Tuesday, July 14, 2020

On my easel...

Wildflowers 
40" x 30" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
This painting might be finished, so I though I would take this opportunity to look at it on the computer.  I want to think about it, and if I do make some adjustments tomorrow, it won't be much.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Have an artful day, Kay

Monday, July 13, 2020

Windy December

Windy December
8" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
En Plein Air Palette Knife Painting
This is probably one of my favorite plein air paintings.  I have so many paintings that I started outside, but was unable to finish.  I stuck it out on this one, even though it was a very cold and windy December day at White Rock Lake.  I like the feel of the painting...kind of moody, and because I used the palette knife, there was a lot of scraping and modeling of the oils.  This painting is available, and looks great in a dark mahogany wood frame with a gold inside liner.  Contact Kay for more information.  Thanks, KMW

Sunday, July 12, 2020

These Days



These Days
Contemporary Abstract
Oil, Charcoal and Oil Bars on Canvas
Approximately 50" x 50" on Unstretched Canvas

These days I am into abstracts, starting with what I call a roadmap.  I draw, paint and then scrape away the oils, and do all again.  I mixed my colors and mixed more colors, and my piles of oil overlapped...so that they are harmonious. I did not plan anything, it all happened and the prussian blue lines/vase was put in at the very end...so now I have an abstract floral.  This painting is drying in the studio.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW


Saturday, July 11, 2020

Anything Goes

Anything Goes
8" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Abstract
Using oils and oil sticks, I painted this small abstract in the studio along with a floral still life.  I needed to change things up, and I did on "Anything Goes".  I was painting several vases, in a variety of shapes and colors.  This painting is drying in the studio and will look great in a contemporary floater frame.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW

Friday, July 10, 2020

Glorious

Glorious
30" x 15" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
As I am spending lots of time in the studio during this pandemic, and I am on a flower kick.  I picked up a 30" x 15" canvas, and started throwing paint on it, scraping it --- not knowing what my game plan was.  I immediately saw some irises in a garden, and went with that idea.  I had great colors out on my palette from a previous floral painting.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Blowing In The Wind

Blowing In The Wind
30" x 40" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas 
NFS
This painting has a new home!  I was thrilled to be able to "barter" for some knitting services from a new friend in our neighborhood. With the expansion of several new grandbabies in our family, I was in need of knitted Christmas stockings, and found the perfect person for the job!  In return, she now has "Blowing In The Wind" in her White Rock Lake home.   

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Bold Blooms

Bold Blooms
36" x 36" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Abstract
I have been working on these blooms all week, and I can say that I am finished!!!  I thought I was finished three different times, but after a studio critique and some thought, I made a few minor adjustments, and "Bold Blooms" is drying in the studio.  These irises are colorful, energetic and interesting.  I went through several steps, using lots of layers of color, taking the paint off, they reapplying it.  Then I decided to take some charcoal to it, and you can see of of the drawing peeking through.  I can't wait to varnish and place this canvas on the wall---framing on this one is optional.  Putting a frame on it would really complete this painting.  Contact Kay 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

For You

For You
10" x 8" Oil on Linen Panel
Contemporary Floral
"For You" and "From Me" are companion pieces that can be hung together. Contact Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay

Monday, July 6, 2020

From Me

From Me 
10" x 8" Oil on Linen Panel
Contemporary Floral
This painting is going to Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas once it dries and gets varnished.  The gallery is going to custom frame this panel and it's companion piece up in a beautiful gold floater frame.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Sunday, July 5, 2020

High Drama

High Drama
Contemporary Abstract
24" x 24" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
I worked on this mixed media piece this week, and pushed and pulled the images.  I wanted the flowers to go in and out of focus, and loose some edges.  If you look closely, you can see I used charcoal to draw into the paint.  I was experimenting with some different color combinations.  This painting is drying in the studio.  Thanks for looking at my art.  Kay


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Bursting With Joy - Sold

Bursting With Joy
Sold!
16" x 20" Oil on Panel
Thank you to Pam Massar at Dutch Art Gallery for placing this painting in a new home.  It looked fabulous in a silver custom frame.  More florals on my easel.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Friday, July 3, 2020

Nest - Sold!

Nest
Sold!
10" x 10" Oil on Panel, Framed
Thank you to Lee Small Fine Art in Ft. Worth for placing this painting with a wonderful collector in San Francisco.  I love that this home lives with so much art!  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Vortex - Sold

Vortex
Sold
40" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Framed in a pewter floater frame.
This contemporary abstract has a new home with Dallas collectors.  It looks great framed and in their front living room.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Surprise - Sold!

Surprise
Sold at Dutch Art Gallery!  This 16" x 20" floral has found a new home, thank you to the gallery for putting a beautiful custom frame on it.  There's nothing like painting petals from life!  More floral paintings on my easel.  Thanks, Kay

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Roses For You - Sold

Roses For You
Sold
10" x 10" Oil on Panel
Contemporary Still Life
Thank you to Pam Massar of Dutch Art Gallery for placing this small still life in a new home!  The gallery made a custom frame for this colorful floral, dressing it up a bit.  More florals are on my easel in the studio.  Thank you for looking at my blog...Kay

Monday, June 29, 2020

Course of Color

Course of Color
12" x 16" Oil on Panel
Contemporary Landscape Palette Knife Painting
After changing directions on this painting by the urging of one of my collectors, I painted my first golf course.  I couldn't leave it with just greens...had to add some floral colors along the way. I mixed my colors and applied with a palette knife. This painting is drying in the studio.  Thank you for looking at my blog...Kay

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Tall Vase - Sold!


Tall Vase
Sold
5" x 5" Oil on Panel
Contemporary Floral
Thank you to Dutch Art Gallery for completing the sale of this small floral.  
Thanks for looking at my blog!
KMW

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Just Because - Sold

Just Because
SOLD!
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
"Just Because" has a new home, thanks to Pam Massar of Dutch Art Gallery.  It's alway great to know that my paintings have been placed in homes or offices and are being appreciated.  I remember painting this one from a still life set-up in the studio, as I borrowed them from my daughter Lindsay after son-in-law Wes gave them to her.  When I asked what the occasion was for giving Lindsay the flowers, Wes simply replied, "Just Because".  Thanks for looking at my blog. Have an artful day.  Kay

Friday, June 26, 2020

Good Vibes


Good Vibes
(thank you, Blake for the suggestion on the title!!!)
18" x 18" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
What do you do when you get a new palette knife?  Paint a palette knife painting!!!  I was so excited to get some new painting supplies, and since I have dropped (ruined) some of my knives, I decided to treat myself to a new one.  As I was playing with the paint, pushing and pulling the juicie oils, I came up with this abstract.  Lots of texture.  Beautiful colors.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  This painting is hanging at The Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas.  Contact ME with any questions or comments!  Kay

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Pinball Wizard


Pinball Wizard
48" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
Contact Kay for more info.
Thanks for looking, KMW

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

These Days


These Days
Contemporary Abstract
Oil, Charcoal and Oil Bars on Canvas
Approximately 50" x 50" on Unstretched Canvas
These days I am into abstracts, starting with what I call a roadmap.  I draw, paint and then scrape away the oils, and do all again.  I mixed my colors and mixed more colors, and my piles of oil overlapped...so that they are harmonious. I did not plan anything, it all happened and the prussian blue lines/vase was put in at the very end...so now I have an abstract floral.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Standing Tall

Standing Tall
16" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral
Hollyhocks stand tall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  My starting place for this painting began with a photograph of hollyhocks in downtown Santa Fe.  A friend of a friend passed the photograph along to me, and I asked permission to paint the garden.  These hollyhocks were colorful of various sizes and shapes.  I had fun with this painting, as it was the first time that I had painted hollyhocks.  I plan on painting more!  This one is drying in the studio.  Thanks for looking at my art.  Contact Kay with questions or comments.  Have an artful day!  Kay

Friday, June 19, 2020

High Hopes


High Hopes
36" x 12" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Oil Painting
"High Hopes" is varnished, and dry---ready for a new home.  This canvas is gallery wrapped, so framing is optional.  It is a very vertical piece, and will fit in a small and narrow wall area.  Currently, it is in my home, adding color and sunshine to my kitchen.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW

Thursday, June 18, 2020

On My Easel...

On My Easel...
I was able to get into the studio yesterday and stretch an empty stretcher bar with the help of Susan and Selena.  It's always easier with six hands!  I started painting on this 36" x 36" Gallery Wrap Canvas.  I was painting for the sake of painting, with no intentions but to have a good time with my brushes and oils.  Below are a couple of pics.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  More studio painting today.  Kay




Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Sun, Sand, and the Rock


Sun, Sand, and the Rock
20" x 24" Oil on Cotton Panel
Contemporary Seascape
This painting has a beautiful pewter/champaign frame on it, and is ready for a new home.  This rock is Up North and recognizable to many who frequent the beach on Lake Charlevoix each summer.  The rock has texture since it was painted with heavy oils and a palette knife.  In contrast, the sand on the beach is smooth and colorful.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay

Monday, June 15, 2020

Poseys For You

Poseys For You
8" x 6" Oil on Cotton Panel
Contemporary Still Life
Petals in a glass vase...a very typical still life set-up.  This small cotton panel was painted quickly and is very painterly.  I didn't dwell on each stroke, I just painted away.  I like the looseness and feel of this floral.  This painting is framed up and in the studio...contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Flower Power

Flower Power
12" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral
As I continue to stay at home and studio during this pandemic, I continue to paint on a daily basis.  It's a happy habit I have.  Yesterday I was in the studio by myself with these sunflowers.  I was using thick piles of oil, layers and layers of transparent, and found myself lost in the heavy golden petals flopping all over the canvas.  These bold sunflowers are drying in the studio.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my art.  Kay

Friday, June 12, 2020

Sunny Day

Sunny Day
16" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Still Life
I started with a photograph that I took last year in Greece of a food market, and zoomed in on a crate of lemons.  It was a sunny day, and the golden yellows were brilliant as I looked at the lemon harvest.  I had a good time at the easel painting this one, and I was thinking about starting a new series...I would have a good time going to the Dallas Farmers Market (if I practiced social distancing, of course) and picking out some fresh fruits or veggies to paint.   This painting is finished, and drying in the studio.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Blue Day

Blue Day
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This is a very dramatic landscape that has just about every color that was on my palette.  It's bold, and will look great once it is varnished and framed up.  I used two tools to paint this one...a Kemper wipe-out tool, and a #27 Palette Knife. It's got a lot of texture and paint on it.   Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Monday, June 8, 2020

Just For You

Just For You
10" x 8" Oil on Belgium Linen Panel
Contemporary Still Life
This small still life is getting a custom frame at Dutch Art Gallery.  Contact the gallery or ME for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Sunday, June 7, 2020

I See Red

I See Red
11" x 14" Oil on Panel
I painted this palette knife painting for The Dutch Art Gallery.  They plan on framing it in a red floater frame...I can't wait to see how it looks!  Thick oils cover this panel, giving it a lot of texture. Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Blooms

Blooms
10" x 10" Oil on Cotton Panel
Contemporary Still Life
This painting is sitting on my easel, drying in the studio. 
Contact Kay for more info.
Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay

Monday, June 1, 2020

Crossroads

Crossroads
12" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Abstract
There's a lot of movement on this panel.  Lots of color too.  I see several crossroads in the landscape, with some twists and turns along the way.  I used bold colors, a palette knife and a wipe-out tool.  Loads of thick oils on this one.  It is drying in the studio.  Thanks for looking at my blog....Kay

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Turning Heads

Turning Heads
20" x 16" Oil on RayMar Panel
Contemporary Floral
I was in the studio looking for something to paint, as I didn't have any fresh flowers.  I came across a photo that studio mate Selena had passed along to me.  It was a great photo of a sunflower garden.  So that's how this one started, and ended up with this title when studio mate Sharon told me it the blooms in the foreground look like they are turning their heads.  I agreed, and then named this one "Turning Heads".  Sunflowers are so interesting, irregular and exciting to paint.  This painting is available for purchase, and it is drying in the studio.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Contact Kay with any comments or questions.  KMW

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Always Changing

Always Changing
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Panel
Contemporary Still Life
As my bouquet of peonies changed each day, I would rearrange and put them in different vases.  The colors were amazing, but fading a little bit each day.  Petals were fragile and falling, even as I stood at my easel painting them.  This painting is drying in the studio.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Friday, May 29, 2020

Unforgettable

Unforgettable
20" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral Still Life
Last week I received a sweet surprise from my cousin Doug and his family.  Peonies!  I couldn't wait to get them to the studio.  They opened up fast, and changed colors and shapes everyday.  The colors were stunning.  By the end of the week, they had faded and started loosing their petals.  I have several paintings from this bouquet, and hope to post them soon.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Perfect Day


Perfect Day
48" x 72" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Abstract, colorful and textural describe this painting.  Painted with a palette knife, this painting is perfect for a home or office setting.  The sides of the canvas are painted, so framing is not necessary, but optional.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  Have an artful day.  KMW

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dallas Days


Dallas Days
36" x 48" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary City Scape
Inspired by a plein air experience at White Rock Lake, I decided that I would go with a large canvas --- 36" x 48" in the studio. The subject matter was the same, with the Dallas skyline in the background, White Rock Lake and the tall grass on the hill in the foreground. Wide brushstrokes and palette knife work were used to create this cityscape. Thanks for looking at this blog! KMW

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Fresh Pick


Fresh Pick
40" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
Variety is the spice of life!  With this painting I
made sure that there was variety in color, shapes, brush 
technique, textures, values, and of course the wide range
of blooms.  Probably my most favorite flowers in the still life
are the sunflowers...I like the droopy and irregular 
shapes that happen with the weight of the flower.  This 
painting is available for purchase.  Contact Kay for
more info.  Thanks for looking....KMW


Monday, May 25, 2020

Rock Church


Rock Church
12" x 12" Oil on Museum Quality Panel
Contemporary Landscape
Reference photo credit:  Missy Rodgers
Several years ago Missy took a fabulous photo of the historical Rock Church.  I started to paint it, and for some reason got bored or distracted.  You can read about the church:  Cranfills Gap The Rock Church.  This painting is available...contact Kay for more info.  Thanks, KMW

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Oh Happy Day!


Oh Happy Day!
18" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
My favorite canvas shape is the square, but I really like the canvas I picked for this horizontal still life.  The vase of flowers is intentionally off-center.  The bouquet fills the canvas and is spilling over the edges, implying that the bouquet is full and over-flowing.  I used the palette knife on most of this painting.  The canvas has plenty of texture and color.  I focused on lavenders and greens and greys and mixed piles and piles of oils when I painted this.  Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Jewel Box


Jewel Box
48" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
Contact Kay for more info.
Thanks for looking, KMW

Friday, May 22, 2020

Untitled Floral

Untitled - Help!
12" x 12" Oil on Panel
Contemporary Floral
It just occurred to me that I don't have a name for this painting.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.  There are three types of flowers and so many shades of red, orange and pink.   Contact Kay with any suggestions!  Thanks so much, KMW

Monday, May 18, 2020

Untitled Palette Knife Painting

Untitled
5 1/2" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Abstract
I have numerous projects going in different directions at the studio.  I have four florals started for Dutch Art Gallery, a home improvement project of chalk painting, a cross stitch project for a Christmas gift, painting on index cards, and then at home I am working on a jigsaw puzzle, and have my watercolors out in the home studio.  And I am reading more.  That's how I am handling the Covid19 Pandemic. Although Dallas is starting to open up and relax the stay at home rules, I don't think we will be going out and about quite yet.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Have an artful day.  Kay 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Far Away

Far Away
8" x 16" Oil on Museum Quality Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape
Finished!  I focused on mixing colors that were harmonious and layered them with my palette knife.  The paint is applied with some impasto to give it body and expedite the drying time.  This one will probably be custom framed to give it a polished and finished look.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Contact Kay with any questions or comments.  KMW


Friday, May 15, 2020

Peek A Boo

Peek A Boo
12" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral
What do you do when you get a new toy?  You play with it!!!  I got some new printer's rollers this week...in three different sizes.  I started spreading thin layers of paint with the rollers, and ended up with a globby mess.  Or so I thought.  I let the paint sit for a couple of days, and then looked for shapes, and I found sunflowers growing in tall grass.  Here's my finished painting, "Peek A Boo"!!!! This painting is available for purchase.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Summer Petals - Sold

Summer Petals
sold
10" x 10" Oil on Panel
This colorful still life sold a while back...
It always makes me feel good to know
that my paintings add some color and happiness
to my collectors.  Thanks for looking....Kay  

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Red Rose

Red Rose
8" x 8" x  2" Oil on Gessoed Cradleboard
Contemporary Floral
Roses are complicated flowers, with so many colors and shapes in each blossom.  I was painting the rose with a limited palette and quickly.  This painting is drying in the studio, and does not need a frame...it is ready to hang! Thanks for looking at my blog.  Have an artful day....Kay

Monday, May 11, 2020

Coming Home

Coming Home
12" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape
Painted in the studio, this pastoral scene is completed.  I started with a reference photo, then took off from there.  Contact Kay for more info on this small landscape.  Thanks for looking!  KMW