Sunday, August 30, 2015

Joyful Day by Kay Wyne

Joyful Day
Contemporary Floral Landscape
60" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
I love to paint on a large surface.  It is liberating to make big wide brushstrokes with a brush or apply loads of paint with a palette knife.  A 60" x 36" canvas is fun, challenging and my image/subject matter is always you can see below I did stop and take some pics along my painting journey.  

First, I had an idea in my head and thought that I would sketch it out with charcoal on the canvas.  Then I scrubbed in some colors.  And more colors.  Finally getting the white canvas covered up. 

I wanted my color palette to be in cool lavenders and greys....and some greens.  I got off-track as you can see in the fifth photo.  I cut loose with some oranges, reds, and blues.  The next day when I came into the studio, I realized that I had gotten de-railed.  So I spent more than two hours mixing wonderful purples. magentas, greens, and greys to bring the colors back to my original plan.  Of course I used huge amounts of oils and there is texture and depth to this painting.  

This painting is drying at the studio, and tomorrow is day #1 in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  Check out Leslie's blog...It's always fun to see what everyone is posting on a daily basis.  Thanks for looking at my blog....Have an artful day.  Kay Wyne

Field of Color by Kay Wyne

Field of Color
30" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Color variation and texture make this contemporary landscape painting interesting.  I mixed and mixed the oils as I moved across the canvas.  When looking at this painting, sometimes I see patches of flowers, and sometimes I see water.  This painting is dry, and ready for a new home.  Framing is optional because the sides of the painting are painted.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at this blog...Kay

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Crazy For You

Crazy For You
12" x 12" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
Contact Kay for more information
on this colorful and fun original oil painting.
Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay

Friday, August 28, 2015

On My Easel...

On My Easel....
Contemporary Oil Painting
First layer of paint...and not sure if it will be a horizontal or vertical format.  The heavy duty canvas is 30" x 40" x 2 1/2".  A great size.  Because of the deep stretcher bars, it is chunky and thick.  I got the magenta and cad yellow out to tone the canvas.  I am always excited with the first step of my paintings....I will post what I decide to do with it.  It could be an abstract, a still life, a landscape....not sure at this stage of the game.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay

Thursday, August 27, 2015


36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Follow the path through this painting, and you will see lots of wildflowers painted with the palette knife.  They are scattered throughout the your eye wanders back and forth into the horizon.  This painting is currently hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  Contact Kay Wyne or the gallery for more information on this contemporary landscape painting.  Thanks for looking, Kay

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

On my easel...

On my easel....
This is the painting that I have been working on in the studio this week.
It is a large canvas, 60" x 36" vertical.
I started out with something in mind with greys, lavenders and greens....but
at some point started putting in some reds, oranges and blues.
I may go back to my original plan, with was something like this:
I was using a large filbert brush in the beginning, and switched to a palette knife.  And then I started mixing some warm colors and adding them into the mix.  Now there is texture all over the seen in this pic:
Layers of paint, with impasto added for texture.  
Thanks for looking at my blog...I will post the finished painting soon.
Have an artful day....Kay

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Always On My Mind

Always On My Mind
12" x 12" Oil on Canvas
Framed in a beautiful pewter moulding.
This contemporary palette knife painting is for sale.  
Thanks for looking...Kay