating wonderful amazing art and 2. Marketing your art.

So start today with a plan and make some amazing art.











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Friday, January 15, 2016

Are you Tired of Dreaming? or Do you Dream Big?

I'm tired of... “I'm tired of dreaming. 
I'm into doing at the moment. It's, like, let's only have goals that we can go after.”

 - Bono (1960-), Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist

I will have to admit that I'm a big dreamer, but I make my dreams real by going after things that I want with goals that are all most dreams but with work can be reached.

How about you are you tired of dreaming? Well if you are a dreamer like me....Let's Dream Big!

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” – James Allen


Orange Still Life No.4
Orange Still Life No.4, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Orange Still Life No.4



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Find Your Voice

 “Finding your voice,” your unique way to let the world know you exist. Some do this naturally and become entertainers, politicians or whatever. Others struggle to express themselves, but winners eventually find a way.Be a winner,find that voice that is truly you.
Moving From “Copycat” You to Truly You
Finding your artist voice can only happen when you decide to make the leap from “copycat” you to being truly you.
In developing your artistic style, it is best to make sure all aspects of your being are lined up with your art.

1. Start by doing the brush miles. Paint get to work and keep painting every day.

2. Always use positive self talk, you are what you say you are.

3.Journal in words and in pictures: write it, draw it,paint it. I just ran across an old travel journal I did wow, I looked at those sketches and couldn't believe they were mine, They were quick good colorful unstressed a reflective joy.

4. Dream Lofty dreams

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” – James Allen


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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Shades of Gray


Shades of Gray,birds
Shades of Gray,birds, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: Last year early on a rainy morning I stopped at a very visible street light when I was taken away at how the colors of light looked against the dreary gray of the sky. I knew right then that I would paint that light against the gray of the sky because it is stuck in my head. 

When the light turned and I was just about to head off on a day of to do's ,I looked to the right and as far as I could see into the gray mist of the morning rain  a line of birds just sitting there dripping in the light morning rain waiting. I knew that I would paint those birds again and again because they also became stuck there in that foggy place in my head where images sleep and magic happens right there tucked away for an artist.
Shades of Gray
12x9 inch watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $35 USD
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Thought and Observations on being an Artist




Thoughts and Observations on being an Artist

Sometimes when you look at that blank canvas it can be overwhelming, where to start,what idea,and nothing is there. You are as blank as the canvas.

Where do I do when the well seems dry? For me a run or yoga are always good to get the blood going to the mind and wake it up.

Here are a few ideas for you:

1. Keep and idea journal
2. Keep folders of pictures
3. find ideas and great art on pinterest
4.Don't ever wait for inspiration, just do it
5. Have a daily routine, it really works. When I started doing a small daily painting it was a difficult task but it became one of the best thing I ever did for myself as an artist. The routine of finishing a painting everyday forced me to become organized and prepared.
6.Venture outside of your comfort zone, be a rebel spirit.
7. Take notes on your Iphone when ideas come to you.





Shades of Gray,birds
Shades of Gray,birds, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: Last year early on a rainy morning I stopped at a very visible street light when I was taken away at how the colors of light looked against the dreary gray of the sky. I knew right then that I would paint that light against the gray of the sky because it is stuck in my head. 

When the light turned and I was just about to head off on a day of to do's ,I looked to the right and as far as I could see into the gray mist of the morning rain  a line of birds just sitting there dripping in the light morning rain waiting. I knew that I would paint those birds again and again because they also became stuck there in that foggy place in my head where images sleep and magic happens right there tucked away for an artist.
Shades of Gray
12x9 inch watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $35 USD
How to Purchase:


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Friday, January 08, 2016

A New Year and Time for Action


"It takes considerable knowledge just to relize the extent of your ignorance" Thomas Sowell





1. What about your art make it's special?
2. Who is following my work?
3. What age  is your target audience.
4. Who are my best clients?
5. What are the current trends?
6.A good plan will lead you in small easy steps.
7. Develop a signature style.


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