Friday, March 31, 2017

Colors of Spring by Kay Wyne

Colors of Spring
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape Painting
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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Still Life on my easel....by Kay Wyne

Untitled
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Still Life - Palette Knife Painting
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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Flower Power by Kay Wyne

Flower Power
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Color of Summer by Kay Wyne

Color Of Summer
10" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Abstract Floral

Abstract Floral - Untitled
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

First Rooster by Kay Wyne

First Rooster
20" x 16" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Rooster Series
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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Perfect Day by Kay Wyne

Perfect Day
48" x 72" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay Wyne for more information
on this contemporary abstract painting. 
Thanks, KMW

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Wildflowers Galore by Kay Wyne


Wildflowers Galore
24" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Linen
Contemporary Floral Landscape
If you like bold and vibrant colors, this painting will get your attention.  "Wildflowers Galore" is a palette knife painting with lots of texture.  The pops of color give this painting energy and life.  Contact Kay for more information on this contemporary landscape.  Thanks, KMW

Friday, March 17, 2017

Wheat Fields by Kay Wyne

Wheat Fields
30" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape
Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing information.
Thanks, KMW

Wednesday, March 15, 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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tight Bunch by Kay Wyne

Tight Bunch
20" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting!
Thanks, KMW

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lush by Kay Wyne


Lush
18" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
I painted this abstract landscape yesterday in the studio, starting with a canvas that was half completed.  It was five cowgirls sitting on the back-end of a pick up truck.  I had lost my interest in the painting, so I grabbed a palette knife and started covering the canvas.  Some of the color on the original painting peeks through the layers of paint...making it interesting and giving it depth.
Close-up of the knife work.  Lots of loose knife action, giving the canvas texture.    I painted the sides of the canvas Vulcan Grey, so framing is optional.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting or any of my other canvases.  Thanks, KMW



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Launch Into The Blue - Sold

Launch Into The Blue
20" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Commission
Contemporary Seascape Painting
It's another boat painting for a Northern Michigan boater and collector of art---capturing the waves and excitement of being a part of the Boyne Thunder Race in July.  This beautiful boat is making it's way through the channel in Charlevoix, Michigan out into Lake Michigan.  I wanted to capture the colorful crowd, the neat lighthouse and the captain of boat - Jim - on canvas.  This painting is drying in the studio, and will be varnished before it is shipped Up North!  Painting this image really made me anxious for summertime and the Michigan beach.  Thanks for looking at this blog...If you would like to talk to me about a commissioned painting, contact ME.  Thanks, Kay

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wings by Kay Wyne

Wings
40" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Layers of oils make this original oil painting fun, interesting and whimsical.  I started with an abstract underpainting, then worked with a palette knife on the dragonfly. I imagined painting the colorful stained glass in our church sanctuary when I was working on the shapes and lines in the wings.  This painting is available for purchase.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this contemporary dragonfly!  Thanks, KMW

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Upstream by Kay Wyne

Upstream
Contemporary Abstract
48" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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, and is ready for a coat of varnish. 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 painting.  Thanks, KMW

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

On my easel....

40" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
I took some willow charcoal and put in a rough sketch of where I wanted the dragonfly.  I thought I would let some of the polka dots show through, but they eventually got covered up.
I am using my palette knife on this canvas---applying thick amounts of oils loaded with impasto.  More work in the studio today.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay Wyne

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Red Dragonfly - Sold

Red Dragonfly
32" x 32" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is sold, but I needed to see it yesterday, as I was working on an abstract canvas, 40" x 40" and it wasn't going in the right direction for me.  So I immediately searched for the photograph below (thank you, Mark Malone).  I could see that the abstract needed a dragonfly and so I grabbed some charcoal and started drawing... 
Here is the canvas that was moving in the wrong direction...will post pics tomorrow on my progress.  Heading to the studio to paint, as I am in-between commissions. Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay Wyne 


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Dusty Roses by Kay Wyne


Dusty Roses
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This painting is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  It is custom framed in a silver and gold moulding --- and it looks fabulous!  This painting was created with a palette knife and muted colors on a museum quality canvas panel.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on contemporary floral paintings.  Thanks for looking at my blog....Kay

Friday, March 3, 2017

Blue Vase by Kay Wyne

Blue Vase
24" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
This painting is loose and colorful.  It does require a frame...and is looking for a new home.  Contact Kay Wyne for more info.  Thanks!  KMW

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Teeny Tiny Floral by Kay Wyne


Teeny Tiny Floral
3" x 3" Oil on Cradleboard Panel
Contemporary Floral
I placed two very large orders of art supplies last week, and I tried some new brushes, panels, and colors in my oils.  Here is a small panel that I purchased, and with some left over paint from another painting, I played around in the studio.
Here I am holding this panel, just to give you an idea of the size.  I was letting some areas in another painting dry before I laid in more paint, so it was a fun break to paint these panels that look like tiles.  More tomorrow....Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay Wyne

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Simple Pleasures - Sold

Simple Pleasures
12" x 12" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Floral
This painting is sold, but I was looking through my files of paintings and stopped at this one.  It is very abstract with shapes blocked in and no detail.  No fussiness at all, giving it a clean contemporary look.  When I finish my commission that is on the easel, I think I will dive into a still life painting.  We have plenty of fresh flowers in the studio, as several of my studio mates are painting florals.  It's spring, and we all love flowers.  Thanks for looking at my blog....more new paintings are in the studio.  Kay Wyne