Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Far Away

Far Away
8" x 16" Oil on Panel
Contemporary Landscape/Palette Knife Painting
This panel was a floral--- and a wiper.   I decided to use my leftover paints from another painting on this small panel.  The texture is so thick that you want to touch it!  This one is drying in the studio.  Thanks for looking at my art.  Stay safe.  Kay

Monday, March 30, 2020


18" x 18" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Nest Series
I finished this palette knife painting yesterday in the studio.  It had been in the works for a couple of months.  I had piles and piles of mixed oils on my palette.  Mixing paints is a really fun thing to do, and I usually mix a wide range of colors all at once.  Once my piles of oils are ready I can use my palette knifes, brushes and tools to apply the paint. This one has lots of texture!  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay 

Sunday, March 29, 2020


24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
Thick paint applied with a big brush
gives this canvas a playful and abstract feel.
The greys, greens, corals and blues make
this color palette pleasing to the eye.
Contact Kay for more information
on this painting.  Have an artful day.  

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Colors of the Day

Colors of the Day
12" x 16" Oil on Museum Quality Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
I had originally worked on a floral still life---vertical format.  When that didn't work for me, I scraped the panel and turned the canvas horizontally.  Of course I had huge piles of paint on my palette after finishing "Cactus Patch", so I got out my favorite palette knife and went to work.  Thick layers of paint overlap each other.  This painting is drying in the studio.  I did throw in some impasto to expedite the drying process.  Thanks for looking at my blog..Kay

Friday, March 27, 2020

Cactus Patch

Cactus Patch
24" X 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape
Reference Photo Credit:  Selena Dixon
This cacti painting is finished!  I used Selena's photo from a a cactus patch located in Austin.  I veered away from the photo once I had my large shapes in, changing the background and adding color.  If you look closely, you can see I added violets, reds, magentas and turqoise to the painting to jazz it up.  This painting is drying in the studio, and the sides of the gallery wrap canvas are painted a medium portland grey.  Thanks for looking...Kay

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Colour My World

Color My World
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape
I framed this palette knife painting and it is hanging in the studio.  I have had quite a few comments about the color palette I used, along with the movement and texture in the painting.  I may take it home to enjoy now that it has a handsome frame on it.  I have been working in the studio and soaking up our sunshine, and obeying the "stay in shelter" rules we have in Dallas.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

On my easel...

I started a 24" x 24" gallery wrap canvas by toning it with magenta and diox.  Then I started drawing the big shapes.  I am using a photo taken by one of my studio mates as a reference/jumping off place.  In the second photo you can see that I was working on my darkest darks....getting them dark.  In the third photo I started defining the shapes and finished the background with scribbles and calligraphy.  Hoping to put the flowers and needles in today.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay