Tuesday, July 14, 2020

On my easel...

Wildflowers 
40" x 30" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
This painting might be finished, so I though I would take this opportunity to look at it on the computer.  I want to think about it, and if I do make some adjustments tomorrow, it won't be much.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Have an artful day, Kay

Monday, July 13, 2020

Windy December

Windy December
8" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
En Plein Air Palette Knife Painting
This is probably one of my favorite plein air paintings.  I have so many paintings that I started outside, but was unable to finish.  I stuck it out on this one, even though it was a very cold and windy December day at White Rock Lake.  I like the feel of the painting...kind of moody, and because I used the palette knife, there was a lot of scraping and modeling of the oils.  This painting is available, and looks great in a dark mahogany wood frame with a gold inside liner.  Contact Kay for more information.  Thanks, KMW

Sunday, July 12, 2020

These Days



These Days
Contemporary Abstract
Oil, Charcoal and Oil Bars on Canvas
Approximately 50" x 50" on Unstretched Canvas

These days I am into abstracts, starting with what I call a roadmap.  I draw, paint and then scrape away the oils, and do all again.  I mixed my colors and mixed more colors, and my piles of oil overlapped...so that they are harmonious. I did not plan anything, it all happened and the prussian blue lines/vase was put in at the very end...so now I have an abstract floral.  This painting is drying in the studio.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW


Saturday, July 11, 2020

Anything Goes

Anything Goes
8" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Abstract
Using oils and oil sticks, I painted this small abstract in the studio along with a floral still life.  I needed to change things up, and I did on "Anything Goes".  I was painting several vases, in a variety of shapes and colors.  This painting is drying in the studio and will look great in a contemporary floater frame.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW

Friday, July 10, 2020

Glorious

Glorious
30" x 15" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
As I am spending lots of time in the studio during this pandemic, and I am on a flower kick.  I picked up a 30" x 15" canvas, and started throwing paint on it, scraping it --- not knowing what my game plan was.  I immediately saw some irises in a garden, and went with that idea.  I had great colors out on my palette from a previous floral painting.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Blowing In The Wind

Blowing In The Wind
30" x 40" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas 
NFS
This painting has a new home!  I was thrilled to be able to "barter" for some knitting services from a new friend in our neighborhood. With the expansion of several new grandbabies in our family, I was in need of knitted Christmas stockings, and found the perfect person for the job!  In return, she now has "Blowing In The Wind" in her White Rock Lake home.   

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Bold Blooms

Bold Blooms
36" x 36" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Abstract
I have been working on these blooms all week, and I can say that I am finished!!!  I thought I was finished three different times, but after a studio critique and some thought, I made a few minor adjustments, and "Bold Blooms" is drying in the studio.  These irises are colorful, energetic and interesting.  I went through several steps, using lots of layers of color, taking the paint off, they reapplying it.  Then I decided to take some charcoal to it, and you can see of of the drawing peeking through.  I can't wait to varnish and place this canvas on the wall---framing on this one is optional.  Putting a frame on it would really complete this painting.  Contact Kay