Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Bad Day At The Lipstick Counter

Bad Day At The Lipstick Counter
Collaboration by Sharon Hodges and Kay Wyne
36" x 36" Mixed Media on Gallery Wrap Canvas

This canvas has been through a lot.  It started out with ink, acrylic and paper on canvas.  It was Kay's canvas for a couple of years, then Sharon picked it out of the "Bad Art Party" pile and worked on it.  I had given up on this canvas...but Sharon saw something interesting.  It is full of color, texture and interesting layers of shapes and lines-and very abstract.

The original plan was to paint an elephant.  The elephant turned into a large blooming iris that was very abstract.  Now there is a face with the rather large lips, jewelry, hands and different shapes painted on the textured surface.  So after the charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic, paper, oil, crayon, oil sticks this collaborative painting is completed.  You can see many things in the drawings.  It's quite amusing and fun to view.  It is drying in the studio.  It will be available for sale once the sides are painted and dry.  No frame needed.  Thanks for looking at this blog...Kay Wyne

Monday, January 23, 2017

Dusty Roses by Kay Wyne

Dusty Roses
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Soft pinks, greys, seafood green and touches of white were applied with the palette knife to create this still life painting.  My colors are all on the "dirty" side, and they are harmonious because they were all mixed together and painted in one sitting.  The background is soft and uncomplicated with the vase and flowers full of movement and texture.  This painting is drying in the studio.  Contact Kay for more information on this contemporary still life painting.  Thanks, Kay

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Morning Strut - Sold - by Kay Wyne

Morning Strut
3 1/2" x 5" Oil on Panel
Contemporary Chicken and Rooster Series
Thank you Dutch Art Gallery for completing the sale
on this fun little painting of a colorful rooster.
I have some new 2017 Year of the Rooster paintings
drying in the studio...Thanks for looking at my blog.

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 sale...contact 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