I was back in the studio yesterday, and got my palette knife out and created this painting. The paint is layered on the panel, giving it texture and depth. I moved the paint around quite a bit once it was on the panel. The horizon line was changed numerous times...I wanted it to fade into the background, and needed to mix my oils over and over to get a hazy far-away look. I hope the viewer will feel good looking at this painting, as if he/she is standing in the field on a beautiful, delightful afternoon. Thanks for looking at this painting.....contact Kay for more info on this painting. KMW
Here is the start of my demonstration at Dutch Art Gallery yesterday.....I had 90 minutes, and made the most of it. I thought these beautiful tulips in a silver wine bucket would make for an interesting painting.
By the end of my demo the backdrop had fallen, and I really wanted to make a few more adjustments on the bucket and greenery. I started with a toned RayMar cotton panel, and drew with a filbert the composition. I couldn't wait to get the palette knife out and lay in the colors and create some texture. It was a great turn-out and fun reception. More pics to come! Thanks to everyone who can to support Sharon, Debbie, Laurie and I. Kay
I finished this painting at the studio, and popped it in this beautiful frame. It is a seamless (no mitered corners) and is slightly distressed with a satin finish. There are so many shades of corals, pinks, greys and greens in this painting. I used a flat brush to apply the oils. Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing information. Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay
Here is a little rooster strutting around in the grass, framed in a rope and barn-siding looking frame. Thanks for looking at this blog....if you are interested in this mini rooster, contact Pam Massar at Dutch Art Gallery. Thanks, Kay
Today at the studio was good. I had painted a still life of John's fresh-cut mini roses....they were beautiful with corals, oranges, pinkie pinks, and fresh green leaves. I thought I had a good start, but scrapped it after looking at it today. I started over, and this is where I am on the painting. I am pushing the oils around on the panel. Needs more darks, more lights, and a few minor adjustments. Thanks for looking at my blog...check in with me tomorrow for progress on this painting. Thanks, Kay
This Red Rooster lives at Heritage Village in Downtown Dallas. Painting partner Sharon Hodges took a great photo of this rooster in a striking pose.
This plump rooster has bold brush strokes, and fills the canvas with his black and white feathers. His golden beak, red comb and black and white feathers make this contemporary city rooster interesting. The background was applied with a palette knife, using naples yellow, white and yellow ochre. Please contact ME if you would like to give Red Rooster a new home. Thanks for looking at this blog. Kay
I am anxious to get back into the studio today...this palette knife painting is colorful, whimsical and has lots of texture since I used impasto in the oils. The dragonfly colors are bold and vivid, and somewhat abstract. This painting would love to have a new home. Contact Kay for more info. Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay
I loved the painting process for Dancer, which was inspired by a photograph taken at my nephew's horse show. This painting is ready for a new home....contact Kay for more information on this contemporary equine painting. And while I am thinking about equine art...we just got back from Charleston, SC where I found lots of wonderful subject matter to paint.....I love the horse and carriage rides through the streets, as in this pic:
And, of course the architecture is fabulous.....the old and the not so old, but buildings with lots of character and soul. The southern charm of Charleston is something that everyone should experience....it was great!
Walking the beach is always wonderful....you see so many people. Here Jackson is walking Rob. I was missing my easel and paints when we were beaching it...maybe next trip can be a painting trip!
And we were able to spend some time with old friends and family! Great trip. I hope to work on some new paintings inspired by this trip.
Thanks for looking at my blog....have a great day! Kay
A warm and sunny holiday in January made for a great trip to the Dallas Zoo. John and I had not been there in years, and the first thing thing that caught my eye was the Endangered Species Carousel. This playful zebra caught my eye. It is whimsical and colorful. This painting would be great in a kiddo's playroom. It will be hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas when it is dry. Contact Kay for additional information on this painting. Thanks, KMW
Plein Air Landscape Painting in a handsome dark frame
A windy day at White Rock Lake in Dallas proved to be challenging. One of the most important things to do when painting in plein air is to be organized so that you can set up quickly, focus on painting, and come away with a completed study. I usually don't have enough time to finish a painting, but once I pulled out my palette knife it all came together. I captured the colors of the day...actually, I might use this painting to work on a larger canvas. This painting is for sale. Contact Kay for purchasing info. Thanks for looking at this blog. Kay
Tangerine, lavender, red, sage, magenta and touches of white on a natural birch board make this piece unique. Mixed media is so much fun...I used acrylic and watercolor paint, crayon, and hand made papers. My floral vase and bouquet is abstract and whimsical, colorful with texture. This painting is ready to hang...frame is not needed. Contact Kay for purchasing information. Thanks for looking at this blog! Kay
When I look at this landscape painting, I can feel the wind blowing and imagine standing out in a wide open field on a clear day. I hope that when you look at this painting you feel something...This painting is for sale. This painting is all framed up in a handsome dark moulding...ready for a new home. Contact Kay for more information. Thanks for looking at this blog. KMW
This is a sweet little tulip painting that I painted in a workshop with Dreama Tolle Perry. We painted in Shreveport, LA for three days....it was a good experience, and we met some wonderful artists. It is always good to pick up some good techniques or find new paints or tools for painting. Dreama's color palette is great...and if you every have the opportunity to take a workshop from her, you will come away with lots of inspiration. Have a great day....Happy Easter! Kay
Thank you Lee Small Interiors and Fine Art for giving this painting a new home! Lee Small worked with a collector/client and I was fortunate enough to see this palette knife painting hanging on the wall. It is always great to view artwork after it leaves the studio in a new setting. Thanks for looking at this blog...Kay
I thought this contemporary still life was completed several days ago, but have been tweeking it as it sits in the studio drying. I put in a few more darks and shadows. The roses have layers of warm grey, ochre and buttery white oils. This painting needs a frame....possibly one with a pewter finish. Thanks for looking at this blog....have a delightful day! Kay