The Saguaro cactus grows in Arizona, having a long lifespan of 150 years or more. I can only think that this one has many years on it. The arms are massive and very interesting in shape and the way they twist and turn from the trunk. John and I found this large Saguaro in Sabino Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. I wanted to paint all the different colors of the desert that you see when you are there in person, and using my imagination, added some beautiful violets, corals, greens and greys. This large Saguaro fills the canvas, giving it a presence on the canvas, just as it does in the desert. This painting is drying in the studio. Contact Kay for more info. Thanks for looking at my blog. Kay
Painted in thick oils, this small floral still life is drying in the studio. I painted it with a #8 Bright Brush, lots of thick paint and music on in the studio. I will varnish and frame it up once it is dry. Thanks for looking at my blog. Kay Wyne
This is one of my son's favorite paintings...so I gifted it to him for Christmas. I think that this magpie has spunk and character. Mixing my cool and warm greys was experimental and a good lesson on values. The brush strokes are loose and deliberate giving this magpie a painterly look. I was thrilled that Blake was very fond of this painting, as I will be able to see it knowing where it lives. Thanks for looking at my blog....KMW
Extravagant Ways Oil and Oil Stick on 40" x 40" Gallery Wrap Canvas Contemporary Abstract Floral
I love painting on large square canvases. This 40" x 40" canvas is drying in the studio, waiting to be varnished. Actually this is a mixed media piece because I used charcoal, oils, and oil bars. Using the willow charcoal stick, I scraped into the layered oil when it was wet. I enjoyed experimenting with different color combos as I worked my way through the painting. The asymmetrical design and irregular shapes gives the imagination a chance to go to work. Contact Kay for more info on this original painting. KMW
The cacti in downtown Dallas are unbelievable when you look at the color they produce. John was downtown a few weeks ago and took a picture of this blooming flower on a rather large prickly pear cactus. I really enjoyed painting this small panel. Thanks for looking at my blog, and be sure to contact Kay with any questions/comments. Kay
I had a panel that I was ready to trash, and decided to turn the panel upside down and start something new. No more boats on this painting! I had lots of lavenders, greys, and flesh tones on my palette, so I decided I would paint the beach. The seagrass (thinking of Seabrook Island) is shooting out of the sand---I wish I had used some impasto on the grass, as it will take a long time for the globs of paint to dry. Thanks for looking at my blog...I hope that you can feel the sand between your toes when you see this painting. Thanks, KMW
I was painting from memory, and going abstract on this panel. I wanted to get the colors right, and big blocks of shapes. This is a floral, but in a very abstract way. You might see something else. I had fun painting it, and that's important! Contact Kay for more info on this painting or any other paintings on my blog. Stay cool. I will be in the studio avoiding the brutal Texas heat! Thanks for looking, KMW
I was asked by a collector to paint a unique location that he is very fond of. While on a recent fly fishing trip with a friend, this was a sign that he drove by multiple times, looking for a good fishing spot. It's close to Bluff City, Tennessee on Old Weaver Pike Road. I can't say that I have been there, but I wanted to paint the feeling of the countryside, as if the viewer is standing in front of the sign.
Using a small photo as my reference, I wanted to get everything in the painting...including the tractor tire, the barn, the truck, the rusty old farm equipment, the saint on the fence post, and of course the imperfect and hand-made sign.
This painting has been shipped to Chicago and will be framed up before it finds it's new home. This is a "one and only" painting - I doubt that I will ever be requested to paint something like this again. It was fun and challenging, and I am thrilled that "Your Cows Are Out" has a new home! Thanks for looking at my blog, Kay.
8" x 8" Oil on Cradleboard Contemporary Floral Still Life
Lately I have been into small bouquets of tightly packed florals on a small scale. I am simplifying a small vase with three or four colorful flowers. It's so hot here in Dallas that I am staying cool in the studio...more florals to post tomorrow! Contact Kay for more info on any of the art posted here. Thanks, KMW
This small palette knife painting was painted on the front porch of the cottage Up North this past summer. I was focused on the colors in the sky and water on the beautiful July afternoon. Thanks for viewing....Kay
The subject matter for this contemporary abstract were the colors and shapes of a summertime walk. Bits and pieces of that day are on this canvas. I was imagining the warmth of the sun, the blue sky and walking over the bridge. This painting has the sides painted with a deep portland grey and is ready to hang. No framing needed. Contact Kay with more info on this painting. Thanks for looking at my blog! KMW
Expressive Abstract 52" x 52" Oil on Canvas Untitled Contemporary abstract full of shapes, colors and lines. This canvas can be sized down to fit any space --- it is 52" square. It was painted on a flat (unstretched) piece of gessoed canvas. Contact Kay Wyne for more info on this painting. Thanks, KMW
8" x 8" x 2" Cradleboard Contemporary Floral Still Life
I got into the studio yesterday and found a reference photo that I had taken years ago. The occasion was daughter Lindsay's college graduation, and someone had sent her the most beautiful arrangement. So I took the opportunity to paint the petals on a smooth cradleboard. The paint slid all over the surface, but I kept on applying layers and layers of thick paint. This one will take a long time to dry! Thanks for looking at this blog. Kay Wyne
I love color, and here's a wonderful book of color---owned by grandson Charlie Henry. We look at the beautiful colors and talk about them all the time. This book presents nine basic colors and twenty shades of each color. It's beautiful and I never get tired of looking at the color swatches. If you have little ones, or not, I recommend this book! More paintings tomorrow....Kay
40" x 40" Oil, Oil Bar and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This large canvas went through a lot of changes to get where it is today. It is completed, after going through many changes. Layers of drawings, brushwork and scraping finally got me to the place where I felt like this abstract was finished. It's dry in the studio, with the sides of the canvas painted a dark vulcan grey. (Framing is optional....it's wired, and ready to hang!) The spice of turquoise offsets the muted pinks, whites and greys. When you look up close you can see drawings in charcoal that come and go. I named this abstract Cotton Candy because it of the shades of pink...and it was so much fun to create! Thanks for looking at my blog..Kay
I had fun painting this little panel! I started with a single rose, but kept adding leaves, buds, and a tulip. I can't wait to get this colorful painting varnished and hung. It is available for purchase. Contact ME for more info. Thanks for looking at my blog. Kay
I just finished this floral, and put it in a beautiful mahogany frame. This canvas will be drying in the studio, get a coat of varnish and be ready for a new home. Contact Kay for more info. Here's a pic of it all framed up. Thanks for looking at my blog...KMW
I decided that I did not like the vase in this 30" x 40" painting. So I got my razor blade out and trimmed the canvas off the stretcher bars, and stretched it on stretcher bars that fit the 22" x 28" frame. Now the focus is on the roses, and I like it much better---