Sunday, April 26, 2015

Demo and Artist's Reception at Dutch Art Gallery

Floral Still Life Demonstration
18 x 24" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
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


  1. Kay, your painting is lovely! I wish I could watch a demo like yours... I'm self-taught (still so much to learn) and I've never watched another artist paint in person. I think it would help one understand the basics and the reasons why an artists does what they do in their paintings. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing your initial sketch and the finished painting.

  3. I agree with you Lana, it is very helpful to watch a demonstration...even though everyone does paint differently. The gallery might have it on video, I will check. Thanks for looking, April and Lana. Kay