Sunday, August 20, 2017

Rise & Shine by Kay Wyne

Rise & Shine
48" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Cacti Series
Lots of Prickly Pears, blooms, and needles cover the canvas.  I started with tinting the canvas with transparent yellow oxide.  Here are a few pics of the painting along the way.
I drew some shapes in with charcoal, and immediately started putting the background in.  I used violets, blues and diox.
The shapes are very rough and abstract, and here I flipped the canvas upside down to work on it.  Several times during the painting process I will turn the canvas on it's side or upside down.
I put several layers of color in, working on getting my values.  I need to get my darkest darks in right away...or I will never get them in.  I was careful to use transparent oils and medium in the beginning stages of the painting
I continue to layer the paint, using a big wide brush and palette knife.  I did pull out a small filbert and put some lines in the add interest and shapes.  I also started putting some spiney  edges and blotches on the pads.
I deleted some of the flowers and in the end, put in the flower that is the focal point of the painting.  I put some flowering petals in with some opaque cool colors, then a few with warm golden shades.  That makes it pop!  The last step in the painting is to put in the needles...that was so much fun, but once I put them in I could to go back into the painting and change anything or it would become muddy.   Rise & Shine is drying at the studio, and will get a coat of varnish---and then it will be available for purchase.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this colorful and dynamic painting!  KMW 


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Persuasion by Kay Wyne


Persuasion
Diptych
48" x 48" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Each canvas is 24" x 48", but hang them side by side and you have a large square.  This palette knife painting has layers of beautiful colors and movement.  Punches of tangerine and turquoise against the greys, lavenders, pinks and blues make this abstract interesting.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this contemporary palette knife painting.  It is available for purchase.  Thanks, Kay

Friday, August 18, 2017

Wildflower Field by Kay Wyne

Wildflower Field
12" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Framed in a beautiful frame, this painting is ready for a new home.  The flowers in the foreground fade into the distance, giving the scene depth.  Colorful corals, lavenders, ochres fill the floral field.  Contact Kay Wyne for more info on this painting, or any of the other pieces of art posted on this blog.  Thanks for looking.....Kay

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Still on my easel....by Kay Wyne

It's still on my easel!
This 48" x 36" contemporary floral still life keeps on changing.  I have deleted and modified the flowers on the left side of the canvas.  Everyday I look at the canvas, and work on it. It's probably time for a studio critique.  The next time I post the progression this painting....I hope it is finished.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay Wyne

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wildflowers Galore by Kay Wyne

Wildflowers Galore
24" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Linen
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Contact Kay Wyne for more info on
this painting.  Thanks for looking...KMW

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Flare-Up by Kay Wyne

Flare-Up
48" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Painting
"Flare-Up" is a very intense painting, that has gone through several stages.  I could not control the strong lines and bold color.  Intense and angry was my mood at the time I was standing in front of the easel, so that is what I painted on the canvas.   This painting is drying in the studio, as it has oil stick, oil paint with brush and palette knife work...so I will have time to study at it and live with it the way it is....or make some adjustments.  The sides of the canvas are painted Vulcan Grey, and framing is not necessary.  It's ready to hang.  I usually rely on my husband John or studio mates to help title my paintings, but "Flare-Up" credit goes to cousin Chuck.  He saw a few pics of this canvas as I was painting it, and nailed it on the title!!!  So a big thanks to Chuck.  Contact Kay Wyne  with any comments or questions.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fresh Pick by Kay Wyne

Fresh Pick
40" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
This painting is officially finished!  "Fresh Pick" is signed and drying at the studio.  I started this painting months ago-maybe a year ago-and lost interest as I wasn't sure where I was going with it.  The mood hit me this week to pull it out and finish it!  We had a critique in the studio, and soon I was on my way to making some adjustments in the composition.  I pulled out my palette knife for the flower petals in the foreground, and a small filbert to make some calligraphy strokes, and then signed it.  This painting is available for purchase.  Contact Kay Wyne for more info on this contemporary floral.  Thanks for looking....Kay