I was in a blue mood....I pulled out my blues in tubes and oil sticks and made a sample color chart. Then I picked the blues I thought would be great on this canvas, and mixed a lot of them. Here is pic of the blue hues that I had at the studio....probably more than I really need. But after years of painting, I have collected some great blues. Probably my top three colors are:
1 Richeson Ice Blue
2 Classic Cobalt
3 Charvin Linen Flower
More blue paintings to come...Thanks for looking at Jump-Start! Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing information. Have an artful day...Kay
Yarn Abstract 18" x 18" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas Contemporary Oil Painting
I painted this yarn painting after a trip to a knitting store in Princeton, New Jersey...The bins of yarn were beautiful and that gave me the inspiration to paint it on canvas. It was all about the color. I have been wanting to work on another yarn painting...it's a great subject matter with endless possibilities. Thanks for looking at this blog...Kay
I have painted series of floral still life, from photographs, fresh arrangements, and from my imagination. This painting was clearly a design that I dreamed up. I used bold colors, a wide flat brush, and mixed piles and piles of oils. This painting is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas and is available to purchase. This colorful abstract floral would give any room a lift! Thanks for looking at my blog....Have an artful day. KMW
My favorite canvas shape is the square, but I really like the canvas I picked for this horizontal still life. The vase of flowers is intentionally off-center. The bouquet fills the canvas and is spilling over the edges, implying that the bouquet is full and over-flowing. I used the palette knife on most of this painting. The canvas has plenty of texture color. I focused on lavenders and greens and greys and mixed piles and piles of oils when I painted this. This painting is for sale, and is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay
Thanks to Pam Massar at Dutch Art Gallery for framing this painting and selling at yesterday's art reception. I was able to meet the collector and visit with her about this familiar scene at the lake. I remember it well...we had great weather, beautiful setting and a good time at the Paint Out. The horn blew and we had two hours to work on our paintings...I was finished after an hour and fifteen minutes....of course I had paint everywhere and it took me a while to clean up. I used a Monarch flat brush and palette knife to paint this scene on the east side of White Rock Lake. Thanks for looking at this blog and the art posted. Have a great day....Kay
I was looking at some of my floral still life paintings, as we are setting up a new arrangement in the studio today. It is always fun to set up a still life, because the possibilities are endless! I hope to post a new still life soon!
Thanks for looking at my blog...tomorrow is a busy day with the spring show at Dutch Art Gallery. You are invited to come and meet the artists. I will be there in the gallery from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Here's your invitation! Kay
Invitation to art show opening, sneak peek and more.
This was a fun piece as I was able to work with the collector from start to finish. It was a great experience, and I was thrilled to have this contemporary landscape painting go to a new home in Texas. I was focusing on the soft color palette, especially the spa greens and grey blues, with hints and shades of peachy-oranges, naples yellow, soft lavenders and turquoise blues. I started with a base coat of grey and then took a large filbert brush and sketched out the shapes. Using my palette knife, I applied layers and layers of oils. I put a fan on it every night to help the drying process. I hope that the viewer can stand in front of this painting and get a pleasant and positive feeling from this palette knife painting. I am going to let the new owner title this contemporary landscape painting, so for now it is "Untitled". Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay Wyne
This painting is completed after starting it, taking a break from it, and revisiting the canvas. The smooth linen surface didn't have very much texture or tooth, months ago, and putting it aside when I got frustrated with the painting surface. Even though this is on a small canvas, I wanted to keep the brush strokes loose, colorful and energetic. "Vying For Position" is framed and ready to hang! Contact ME for purchasing info. Thanks for looking at this blog...KMW
This painting is one of my favorites, because I was so happy when I painted it, and it just flowed onto the canvas. It was the day after our kiddos told us they were expecting...our first grandchild. I mixed piles of greys, greens, lavenders and whites before I started painting. Then I stood in front of the canvas with my palette knife and started pushing and pulling the paint. This painting is available through Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. Thanks for looking at this blog. Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there! Kay
Layers of color and texture make Anticipation a painting with depth and interest. The palette knife was used to mix my piles of paint, and the apply it on the canvas. Bold colors over-lap. Shapes formed to make patches of colorful patches of flowers in this landscape. Here are a couple of close-ups of the canvas....
My favorite colors to mix right now are the pinks, corals and tangerines. Thanks for looking at this painting and blog...Have an artful day! Contact Kay for more information on this contemporary landscape. KMW
It's a warm summer evening with the sun falling into the horizon. Image standing in a beautiful field of color and watching the sun go down after a scorcher of a day. That is exactly what I imagined when I painted this landscape. Contact Kay for purchasing info. Thanks for looking at my blog! Kay
I started this abstract several months ago, and got to a point where I did not know what to do. This had originally started out as a floral landscape, but that changed very quickly. I had some lavenders, grey and greens mixed on my palette and took the palette knife to it. There is texture on the canvas because I used impasto to expedite the drying time. And, there is movement on the canvas, which keeps the eye moving around the canvas. I felt like the rotation movement looked like a whirlwind or the inside of a funnel cloud. Kind of fast and impulsive. Thanks for looking at my blog. Have an artful day...Kay
This painting, "Georgie Boy" was the product of a painting demonstration for a group of women at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. George is the mascot at our local Gecko Hardware Store. George came to the gallery and modeled for me, took a look around the gallery and entertained us all. Here is a pic of the painting demonstration.
In this photo George is taking a gander at one of my chicken & rooster paintings that is on display at Dutch Art Gallery.
George found a Kay Wyne rooster painting to critique...
Looking at these rooster paintings gives me reason to go visit George and paint a new Georgie painting. Thanks for looking at my art. Contact ME for more information on my art. Thanks, Kay
After visiting artist Don Sahli last weekend while in Wimberly, Texas I was admiring his work in the Pitzer's Fine Art Gallery. His studio and plein air work is amazing! Don was doing a demonstration in the gallery courtyard with a full audience. I have taken workshops from Don on a couple of occasions, and learned so much as he is a very talented teacher and artist. This is one of the challenging still life paintings I painted from his Evergreen, Colorado school of art. Going back and reviewing previous work refreshes my memory and reinforces some of the techniques I experienced and learned. Thanks for looking at my art....Kay