This small still life was inspired by a beautiful bunch of flowers. The colors in the greenery and flowers were stunning....I had to paint them! This small floral still life is available, and is ready to hang without a frame. The sides of the canvas are painted. Contact Kay Wyne for more info. Thanks, KMW
Calm, quiet and dreamy describe the way I feel when I view this painting. The clouds are drifting away as I look out into the distance. This painting would be perfect for an office or home wall. Contact Kay Wyne for more information. Thanks, KMW
This abstract landscape painting is full of color, texture, and movement. The colors are vibrant - giving the canvas a cheerful and lively feel. The canvas is painted on the sides, so framing is not necessary. "Lush" is ready to hang on a wall. Contact Kay Wyne for comments or questions. Thanks, KMW
Here's a small painting that I did in a workshop several years ago...I enjoyed the three day workshop put on by Dreama Tolle Perry - this is one of the paintings that I came away with. I framed it and it now hangs in a beautiful frame in my kitchen. Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay Wyne
Layers of muted greys, greens, and lavenders cover this large canvas in wide brush strokes. There is some palette knife work, giving it texture. The color palette that I used is not my usual----these colors were mixed and greyed down, all very muddy with subtle changes. (The carribean blue, violets, purples, rose, naphthol red, and indian yellow were put away---out of my reach!) I think this is a moody painting, and very interesting to view. This canvas does not require a frame, as the deep sides are painted and it is ready to hang! This painting is available for purchase. Contact Kay Wyne for more info. Thanks for looking! Kay
Each canvas is 24" x 48", but hang them side by side and you have a large square. This palette knife painting has layers of beautiful colors and movement. Punches of tangerine and turquoise against the greys, lavenders, pinks and blues make this abstract interesting. Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this contemporary palette knife painting. It is available for purchase. Thanks, Kay
I just finished my first cacti painting! This painting was inspired from a photograph taken by Sequanota friend, Martha T., who was in Tucson and caught a dynamic photograph of a blooming cactus. The moment I saw the photograph, I wanted to paint my version of the colorful, spiney, and wild cactus. I put layers and layers of darks in before I started with the lighter colors. It was fun putting in the needles and colorful blooms. I cropped and focused in on the cacti, giving the painting an abstract feel. Thank you, Martha for letting me use your photo. This painting is drying in the studio. Contact Kay Wyne for more info on this painting. Kay p.s. here is the photo that Martha took!
Thank you to Pam Massar, owner of Dutch Art Gallery for displaying this museum quality panel in a custom frame, and selling it. It's always fun to see my art leave the gallery to go to a new home! More work in the studio today...Thank you for looking at my blog. Kay Wyne
Here's a few photos of the progress on this canvas. This was a fun painting for me, as I had not painted a bird's nest in years. I am letting it sit at the studio and giving my eye a chance to figure out if it needs anything else. I started with my transparent and a large squeegee, spreading the paint and getting the darks in. I used a palette knife and a wide bright brush when it came to the feathers, leaves and twigs and everything that makes up the nest.
Thanks for looking at my art. Feel free to contact me about this painting or any of my other art. This painting is available for purchase. Contact Kay Wyne for more info. Thanks, Kay
60" x 60" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas Contemporary Impressionistic Landscape Painting
This painting is a commission that I have been working on for the last month. It is going to it's home this week! I can't wait to see it installed in the new Dallas home. I have a few pics of the painting process, starting with the collector's photograph. That was the inspiration for the painting.
The photo taken by the collectors while on a morning walk. I used the photograph as a starting point, not wanting to copy it, but to paint my own interpretation in my own style of the sun rising at the lake.
I toned the BIG canvas with transparent oils. 60" x 60" is so big that I had to work on the ladder at times. It was a good thing that I had purchased huge amounts of paint before I started this painting.
Here I started with laying in my paints. With the oils I needed to get my darks in and work on establishing the horizon line. I was wanting to achieve a good balance of abstraction and representation in this painting, as I worked withKaren Parks, with Associate Interiorsand her clients.
Everyday I would go into the studio and mix, mix, mix colors - wanting to achieve a harmonious painting when it comes to the colors.
Once I got some paint on the canvas, I would use brushes, knives and other tools to move the paint around. I used some plastic tools used for ceramics to move the paint around.
The painting changed daily. Once I started putting the tall grass in the foreground, I realized that my horizon was lost. So I went back in and reworked that area. Used lots of paint and knife.
The water had reflections and I wanted to get those in, but also make the body of water interesting. There are some variations in the lines and brush strokes in the water...I don't know that the photograph really picks them up.
Still working on the horizon, not wanting to put lots of detail in it. I believe the photograph had some lights, and homes in the distance. All I wanted to do is imply the layers of the shoreline, trees and sky melting in the distance.
Here is a close-up of the horizon.
Close-up of the sky.
The tall grass was so much fun to paint. I cut loose on that, making the blades of grass different colors, sizes and shapes. Lots of layers, using a palette knife.
More sky and palette knife work. Once the painting was approved, the sides of the canvas were painted Portland Grey Dark, then it was varnished. That's a short summary of how this painting, "Dawn Stroll at White Rock" was created and evolved. I enjoyed working with Karen Parks, ASID with Associate Interiors and the collectors to create a piece of art that will hang in the contemporary home, near White Rock Lake.
P.S. Here is an update: "Dawn Stroll at White Rock" was installed yesterday....and here is a pic of Karen, myself and Kristy.
Thanks for looking at my blog...Contact Kay Wyne with any questions or comments. Kay
"Missed The Boat" is traveling to a new home...It's one painting that brings back memories of a trip to Maine. I am starting a new commission in the studio...hoping to post some pics soon. Thanks for looking...Kay Wyne
This is a palette knife painting, with lots of color and texture. I wanted the viewer to imagine standing in a field, with the flowers at your feet, zig-zagging through the painting. The colors change your eye follows the red florals in the distance. This contemporary landscape painting is available, and can be seen at our studio. Contact Kay Wyne for more info. Thanks, KMW
A palette knife was used to apply the paint and move it around on the museum quality RayMar panel. There are pops of color and texture, leading the eye through the field. This painting is available for purchase. Contact Kay Wyne for more info. Thanks for looking at my blog. Kay
Sitting on my easel, giving myself some time to decided if it needs any more paint. This was a fun painting for me, as one of my studio mates brought a catalog in and we discussed the beautiful floral arrangements. It didn't take me long to get going on this canvas. I had started a landscape painting, but quickly changed my mind once I saw the full bouquets of beautiful petals. Lots of knife marks and texture cover this canvas. I will let you know if it is completed....but for now, this is my untitled painting....Kay
Jonquils, tulips, and violets were in full bloom at the Dallas Arboretum-absolutely beautiful colors! I rushed back to the studio to paint them after my first visit of 2017. I have returned to enjoy the wonderful beds of florals several times in the last few weeks, seeing something new every visit. You can enjoy this contemporary floral painting in your home or office year round - "Flower Power" is dry and available for purchase. Contact Kay Wyne for more info. Thanks for looking at my blog. Kay
Framed in a handsome silver floater, this abstract landscape is looking for a new home. The layers of color make this palette knife painting interesting and unique. Contact Kay Wyne for more info. Thanks for looking at my blog! Kay
Abstract Floral - Untitled 36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
I varnished this painting in the studio yesterday, and it is ready to find a new home. It has layers and layers of paint and lots of knife marks and edges. I love the shades of lavender along with the pops of tangerine and turquoise. Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting. Thanks for looking at my blog. Kay
I am in the studio these days working on a commission, and took a break to paint this fun rooster. It's 2017 --- The Year of the Rooster. This is my first rooster to paint this year, so I named it "First Rooster". Using a large filbert brush, I scrubbed over an old painting, so there are colors peaking through. I did not go into any details with this colorful rooster---I used generous amounts of straight paint (no medium) so some of the brush marks are thick, others are thin. This painterly rooster is drying in the studio, but will be looking for a new home! Contact Kay Wyne for more info. Thanks for looking...KMW