Friday, October 30, 2009

Bag Lady

Bag Lady
Oil on 8" x 10" Canvas
This painting is one I started months ago, and forced myself to finish. John and I were in New York City visiting about a year ago, and we were taking a break, sitting in a park people watching. This lady was very busy filling her bags with treasures from the trash can. One person's trash is another person's treasure....I believe that is how the saying goes. I thought this lady had alot of character. This painting is for sale. Please contact me for more information. Thanks for viewing this blog.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Martin Ranch Cow

Martin Ranch Cow
Oil on 12" x 12" Gallery Wrap Canvas
This lovely cow lives at the Martin Ranch in South Texas, near Columbus. Wait a minute, I think it is the Martin Farm. Anyway, last March the artists at Studio Art and Soul and a few other creative individuals went to John Martin's place (notice I did not say Ranch or Farm because I am not sure what it is.) I took alot of photos of cows. I finally finished this one today. Signed it. It has been in the works for about 6 months....but I got bored with her, and put her away for months. Now she is out!!!!

As my son, Blake was driving the Polaris around in the pasture, I was taking pics of these creatures. This one just stared at me. I have yet to name her, so I am open to any suggestions. My first cow I painted was Elsie, so that name is out. I was thinking about Harriett because she had big, hairy eye brows and eye lashes.

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing, or hit the Pay Pal button! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cup Cake

Here's another little cup cake painting....5" x 5" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas. I have finished my cup cakes....about five new ones. I started an abstract yesterday, changed the direction that I am going on it today. Changed colors, shapes and I am liking it better. I also put finishing touches on a cow that I started last March after a trip to the Hill Country. We had a full studio today...everyone except Linda was there. We planned for the Open Studio Tour, and celebrated Suzy's Birthday. It was a good day. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Another Cup Cake

Another Cup Cake
8" x 8" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This fun and colorful painting would make a great little birthday or celebration gift. It is painted on the gallery wrap sides, so no framing needed. It is ready to hang! If you would like to purchase, please contact me, or click on the By Now button. This painting is $50.00 plus shipping and handling.Have a good day....

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Horizon Series: Abstract 1023

Horizon Series: Abstract 1023
Here is another Horizon Series Painting....This 18" x 18" Gallery Wrap Canvas has color, lines, shapes and texture. The oil paints were pushed around with palette knives and brushes. If you are interested in purchasing this contemporary oil painting, please contact me at:

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Horizon Series: Abstract 20

Horizon Series: Abstract 20
Oil on 18" x 18" Gallery Wrap Canvas
This contemporary abstract painting was donated to an Art Sale to be held on December 10, at the Andelon Art Gallery in Dallas. The proceeds from the Art Sale will benefit The Scholarship Fund at the St. Mary of Carmel School. 100% (isn't that great---100%) of proceeds from the sale of art will benefit The St. Mary of Carmel Scholarship Fund. St. Mary of Carmel is a parochial PK-8 school in west Dallas, with an enrollment of approximately 200 students. The school provides a fabulous education in a loving and safe environment. Scholarship funds enable more students to attend and many to continue their education at the school. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, contact Liz Schneider ( ).

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lucky Dog Stand

Lucky Dog Stand
9" x 12" Oil on canvas
This palette knife painting has layers of color applied to the canvas. I painted this New Orleans Lucky Dog stand earlier this year with a brush. I wanted to see how the two look next to each other. Actually, I think I like the palette knife painting better. It doesn't have all the detail that the first painting has. I finished up five small paintings yesterday, and have several on the easel waiting for finishing touches. Thanks for viewing this blog!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Parade Route

This painting was sold on Saturday at the Dutch Art Gallery. It is a 12" x 12" gessoed masonite oil painting. I was inspired by the beads hanging on fences, telephone wires, trees...all over New Orleans. I just could not believe that these beads were left behind....just a sign of what a fun, colorful party town New Orleans is. I hope the new owner of this painting enjoys it! Thanks for viewing my blog.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dutch Art Gallery Pictures

Susan Moss, myself and Laurie Pace

Sharon Hodges, myself, Karen Rike, Donna Page
Carol Morgan. These are just a few of my painting
buddies...we all paint together at Studio Art and
Soul in The Cedars. (Sharon's paintings are in the

Son Blake, daughter Lindsay, and husband John.
These three are my greatest supporters....they
encourage me to paint, paint, paint.

Lindsey (girlfriend) and Blake...they came in
from Houston to the show. Shea Baby painting
is in the background.

Those are just a few pics that I have from the
Artists of Texas Show----Somewhere in Texas:
A Painting Begins. I hope that you have the
opportunity to stop in and see the show. There
are over twenty artists displaying work until the
end of November. Thanks for looking at my blog!

Monday, October 19, 2009

On the easel at Studio Art and Soul........

Does anyone know who this is?
Does anyone know who this cute beach couple is? Let me know if you recognize them....I am not finished with this painting. It is coming husband told me to start painting here I go....hope to put some finishing touches on it tomorrow at the studio. Thanks for viewing my blog!!!

Arabian Abstract

Arabian Abstract----SOLD
This contemporary painting sold on Saturday at the Dutch Art Gallery. This colorful palette knife painting is hanging in a home in Lake Highlands. We had a beautiful day on Saturday for the show...I met lots of artists, some who had traveled many miles to come to the opening. I will be posting some pictures from that event. Pam at the Dutch Art Gallery had a wonderful reception and the art was displayed all over the gallery. If you were unable to attend, please go see the show! Thanks for visiting my blog and viewing my art. I appreciate it!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Eat Your Veggies

Eat Your Veggies
Oil on 6" x 8" cotton panel
Today is the opening reception at the Dutch Art Gallery for the Artists of Texas...this painting is all framed up and hanging for that show. Please stop by from 2-5 today for the artist's reception. Today is a busy day for so many people...there are alot of events in Dallas...including the State Fair of Texas, Texas/OU footbal, Race for the Cure, White Rock Artist Studio Tour, and the list goes on and on. Thank heavens we are having wonderful crisp, sunny weather. No rain in the forecast. I will be away from my easel today, but hope to get back in the studio tomorrow. Thanks for viewing my blog! Have an artful day.
$150.00 Framed

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Three Eggs

Three Eggs
9" x 12" Oil on Canvas

This contemporary oil painting is all framed up at the Dutch Art Gallery. The Artists of Texas reception will be held this Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. I hope that you can come and see all the art from 24 Artists of Texas. Have an artful day!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This contemporary abstract painting is hanging at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. It is a part of the upcoming show by the Artists of Texas. The artist's reception will be this Saturday, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Please come a view all the art that is on display. Thanks for viewing my blog!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Oil on 18" x 18" Gallery Wrap Canvas

This abstract will be at the Dutch Art Gallery Exhibit next week. The Artists of Texas will have a show beginning Saturday, October 17th. Reception to meet the artists will be from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. that day. Don't miss,
Somewhere in Texas: A Painting Begins!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Two Plus One

Two Plus One
Today’s painting is a 8” x 8” gallery wrap canvas. Oil of course. The title of the piece is “Two Plus One” and I painted it last Sunday. I was at the studio and was looking for something to paint, and looked in the refrigerator, and found two pears and two apples. I fooled around with them, working on a still life, and finally got a good pose for two pears and one apple. I always like using odd numbers…in groupings and collections. So, I painted away. I went into the studio on Monday, and needed to change something about one of the pears. I wasn’t sure what it was, so I went looking for the pears. Gone. I asked Sharon, who has originally purchased the fruit where MY pears were. She said that she had gotten hungry and ate them. So, I asked her what was wrong with my pear, we talked about it, and I made a few stroke adjustments, and signed the painting.

I should of painted the painting alla prima. If this term is new to you, alla prima painting would be started and finished in one painting session, but the term is also more loosely applied to any painting done in a direct, expressive style, with minimal preparation. Alla prima comes from Italian, literally meaning "at once". The French term is premier coup. Famous painters who worked in an alla prima style are as diverse as Paul Cezanne, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Caravaggio, Hieronymus Bosch, and Frans Hals.

I hope to go to the studio today and paint alla prima. We’ll see how it goes. Have an artful day! Thanks for viewing my blog.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Studio Time...What's on the easel....

Studio Art & Soul
Kay's new easel
I have been spending alot of time down at the studio...getting ready for some upcoming shows. I had a great week...I got a new easel!!! I had been borrowing one of Suzy's easels, and really needed to get my own. I have several portable easels, but they are not very sturdy, and aren't made for large pieces. I doubt that the easel will make me paint differently, but it sure is nice! I wonder how long it will take for my easel to look like Sharon's easel.....plastered in strokes, dabs and globs of oil paint. That would give the easel some character and personality for sure.

It is a busy time of year...lots of football games, the State Fair of Texas, and Art Festivals. It is beginning to feel like fall in Texas. We were able to turn off the air conditioning this week, and were able to open the windows. I hope to go to the studio today since it is raining...have a great day.