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May 18, 2020
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How to Paint Mixed Media Butterflies

 This video is taken from my instagram live. In this free class I teach you how to paint mixed media butterflies. Enjoy this super playful, loose painting project, painting butterflies with me. If you’re interested in learning mixed media painting, or you just want to loosen up and explore […]
May 2, 2020

How to Ignite Your Painting during Home-bound Times

 In this video I go over how to get going with your painting during these home bound times, AND give you the resources to make it happen. I’m talking with a LOT of women who are at home realizing NOW is the time to paint. They awakening to the fact […]
April 12, 2020
mixed media bird painting class

How to Paint Mixed Media Birds

 For those of you who are looking for playful art projects during these home-bound days, here’s a class on how to paint mixed media birds. This is a great beginner project, if you’re interested in learning mixed media painting. OR for experienced artists who could use an uplifting exercise […]
March 18, 2020
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Quickie Art Projects to Lift You Up

 During these wild times, I wanted to reach out to all of you Creative Souls with some quickie Art Projects to lift your spirits. I’ve just loaded two new “Quickie Art Project” ideas this week to my YOUTUBE channel, and there will be more to come, to help you […]
March 13, 2020
Turning to Art in Turbulent Times

Turning to Your Art for Solace & Joy in Turbulent Times

 If you’re having questions about what’s going on in these turbulent times, it can feel a little anxiety ridden. You can feel ungrounded, or disjointed from your inner calm and creative spirit. Right now, more than ever, it’s so important to turn to our Art for Solace and Joy. If […]
February 14, 2020
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Colorado Mountain Art Retreat LIVE Q & A

 If you’re pondering the Colorado Mountain Art Retreat, just a reminder this is the last weekend for the Early Bird special! Click here to Join us. This May, I’m teaming up with abstract artist Heather Neilson to lead you on a unique and rich creative adventure to take your art to […]
January 31, 2018
midweek painting inspiration - outtakes video from Kellie Day

Midweek Inspiration – Painting Outtakes Video

 Want to see a little mixed media in action? Check out this quickie, 1-minute outtakes video from the filming of my ART LIFE E-course here in Colorado.  Doodling,  collage, bikes, fish, and so much more! I opened my notebook this morning and realized I’ve been working on this 14-lesson class […]
January 21, 2018
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Take a Walk Through My Studio

I thought it would be fun to open my studio doors and give you a quick tour… Here’s where I make art and play in my little, mountain studio. Today it’s snowing hard and we are JAZZED for white fluffiness! If you’re interested in painting with me, but you can’t […]
January 4, 2018
kellie day painting in her art journal on the beach in mexico

How I got Started in Mixed Media Painting

  When I first realized I wanted art to be a bigger part of my life, I was a single mother with a three year old child. I saw an ad for a class in Mexico on mixed media painting that would cost me, with airfare, almost exactly what I […]
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 […]
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
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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 […]