Sunday, August 20, 2017

Rise & Shine by Kay Wyne

Rise & Shine
48" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Cacti Series
Lots of Prickly Pears, blooms, and needles cover the canvas.  I started with tinting the canvas with transparent yellow oxide.  Here are a few pics of the painting along the way.
I drew some shapes in with charcoal, and immediately started putting the background in.  I used violets, blues and diox.
The shapes are very rough and abstract, and here I flipped the canvas upside down to work on it.  Several times during the painting process I will turn the canvas on it's side or upside down.
I put several layers of color in, working on getting my values.  I need to get my darkest darks in right away...or I will never get them in.  I was careful to use transparent oils and medium in the beginning stages of the painting
I continue to layer the paint, using a big wide brush and palette knife.  I did pull out a small filbert and put some lines in the add interest and shapes.  I also started putting some spiney  edges and blotches on the pads.
I deleted some of the flowers and in the end, put in the flower that is the focal point of the painting.  I put some flowering petals in with some opaque cool colors, then a few with warm golden shades.  That makes it pop!  The last step in the painting is to put in the needles...that was so much fun, but once I put them in I could to go back into the painting and change anything or it would become muddy.   Rise & Shine is drying at the studio, and will get a coat of varnish---and then it will be available for purchase.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this colorful and dynamic painting!  KMW 


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Persuasion by Kay Wyne


Persuasion
Diptych
48" x 48" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Wildflower Field by Kay Wyne

Wildflower Field
12" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Framed in a beautiful frame, this painting is ready for a new home.  The flowers in the foreground fade into the distance, giving the scene depth.  Colorful corals, lavenders, ochres fill the floral field.  Contact Kay Wyne for more info on this painting, or any of the other pieces of art posted on this blog.  Thanks for looking.....Kay

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Still on my easel....by Kay Wyne

It's still on my easel!
This 48" x 36" contemporary floral still life keeps on changing.  I have deleted and modified the flowers on the left side of the canvas.  Everyday I look at the canvas, and work on it. It's probably time for a studio critique.  The next time I post the progression this painting....I hope it is finished.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay Wyne

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wildflowers Galore by Kay Wyne

Wildflowers Galore
24" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Linen
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Contact Kay Wyne for more info on
this painting.  Thanks for looking...KMW

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Flare-Up by Kay Wyne

Flare-Up
48" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Painting
"Flare-Up" is a very intense painting, that has gone through several stages.  I could not control the strong lines and bold color.  Intense and angry was my mood at the time I was standing in front of the easel, so that is what I painted on the canvas.   This painting is drying in the studio, as it has oil stick, oil paint with brush and palette knife work...so I will have time to study at it and live with it the way it is....or make some adjustments.  The sides of the canvas are painted Vulcan Grey, and framing is not necessary.  It's ready to hang.  I usually rely on my husband John or studio mates to help title my paintings, but "Flare-Up" credit goes to cousin Chuck.  He saw a few pics of this canvas as I was painting it, and nailed it on the title!!!  So a big thanks to Chuck.  Contact Kay Wyne  with any comments or questions.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fresh Pick by Kay Wyne

Fresh Pick
40" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
This painting is officially finished!  "Fresh Pick" is signed and drying at the studio.  I started this painting months ago-maybe a year ago-and lost interest as I wasn't sure where I was going with it.  The mood hit me this week to pull it out and finish it!  We had a critique in the studio, and soon I was on my way to making some adjustments in the composition.  I pulled out my palette knife for the flower petals in the foreground, and a small filbert to make some calligraphy strokes, and then signed it.  This painting is available for purchase.  Contact Kay Wyne for more info on this contemporary floral.  Thanks for looking....Kay

Friday, August 11, 2017

Windy December by Kay Wyne


Windy December - Plein Air 
8" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape of White Rock Lake
This was a memorable but cold and windy day at the lake.  I was with a group of artists painting.  The wind was the biggest challenge of the day.  I had to paint fast.  I started with a brush, but ended up scraping the panel and staring all over with the palette knife.  This painting is hanging in my house and I have to smile when I look at it...the painting experience was one that I will not forget!  Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Oh Happy Day! by Kay Wyne

Oh Happy Day!
18" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Beautiful violets and grey greens make this contemporary palette knife painting interesting and one of a kind.  I painted it quickly with a large palette knife and mixed my colors as I made my way through the painting.  The roses have thick strokes of heavy paint.  This painting is available.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at this blog.  Kay

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Meet Me At The Dock by Kay Wyne

Meet Me At The Dock
40" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Oil Painting
The first color I pulled out of the drawer was blue...that was what was on my mind.  After spending a month Up North, I had soaked up and observed the wonderful blues of the lakes, streams and skies.  I started mixing my cobalts, prussians, ultra marines and greys.  And found myself painting a dock with several boats pulled up.  I used a wide flat brush, and my strokes are strong and angular without alot of blending.  The dock has layers of greys, lavenders and earthy browns painted for the planks.  The water fades into the sky, with the boats pulled up in an unorganized fashion.  This was my first painting once we got back from Michigan.  It's good to be home.  Thanks for looking at my blog....Kay Wyne

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Still on my easel...

On my easel...
36" x 48" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Another day in the studio gave me plenty of time to push the paint around on this canvas.  I made some changes in the vase/jar and will keep adding flowers and more paint.  Looking at the painting on the computer gives me a chance to decide what to do with the composition.  Thanks for looking at my blog...next time you see this canvas I hope it will be signed and drying!  Kay

Monday, August 7, 2017

On My Easel.....

On my easel...
I don't know where I am going with this canvas, but I decided I wanted to paint big and colorful.  So I pulled out a 36" x 48" canvas and covered it with a zingy green---it is so bright that it hurts your eyes.  Then I started drawing with charcoal, and looked at the left-over paint on my palette.  It was fun just painting for the sake of painting.  I hope that I can continue on this canvas today.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  Kay

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Flower Power by Kay Wyne


Flower Power
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
Contact Kay for purchasing info.
Thanks, Kay

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Lush by Kay Wyne


Lush
18" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
Using my palette knife, lots of paint and impasto, I applied layers of paint on this canvas and painted very fast.  I used some left-over paint from another painting that was going to dry up.  So I scraped, pulled and pushed the paint to create "Lush".  Contact Kay Wyne for more information.  Thanks, KMW

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sunflowers, Hydrangeas & Grapes: A Still Life

Sunflowers, Hydrangeas and Grapes:  A Still Life
40" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
This still life is one of the art challenges we had 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 completed, and varnished.
It is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  
Thanks for looking at my art posted here...Kay Wyne

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hideaway by Kay Wyne

Hideaway
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Nest Series
Contact Kay Wyne for more info on this painting.
Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

If You Say So by Kay Wyne

If You Say So
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Rooster Painting
"If You Say So" is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  The canvas has lots of texture---I painted it with a palette knife.  Contact the gallery or Kay Wyne for more information on this painting.  Thanks, KMW

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Perfect Day by Kay Wyne

Perfect Day
10" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This palette knife painting is all framed up in a handsome dark mahogany frame.  "Perfect Day" would be a perfect accent piece for a home or office.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Monday, July 31, 2017

Welcome - NFS

Welcome
12" x 12" Oil on Panel
This painting was a gift to a friend, so I know that "Welcome" has a lovely home.  I remember painting this little panel with Dreama Tolle Perry in one of her workshops several years ago.  It was a fun and informative workshop.  One of the best things that I took away from the workshop was her color palette, her use of transparent and opaques, and the joy of painting process.  If you have an opportunity, visit her website and blog.  I have two new paintings on the easel at the studio...I hope to have a very productive day!  Thanks, KMW

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Flower Power by Kay Wyne

Flower Power
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Currently hanging at Dutch Art Gallery.
Contact the gallery or Kay for more information
on this painting!  KMW

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Prickly Pear - Diptych by Kay Wyne

Prickly Pear 
Diptych
16" x 12" RayMar Panels....overall size is 16" x 24"
These colorful cacti can be framed separately or together.
Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.
Thanks for looking at my blog.
KMW

Friday, July 28, 2017

Enchanting by Kay Wyne

Enchanting
36" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Currently hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas
Contact the gallery for purchasing information.
Thanks for looking, Kay

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Poppy Field Forever by Kay Wyne

Poppy Field Forever
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Contact Kay Wyne for more information on the
art posted on this blog.  Thanks for looking!
Kay

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fresh Pic by Kay Wyne

Fresh Pic
5" x 5" Oil on Panel
This tiny little panel has a lot of punch and energy.  I painted it quickly from a still life set up on the porch Up North.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks so much for looking at my blog!  KMW

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Color My World - Sold - by Kay Wyne


Color My World
Sold
14" x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Colorful and textural describe this contemporary floral landscape painting.  Thank you to Lee Small of Lee Small Fine Art for closing the sale on this small palette knife painting.  I can't wait to see it all framed up and hanging in its new home!  I am getting ready to spend my days in the studio - we are back from Up North.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nest of Five by Kay Wyne - Sold



Nest of Five Eggs
Sold
14" x 18" Oil on Canvas
Framed in Pewter/Silver Moulding
Thank you to Lee Small Fine Art for closing the sale.
Thanks for looking...Kay Wyne

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wandering Through by Kay Wyne


Wandering Through
48" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas 
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.
Thanks, KMW

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Abstract - Untitled by Kay Wyne


                                      


Horizontal
48" x 60" 

Vertical
60" x 48"

I painted this abstract on a 48" x 60" Gallery Wrap Canvas.  It can hang vertically or horizontally.  I painted it horizontally until the last day, and at the point I turned it on it's side to reach some canvas that needed some detail and brushstrokes headed in another direction.  Turning the canvas on all four sides gives the viewer some options on hanging...

This painting started out as a landscape with a horizon line and colorful land bars.  Once my wide lines and shape started to take place, it began to look and feel like a stream of water with fish swimming upstream.  I concentrated on my color palette from the get-go, wanting pleasant and beautiful colors.  I mixed everything...nothing is straight out of a tube.  This painting is drying at the studio.  It isn't titled right now....although "Upstream" might be a good choice.  The sides of the canvas are painted with a dark vulcan grey, and framing is not necessary.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this contemporary abstract painting.  Kay

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stonehedge Wheelbarrow - Sold

Stonehedge Wheelbarrow
Sold
Inspired by the beautiful garden setting at Stonehedge Gift and Garden, this small panel has a new home!  Up North!  Thanks for looking at my blog...contact ME for moe information on any of my paintings.  KMW

Monday, July 17, 2017

Stand Tall by Kay Wyne

Stand Tall
NFS
6" x 8" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This painting was given to one of my collectors...since he lives Up North, I thought that the contemporary birch trees would be the perfect subject matter for his home or condo.  Stand Tall is a palette knife painting with dynamic color and texture.  It's always great to see my paintings after they leave my studio.  Here is a pic of Jim with "Herself".
It was hard to get a good pic of the commissioned piece because the outside light shining into the living space was so bright.  Here you can see Round Lake through the window.  What a beautiful setting---my paintings look fabulous in Jim's condo!
Thanks for looking at my blog...If you would like more information on my art or a commissioned work of art, please contact ME.  Thanks, Kay

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Calm Waters by Kay Wyne

Calm Waters
30" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape
This painting is dry, varnished, and ready for a new home!
Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.
Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Timeless by Kay Wyne

Timeless
60" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Beautiful colors, texture, and thick oil paints cover this large canvas.  Using my palette knife, I mixed huge amounts of paint and started moving it around on the canvas creating this impressionist landscape.  This painting is available for purchase.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting!  Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hideaway by Kay Wyne

Hideaway
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Nest Series
Layers and layers of paint are woven into this nest.  I really enjoyed painting on this canvas with the wide range of transparent oils, then the opaques.  The earthy colors are harmonious and compliment each other.  This painting is ready for a new home!  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Row Boat by Kay Wyne


Row Boat
9" x 12" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting.
Thanks, KMW

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nest of Five by Kay Wyne - Sold!


Nest of Five Eggs
Sold
14" x 18" Oil on Canvas
Framed in Pewter/Silver Moulding
Thank you to Lee Small Fine Art for closing the sale.
Thanks for looking...Kay Wyne

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Farewell by Kay Wyne


Farewell 
30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
This palette knife painting is available for purchase.
Contact Kay Wyne for more info.
Thanks, KMW

Monday, July 10, 2017

Color My World by Kay Wyne

Color My World
14" x 10" Oil on Panel
The colors are glowing and vibrating on this canvas panel.  The flowers in the foreground are bold and textured.  The palette knife was used to get that effect.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking.....Kay

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Tight Bunch by Kay Wyne

Tight Bunch
20" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
Hydrangeas in a vase...a simple but beautiful subject to paint.  The underpainting of coral and pink show through, as I wanted the arrangement to be light and airy.  This painting is available ---- contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting.  Thanks for looking...Kay

Friday, July 7, 2017

Passionate Petals by Kay Wyne

Passionate Petals 
10" x 10" Oil on Gessoed Panel
Contemporary Still Life Painting
Fresh Roses....grown by one of our neighbors at the cottage.  They are absolutely beautiful, and I could not resist painting them.  This small panel can be propped up on an easel or framed up. Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this small still life.