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April 29, 2017
Tequila painting ©Kellie Day

Being OK with Messes and the Unknown

I always dream of having a luxurious amount of time to get ready for art exhibits, and doing an amazing body of groundbreaking work. Pshaw. The truth is, it never happens. The time gets filled with work and family, and someone gets sick or a vacation comes up, and inevitably […]
August 2, 2015
Cafe commission, for a Ouray, Colorado restaurant

Sandwich, Coffee and a Cupcake – I’m Good to Go with this Restaurant Triptych

Lots of work and no idea of where I was headed on this one – the colorful restaurant painting took on a life of it’s own. The joy of being able to create every day is what really lights me up. Commissions are one thing that allow me to do this. […]
July 21, 2015
How's it Going Cupcake, mixed media restaurant commission

How’s it Going Cupcake?

Cupcakes are not sexy. There’s just no way of getting around it. Yet when the new local café in town asked for a three-panel work of restaurant art, it included a sandwich, an espresso, and a cupcake. It was during this process of painting this cupcake that I realized I’ve […]
July 5, 2015

Quench, mixed media lemonade and a street artist

Back from a month of teaching, I’m warming up for some new paintings with little ones. Quench, a lemonade pitcher painting, is a quick, loose, illustration with gold paint markers and Chinese newspapers. (Along with many more hidden treasures, of course). I’ll be donating this piece to the AHHAA School of the Arts […]
February 3, 2015
There Was This Orange, mixed media on canvas, 30" x 30", ©KellieDay 2015

There Was This Orange

In playing with my new white paint markers, I got down on the floor and doodled away, with no regard to the feelings of the orange. When all was said and done, I had this cheerful piece that now lights up my whole kitchen with happy vibes. My poor kitchen wall […]
December 16, 2014
Win Win, mixed media wine painting, 36" x 24" ©Kellie Day, $1,500

Win Win, The Process of Painting

Maybe some artists can pour their sorrows out on canvas, but not me. I need to be in the mood. Some kind of mood that is not too funky at least. So I typically start a studio day with a run or some form of exercise to get me out of my […]