Thursday, May 28, 2015

Small Series....Tiny Canvas on Easel

Small Series
Contemporary Landscape Painting
3" x 3" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Yes, this is a 3 inch (not feet) painting.  Very tiny, and sits on it's own easel.
As an artist who loves to paint on large surfaces, this little canvas was not easy for me.  I will be placing these at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  Thanks for looking at this blog.....Kay 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bountiful

Bountiful
36" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Painting
Starting with a photograph of John's roses, I quickly added some other flowers to the canvas.  This painting is bold, colorful and graphic.  It has brushstrokes that you can see, along with palette knife work, both creating lots of texture.  This painting is hanging at the studio drying, and while I may make some minor changes, it is completed.  The thick paint will take a while to dry, and then I will need to varnish.  The sides of the canvas are painted black, and a frame is optional.  Thanks for looking at Bountiful,  Contact Kay for more information on this contemporary floral.  Kay

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sitting on my easel....

Sitting on my easel....
36" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
I started this colorful landscape a couple of months ago and didn't know what I was going to do with the background.  So I left it, and went on to some other paintings.  It would of been easier for me if I figured the background out before I started on the foreground.  But I don't always do things the easy and most logical method.  So, I am going to change the sky, horizon line and background.  So pretty much 2/3 of the canvas will be a different color palette.  This is my project for the week...I hope to post a completed painting soon.  Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay

Monday, May 25, 2015

Color My World

Color My World
14" x 10" Canvas on Panel
Contemporary Floral Landscape
This painting is drying at the studio.  I have two layers of paint on the panel, then lots of palette knife work.  I used impasto to get some texture on the smooth canvas.  The photograph may not show, but the clouds are thick, broad strokes of oils with the knife.  I will get this framed once it is dry...it needs to sit right now so that the paint won't get smudged up.  Feel free to contact ME for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking, Kay

Sunday, May 24, 2015

My Kind Of Day

My Kind Of Day
8" x 8" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
This is small landscape painting was painted with a flat brush and with thick oils.  The painting has depth, and you can follow the path into the field, back to the horizon.  I want the viewer to feel as if he or she is looking out into the spacious landscape, looking at the beautiful vista.  

Here is a pic of the painting hanging, with the edges of the gallery wrap canvas...small parts of the black background peek through.  Framing is not necessary...once I varnish this piece it will be ready to hang!  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking!  Kay

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!
18" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
My favorite canvas shape is the square, but I really like the canvas I picked for this horizontal still life.  The vase of flowers is intentionally off-center.  The bouquet fills the canvas and is spilling over the edges, implying that the bouquet is full and over-flowing.  I used the palette knife on most of this painting.  The canvas has plenty of texture color.  I focused on lavenders and greens and greys and mixed piles and piles of oils when I painted this.  This painting is for sale, and is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas for the "Local Color" exhibit.  It will be up for the next week, then a new show, "It's A Small World" begins June 6th.  Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay

Friday, May 22, 2015

Big Sky

Big Sky
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
This painting is calm and peaceful.  The clouds are drifting off at a slow pace, and it makes you look and try to find images in the sky.  I want the viewer to imagine standing in a large and quiet wide open field with the clouds moving, making interesting images.  This painting is for sale, so if you have any comments or questions, please contact ME.  This painting looks very good without a frame...although it is an option.  Thanks for looking at this blog, KAY