Kathy Braud

High Winds and Smooth Sailing

High Winds and Smooth Sailing
High Winds and Smooth Sailing

original watercolor 22 x 30 sold
140# watercolor and stretched canvas giclee's available in varying sizes. s/n 22 x 30, open 11 x 15.

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  • icon High Winds and Smooth Sailing

    original watercolor 22 x 30 sold
    140# watercolor and stretched canvas giclee's available in varying sizes. s/n 22 x 30, open 11 x 15.


An artist has the ability to move the surroundings of reality around!
This beautiful old gingerbread house was situated in a busy city. I eliminated a row of evergreen trees that blocked the view, fit in a beautiful flower garden setting
and moved the whole plot to a country setting where there was lots of room for the children to fly kites.
Hence the name, "High winds, Smooth Sailing"

Minnesota has many wonderful old homes with history and fancy exteriors and turrets. You are able to tell the general location of the houses because the brick was usually manufactured locally and the color of the local clay determined the color of the brick. Our area of Central Minnesota has yellow brick and our own house is a yellow brick home.
This home was built in Southern Minnesota.


The house was recognized in a magazine ad even from a tiny picture by a tourist outside of her community.

02-1999 Harmony in the Arts 99 National Juried Show, Juried acceptance, Elk River, MN.

02-2000 Snow Daze, Blaine Blue Ribbon

Folks really like the old fashioned gingerbread house styles. Sometimes I like to make a variety of white clapboard houses instead.
I am not stuck on any certain color but I did have fun with the intensity of color in this painting. It is a mixed color.

I like to enhance these High Winds - Smooth Sailing giclee's now and soften the hard edges of the flowers and garden growth with watercolor crayons. .... Beautiful colors and great line detail.

Artist Work



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Afternoon Paws
Fire Sky
September Orange Poppies
Dancers - Spring Glitz
Bold Quilted Tulips
The Tulip Bed Rock
Sunny Retreat 3
Park Trails
Soft Quilted Tulips
Leap of Faith 2
The Henhouse Watering Hole
King of the Roost
Attack of the Portugeise Jellyfish
The Red Ridge
Reading Time
Masa Sunfish
Park Trails 2
Fly Fishing on Pebble Creek
2004 Cat on the Prowl
Neighborhood Grapevine
Split Rock's Golden Moment
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Indian Dancer
By the Rushing Waters
The Guitar Man
Portrait - Lady in Blue
Present Meets Past
Goldfish Trio
Black Lab and Decoys
Troy's Memories
Rural Walk
Close Neighbors II
Touring by Cafe du Centre
Two Bridges and a Falls
Coral Begonias
Desert Rendezvous
High Winds and Smooth Sailing
Honey, I'm Home
Impressionistic Irises II
Irises in Purple
Monarch and Coneflowers
Red Hot Cool Blue
Rubecki and Daisies
Waterlilies - Two Flowers Floating
Yellow Moccasin Flowers
Tulips 2000 #1
Flaming Poppies on Black
Pretty Bird
Tulips 2000 #9
The Last Traces
Long Purple Shadows Rule
The Red Coop
Framed in Gold
The Storm Comes II
Weyerhaeuser House and Tulips
Hibiscus - Close Up and Abstract
Sunnyside Up
Mother and Newborn 2
Circle of Life
Explosion of Bear Color
Standing Bear
Carousal Horse
Ruffled Feathers
Night Dancers
Colorful Sunflowers
Lily Pitcher
Winter Bounty
Around the Bend
Egrets in Red
Dusk - Cass Gilbert Depot
Dewey - Radke Glowing
I've got a Secret
Taking a Break
Cooks On Line
Bread Making Crew
The Glads
On a Hazy Purple Day
River Cliffs
This is the Best Christmas Tree Ever
Boay Topography II
Reniasance Toast
Frosting on a Rainbow
Northern Lights I
Poppy Power Zam Bam
Rainbow Abstract No. 7
Rose Cluster
Rainbow Abstract No. 6
Poppies 1.1
Rainbow Abstract No. 1
Bubble Art II
Bubble Art III
Bubble Art 4
Daisey Friends a'Shining
Summer '06 Floral Bouquet
Rainbow Abstraction I
High Steppers
The Lady in Red
A Choir of Poppies
Roses in Vase Still Llife I
Fish Series 09 - 2
Fish Series 09 - 4
Fish Series 09 - 6
Fish Series 09 - 9
Dawning the Jewels
On Fire
Ice Men Come Home
Big Pike