Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tow Truck

This is a 9" x 12" oil painting, painted from a photo I took in Salado, Texas. We were eating lunch at the local BBQ joint, and this truck was parked in a front yard across the street. We all thought it had alot of character. Actually, the whole town has alot of character. This is my second painting of an old truck, and I must say it is not getting easier. The next truck I paint is going to be on a larger canvas...I have a photo of an old truck in Madrid, New Mexico that I want to start today. This painting is framed and hanging up at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. If you have time, please go see the show. Thanks for viewing my blog!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Two Eggs

Two Eggs
Oil on 6" x 6" Cotton Panel
This little painting probably needs a frame, although it is propped up on an easel at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. This is one of my smalls...The eggs are nestled down in the grass...Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Eleven Eggs

Eleven Eggs
Oil on 18" x 18" Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is hanging at Studio Art & Soul in Dallas.
It is available for frame needed.
I am not painting today, as I need to make an airport run and I have a garage project going on.
I hope to paint later this weekend.
For more information on this painting, please see my website,
or call me at 214-532-0325.
Thanks for viewing my blog!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Studio Art & Soul Artists

Studio Art & Soul Artists
Here we are...all eleven of us before the Open Studio Tour on Saturday. From left to right: Grant Schirpik, Gail Kirkham, Linda Greer, Donna Page, me (Kay Wyne), Karen Rike, Mark Malone, Carol Morgan, Michael Terstriep, Suzy Moritz and Sharon Hodges. The day was a huge success, and we all had a great time. Thanks to everyone who attended!!!

Finish Line

Finish Line
Oil on 16" x 16" canvas
This painting sold yesterday at the studio tour. I have always like the subject matter, color, movement and balance in this painting. A very nice lady named Madge purchased this, and I have no doubt that it will be hanging in a very nice place. Thanks to Madge and all the other visitors at the studio was alot of fun and success!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Floral at Open Studio Tour

24" x 24" Oil on canvas

This painting is on display at Studio Art and Soul. The annual Open Studio Tour is TODAY!!!! Got to get down to the studio and do some last minute things. Please stop in if you are in the downtown Dallas area. The 7th Annual Cedars Open Studio Tour is today, Saturday, Nov 21, 10-6. If you are in Dallas, come start the tour at Studio Art and Soul, 1505 Beaumont, Dallas 75215. Lots of talented artists will have their work on display!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

On the easel...

Yesterday I painted...started this painting of the Golden Gate Bridge. I was using a photograph John Wyne took about a year ago. The paint is on very thick. I have to put some more shadows and highlights in, along with the cables. I wasn't sure that I had the right orange-red color on the bridge, so I came home from the studio and researched it. Sherwin Williams #6328 is the color on the bridge, so I will stop at a Sherwin Williams and pick up a paint chip. The official color name is Fireweed. We have great memories from that California trip a year ago...makes me want to go back. I can't wait to finish this one up. Maybe my post tomorrow will be the finished painting!
This painting --- along with many others will be on display at the 7th Annual Cedars Open Studio Tour this Saturday, Nov 21, 10-6. If you are in Dallas, come start the tour at Studio Art and Soul, 1505 Beaumont, Dallas 75215. Lots of talented artists will have their work on display!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NYC Bag Lady

NYC Bag Lady
I just framed this painting up yesterday, and it will be on display at the Cedars Open Studio Tour on Saturday. The weather will be great...there is alot of studios open, and of course lots of art. I hope that you can visit Studio Art and Soul! For more information on this event, please go to 7th Annual Cedars Open Studio Tour for directions and a map. Thanks for visiting this blog!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Studio Art & Soul

Once a year, artists and businesses of the Cedars open their doors to give visitors a chance to really experience a creative evolving neighborhood, rich in art, history, dining and entertainment. Meet the artists who live and work in the Cedars. See where we work and what we create. And of course, there's always the opportunity to find the perfect piece of art to take home. For more information about the tour and the artists, click on this link.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Finish Line

Finish Line
18" x 18" Oil on canvas
This contemporary oil painting will be down at Studio Art and Soul for the Cedars Open Studio Tour this Saturday. Please try to come and visit if you live in the DFW area.
Please visit for a glimpse of some of the art on display and directions. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

NYC Times Square

NYC Times Square
I have been neglecting my blog....I have been getting ready for our Open Studio Tour next Saturday. Finishing up some paintings, cleaning out my work station, and getting organized. It seems like we have alot to do at the studio....and so much of it has to be done at the last minute. Here is a painting that I pulled out and will be displaying next weekend. I hope that you are able to visit Studio Art and Soul in The Cedars next will be alot of fun.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Oil on 18" x 18" Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is at the Expressions 2009 National League of American Pen Women Juried Art Show, located at the Lakewood Library in Dallas. Last night was the artists reception. Lots of people! This painting was awarded Honorable Mention. More painting today at the studio, as we are getting ready for the Cedars Open Studio Tour.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Celebration---36" x 36" Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is hanging at the Lakewood Library in Dallas.
November 12 - December 5
Artists Reception
Thursday, November 12
6 - 8 pm
Lakewood Library
6121 Worth St, Dallas, TX 75214

Monday, November 9, 2009

Santa Fe, Madrid & Chimayo New Mexico

Little chapel located way out in the country...on an old western movie set.
Chimayo....the little chapel with so much history.
Driving to Madrid, this old rusty truck has seen better days. It should be great subject matter for a painting!
The Plaza in Santa Fe...people were selling jewelry and art on the sidewalk.

We are back! I did not want to post all 314 photos that I took over the weekend...but here are a few. John and I were able to do everything on our to-do list, and more. Canyon Road was fabulous, the Friday Night Gallery Walk was fun. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum was very interesting, as was the Capital Art Collection, and all of the galleries we hit. John even found the Eaves Western Movie Set located somewhere on a country road between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. El Santuario de Chimayo is such a special place...holy dirt and all. Now that we are back in Dallas, I can't wait to get in the studio. New Mexico is so neat and inspirational!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Texas Star

Texas Star
This contemporary oil painting is on a 16" x 16" canvas. Sides are painted, but a frame would be very handsome on this painting. Years ago John and I bought some iron architectural elements from an old man at Canton Trade Days. We painted them and hung them on the brick wall on the patio. They are quite interesting, and although they must have an official name, I call then Texas Stars. I haven't signed this painting yet, but it is finished. Almost. I hope to get to the studio today and put finishing touches on several paintings. John and I are off to Santa Fe for a few days of touring around New Mexico. The weather will be rain in the forecast. I will be back next week --- hopefully with some new photographs and ideas for paintings. Have a good weekend!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


This is a 18" x 18" oil painting on a gallery wrap canvas. Very colorful. Inspired by yarn. Lots of stacked up yarn in a bin. It is a kaleidoscope of variegated colors. I thought I would rename this painting, but Yarn it is. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing. No frame is ready to hang!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Horizon Series: Abstract 1027

Horizon Series: Abstract 1027
Oil on 22" x 30" Gallery Wrap Canvas
When I started this painting, I was thinking of painting abstract circles...but after one day of painting, I changed my mind and went in another direction. After day one, the canvas composition changed...and I put a horizon line it in, and took out the circles. It was too complicated, so I painted out everything. I also changed my color palette. Some of the colors were random, like the cad yellow and paynes gray. I wasn't happy with the color combination. I put down the brush and picked up the palette knife. The layers of paint went on...I have not signed this painting, but it could be finished. I am taking a few days to let it sit before I sign it.
This contemporary abstract is on gallery wrap canvas, so no frame is needed. It is ready to hang once I sign and make a few minor changes.

I did not get to paint yesterday...but had a good day walking the barns and fields of Canton, Texas at First Monday Trade Days. It was great weather, good shopping. After all the crummy wet weather we have had, it was nice to be out in the sunshine. Looks like another great sunny day in Dallas. I can't beleive it is November!!!