Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tangerine Sunset

Tangerine Sunset
14" x 14" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Palette Knife Painting
I couldn't help but go bright and bold on this palette knife painting.  I was tired of the pale greens, corals and pinks that I had been painting with.  I needed a change-up, and it was in the color. Very abstract, although you can see the landscape, horizon line and the sky.  Lots of texture also.  Thanks for looking at this blog....Contact ME for more information.  Kay

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jar of Joy

Jar of Joy
$75
6" x 6" Oil on RayMar Panel
Contemporary Abstract Palette Knife Painting
I was painting a floral landscape yesterday, and had started this little panel, and added some dark greens and violets, giving it more depth and interest.  In this still life, the little jar is holding three flowers...very simple.  The palette knife gives it some texture.  Contact Kay

Monday, January 26, 2015

I'm Listening!

I'm Listening!
20" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This contemporary bovine is 
This is a good looking short-horn was at the LBJ Ranch, and I loved the way the left ear was perked up as if he was listening to our conversation.  I have had this Hereford sitting on my easel for a month or so...I think I am finished with it.  Here is a close up of the right ear:
I really liked the way the ear turned out...actually it is my favorite part about this painting!  I will let this one dry in the studio, and maybe make a few modifications here and there, but I signed it, and it is pretty much finished.  I don't know what I will be working on tomorrow, but as you can see the month of January is coming to an end....only five more posts on the challenge!  If you have any comments or questions, please contact Kay Wyne.  Thanks for looking at this blog.  Kay

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Blowing In The Wind

Blowing In The Wind
30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Aspens - Palette Knife Painting
My painting for the paint challenge was a scraper.  Just didn't make the cut, so I am posting one of my contemporary aspen paintings.  I usually choose a square or vertical format for my aspens, but Blowing In The Wind is on a heavy duty (thick and chunky) horizontal stretcher bars.  I used bold colors, brushes and the palette knife.  The trees are thick and textured, as are the leaves that are falling.  This painting is for sale....contact Kay for purchasing information.  It is ready for a new home!  Thanks, Kay

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Gertrude


Gertrude
8" x 6" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Rooster and Chicken Series
$100
Gertrude is a small chicken painted on a panel.  I used a new Monarch Bright #10 on this painting...there is nothing like painting with a new brush!  It was really cold and windy outside, so I don't feel like I got a great photo...will need to re-do that.  Her comb is heavy and falling off the canvas.  Contact Kay for info on Gertrude.  Thanks for looking...Kay

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Comb-Over

The Comb-Over
8" x 8" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Rooster and Chicken Series
$100
This colorful and fun chickie is my neighbor, and lives in the Dallas city limits, just across the alley.  I thought her comb was interesting, and I like the way it flops to one side...kind of like a comb-over.  I need to ask my neighbors what her name is.  This painting is drying at the studio, but if you would like to give The Comb-Over a new home, contact Kay.  Thanks for looking at my art, and good luck to all the artists participating in the painting challenge.  We are more than 3/4 of the way finished with Leslie's challenge!  Kay

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Itty-Bitty - Sold




Itty-Bitty
3" x 3" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Sold
Pam Massar Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas asked me to paint a small rooster in a very small frame...painting on a 3" x 3" canvas is challenging....I prefer a 30" x 30"!!!!  But, I pulled out two new brushes that were tiny, and here's my results.  As you can see, I am holding the frame and it is small!  Thus, the name of this rooster is Itty-Bitty.  Thanks for looking...today is day #22 in the 30/30 Paint Challenge.  Kay