This small painting of a sheep at Heritage Village in Dallas sold yesterday, and has a new home in Frisco, Texas. It is always great to meet new collectors, and see their reactions and responses to my art. Thanks to Patty and Dennis for visiting me at the studio, and for giving this guy a new home. I am off to a workshop for three days, and looking forward to meeting new artists and learning some new techniques for my painting. Thanks for looking at this blog...contact Kay for more information on my art. Kay
This contemporary palette knife painting was inspired by a red dragonfly photo taken by Mark Malone last summer. I believe he had the dragonflies in his garden. I liked the clean, crisp colors.....no mud. Cad orange, cad green, magenta, sky blue, and white were all out on my palette for this painting. I was very careful not mix colors too much because you really can't recover for muddy colors once they are on the canvas. A little bit abstract with the hard edges and large shapes. Contemporary, abstract, colorful and textural are characteristics of this painting. Contact Kay for more information on this painting. No frame required with the gallery wrap canvas....ready to hang! Thanks, Kay
This painting was completed yesterday, and is drying at the studio. I had painted one buffalo several years ago, and really enjoyed it, even though it was just a head shot. I photographed my progress as I painted...so below you can see my work. Contact Kay for purchasing information. It is ready to hang once it dries....frame is optional since it is on a gallery wrap canvas.
Sketching the buffalo out on the canvas. I prefer to use a filbert brush and paint for drawing...not alot of detail, just basic shapes and darks and lights. My reference photo was from a Wyoming trip. This buffalo has a great stance and I want her to fill up the canvas.
Covering the canvas with paint. This part is lots of fun, using a wide brush I block in colors. Working fast, I love slapping the paint on. This part is so easy and fun.
More color, trying to figure out the background and getting my darks in on the buffalo. I am changing the background up, wanting it to fade away when you look at it.
Using a smaller brush, pushing the background back...greying up the clouds and the landscape. Sometimes I use too much color, so to make the buffalo have a presence on the canvas, I am making hills and landscape more abstract and fuzzy. More details on the horns, snout and coat.
I was waiting to put in the tall grass. I had to make sure that I was almost finished with her coat before I could put the foreground in. I reshaped her nostrils and worked on the eyes. I got a new brush as a gift today from fellow artist Pete Quaid, and I was loving it! More work on the coat, letting the paint fly, with loose strokes. The grass has lots of blues, purples and red in it....not just ochre and greens. So that is the different stages that this painting went through. Thanks for looking.....Kay
This is a small palette knife painting that was inspired by a weathered dinghy in a small fishing village in Maine. I liked the rust and all of the imperfections on the dinghy, and all of the rocks poking up out of the water. There is texture on this panel....and the painting is framed up in a dark wood moulding with a gold liner. Ready for a new home! Contact Kay for purchasing information. Thanks for looking at this blog and the art posted here. Kay