Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lush by Kay Wyne

Lush
18" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape/Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.
Thanks for looking at my blog.
KMW

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Afternoon Delight - sold - by Kay Wyne

Afternoon Delight
Sold
12" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral Landscape
"Afternoon Delight" is one of my all-time favorite paintings.  I remember painting this in the studio, and the whole process was fun and exciting.  Using a palette knife all the way, I used it to mix my paints and to apply the paints on the panel.  Some days are fun and easy at the easel, and other days are challenging, frustrating and not so much fun....and I think that the end result usually tells the viewer some of that.  I am working on some new projects in the studio this week...Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay Wyne

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Blaze by Kay Wyne

Blaze
30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract/Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.
Thanks, KMW

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lake View by Kay Wyne

Lake View
18" x 24" Oil on Canvas
I painted this landscape about 25 years ago...it is framed and hanging in our home.  I like this painting for a few reasons---I know it isn't a great painting, but it holds memories of summers in Michigan for me, and I have put in hundred of hours of easel time since I painted "Lake View".  For me, it is also a visual record of my painting style, and how after all these years it has changed.  I think I will paint this same scene in the studio and then en plein air this summer.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay Wyne

Friday, June 23, 2017

Dreaming by Kay Wyne

Dreaming
36" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Painting
Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.
Thanks for looking...KMW

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Flower Power by Kay Wyne


Flower Power
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Painting
A visit to the Dallas Arboretum gave me all the inspiration I needed for this canvas.  I decided that I needed to tone my canvas with a diluted Permanent Rose, then I was ready to start drawing on the canvas.  I used raw umber, olive green and violet to place the flowers and lay-out my road map.

I started with my transparent oils and put a couple of layers on, getting my dioxazine violet,  magenta, olive green, and permanent rose.  The background fades and is somewhat out of focus to create some distance on the canvas.  I mixed up about six different piles of greens, starting with sap, olive, and adding cad yellow and ice blue to get a good range of shades.  I put in the jonquils last because they were opaque, and I did not want to mix my transparent and opaques.  I hope that the viewer has a sense of the beauty and powerful color that I witnessed at the Arboretum.

Thanks for looking at this blog...contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting - it is available for purchase at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  Kay Wyne

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wild and Wicked by Kay Wyne


Wild and Wicked
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Cacti Series
Framed in a beautiful contemporary floater frame, this painting is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  Contact the gallery or Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks, KMW

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Great Day To Sail by Kay Wyne

A Great Day To Sail
30" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
Contact Kay Wyne fore more information on this painting.
Thanks, KMW

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Poppy Field Forever by Kay Wyne

Poppy Field Forever
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Drying on my easel...this medium size panel is popping with color!  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this contemporary landscape painting.  This painting will look great all framed up!  Kay

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Roses Galore by Kay Wyne

Roses Galore
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact the artist for purchasing info.
Thanks for looking....Kay Wyne

Friday, June 16, 2017

Calm Waters by Kay Wyne

Calm Waters
30" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape
"Calm Waters" is varnished and dry, ready to hang.  I painted this landscape with brushes and palette knifes.  I used a brush for the clouds, the water and trees, and the knife for the tall grass and flowers in the foreground.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Prickly Pear Blooms by Kay Wyne - Sold!

Prickly Pear Blooms
Sold
30" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Cactus Landscape Painting
"Prickly Pear Blooms" is getting a new home this week!
New work on my easel....hope to post a poppy/landscape
soon.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay Wyne

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Texas Cacti by Kay Wyne - Sold

Texas Cacti
Sold
30" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
I am having fun painting cacti - it's interesting subject matter and you can get real creative with the colorful blooms, the needles and texture of the cactus pads.  I painting in some wildflower to balance out the painting and some rough rocks as the base of the cactus in the foreground.  Thanks for looking at this blog...another cactus painting will be posted tomorrow!  Kay Wyne

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Perfect Day by Kay Wyne

Perfect Day
10" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
I was cleaning up my space in the studio, and ran across an unfinished painting.  I got out my palette knife and started mixing pilings of oils with impasto.  Starting over, I decided I was in the mood for a floral landscape.  Layers and layers of paint give this panel texture and depth.  I probably need to re-photograph this painting, because the dark purple, indigo and olive in the foreground have subtle changes....it appears that there is a big black hole, but there isn't!  I don't think my darks could of gotten any darker.  y favorite part of the painting is the masses of flowers across the wide open landscape.  Perfect Day is drying in the studio.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting.  Thanks for looking...Kay

Monday, June 12, 2017

Below the Turquoise Sky by Kay Wyne


Below The Turquoise Sky
20" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
Frame is optional.
Inspired by the beautiful turquoise skies of New Mexico, this painting has beautiful billowy clouds moving across the canvas.  The clouds are full of lavender, pink, coral, lemon, and grey.  I like to sit and watch the clouds move across the sky---and pareidolia takes over, as I see random images and patterns. Looking at my reference photographs is always fun when I can capture something new and different with the camera.  I wanted to capture the fast moving clouds on canvas in this painting.  Thanks for looking at my art....Kay 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Blue Bonnets Forever by Kay Wyne - Sold

Blue Bonnets Forever
Sold!
30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
This painting is getting a new home...and will be framed up for an office/conference space. It is always fun to see my paintings in their new spaces...I hope to post photos of the room once the designer has put it all together.  I am working on some smaller pieces and getting my plein air equipment all packed up for a trip up north.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay Wyne

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Posy II by Kay Wyne

Posy II
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Painting
Layers of oils, lots of brush strokes, palette knife work and drips make this painting unique.  I had originally wanted it to be a seascape with boats at a dock, but once I started with the paints, the roses appeared and I shifted direction.  The companion painting that was created at the same time, Posy I is posted below.  
Posy I
Thanks for looking at my blog...contact Kay Wyne for more information.  KMW

Friday, June 9, 2017

Wild and Wicked by Kay Wyne

Wild and Wicked
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Cacti Series
Currently hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  
Contact the gallery or Kay Wyne for more information.
Thanks for looking....KMW

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Vortex I by Kay Wyne

Vortex I
40" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Vortex I is a contemporary abstract painting with layers of color and texture on the gallery wrap canvas.  Pops of turquoise and tangerine are hidden under the layers of greys, lavenders, and olive greens.  The shapes swirl into movement - thus, the title of Vortex I.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this piece.  Thanks for looking....KMW

Wednesday, June 7, 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 in Dallas, Texas.  
Contact Kay Wyne or the gallery for more information on this painting.
Have an artful day....KMW

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bursting With Joy by Kay Wyne

Bursting With Joy
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral Still Life
This painting was a demonstration at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas - the tulips were full of color and bursting open the day I painted this.  It is hanging at the gallery in a beautiful silver frame.  Contact the gallery or Kay for purchasing information.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Texas Cacti by Kay Wyne

Texas Cacti
30" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
Texas Cacti is on my easel drying, and I am ready for a studio critique.  Long  needles and spiny edges were fun to paint with my palette knives.  The rough, sandy foreground has rocks and tall dried grass clustered around the prickly pear cactus.  The cacti pads are painted in various shades of dark green with brown spines and colorful needles.  Tulip shaped flowers are coral, yellow and pink.  If I add more paint to this canvas, I will repost.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay Wyne

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bountiful by Kay Wyne - Sold

Bountiful
Sold
36" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Bountiful was sold to a lovely couple in the Denver area while they were visiting Santa Fe.  Thank you to Bill Hester of Bill Hester Fine Art for closing the sale and giving this contemporary palette knife painting a new home!  I am working on a commission in the studio...hoping to post some new progress photos tomorrow. Thanks of looking at my blog, Kay Wyne

Friday, June 2, 2017

Anticipation by Kay Wyne

Anticipation
40" x 40" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.
Thanks, KMW

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Farewell by Kay Wyne

Farewell
30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay Wyne for more info on this painting!
Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW