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August 28, 2017
Mixed Media Aspen Forest class with Kellie Day

Mixed Media Aspen Forest Class

This week I taught twelve lovely ladies to paint large scale aspen forests with collage, paint and more. Painting on this size canvas was so freeing, for everyone. Endless amounts of paint and collage filled up our spaces, and each and every one was different. We could have made this class […]
May 7, 2017
Gospel of Birds, mixed media bird painting, ©Kellie Day, 30" x 40", available

Gospel of Birds, spring bird painting

This painting is a tribute to the delight of the senses provided by the arrival of spring birds. Flitting from branch to branch, puffing up chests and mating like there’s no tomorrow. –  their energy contributes to the beauty of the world. “Gospel of Birds” is a 30″ x 40″ mixed media […]
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, […]
April 10, 2016
In progress ... Chirp chirp... Making backgrounds based on intuition

How I found time to be an artist

I went to dinner with one of my most pizaaz-iest friends last night. Brilliance is so sexy. I hadn’t seen her in years and our lives had been through divorce, single parenting, wild child stories, several businesses and relationships. And here she was, looking better than ever at 50, surrounded […]
February 22, 2016
The Sanctuary, 40" x 20", mixed media on canvas

Fingerpainting, Stencils and Weightlessness –  A Telluride Art Exhibit in March

I was recently asked to write about my upcoming March exhibit in Telluride Colorado. Here are a few thoughts on some of the pieces I’ll be showing from aspens to sunflowers to stencil experiments … This collection of mixed media paintings is just an experiment of me trying to be free. Free […]
August 22, 2015
spray paint and stencils

Teaching kids to spray paint, hmmm

I’ve been a big fan of street art for a while now and, truth be told, would love to drop in on the scene and follow the greats around for a bit. We’re a little deprived of culture here in southwest Colorado – other than cowboys. I love the passion, the […]
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 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 […]
May 23, 2015
My son at Mesa Verde

Family Road Trip and a Durango Art Show

I’ve been working the last half of the year to get ready for an art exhibit in Durango, Colorado. It was time to start showing beyond my little corner of the world, and well, life presented an opportunity at just the right time, as life usually does. The week before […]
September 30, 2013
Cacophony, 48" x 24", mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day ©2013, Available

Cacophony

These Birds The tiny thunder of their little wings as they move together These birds Rushing onto my dying sunflowers in one winged movement At the slightest stir the entire band swoops into the sky One hundred wings Onto the long wood fence rows of them, waiting for the next […]
November 27, 2010

TEA

Part 2 in the CAFE series, titled TEA. Morning pot of tea, when I finish, sits in the kitchen window on a torquoise towel in the brightly lit window. Dark shadows accentuate the sunlit pot and china teacup. This is the same tea cup in the CAFE painting of the […]
October 20, 2010

Desert Trees

Camping at Hittle Bottom, across from the Fisher Towers near Moab, UT this fall with my family, there were two trees wrapped around each other.  In the distance, desert towers I had once climbed called my attention from every view. The campsite was flat, and a peacock lived in the […]
July 3, 2009

Dead Cow Red Mountain

MIXED MEDIA WATERCOLOR, INK, COLLAGE AND PASTEL, Red Mountain Pass, Colorado This is the second in a series of mixed media stamped canvases titled “Dead Cow”. Inspired by the amazing colors of the Red Mountains, and the ever-enticing cow skull. SOLD