Saturday, November 21, 2020

Isn't Life Peachy?

 

Isn't Life Peachy?
24" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Still Life Painting
This is my third peachy painting.  My inspiration for this came from one of my collector's backyard. --- Thank you Emily!  I wanted to create depth and did that layering the colors.  When I look up into the tree I see pieces of light, shadows and overlapping leaves, branches and peaches.  I want the viewer to imagine standing on the ground, looking up at a full branch loaded with beautiful peaches.  At the end of the painting, I decided to add charcoal drawing on top of the brush strokes.  This painting is drying in the studio, and will be framed up!  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my art.  KMW

Friday, November 20, 2020

On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract/Palette Knife Painting
Thick chunks of paint were applied with my palette knife, and then a rubber tool made for ceramics was used to move the paint around.  I mixed all the colors, and wanted them to be harmonious in relationship to each other.  This one is drying in the studio.  Contact Kay



Thursday, November 19, 2020

White Rock Lake in November

 

White Rock Lake in November
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Panel
Plein Air Painting
The weather in Dallas has been great--and instead of going to the studio, I set up my easel at the lake.  I picked a spot that had a winding bike path, trees and of course a view of the water.  I had to work fast because it was late afternoon with good shadows, but the light was changing.  I spent about 45 minutes on this small study.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Plein Air at White Rock Lake

 

Yesterday was a perfect plein air day at White Rock Lake.  I did finish this painting, and here is a shot of my progress, as I worked quickly.  I was concentrating on the long afternoon shadows spilling over the bike path.  The weather was perfect and I had plenty of passer-byers who stopped to chat and take a peek.  This is a 10" x 10" Oil on RayMar panel.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Sunday, November 15, 2020

High Hopes

 

High Hopes 
36" x 12" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas 
Contemporary Oil Painting 
"High Hopes" is varnished, and dry---ready for a new home. This canvas is gallery wrapped, so framing is optional. It is a very vertical piece, and will fit in a small and narrow wall area. Currently, it is in my home, adding color and sunshine to my kitchen. Contact Kay for more info. Thanks for looking at my blog! KMW

Friday, November 13, 2020

Perfect Pick

 

Perfect Pick
16" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Oil Painting
Just finished in the studio...this going to get a handsome frame as soon as it dries. I am on a peach kick.  My reference photos came from one of my collector's backyard in Dallas.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Pleasant Surprise

 

Pleasant Surprise
37 1/4" x 28 1/4" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Oil Painting

One of my collectors bought a house in Dallas recently, and she did not know that she had a fruit-bearing peach tree in her backyard....until the tree was producing peaches.  Emily loves her house, and the fruit on the tree was a pleasant surprise for her!  I snapped some photos of the backyard tree, and decided to paint the beautiful fruits once I got into the studio.  This was a fun painting for me because of the color palette.  I loved mixing the corals, reds, apricots, ochres and leafy greens.  The violets, greys and savanah browns were fun to mix up. Thank you, Emily for letting me photograph your tree!   This painting is drying in the studio.  I couldn't wait to see what it looked like all framed up! 

Here it is framed up in a gold leaf frame with linen liner.
The over-all size of frame is 45 1/4' x 35 1/2"
Thanks for looking at my blog and the art posted.  Contact Kay with any questions or comments.  KMW