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September 10, 2016
Poppy Sketches ©Kellie Day

Rambling Woman

I love lollygagging. You know, not having to be cracking the whip at work, pushed by production. But instead, letting projects blossom in between morning meditation, coffee, research on pinterest and maybe a load of laundry. Things that some might consider “idle time”. But really, this idle time is the […]
May 9, 2016
layering textures and paint with kellie day

Layering Textures & Patterns into a Flower Pot

This is the first of the Bite-Size Classes I’m developing for all of you to enjoy! These are colorful online, mixed media painting classes in video format that are affordable, uplifting and informative. Each class will contain little tidbits that you can incorporate into your own painting. Some will be for beginners, […]
October 29, 2015
student work from kellie day's pedal to petal, mixed media ecourse

Student Work

You can’t imagine all of the amazing ART that has come out of students from my online class, Pedal to Petal. Here are just a few …   Thanks to all you amazing artists who’ve poured your heart and paint out onto the canvas. It’s been beautiful to watch! Kellie Pedal to Petal […]
September 4, 2015
My first-ever, family art exhibit! Karen Day, Floyd Day

First-Ever Family Art Exhibit

As long as I can remember, mom has been creating art. From her first experiments in etchings in our yellow house in Holland, Michigan, she created sweeping scenes of sand dunes on the edge of Lake Michigan, and geese, with long, elegant necks, dangling their legs into cool clear water. […]
August 17, 2015
Hidden, 24" x 24", mixed media on canvas, ©Kellie Day

Hidden, Mixed Media Stencil Experiment

Today was a rough day, for whatever reason. So I took a break, made some ice coffee, and stepped back into the studio. It was one of those days I would have loved to taken a two hour nap and thrown it to the wind. But I heard the voices […]
August 9, 2015

Summer Flowers, mixed media flower painting

Inspiration is everywhere and I was deeply moved by a quick camping trip we did this weekend to Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, Colorado. It rained like Vietnam the first night and I was so happy I sprung for the cabin, not the tent! We played monopoly all night, and got […]
May 30, 2015
Making handmade stamps, a free tutorial with Kellie Day

Creating Handmade Stamps

Thanks for stopping by! I am always creating new content and this class is no longer available. You can see more of my free Art Videos on my Tips and Tutorials page. Just click here and then chose “Mixed Media Painting” at the top…. Enjoy!
April 3, 2015
Live, 30" x 30" mixed media on canvas, Available ©Kellie Day

Nutty Neighbors & Bursting Blossoms

Headed on vacation tomorrow to see my family in South Carolina. This is not where we are from, but it’s where my parents ended up. Lucky for us, we’ll get to see all the kiddos put their feets in the sand. And I look forward very much to reading a […]
November 11, 2014

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August 27, 2014
Aspen Dance, 4' x 4', mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, ©2014, $3,600

Aspen Dance

Sometimes when I am walking in an aspen forest my feet ground into the earth so deeply, I can feel the pounding of tree roots conversing.   When grasses brush up against my legs and leaves shake like dried beans above my head, the whole, moving being swallows me up – The […]
May 25, 2014
Teaching mixed media at the Ridgway High School

What’s Happening

Happening I’m excited to let you know that my work has just become licensed by Wild Apple Graphics. Licensing makes my art affordable to a much broader market. Wild Apple is one of the world’s top fine art publishers and licensors of trend-forward art. Their collections of wall decor can […]
July 3, 2013
You can now buy prints on canvas at Kellie Day's Etsy shop!

Etsy Shop Now Open

Fine art prints on canvas. See vibrant colors, brush strokes and collage layers on these high quality canvas prints of my original works. Have fun shopping for canvases from $58 and up on Etsy. Just click here to see what’s in store. You can request a print of any one […]
December 12, 2011
Prints are available of all of Kellie Day's art works

KellieDAYart Prints available online

Love a KellieDAYart work? Prints are available! You can now buy any of my prints online … just in time for the holidays! Just click on PRINTS and select the one you like in the drop down menu, and I’ll ship it right out. Click here to shop! Happy Holidays! […]
June 22, 2011

Que Sera Sera

Que Sera Sera, mixed media on canvas, 40″ x 30″ Whatever will be, will be … and so this painting took over and I let it become what it was –  unhindered by logic and decision making – a very foreign way of painting for me. But it felt good […]
November 26, 2010

Sketch of dead sunflower

My new painter eyes are awakening to the subtle beauties this time of year has to offer. Never before have I noticed all the dried grasses poking up through mud and snow. Nor the heavy sunflowers hanging by their last thread, weighed down by seeds for next year, food for […]
July 9, 2010

Poppy on Canvas

The poppy was so brilliant I could only focus on just one, so as to get the detail. I’m inspired to do more details of beautiful things in nature. This painting has hand-made letter stamps, watercolor on rice paper and layers of brilliant petals with secrets inside! FUN!
June 20, 2010


They opened overnight. Brilliant orange bliss called from my back porch, and my son and I admired them from our early morning sleepiness. As soon as Grammi and Grandpa arrived I set up plein air in the backyard and began painting a quick rendition. Can’t wait to do a large […]
June 16, 2010


Summer is finally in full swing here in Colorado and the colors are tremendous. I couldn’t resist painting the bright and cheerful sunflowers on my kitchen table. At  22″ x 30″ the painting is full of movement and color. It  began with watercolor and went to fun lines with india […]
May 10, 2010

Spring Flowers

What I learned from this painting is that a color can’t be captured in one shade. It is represented with many. And the eye sees it as one, joyful site. Spring is here, windy as it is, and it’s so delightful, like food for the eyes, to see flowers. My […]
April 5, 2010


Winter is holding on with a firm grasp for every last day. Saturday was blustery and grey. It was tempting to stay inside, but a hike puts you fully in the elements, and then they don’t matter anymore. There was the juniper I look at every time I pass, yet […]