Saturday, December 31, 2011

Calm Morning

Calm Morning
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
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Friday, December 30, 2011

Palette Knife Rooster Painting in Progress

This contemporary palette knife painting is in progress.....probably 95% complete. I was very generous with the paint yesterday (I have the cad red in my hair to prove it!) The paint is layered on the canvas with the palette knife. I need the paint to set up before I do anything else. This rooster is on a 24" x 24" gallery wrap canvas, and will not need a frame. I hope to put the finishing touches on this guy today, then sign him and name him! Thanks for viewing.....Kay

Thursday, December 29, 2011

City Sheep

City Sheep
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Thanks for looking at this blog.
I have more roosters on the easel, hope to post a finished one tomorrow. Kay

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Old Friends - SOLD

Old Friends
Palette Knife Painting - Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is sold, but if you are interested in any of my other roosters and chickens, please contact me. Thanks, Kay at

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


New Mexico Landscape
12" x 16" Oil on Linen
I have so many unfinished paintings on the easels that I needed to remind myself of what a finished painting looks like. I hope to work on those half-completed roosters today. Thanks for viewing. Kay

Monday, December 26, 2011

Rooster in progress...

Since yesterday was Christmas Day, I spent the day with family at home. I did not hit the studio....but after all the cooking, gift giving and things were winding down, I pulled out my little Guerilla Box and started painting this contemporary rooster. I had a limited palette, and not a knife to be found. So, this 12"x 12" oil on gessoed masonite has a good start with a flat brush. I think I will keep him here at home to work on. I had started a new large rooster at the studio on the 24th....I can't wait to work on him. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. Kay

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Santas are all over the Wyne house. Each year I decorate with so many wonderful carvings of santas, angels, and snowmen. They are all different, each carving with it's own personality and characteristics.
What makes these so special is that they are all made by my dad, Charlie Miller. He works on his carvings year round, and generously gives them away during the holidays. They are all amazing!
I have collected dozens and dozens of carvings....all different shapes, sizes and colors.
This iron tree holds 28 Santas from around the is our favorite decoration. Dad really did a great job on these carvings.....when he made them years ago, he made three sets. Painting the wood carvings is a task that I have been working on...I prefer my oils on canvas, but these wood carvings are fun and challenging. I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas with friends and family.....Kay

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Small Floral

Small Contemporary Floral Painting
8" x 10" Oil on Raymar Panel
Christmas Special....$100
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rise Above

Rise Above
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Now it is completed. I decided it need a few falling leaves on the canvas.
Thanks for viewing...Kay at

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rise Above

Rise Above
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Might be completed. I need to look at it again tomorrow after sleeping on it.
Thanks for viewing, Kay

Monday, December 19, 2011

Just Because

Just Because
36" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Palette Knife Painting
My inspiration for this painting was a beautiful arrangement that son in-law Wes gave to daughter Lindsay. I asked what the occasion was......."just because" was the answer that I got. Painting the is drying at the studio. I used thick strokes with the palette knife.
Here is a close-up of the painting....the paint is built up on the canvas. Thanks for viewing this art blog. Have a good day...Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mr. Rooster

Mr. Rooster is hanging at Adieb Khadoure Fine Art in Santa Fe. He is painted on a heavy duty canvas, 30" x 30". This contemporary rooster is ready to find a new home! Thanks for viewing...Kay

Friday, December 16, 2011

Looking At You

Looking At You
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Available at Adieb Khadoure Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM
This rooster is bold, colorful and full of personality. He was a real character to paint. Thanks for viewing.....Kay

Thursday, December 15, 2011

On my easel...

This floral arrangement is absolutely gorgeous, even after a week has passed since Wes gave these to Lindsay. (Great choice of a sweet "just because" gift to your wife, Wes!) I spotted them on their coffee table, and could not resist.....I borrowed them for a couple of days. This photo isn't very good, which is the reason why it is beneficial to paint from a still life. What you see in life isn't the same as what you see in a photograph. It's better.
I was in the mood to paint BIG....this canvas is 36" x 36"... a great size. I toned the canvas with a transparent orange just so that I wouldn't start out with a stark white background. Then I sketched in the shapes with charcoal.
I am not sure what I am doing with the background, but I need to get it in because I am going to use the palette knife on this canvas....all the way.
Here is a close-up of the vase. As you can see, I started putting the color on with the palette knife, and the texture is building up. I can't wait to get to the studio and work on this one today...I hope to post an update on this tomorrow. Thanks for looking at my art, and have a great day. Kay

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Towering Over Me

Towering Over Me
20" x 60" Oil on Linen Gallery Wrap
Palette Knife Painting
This painting is colorful, contemporary and would great on a narrow but wall with a high ceiling. I started using earthy muted tones for the ground up to the horizon line. Then started to throw in some light and more intense colors for the leaves, sky and light ---- all bouncing off the trees. Thanks for looking at this painting.....and this blog. Contact Kay if you have any questions or comments. Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

State Fair Rooster

State Fair Rooster
12" x 16" Oil on Gallery Wrap Linen
Palette Knife Painting
This painting was painted at Dutch Art Gallery for a demo on Saturday. I had thought about wiping it at one point, but once I let the paint sit for a couple of days, I made several strokes with the knife and signed it. This rooster was at the Texas State Fair, all caged up.....John and I were walking through the barns, and this fellow caught my eye.
Here is a close-up of the linen......lots of texture because the paint was layered with the palette knife. I felt like I was frosting a cake! I did wipe the background once....I was talking during the demo and really wasn't thinking about the color choice.....I wiped the dioxazine purple (was too intense) and mixed some turquoise and cobalt blue for the background. I think that makes it pop. Thanks for viewing the art on this me for more information on this painting at 214-532-0325 or

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bubba In A Tub

Bubba In A Tub
24" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Bubba is finished!!!! It has taken me several months to finish this painting. Bubba is his real name, and his owners, Scott and Diane Bagley of Rural Route Illinois were kind enough to let me walk their farm earlier this year. His ear tag says # 305, and I had a very hard time reading what was underneath the numbers....I am thinking his name was on that tag, so I took the liberty of putting it on the tag. Bubba is real cute, and I wanted to capture his expression as he stood with his front feet in the tub. He is a special calf.......he has a twin!!!! (I should probably paint the twin so that there are no hard feelings between them.) And they look exactly alike. This contemporary calf is looking for a new home. Please contact me if you are interested in hanging Bubba in your home. Thanks for viewing....Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Over and Over

Over and Over
24" x 18" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Palette Knife Painting
No frame needed...ready to hang.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


14" x 18" Oil on Linen Gallery Wrap
I thought I was finished with this painting, but as I look at it, I see a few things that need work. Just a few hits of color. The Cad Red on this painting will take a long time to dry. I will work on this guy today after the art demonstration at Dutch Art Gallery. Thanks for looking....Kay

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sitting on my easel....

These two roosters are having a one-sided conversation on my easel. They aren't finished, but I hope to put some finishing touches on this contemporary oil painting this week. I am doing a painting demonstration tomorrow at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas....if you are in the neighborhood, please stop by! Thanks for viewing....Kay

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Martin Ranch Cow

Martin Ranch Cow - SOLD
12" x 12" Oil on Canvas
This contemporary cow painting is sold. If you are interested in any of my other bovine beauties, please check out my website or contact me. I have some paintings drying at the studio. Thanks, Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fenced In

Fenced In
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This donkey is at Adieb Khadoure Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. He is a colorful character, looking for a new home. Thanks for viewing....Kay

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Palette Knife Landscape

Palette Knife Landscape - SOLD
12" x 16" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Thick oils on this canvas give it texture and depth. This painting sold to a collector in California. I normally like working on larger canvases, but this 12" x 16" worked out well. The sides of the canvas are also painted with oils....the image is wrapped around the piece. Thanks for viewing....Kay

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Friends

New Friends
8" x 8" Oil on Canvas
Palette Knife Painting
More roosters and chickens are on the easel!
Have a great day, Kay.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Rudy Rooster

Rudy Rooster
12" x 16" Oil on Canvas

This contemporary rooster is framed and hanging at The Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. Please take time to visit the gallery for the third annual Artists of Texas membership show, "The Spirit of Texas". Thanks for viewing my art....Kay

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lucky Dogs

Lucky Dogs
12" x 12" Contemporary Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting brings back memories of a few trips to New Orleans...a typical street scene along Bourbon Street. This painting is available....please contact me if you are interested. Thanks, Kay at 214-532-0325 or

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quiet Times

Quiet Times
48" x 72" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is a a complete detour from most of the aspen paintings that I do. The color palette is soft and muted. I stayed away from the bold and vibrant color palette that I normally paint with. I wanted the viewer to be drawn into the painting....Thanks for viewing. Quiet Times is hanging at the gallery in Santa Fe. Please contact me if you are interested in this contemporary palette knife painting. Kay at 214-532-0325 or