Friday, February 25, 2011

Fenced In

Fenced In...
24" x 24" Oil on gallery wrap canvas
The inspiration for this painting was a donkey who lives at Fuel City in Dallas, Texas...downtown I have seen some handsome donkeys and mules here in Northern New Mexico this week...lots of wonderful subject matter. Thanks for viewing this blog. Have an artful day!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


15" x 30" Oil on Canvas, Framed
This painting was a surprise Valentine's gift for Marsha Secor Tucker...from husband Robbie. She was the owner of Miles----such a handsome devil. She raises chickens and roosters in Franklin, TN and had given me permission to paint some of her fine feathered friends. Since Marsha no longer has Miles (due to a hungry fox) she has him hanging in her home. I know this painting has a wonderful home. Thanks for viewing my art, and have a great day.

New Friends - SOLD

New Friends
8" x 8" Oil on cotton panel
These two friends have a new home. The Dutch Art Gallery sold this painting yesterday! We are in Santa Fe today soaking up all of the wonderful sites in Northern New Mexico. I hope to have some pictures to post soon. Have a great day, and thanks for viewing this blog. Kay

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On My Easel...

On my the studio working again. More on this painting later. Have a great day, thanks for viewing my art!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


30" x 30" Oil on Canvas
Framed, currently hanging at The Dutch Art Gallery
I have been bad about blogging this was another week of snow and icey weather in Dallas that messed everything up. I was snowed in for one day, but it threw me off schedule. I have my 50 commission pieces ALMOST completed. I need to sign, title, number and photograph them, and put any finishing touches on today. I am off to the studio right now to complete this project. Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Taste the Race

Taste the Race
16" x 20" Oil on Canvas, Framed
Sold at Taste of the NFL Silent Auction in Ft. Worth, Texas
Thank you, Steve!!!
We are back from Ft. Worth and had a wonderful time with all the Super Bowl festivities...It was a fun time, met lots of neat people and helped raise money for Taste of the NFL...I know that the final talley is not in...We met chefs and football players from all over the country. The volunteers working the events were wonderful. Lizzie Brown was the event coordinator for the event on Saturday was really a wonderful bash. I am sure that Taste will have some pictures of the event. We all were struggling through the ice and snow (which we are not use to in Texas) last week. The weather did not put a damper on the fun. Now we are having another blast of nasty cold weather....I don't think I can go to the studio today because of the snow and ice. I think I will be at home working on paperwork and computer postings ---- I have a large commission due next week and need to get in gear to finish those paintings up. Thanks to the new owner of this painting...I believe his name is Steve from Minnesota....I met him briefly. Thanks for participating and I am thrilled that this painting has a new home! Kay

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Some Thoughts on Color...Starting A New Life

Starting A New Life...
48" x 72" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
I consider myself a colorist...the paintings that I create are full of I am posting some thoughts on colorand what the colors mean or suggest...not just in art, but in everyday life. I am sure that you are familiar with some of this color info, or have heard that a specific color gives off a mood or impression. Here we go:
Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner, it is stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Villains, (take Dracula for example) often wear black.
Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. (remember the old rule: don't wear white after Labor Day or before Memorial Day?) White is popular in decorating light, neutral, and goes with everything.
The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves and police chases. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention. The most romantic color, pink, (add white to red) is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy. That is color some serious color psychology!!!
My favorite color. The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors, and causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. I am sure that you have heard that it is advised to wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms.
My least favorite color of all....I have issues with green in my paintings. Right now it is a very popular decorating color. Green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. I was always told when I worked at a bank that men who wear green ties with suits think of money all the time. (I don't think that is true....I always heard it.)
Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. Naples Yellow is one of my favorite colors to paint with. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.
Purpose is the color of royalty. It connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. Because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.
Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness, and dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.
Thanks for viewing my looks like we are iced in again...stay warm.
Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Sequanota Beach Painting

I had to post this painting this morning...I am dreaming of warm beach weather right now as Dallas is having a major artic blast. When ice hits Dallas, everything shuts down. Looks like I will be home studio, no Stewpot volunteering, no it is too dangerous to get out on the roads and drive. I hope that you are staying warm and safe today with this blast of winter afecting so many people in the country. Thanks for viewing this blog...Kay