christmas nostalgia

christmas nostalgia

Magical memories of Christmas past. I am having an absolute ball painting vintage ornaments. What a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit. Not simple to paint, but the colors are so much fun! I also painted some individual ornaments, you can see them here and here,...
ornaments galore

ornaments galore

I had a request from a college friend who commissioned me to do an ornament painting for her newly renovated kitchen and dining room in Arts & Crafts style. Fun, right? I’d painted several last year and wondered if they would be any easier to paint after...
style and branding

style and branding

Style and branding is one of my favorite parts of what I do in my day job. And I love being my own client! Little by little I’ve been working on my look for Kim Smith Fine Art. I wish I had known years ago to buy the domain Kim Smith, or Kim Smith Fine Art, Kim Smith...
a perfect match

a perfect match

Some things are just magical together, like peanut butter & jelly, like chocolate and wine, like complementary colors. They have such great energy as a team. I took this photo at Lancaster Central Market (which is worth a visit of you are ever in the area). Of...
full heart and a blue bird

full heart and a blue bird

Full Heart is a painting from a live demonstration I did recently, along with being filmed live on Facebook (you can see it on my Facebook page here) at the same time. It was a bit nerve-racking to concentrate on painting while paying attention to everything going on...