Monday, April 30, 2012


Contemporary Equine Painting
30" x 30" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
My inspiration for this painting was a photograph of my nephew riding at a horse show several years ago.  I loved the shape of the horse's head and her coloring.  I just varnished this piece, so it will be ready to find a new home.  Contact Kay for more information at 214-532-0325 or  Thanks.  Kay

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Look

The Look
18" x 18" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is finished, and drying on my easel.
Thanks for looking at my blog...have a great day.  

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart
60" x 20" Oil on Linen Gallery Wrap
This size canvas is really cool.  It is very vertical, and if you have the right wall space, this canvas might work for you.  The paints were applied with a palette knife, so there is alot of texture on the linen.  I have purposely left the natural linen peaking through, giving the eye a rest.  Thanks for viewing this

Friday, April 27, 2012

Path To Heaven

Path To Heaven
48" x 48" Original Oil on Heavy Duty Canvas/Gallery Wrap
Contemporary Landscape
This is a neat size canvas.  It is large enough to go over a sofa, or just the right size for a medium to large wall space.  I really focused on the color palette for this painting.  It is natural for me to use vibrant, bold and contrasting colors when I paint.  I wanted a natural, harmonious, and earthy color scheme.  I was wanting to jazz it up with some blues, purples, reds and turquoise.  But to achieve a calm mood, I kept the colors under control.  The first thing I did was to paint in blocks of color with a very wide brush, then started layering in the mountains with a large palette knife.  I used two knifes for most of the application of paint.  It is layered on the canvas, and built up with lots of texture. Thanks for looking at this blog and my art.....Kay at or 214-532-0325.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stand Tall - Sold

Stand Tall
I received word yesterday that Heather at Adieb Khadoure Fine Art has sold this painting to a collector from Manhattan.  Thank you, Heather.  That made my day!  I was able to finish up two paintings yesterday.  Time to let them rest and dry.  Thanks for looking at this blog.  Have an artful day.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chihuly comes to to Dallas!

Last week I was asked to help install the Chihuly Exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum.  The Chihuly staff is in Dallas for two weeks.  The photographs below are from day three.  My contribution was cutting open boxes and laying out glass for the installation.  It was amazing to see the team work together and the steps envolved.  It was a beautiful you see Paul with some major equipment.
 This was just one of about 100 boxes with carefully packed glass.  I did not see one crack, chip or break while unpacking.  These crews are very organized and methodical.
 In the photograph below, you can see Raven in his waders.  He was enjoying the wonderful Texas weather while installing the blue glass down in the water.
 Paul in the forklift....random placement of the glass tubes was amazing to watch.  
 The installation is almost complete...I can't wait to return to the Dallas Arboretum to see the colorful sculptures in the gardens.
Thanks for viewing this blog....more painting tomorrow.  Kay

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rooster on my easel....

Rooster in progress...This rooster is sitting on my easel, waiting to get some more paint.  I have several paintings at the studio that needs attention.  I painted outside yesterday at the was a beautiful day, and great weather.  Thanks for looking at this blog.  Kay

Monday, April 23, 2012

Finish Line - Sold

Finish Line
This contemporary 16" x 16" original oil painting is sold.  I had a request yesterday from a collector to see more equine subject matter, so I was revisiting some of my horsey paintings.  The intense colors and loose brush strokes give the painting energy and motion.  I will be painting plein air today and then in the studio to finish a landscape that is on my easel.  Thanks for viewing this blog....have an artful day.  Kay

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Still on my easel....

This painting is not completed, but I wanted to look at it on the computer.  It is a change from my normal color palette, so I thought that I would take a few days to make some adjustments on the color and add more paint.  I am happy with the background, even though I do not like to put green in my paintings.  Thanks for viewing this blog...Kay

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Covered In Color - Sold!

Covered In Color
48" x 72" Oil on Heavy Duty Canvas
This palette knife painting sold yesterday in Santa Fe.  I am happy that this painting will be traveling to a new home in Chicago.  The vibrant oils were layered on with the palette knife, giving it texture.  Thanks for viewing....I have four new paintings on the easels at the studio....maybe I will finish up at least one of them today.  Kay

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sunny Day

Sunny Day
6" x 6" Oil on Cotton Panel
This little painting looks great on an easel---it will give a small space a pop of color. This palette knife painting is Kay at for more information.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Day Just For You

A Day Just For You
36" x 60" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting just shipped to Santa Fe this week, the gallery is gearing up for the summer. I used the palette knife and a wide brush on this canvas. Please contact me if you are interested in this painting, or any other pieces of art. Have a great day. Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just For You And I

Just For You And I
6" x 6" Oil on Cotton Panel
Original Palette Knife Painting
Looks great on a black iron tabletop easel.
This contemporary aspen painting is colorful and has lots of color on the surface.
Contact Kay at for purchasing information.
Thanks for viewing this blog...Kay

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dragonfly Dreaming

Dragonfly Dreaming
This contemporary abstract painting is drying right now at the studio. I may need to rephotograph it, because the colors are not as sharp as they should be. The oranges, violets and crimsons pop of the neutral background. Lines and shapes are painted with wide brush strokes, paint was moved by the palette knife, and oil sticks were used on the gallery wrap canvas. Thanks for viewing this art...Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Monday, April 16, 2012

Be With Me Today

Be With Me Today
6" x 6" Oil on Cotton Raymar Panel
Contemporary abstract palette knife painting.
Original oil by Kay Wyne.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Empty Nest Waiting

Empty Nest Waiting
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting, Nest Series
8" x 16" Oil on Cotton Panel
I completed this painting earlier in the week, and it is being framed at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. Because I used the palette knife, there is alot of texture in the nest. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting. Thank you! Contact me at

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Just Another Dream

Just Another Dream
60" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Linen
Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting
There are many shapes, colors and images in this contemporary abstract. The viewer's eye doesn't rest while looking at this painting....My inspiration for this painting was a dragonfly that John Wyne found in our yard...I guess you could say that I have started collecting dragonflies since I have a total of four. They are very interesting creatures. The picture below is a close-up of the dragonfly.
Thanks for viewing this blog. If you would like to purchase this painting, please contact Kay at or 214-532-0325. Have an artful day....

Friday, April 13, 2012

Golden Dragonfly

Golden Dragonfly
36" x 18" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
This contemporary abstract is finally finished. I had started it about six months ago and it was one of those paintings that I did not feel like it was complete. I kept adding lines, shapes and color. The wings of the dragonfly disappeared into hard edges and angles. I can now say that Golden Dragonfly is ready to find a new Kay at if you are interested in purchasing this original oil painting.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mr. Rooster - SOLD!

Mr. Rooster sold yesterday! This contemporary oil painting is colorful, fun and bold....he has lots of personality. The Adieb Khadoure Fine Art Gallery called me and gave me the good news. It is a good thing that I have some more roosters on the easel. Thanks for viewing this blog. Kay

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Times

Happy Times
10" x 10" Oil on Gessoed Masonite
Palette Knife Painting
Here is another contemporary aspen painting. As I was posting it, I realized that it is appropriate to dedicate it to my husband, John. Today is John's birthday, and I wish him a Happy Birthday! Our children got busy in the Henry's kitchen last night and made three homemade pizzas for his birthday dinner....Wes was throwing the dough, Blake was chopping the veggies and meat, and Lindsay was putting it all together. She also baked a wonderful blackberry cobbler for desert. Happy Times for sure. Happy Birthday, John Wyne! Contact Kay for more information on this or 214-532-0325. Thanks for viewing.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Let's Walk Together

Let's Walk Together
8" x 8" Oil on Cotton Panel
This contemporary oil painting is ready for a frame or it looks great sitting on a small table easel. An original oil painting by Kay Wyne. Brushstrokes and the palette knife leave texture and vibrant colors on the panel. Contact Kay at 214-532-0325 or for more information on her art. Thanks for viewing!

Monday, April 9, 2012


6" x 6" Original Oil on Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Kay at

Saturday, April 7, 2012

White Rock Lake En Plein Air

White Rock Lake Boat Club
9" x 12" Oil on Cotton Panel
Outdoor Painters Society Quick Draw and Paint Out
Today: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Great weather, beautiful setting and a good time at the Paint Out this morning.
I got caught up in traffic with all of the walkers and bikers at the lake, but arrived in time to get my panel stamped and participate...The horn blew and we had two hours to work on our paintings...I was finished after an hour and fifteen minutes....of course I had paint everywhere and it took me a while to clean up. It was good seeing everyone, and I am anxious to see the art at Salon 2012 Exhibit. It was a great experience to participate in an event with such accomplished and talented artists. Thanks for viewing....I am will the family all day tomorrow, so no time to paint or post.....have a Happy Easter!

Friday, April 6, 2012

City Rooster moves to Fredericksburg

City Rooster
30" x 30" Oil on canvas, framed in gold leaf moulding.
City Rooster traveled this week to The Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Last weekend John and I met Mary Katherine Fickel, owner of The Good Art Company of Fredericksburg. She immediately was taken with my birds nest, rooster and chicken paintings. Mary Katherine had made a sale earlier in the day, and hung Only The Lonely in the gallery on the spot! I am excited to add The Good Art Company as a gallery representing my art.
Mary Katherine with Only The Lonely, an original palette knife painting. I am excited about my new relationship with a The Good Art Company, and wish Mary Katherine the best of luck for tonight's Art Walk. Thanks for viewing this blog and the art shown. Have an artful day....Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Watching The Day

Watching The Day
6" x 8" Original Oil on Cotton Panel
This little palette knife painting needs a frame or easel. The vivid colors make the viewer's eye roam the painting. I hope to get to the studio today...I have several projects I am working on at home. Yesterday I worked on a rooster. The canvas is very wet, so letting it set for a day is a good thing. Thanks for viewing, Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Joyful Day

Joyful Day is a painting inspired by the tulips at the Dallas Arboretum. The tulips were out in full bloom during Dallas Blooms this spring. This 24" x 20" palette knife painting is on linen.
Last weekend John and I went to the Texas Hill Country and there were some amazing fields of flowers.....
Inspiring landscapes were everywhere!
Beautiful colors in this poppy field!
Brilliant fields of color!
Thanks for viewing.....have an artful day.
Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

You Color My World

You Color My World
8" x 16" Oil on Cotton Panel
This contemporary aspen painting is drying, and I will be getting it framed up. I will probably put a wide silver moulding on it. This color palette that I used has more green in it than I normally like to use. I was very careful not to get a muddy green when I was mixing colors. I wanted a clean and bright yellow-green that looks fresh and makes you think of springtime. I used the palette knife of this one. Thanks for looking at the art on this blog. Kay at or 214-532-0325.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Just For You

Just For You
8" x 8" Oil on Cotton Panel
This little colorful palette knife painting comes with a black iron easel....a small accent piece to jazz up a small space needing a punch of color. I sold one of these little gems last week, and shipped it off to North Carolina......thanks Shelly! John and I just returned from a weekend in the Hill Country....great weather, fun time and wonderful scenery. More on the trip later....thanks for viewing.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wide Open Sky

Wide Open Sky
36" x 36" Original Oil on Heavy Duty Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
This painting is a detour from most of my colorful paintings...and a bit calmer than most. I guess it was the mood that I was in that day. If you would like to view this painting, it is currently hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. Thanks for viewing this blog...Kay