This painting just found a new home in Dallas! The colors are toned down and earthy compared to my usual palette. Layers and layers of oils were applied with the palette knife so there is texture on the canvas. This painting was part of the Horizon Series. The sides are painted, so framing is optional....it is ready to hang! Thanks for looking.....Contact Kay with any comments or questions concerning my art. Stay cool. KMW
This palette knife painting is fun, colorful and has lots of texture. You can see the layers of paint, as it was applied with a knife. You can't help but want to put your hands over the surface and feel the chunks of paint. The paint is also on the sides of the stretcher bars, so framing is optional. Contact Kay for more information on this painting. Thanks for looking...Kay
Currently hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas. This contemporary landscape painting has lots of texture, as I used a palette knife throughout the painting. Thanks for looking at this blog and the art posted here. Have a great day....Kay
My first full day back in the studio after the New Mexico trip was great! I had a photo of a beautiful old cemetery in New Mexico along the High Road. John and I had spent the day exploring and visiting sites off the main road. John said that our day trip to the High Road was the best day, therefore I am naming this painting, Best Day. My inspiration was this photo taken of this beautiful site at the top of a hill, across from a church. While it is fresh in my mind and I really enjoyed this painting, I may need to tweak a couple of things....A highlight here, a low light there, so I will think about it for a couple of days and let it sit on my easel.
As you can see, the old stones, crosses and markers and all aged and different sizes and shapes....makes it great subject matter to paint! I am not sure what the two buildings in the background were, but I elimated the one on the right in my painting.
I could not decide if I should put in the iron fences. Maybe I will save that for the next painting. I just didn't want to get fussy with this, and wanted to put on the canvas what I saw that day. Thanks for looking at this blog. Kay
This wildflower landscape painting is completed! I used the palette knife and brushes to layer the paints. The clouds started with a warm orange, then layered blues, violets, greys and creamy whites. You can see some of the base orange color peeking through in the sky. The flowers in the foreground have thick, layered paint that was applied with the palette knife. Lots of texture! Contact Kay for info on this painting. Thanks, Kay
When I started this landscape, I wanted a soft, mystical feel to the painting. I wanted the viewer to "drift" into the painting and roam around the canvas. The wildflowers are fading into the background, and everything is still. Not alot of bold brush strokes going on...which many of my paintings have. The sky is a soft icey gray-blue, and the wildflowers have magentas, ochres, and blue-greens. This canvas is stretched on gallery wrap stretcher bars, so frame is not needed. Contact Kay for more information on this painting. Thanks for looking...KMW
18" x 24" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas (Ready to hang, framing is optional!)
Contemporary Still Life Painting
I just completed this floral still life. I wanted to use soft whites, corals, grey-blues, dusty lavenders, and some greens. My inspiration for this painting was a small but beautiful floral arrangement that was sent to my daughter, Lindsay for college graduation. Although it has been several years since graduation, the bouquet was worth photographing and using as a reference for painting in the studio. The arrangement was so fresh and joyful....therefore, the title, "Joyful". Thanks for looking at my this contemporary floral painting. Contact Kay for more information on this painting. Have a joyful day! Kay
This painting is very wet, with layers and layers of oils. At the end of the day, I pulled out my palette knife and layered more paint in the foreground on the flowers. The thick paint gives it texture and interest. My inspiration for this painting was a photograph of a very colorful landscape with a house and garden in it, but I chose to go totally landscape on this one. I will post this painting again if I make any changes....I need to let it sit a on the easel for several days and look at it. Thanks for looking at this painting...contact ME with any questions or comments. 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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