This colorful dinghy was aching to be painted when John and I came across it in a small fishing village in Maine. It had lots of character, and was tied up to the rocky shoreline. This small piece is framed in a dark mahogany frame, and is ready to find a new home. Contact Kay for more info. Thanks, KMW
A big sky with fast moving clouds and a colorful wheat field is my subject matter for this canvas. Using a wide flat brush I built up the paint on the clouds, giving them some shape and movement. The tall grass has reflections of the sky painted in it. This painting has been excepted into the Master's of the Fall Juried Art Exhibit at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. Contact the gallery for more information. Thanks, Kay Wyne
I picked up a couple of bunches of hydrangeas at Trader Joe's this week and set up a simple still life. We were hosting Karen Blair - contemporary artist from Virginia, at the studio and this floral arrangement came in handy, as almost all the artists painted it. I chose not to use any medium on this painting because I wanted a thick painterly look on the canvas. It will take a long time for the oils to dry! Here is a close-up:
Thanks for taking a peak at this painting. "Tight Bunch" is drying at the studio, but will be looking for a new home in the near future. Thanks, Kay
Pushing myself to work with a different color palette, I wanted this landscape to have muted colors. Not my usual colorful palette. I mixed the greys, greens and browns into large piles. The used my palette knife to apply the paint and move it around on the canvas. The colors of the field transition softly into the wide open sky. I see a storm coming along the horizon. This painting is available for purchase. Contact Kay for purchasing information. Thanks, KMW
Dramatic, colorful and loose describes this painting. The bouquet was absolutely gorgeous. I painted this very quickly during a demonstration. I think I had a couple of hours, and was able to capture the feel of the arrangement. This painting is available and looks great all framed up. Contact Kay for more info. Thanks so much....heading to the studio today for a workshop. Can't wait! Kay
This still life is the latest art challenge going on in the studio. I personally think it is interesting, busy and colorful...and it was fun to paint! Obviously there is a lot going on, with 8 or 9 vases, 2 candlesticks, sunflowers, hydrangeas, grapes, an orange, leaves, 5 or 6 different fabrics, weeds, greenery, and just a lot of stuff. The textures are wonderful...silver, ceramic, dried weeds, soft fabric, and I think there was a dead rat in there somewhere. It was put together by Sharon, and everyone has been asked to paint it...or at least parts of it.
Here's my view of the set-up from my easel. This painting is drying now.
Thanks for looking at my art posted here...Kay Wyne
The subject matter is the boat, but the movement of the water and the reflection is just as important in this small painting. Using a wide flat brush, and a variation of colors in the water I wanted to capture the reflection. Thanks for looking at Row Boat....it is available for purchase. Contact Kay for more info. Thanks! KMW
Here's another Seabrook Island painting that ended up being a palette knife. I got to the beach and realized that I did not have any brushes or medium. So by default, this seascape is a palette knife painting. Here's what my set-up was like, with high tide approaching.
Here's another painting sold last weekend...and I know that the colors are what attracted the collector to purchase this abstract. I hope to be in the studio today finishing up my still life. Thanks for looking....Kay
The tall masses of seagrass was fun to paint on the beach. I wanted to catch the feel of the tall grass with the ocean in the far background. This little panel is available for sale...contact Kay for more information. Thanks, KMW
This is another pre-Matthew painting. I wanted to catch the colors of the day and the vast beaches during low tide. I got caught in high tide when painting one day...after that I checked the tide tables and was prepared for the fast rising water at the beach. Thanks for looking at my blog...more studio painting today, as I am finishing up a still life challenge. Thanks, Kay
This palette knife/plein air painting sold last weekend. I remember the day that I painted this...and my goal was to get the colors correct. Greens are hard for me, and my least favorite color. It was a good painting experience, and I learned a lot about greens. I am glad that this painting will hang in a new collector's home. Thanks for looking at my blog....Kay
Framed in a handsome mahogany moulding...This palette knife painting has a new home! Thanks to two Dallas collectors who purchased this floral still life yesterday in the studio. We had a good turn-out for the White Rock Open Studio Tour. We have a painting challenge in the works, and I got a good start on it yesterday.
Here's the still life that Sharon set up. Kind of busy, but beautiful.
I began scrubbing in shapes, and I see some changes that need to be made compositionally ...before I go any further. So a little scraping and re-positioning of a few objects. This is a 40" x 40" canvas, so I have plenty of space to make changes and add more stuff! Thanks for looking at my art. Kay
This painting sold yesterday at the White Rock Open Studio Tour...we had a good turn-out, and lots of fun. This painting is going to a couple who has a connection to New Orleans, and immediately wanted it in their home. That made me smile! I am off to the studio to paint! Kay
The dramatic clouds of the South Carolina beach was my main focus on this painting...and the reflections of the clouds in the water. This painting is drying in the studio. Contact Kay for more information. KMW
I was amazed at the seagrass on the coast of Seabrook Island. I had to paint it, and I would of loved to painted larger, so this is a panel that I worked on and hope to take it into the studio to use as a color study. We are back, and now we will watch Matthew from the afar. The mandatory evacuation for the Carolina coast was just beginning as we were leaving. As I unpack my painting suitcase, sand is everywhere...even in my paintings! Thanks for looking at this blog...have an artful day! Kay
As we evacuate the island of Seabrook on the coast of South Carolina, I am hoping to be home before evening. The mandatory evacuation is affecting over 1 million people here in the Charleston area, with Hurricane Matthew heading to the east coast. After having 12 wonderful days of sunny beach, it is time to go home. I was able to paint on the beach on a daily basis, and capture the rolling clouds, the beautiful sandy beaches, the seagrass, rolling tides, and amazing sunsets. This painting isn't dry, and I hope that it makes the trip back to Dallas...Thanks for looking at this painting. More plein are paintings to post! Kay