Friday, January 20, 2017

Sunflowers, Hydrangeas and Grapes: A Still Life

Sunflowers, Hydrangeas and Grapes:  A Still Life
40" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
This still life was set up in the studio a few months ago.  I personally think it is interesting, busy and colorful...and it was fun to paint!  Obviously there is a lot going on, with 8 or 9 vases, 2 candlesticks, sunflowers, hydrangeas, grapes, an orange, leaves, 5 or 6 different fabrics, weeds, greenery, and just a lot of stuff.  The textures are wonderful...silver, ceramic, dried weeds, soft fabric, and I think there was a dead rat in there somewhere.  It was put together by Sharon, and everyone has been asked to paint it...or at least parts of it.                    
Here's my view of the set-up from my easel.  This painting is currently hanging at 
Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
Thanks for looking at my art posted here...Kay Wyne

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Shea Baby by Kay Wyne

Shea Baby
30" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Labs are great dogs, and I wanted to catch Shea's personality on canvas.  She was full of energy, and always ready to play catch with a tennis ball.  The brushstrokes are bold, colorful and wide.  I wanted to capture the spirit of her personality on canvas.  When I see this painting hanging, it makes me smile and reminds me of all the labs we have had in our family.  Shea is available for Kay Wyne for more information on this painting.  Thanks, KMW

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Color My World by Kay Wyne

Color My World
14" x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay for purchasing info.
Thanks, KMW

Monday, January 16, 2017

On My Easel....

On My Easel
I was in the studio yesterday playing around on a 40" x 40" canvas.  I had just looked through my photographs and saw a beautiful strand of red chili peppers from Santa Fe, and some interesting buckets of flowers from a Farmer's Market in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  I thought I would somehow merge the two images on my canvas.  I was using left-over paints from a nautical painting, and scrubbed in some loose colors and shapes.  There's plenty of work to be done here....Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay Wyne

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Perky - Sold! by Kay Wyne

8" x 8" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
Thanks to Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas for selling this small
still life.  It was a sweet little painting that I loved painting...
Thanks to Pam Massar!!!
More florals on my easel....Kay Wyne

Saturday, January 14, 2017

"Herself At The Landing" by Kay Wyne

"Herself At The Landing"
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This painting was inspired from an evening dinner at The Landing in Ironton, Michigan with my husband, John last July.  We were eating and this really cool boat (which we had seen from a distance on Lake Charlevoix earlier in the evening) pulls up to the dock.  It was our last day of our Up North vacation, and we were thrilled to meet Jim, the owner of "Herself".  We got a personal tour and after that, I had to paint her.  I wanted to paint the spirit and feeling that we had while watching her in the lake.
Starting with a toned canvas, the 24" x 24" Gallery Wrap Canvas is ready for some drawing.  I believe that I used a scarlet red diluted with Gambol.
Figuring out my horizon line and putting in the dock, as it will anchor the painting.
I took a three month break from the painting at this stage.  I lost my interest and wasn't sure where the painting was going, so I moved on to some other paintings.  Getting my darkest darks in on the water.  I used a palette knife to apply and move the thick oils around. 
Back at it, and I am using a photograph that I took last summer for reference. Had to add the Michigan St. flag, the American flag, and some pops of color, using a filbert and bright brushes.  I loved the outdoor lights on the dock and outside eating I added lights.  "Herself" is drying on my easel at the studio...I hope you enjoyed seeing the process I went through.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this nautical painting.  Kay

Friday, January 13, 2017

Windy December by Kay Wyne

Windy December - Plein Air 
8" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape of White Rock Lake
This was a memorable but cold and windy day at the lake.  I was with a group of artists painting.  The wind was the biggest challenge of the day.  I had to paint fast.  I started with a brush, but ended up scraping the panel and staring all over with the palette knife.  This painting is hanging in my house and I have to smile when I look at it...the painting experience was one that I will not forget!  Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay