Sunday, January 31, 2016

Just Looking

Just Looking
14" x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel
Contemporary Magpie Painting
This is the third magpie painting that I have painted for an upcoming show.  Since I have three...I think it is a new series.  Just Looking is currently being framed up at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  Contact ME for more information on this painting.  Thanks, Kay

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Out On A Limb by Kay Wyne

Out On A Limb
16" x 8" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Magpie Painting
Today is Day #30 in the 30/30 Paint Challenge
Come back to this blog to see more paintings that I have 
yet to post...I am playing catch-up now that I have my
computer back!!!  Thanks for visiting my blog.
Contact ME with any questions or comments.
Kay Wyne

Friday, January 29, 2016

Angry Magpie by Kay Wyne

Angry Magpie
16" x 8"  Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Today is the first day in a long time that I have been able to blog....due to technical difficulties.  Spending less time on the computer equals more painting time in the studio.  This is one of three magpie paintings that are drying at the studio.  This guy was fun to paint, as he is full of personality.  Painting with basic white and black paint allows me to explore color values.  This is day Day # 29 in the 30/30 Paint Challenge.  Thanks for looking at my magpie!  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting.  Thanks, KMW

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Kaleidoscope Rooster by Kay Wyne

Kaleidoscope Rooster
18" x 18" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Rooster
My colors are bright and zingy on this rooster...I had fun with the wide brushstrokes and boldness in this rooster.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at this blog.  Kay

Saturday, January 16, 2016

White Rock Lake Plein Air by Kay Wyne

White Rock Lake in January
12" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
January in Dallas can be dicie, icie and just plain miserable when it comes to painting outside.  But yesterday was such a clear, warm and sunny day that I set out to paint at White Rock Lake with a friend.  We were perched in a very area of the lake, overlooking the water and land and the Dallas skyline.  We had a great day, and after an hour and a half, we had our paintings.  
Here is my set-up overlooking the lake and the skyline in the far away distance.
Here is a pic of the lake view that I painted.  I wanted to capture the crisp clean feeling of the day....even though it was January the colors were not the best.  I can't wait to go back to the same location when it is warm and the flowers are out.  Thanks for looking at this blog and the art.  Contact Kay for purchasing info. 

Friday, January 15, 2016


20" x 20" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Painting
Today's post is an abstract with lines and palette knife
work.  I got the oil bars out to add some variety in the
painting.  Thanks for looking at my painting...Kay Wyne

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Grey Skies by Kay Wyne

Grey Skies
30" x40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This canvas is still on my easel....I think it is done, but I want to let it sit for a few days so I can look at it and possibly make some minor changes.  I am not sure that this photo really grasps the depth and true colors.  There is plenty of paint on the canvas, since I used a rather large palette knife to paint.  I focused on mixing my oils so they all related well to each other.  I may retake the photo.  Thanks for looking at my art posted here...Kay

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Peaceful by Kay Wyne

12" x 16" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This is one of my favorite palette knife paintings...because
it went through so many changes to get to this finished stage. 
It started out as a 18" x 18" canvas, and had two grazing cows
in the foreground.  I didn't like the composition, so I took the 
canvas off the stretcher bars and cropped it down.  Framed up
in a dark plein air frame, it is hanging in our home.  
Thanks for looking at my art....Kay

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Blue Vase by Kay Wyne

Blue Vase
8" x 8" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
This one is sitting on my easel drying...
Contact Kay for purchasing info.
Thanks, KMW
P.S.  My sweet little Charlie visited me today...he
was looking at the paintings, listening to the 
music...he loved it all.

Monday, January 11, 2016

I Can See Forever by Kay Wyne

I Can See Forever
12" x 36" Oil on Canvas
Painted from a photograph, this landscape painting wildflowers in the foreground, scattered through-out the painting.  The background is hazy, with rolling hills or mountains in the distance.  Framed in a dark wood plein air frame, this painting is ready for a new home.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at my art.  Kay

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Abstract Nursery Art Project by Kay Wyne

Contemporary Abstract Nursery Paintings
Acrylic on Sixteen Cotton Panels
This is my latest nursery project for our new grandson.  I started with sixteen 6" x 6" RayMar Cotton Panels, painted the background white and slowly started painting shapes with the colors my daughter picked out.  She requested that the images be nonrepresentational with a certain color palette.  As I worked on the small surfaces, I kept adding and working the paint, until I felt like it was complete.  That happened three times.  I normally paint in oils, so working with the fast drying acrylics was a challenge.  I picked a simple white frame for each panel, and here is the result. I wanted a very clean but colorful presentation for the wall.     
I hope to be back in the studio today, as I have a show I an upcoming show in February.  I have several new pieces to post for the paint challenge, so check back in with me tomorrow.  Thanks, Kay Wyne

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Big Guy by Kay Wyne

Big Guy
30" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Thanks for looking at my art....Feel free
to contact ME for more information
on this painting.  Kay Wyne

Friday, January 8, 2016

Lost by Kay Wyne

16" x 12" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing information---Thanks, Kay

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lovely Day by Kay Wyne

Lovely Day
8" x 8" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
Day 7 in the 30/30 Paint Challenge
This painting is available to purchase.
Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Blue Vase by Kay Wyne

Blue Vase
24" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
I didn't get to finish my new painting for the painting challenge because I went to the Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots at the DMA, and my studio time was cut short.  But it was worth it.  Contact ME for purchasing info on this painting.  Thanks, Kay Wyne

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Far Away By Kay Wyne

Far Away
20" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract - Palette Knife Painting
I had an underpainting on this canvas that wasn't working for me, so I changed it up and got my palette knife out and started pushing and pulling the paint.  Then I used a rubber wipe-out tool to draw some lines and move paint around.  Then signed it!  Far Away is for sale, and you can contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at my blog....I will be in the studio today working on Day #6 for the paint challenge!  KMW

Monday, January 4, 2016

Abstract II by Kay Wyne

Abstract II (Untitled)
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
40" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This is the companion piece that hangs next to yesterday's painting that I posted.  Below is a picture of the two canvases on my easel.  Hanging as a diptych would make the painting approximately 40" x 60"...and would look great in a home or office setting.  The sides need to have a second coat of light grey paint, and I may put a few touches on it.  
Today is Day #4 in the 30/30 Day Paint Challenge.  I have several abstracts and florals on my easel...I can't wait to get back into the studio after the holidays and the crazy schedules.  Thanks for looking at my art on this Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  KMW

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Abstract by Kay Wyne

Abstract (untitled)
40" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Day #3 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge
I loved working on this canvas...I mixed and mixed piles of juicy oils before I started, as I wanted to keep my colors toned down and in control.  I started with a light grey background, including the sides of the canvas.  Then I roughed in my design with a filbert before I started with the palette knife.  I have a companion canvas that you will see tomorrow, so both canvases can stand alone or it can hang as a diptych.  There are layers and layers of paint, along texture.  I haven't decided on a title yet...any suggestions would be appreciated!  Thanks for looking at my art.  Kay

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Dreaming by Kay Wyne

36" x 36" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Painting
Layers of paint, drips of paint, palette knife work, brush work, and a large palette full of color made this painting fun and exciting for me.  I wish I had photographed all the steps and the process that I took to get to this point.  "Dreaming" was inspired by a beautiful floral bouquet.  This painting is drying at the studio after weeks of painting on it.  Contact ME for purchasing info.  I was able to start the year off with a great day of painting in the studio...Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Friday, January 1, 2016

Still Life - Sold

Still Life Commission - Sold
12" x 12" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Brush and Palette Knife Painting
Contemporary Floral Still Life
Today is Day 1 in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!  I believe that this is the seventh time Leslie has hosted this fun paint challenge, and this is my seventh experience to join in on all the fun.  Today's post is a commission that I just completed for a Christmas gift.  I have several projects sitting on my easel, and look forward to an artful 2016.  Happy New Year!  Kay