This painting is one of several in a series...all same size canvas, similar color palette, all exploring the landscape. I usually have issues painting with green, but I found some greens that I liked....I mixed and mixed and mixed. And probably won't be be able to repeat this green because I was experimenting with my paints and didn't write my recipe for this color down. There are four more pieces that are possible companion pieces...for a grouping. Check back tomorrow for another painting! Contact Kay for purchasing information. Thanks, Kay
Layers of color, plenty of paint, and texture cover this canvas. This field is covered in wildflowers of magenta, reds, indian yellow and orange. I just completed this painting, and it is drying on my easel. Contact ME for more information on this painting or the series of wildflower landscapes that I am currently working on. Thanks for viewing! Kay
This painting went through many changes, starting out as a landscape, turning into some dark abstract aspens, then a tornado hit it. (Everyone saw the tornado in the painting!) It was a wiper for sure. I rescued the canvas, but painted it on a day when I was really rattled. I was interrupted at the studio numerous times...therefore, the title, "Rattled". This painting is a detour from my normal palette, being on the dark and muted side of the color spectrum. Thanks for looking at the art on this blog....contact Kay for more information on this painting or the art posted on this blog.
I have been exploring and experimenting with some abstract landscapes at the studio. I wanted to paint a simple, but interesting landscape with a winding road and a few wildflowers. Sometimes simplifying is the best way to go on the canvas. More of these small 14" x 14" pieces are in the works. Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay
This painting is completed, signed and drying on my easel. Broad brush strokes, palette knife work, and vivid colors are characteristics found in the contemporary landscape. Blue Skies Ahead was a challenge for me, and it went through several phases before I was able to call it completed.
I started this painting with a base coat of turquoise---and in some places that paint peeks through. The colorful sky and fast moving clouds were easy to put in, and I was careful to keep my darks dark; lights light; and mid-tones mid-tones. I used a large filbert and huge amounts of paint for that.
I was able to put in the background with some muted greys, lavenders, and greens. The foreground colors were not easy to mix. I wanted golden ochres, earthy greens and violet blues. The blue bonnets have four and five different colors of blues, mostly applied with the palette knife. I put a road in, with it fading off into the background. More landscapes to come. Contact Kay for more information on this painting. Thanks for viewing....Kay
This painting was inspired by a photo that my husband took about fifteen years ago when he went to New Mexico and Colorado on a fishing trip. The rugged landscape of Colorado is so beautiful that I had to paint it. Contact Kay or call me at 214-532-0325 for purchasing information. Thanks for viewing....Kay
This abstract still life has sharp edges, bold colors and texture. I used my palette knife on most of work, along with a few brushstrokes. This small piece has painted edges, but would look great in a contemporary frame. Contact Kay for more info on this painting. Thanks, KMW
This is a landscape painting that so many Texans can relate to...Blue Bonnets along the countryside in the Hill Country. This painting needs a frame and a new home. Contact Kay for purchasing information. Thanks, Kay
This contemporary oil painting is colorful and happy...these five songbirds are gathered on a limb. I enjoyed painting this although the format of the canvas was a challenge...12" x 36" is not my regular size canvas, and I had to be careful not to place the birds in a straight line across the horizontal canvas. This painting is ready to go to a gallery next week. Thanks for looking at my art....Kay
Abstract shapes, soft blended colors, and texture are characteristics found in this contemporary abstract painting. Layers of color were applied with a palette knife, and a large, wide brush softened the hard edges of the paints. Contact Kay for more information on this palette knife painting. It is drying at the studio...thanks for looking at this blog....Kay
I am currently working on a new series of landscape paintings...it is a good time to explore and experiment with my paints. Now I am in the studio for a long stretch of time, all day long with few interruptions. I have 16 paintings started, all at different stages. Most are landscapes---and one cow. The cow is a challenge. This small wildflower landscape is completed. The colors in the wildflowers are bouncing off of each other. I must say that I did borrowed some paint from Sharon in the studio since she had piles of paint mixed up. Huge piles of beautiful paint...so much paint that the dogs got into the paint today! Thanks for looking at this blog and the art posted here. Contact Kay for more information. This painting does not require a frame since it is on a thick gallery wrap canvas. KMW
Wide brush strokes and thick paint were put in with a brush on this canvas. The canvas size was good for a broad landscape painting. This painting is dry now, and ready to go to a gallery. Thanks for looking at this blog....contact Kay with any comments or questions. KMW
Obscurity 8" x 16" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Uncertainty and obscurity comes to my mind when I look at this small abstract painting. I was working towards a landscape with my palette knife and paints. I worked and moved the paint across the canvas. I see a nocturnal scene with earthy colors. This painting has layers of color, and abstract shapes to pull the eye into the painting. This is on a thick gallery wrap canvas, and the sides are painted, so a frame is optional. Contact Kay for more info on this painting or the art posted here. Thank you for viewing....Kay
I just competed this landscape painting over the weekend. It has fans on it, drying. I used wide brushes, large palette knifes and lots of thick paint. There are layers of paint, lots of texture and the wildflowers are so colorful you just want to touch them. Since I used a gallery wrap canvas, a frame is optional. Ready to hang as is. Contact Kay for more information on this painting. Thanks, Kay
This painting went through some difficult stages before I decided it was complete. Actually, the canvas was larger, and I cut the canvas down after I had finished painting. I normally don't do that, but I felt that the composition worked better without so much canvas. I believe it was originally an 18" x 18". I used a palette knife all the way on this one...there is texture and depth in the landscape. The skies are soft and whispy.
This painting is back from the framers and is ready to hang...
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I got my palette knife out for this painting...I used thick, juicy globs of oils...so it will take some time for it to dry. I wanted to paint a landscape that would take the eye from the foreground to the horizon. The wildflowers are put in with very little detail...just shapes, color and texture. This painting is drying in the studio right now, but will be shipped to a gallery once it is dry. Thanks for looking at the art posted here. Contact Kay if you have any questions or comments. Thank you...Kay