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August 9, 2017
Red Mountain diptych, 60" x 30", mixed media on canvas ©Kellie Day

A show, a class and all the latest

I just hung an art exhibit of my latest paintings at La Cocina de Luz Restaurant in Telluride, CO. The feature painting is a five foot representation of Red Mountain, above Ironton, in our San Juan Mountains. It’s the view from the top of Red Mountain 3, looking down on […]
April 16, 2017
mixed media painting workshop in montrose colorado with kellie day

June Art Workshop: A Unique Painting Weekend in a Private Colorado Garden

Painting the Essence of Flowers – a playful mixed media workshop with Kellie Day Montrose, Colorado, June 10-11, 2017 from 10-3pm “Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend […]
January 30, 2017
20 Tips to loosen up your painting style

How to loosen up your painting style

Sometimes pushing the boundaries of what you’re used to painting can feel like writing with your left hand. Awkward, not fun, and definitely not pretty. But learning new techniques, taking risks and making mistakes are a great way to advance your style! This weekend I had a fabulous time teaching some very […]
October 23, 2016
Kid in a candy store

An Artful Week in New Orleans with Golden Paints

My sister drove down the packed French Quarter street. Sunday afternoon in October and it was still hot and muggy. A tall man in a mesh miniskirt sauntered down the line of cars. As he passed, he ran his finger along my sisters’ arm, which rested on the open window. We watched […]
September 27, 2016
mixed media bird painting in progress ©Kellie Day

Boom & Bust on an Art Road Trip

I’ve been everywhere, man Crossed the deserts bare, man I’ve breathed the mountain air, man Travel, I’ve had my share, man I’ve been everywhere – Johnny Cash Last week I took a road trip to Escalante, Utah, which is in the middle of nowhere. Hours of driving through winding canyon […]
March 12, 2016
Pizza and Beer, mixed media, 30" x 30", $1200

Bicycle paintings, pizza and beer, OH MY!

I’ve been remiss at blog posting the last couple of months, balancing my graphic design studio, single parenting, and continuing to build my art career. In an effort to catch you up, here are some recent news and events … Latest Work: Bicycle for Trader Joe’s Greeting Cards This painting was so […]
November 17, 2015
Golden Acrylic Paints

My favorite things – Art supplies I love

If you get as excited as I do about art supplies, then you might like this … I always enjoy seeing what other artist’s favorite tools of the trade are, so I thought I’d share a few of my own with you …. Enjoy! GOLDEN, HEAVY-BODIED ACRYLIC PAINTS. There is nothing […]
October 22, 2015
Dia de los Muertos Art Bar with Kellie Day

ART BAR – Making Art In Bite Sized Pieces

Making art in bite-sized pieces is about as relaxed as it gets. And that’s what Art Bar’s all about. Many towns across the US are putting on what’s known as “Art Bars”. Although fine artists may scoff at the thought of a two hour, wine laden “class”, it really is […]
July 4, 2015
telluride colorado, mixed media class, pedal to petal, learning art, mixed media techniques, kellie day, art journaling, collage

Teaching, Telluride and Online Mixed Media

The last month has been filled with teaching art – Lucky me! As many of you know, I launched an online mixed media course, Pedal to Petal this June, where folks from around the country learned mixed media techniques online with me. From finding time for yourself to art journaling, to discovering […]
June 5, 2015

What’s NEWS at the Studio

SOLD! It’s been a great month here at the studio. Thanks so much! To see more available originals, click here. I’ve been working on several projects, including a green aspen tree diptych, and a series of paintings for an outdoor company. I’ll be sure to post these when they are finished. I […]
May 9, 2015
Pedal to Petal Mixed Media e-Course, a Field Trip to Inspiration!

Pedal to Petal, my Mixed Media e-Course

If you’re in the mood to explore your creativity, and learn my mixed media techniques, I just opened registration for Pedal to Petal, my new online art course! THIS 12-DAY ONLINE ART CLASS IS DESIGNED TO SPARK YOUR INSPIRATION AND TEACH YOU MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS IN A JOYFUL, PLAYFUL […]
September 15, 2014
My own private dock on Squam Lake

Squam Art Workshop

 “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden I went to SQUAM Lake this […]
July 20, 2014
Working with a student in mixed media. Photo by JT Thomas

Class Act

I never considered myself a “natural” teacher, despite the long line of teachers in my family. Yet there’s a big difference between teaching National Forest issues as a Wilderness Ranger, (a previous life) and infusing students with my love of art. Yesterday I spent the day with a group of […]
July 14, 2014
Prints on wood panels by Kellie Day , available

Mid Summer Art News

Baseball, biking, running, reading, long evenings on the porch, concerts in the park and lots of family. This is summer so far, along with waves of overwhelming creativity – if I just had time to make it all! I also work daily in my graphic design studio, creating logos and websites. […]
June 16, 2014
Paint selfie of Kellie Day

Playing, Dreaming, and Stepping into the Unknown

Today I’m combining techniques I learned in Flora Bowley’s class with… ? With what? That’s what I’m wondering. I’m dreaming of soft backgrounds, when I combine these bold photos with MY techniques, however I have no idea how that’s going to happen. I’ve got great contrast and colors going on […]
July 25, 2013
Wish I'd Worn Panties, 6" x 6" collage with old coaster art, by Kellie Day

Canvas and a Cocktail

Thanks to all my fun participants at our Art class last night at the Sherbino Theatre… Everyone made a collage on canvas and had a delicious cocktail. Some were experienced artists, and some just brave – what a fun night!
July 24, 2013
Play, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, 6" x 6" with French Paper Illustration,

Play

Canvas & a Cocktail Getting ready to teach a class for Weehawken Arts tonight at the Sherbino Theatre, and made this little guy as an example. Based on an illustration from French Papers.
January 19, 2011

Painting from Within, a Robert Weatherford Class

The Ahhaa School for the Arts in Telluride, Colorado should not call this class “Painting from Within”. They should call it, “Painting your Best Crap”. I joke, the class is enormously difficult for me, but that’s why I took it. Robert Weatherford is an accomplished lifetime painter, residing in Telluride, […]
February 16, 2010

Inspiration Found in Baja, Mexico

I just returned from Baja where I took a one-week, one-on-one art study with Susie Billings. We focused on watercolor journaling along the coast in the mornings, and then returned to the studio in the afternoons for work on a mixed media canvas. The inspiration was endless, the food delicious, […]