Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sunflower Power

 


Sunflower Power
8" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral Still Life
As I was playing around with the beautiful sunflowers I purchased from T.J., my eye zoomed in and I did a quick 90 minute painting.  When I paint quickly without any fussiness, my paintings are loose and free.  "Sunflower Power" is a good example of that.  These five flowers were so much fun to paint!  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Have an artful day.  Kay

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Limited Palette

 

Limited Palette 
I painted these three 8" x 8" panels with a limited palette of Alizarin, Ultramarine, Cad Yellow Medium, and Titanium.  Clearly, you can mix wonderful colors with just three colors.  I should do it more often.  It makes me focus on composition and simplifies the painting process.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

You Are Invited!

 

I am pleased to announce that I have had three oil paintings that have been accepted into this juried show.  Stop by the Dutch Art Gallery this Saturday for the opening reception.  I will be there, along with the other artists who are showing work.  Gallery is open from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, with the awards being presented at 2:00 pm.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay






Tuesday, June 1, 2021

My Favorite Framer...

 

All Framed Up!
Two panels, 24" x 12" each
Contemporary Floral - Oil and Silver Leaf on RayMar Cotton Panels
Thanks to Nic Massar, my favorite framer at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas
Here he worked his magic on a floral diptych.
Contact Kay for more info.
Thanks for looking!  KMW

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunflower Patch

 

Sunflower Patch
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas custom framed this painting, and it is hanging at the gallery.  Contact the gallery of Kay for more info.  Happy New Year!  Kay

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Sunflowers on my easel...

 

Sunflowers on my easel
A big thank you to my favorite florist, Renarldo at LHFlowers
Here I have a 12" x 16" Cotton Panel on my easel.
I am painting with thick oils, and have a fabulous still life set-up.
These flowers have layers of color and texture, lots of personality and character.  
Hope to put the final touches on this one soon!  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

A Day In Saguaro

 


A Day In Saguaro
12" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Landscape
This Arizona desert landscape is framed up and now hangs in our home.  The location is Saguaro National Park East.  The rough landscape of the desert was fun to paint once I had my underpainting in.  I used a palette knife on the mountains, cactus and shrubs.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

On My Easel...

 

On My Easel
Painting in Progress...
24" x 24" Canvas with gold leaf and oil.
I am having fun with this contemporary floral.
More on this as I will be working on this in the studio tomorrow.  
Thanks for looking at my art...Kay


Monday, May 24, 2021

Dallas White Rock

 

Dallas White Rock
6" x 6" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape Painting/Palette Knife
Plein Air Painting/Custom Framed at Dutch Art Gallery
Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Timeless


Timeless
60" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Timeless is one of my favorite paintings...I liked it so much that I had it printed on my business cards.  The colors were mixed and mixed, and are very harmonious.  There is plenty of texture on the canvas...you can see the palette knife work, almost like frosting on a cake.  Let me know if you have any comments or questions concerning my art...I would love for Timeless to have a new home!  Kay

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Wilted

Wilted
8" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Still Life
I think that sunflowers are interesting and beautiful, even after they have reached their peek and blooming.  I bought these at Trader Joe's, and I was able to paint from them for a couple of weeks!  I enjoyed painting them at all stages, and especially this wilted stage.  This painting is dry and ready for a new home.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW

Friday, May 21, 2021

Beautiful Blooms

 


Beautiful Blooms
24" x 24" Oil and Silver Leaf on Canvas
Contemporary Still Life
There's something special about painting from life.  It's easier to capture the colors, the lines, the textures...and the personality of the flowers.  I went to my local florist, and asked for an exotic and complicated bouquet, and I got it!  This was so much fun to paint.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Fancy and Frilly

 

Fancy and Frilly
16" x 16" Oil and Silver Leaf on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life
One of the benefits of having studio mates is sharing.  One of my painting buddies came to the studio with a beautiful bouquet of heirloom roses.   We both painted them.   They were homegrown old fashioned roses full of color, and delicate petals.  They were stunning, and I wanted to paint them on silver leaf, giving them a dressed-up look.  This painting is drying in the studio.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  Contact Kay for more info on Fancy and Frilly.  KMW

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Paradise

Paradise
6" x 6" Oil on Panel
Contemporary Still Life
Who doesn't like a cheeseburger?  This small panel is a great conversation piece...everyone can talk about their favorite cheeseburger joint!  This painting is framable, but can also be propped up on an easel or a kitchen counter.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW


 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Untitled Floral Diptych

 

Untitled
Contemporary Floral Diptych
Oil and Silver Leaf on RayMar Cotton Panel
Each Panel 24" x 12", overall size before framing is 24" x 24"
I just finished this in the studio!  It was a fun piece to paint, with layers and layers of blooms and leaves on top of the silver leaf that I applied over a base coat of black.  This colorful and free-flowing diptych will look great in a silver floater frame.  Contact Kay for more information on this painting.  Thanks for looking....KMW

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Color My World


Colour My World
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape/Palette Knife Painting
Thick layers of paint applied with the palette knife cover this panel.  Texture is the result, and it will take a long time for this one to dry. The colors on my palette were left over from a floral painting...and I had mixed so much paint up that I started this abstract landscape. This painting is framed in a beautiful moulding, ready to hang in a new home or office!  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Monday, May 10, 2021

Hydrangeas and Carnations

 

Hydrangeas and Carnations
Contemporary Still Life
12" x 16" Oil on Panel
One of my favorite subjects - hydrangeas and colorful carnations - had my attention for this painting.  This contemporary still life is available for purchase and is very handsome all framed up.  Thanks for looking!   Kay


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Flamboyant

 

Flamboyant
24" x 36" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
This painting is available for purchase.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking!  Kay


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Jewel Box


Jewel Box
48" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
Contact Kay for more info.
Thanks for looking, KMW

Friday, May 7, 2021

Hanging Out


Hanging Out
40" x 30" Mixed Media on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Oil, Graphite, Oil Bars
Contemporary Abstract/Palette Knife Painting
Thanks for looking at my art....Kay


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Cactus Patch


Cactus Patch
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral 
All framed up and hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas, "Cactus Patch" is a handsome painting.  The photograph I used (thanks to one of my studio mates) was the front yard of an old house in Austin, Texas.  I purposefully left out the house so that I could concentrate of the blooms on the massive prickly pear.  Contact the gallery for more info!  Thanks for looking, Kay.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Sunflower Patch

 

Sunflower Patch
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas custom framed this painting, and it is hanging at the gallery.  Contact the gallery or Kay for more info.   Kay

Sunday, May 2, 2021

On my easel....

 

On my easel...
I have a 24" x 24" diptych on my easel...
each panel is 24" x 12", and will be able to be hung together.
It's so much fun when I have fresh flowers to paint!
I hope to put more layers on this tomorrow.
Thanks for looking at my art.  Kay

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Finish Line

 

Finish Line
16" x 12" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Oil Painting
It's the first Saturday in May, and it's Derby Day!
Hope you have a great time watching the Kentucky Derby.
Thanks for looking, Kay

 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Isn't Life Peachy?

 

Isn't Life Peachy?
24" x 12" Oil and Charcoal on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Mixed-Media Painting
Currently framed up and hanging at Dutch Art Gallery.
Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay


Sunday, April 25, 2021

On my easel...

 

On my easel this week is a 24" x 24" canvas.  I am experimenting with silver leaf and some layers and layers of oils.  I used a fresh bunch of blooms from my local florist, and have almost finished it!  Some small adjustments and details to be added, but for now this canvas is drying in the studio.  I hope to return to it soon!  Thanks for looking, Kay

Thursday, April 22, 2021

I Can See Forever

I Can See Forever
30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape
Contact Kay for purchasing info.
Thanks for looking at my blog.  KMW

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Iris Garden


Iris Garden
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Panel
Contemporary Floral
Iris Garden is framed up and ready for a new home.  With this panel I was pushing the colors in what I considered a lavender and green photograph, adding different shades of greens, blues and purples, with pops of orange and turqoise.  I am back in the studio after a nice vacation in the desert.  Painting some beautiful blooms!    Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay

Friday, April 16, 2021

Color My World

Color My World
16" x 20" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This oil painting is full of movement and color.  There are layers of paint, all mixed together with my knife, then applied generously on the panel.  This painting is framed up in a handsome custom frame.  It is available for purchase.  Contact Kay for more information.  Thank you, KMW

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Country Church - Sold

 

Country Church
SOLD!
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Oil Painting
Photo Credit:  Jay Garrison
Thank you Pam Massar of Dutch Art Gallery for placing this painting in a collector's home.  I loved the way it was custom framed.  Thanks for looking at my blog and art.  KMW

Friday, April 9, 2021

Flamboyant

 

Flamboyant
24" x 36" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
This abstract started out as a floral, and morphed into something else.  I had a very good time working on it, using lots of thick juicy oils.  At the end I wanted some calligraphy and some smaller strokes, so I used a willow charcoal stick and a small tool made for ceramics.  I like the movement and the color palette on this canvas...it's happy and fun!  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Contact Kay for more info on the art posted here.  Thanks, Kay


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Sunflower Patch

 

Sunflower Patch
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas custom framed this painting, and it is hanging at the gallery.  Contact the gallery of Kay for more info.  Kay

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Wild and Wicked


Wild and Wicked
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Cacti Series
Framed in a beautiful contemporary floater frame, this painting is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  Contact the gallery or Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks, KMW

Monday, April 5, 2021

High Drama

 

 

High Drama
Contemporary Abstract
24" x 24" Oil and Charcoal on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This painting is framed up and now at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  As I painted, I pushed and pulled the flowers, moving the paint.    I wanted the flowers to go in and out of focus, and loose some edges.  If you look closely, you can see I used charcoal to draw into the paint.  I was experimenting with some different color combinations.  Thanks for looking at my art.  Kay


Friday, April 2, 2021

Floral Commission

 

Floral Bouquet/Commission
NFS
16" x 16" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral/Palette Knife Painting
I was asked to paint a lovely bride's bouquet...and I was happy to do so!  The bride and groom sent me photos of the wedding, with the idea that I could reproduce the bouquet on canvas.  The off-white roses are surrounded by violet crocus, tiny white flowering daisies and greenery.  I used a brush to lay out the painting, and then pulled out the palette knives so that the canvas would have plenty of texture.  I applied layers and layers of paint to give the arrangement fullness and depth.  I hope that the newly weds enjoy the floral painting, as a reminder of their very special wedding day.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Sunflower Power

 


Sunflower Power
8" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral Still Life
As I was playing around with the beautiful sunflowers I purchased from T.J., my eye zoomed in and I did a quick 90 minute painting.  When I paint quickly without any fussiness, my paintings are loose and free.  "Sunflower Power" is a good example of that.  These five flowers were so much fun to paint!  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Have an artful day.  Kay

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Cactus Patch

 


Cactus Patch
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral 
All framed up and hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas, "Cactus Patch" is a handsome painting.  The photograph I used (thanks to one of my studio mates) was the front yard of an old house in Austin, Texas.  I purposefully left out the house so that I could concentrate of the blooms on the massive prickly pear.  Contact the gallery for more info!  Thanks for looking, Kay.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Dallas White Rock Lake

 

Dallas White Rock Lake
6" x 6" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Landscape Painting/Palette Knife
Plein Air Painting
This small painting is all framed up and hanging at Dutch Art Gallery.  Framed in a beautiful gold moulding with white linen makes the colors pop on this piece.  I remember painting it in early morning last summer.  Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Roses Galore


Roses Galore
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life
Contact Kay for more info.
Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Untitled Floral

 

Contemporary Floral Still Life
Untitled
Limited Palette:  Cad Red Med., Cerulean, Cad Yellow Med., and Titanium
12" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
This is the third painting that I have painted, in a very different color palette that I normally use.  It was interesting, and although I wanted to reach for some other colors, I found myself mixing and mixing interesting combinations.  The colors are harmonious and work well together.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  I hope to be in the studio today working on a large canvas.  Kay


Friday, March 19, 2021

Landscape

 

Landscape
5" x 7" Oil on Linen Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Limited Palette:  
Alizarin, Ultramarine, Cad Yellow, and Titanium
Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Still Life


Still Life 
8" x 8" Oil on Hardboard Panel
Contemporary Still Life
Limited Palette with three colors and white.
Thanks for looking at my blog...Kay

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Sunflowers

 

Sunflowers
8" x 8" Oil on Hardboard
Contemporary Still Life
Limited Palette: Alizarin, Ultramarine, Cad Yellow Med and Titanium
I have painted many still life paintings with sunflowers, but this time I went with the limited palette.  I was missing my indian yellow and dioxazine, but was able to mix some golden yellows for the flowers.  Thanks for looking at my art.  Contact Kay for more info.  KMW


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Heavy Dose of Sunshine

 

Heavy Dose of Sunshine
12" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Floral Still Life...currently on my easel.
I have been working on this still life off and on in the studio.  I wanted to paint something just for the sake of painting...and I went back to using a full palette of paints.  I had missed painting with Indian Yellow, Olive, and Ice Blue.  So I painted a handful of sunflowers in a ceramic vase.  This painting is drying in the studio, and is looking for a new home.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  KMW


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Playing with a Limited Palette

 

Three florals, each 12" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
(I need to title them!)
Contemporary Floral Still Life
Here are three paintings with the same composition and subject matter, but each with a different color scheme on the limited palette.  Each limited palette consisted of three colors and white.  It's amazing what colors you can get with mixing three colors and white.  I learned a lot with this experiment, and pushed myself to paint with some colors that are not in my daily palette.  Clearly, the colors are harmonious in each painting.  If I had to pick the color palette that I am most comfortable with, it would be the third one, consisting of Alizarin, Ultramarine, Cad Yellow Med and Titanium.  

I would encourage anyone who paints to paint with a limited palette and discover what colors can be made with three colors.  It's amazing.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Contact Kay with any questions or comments.  

Friday, March 12, 2021

Limited Colors...Floral Still Life


Untitled Floral Still Life
12" x 12" Oil on Panel
Limited Palette:  Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Cad Yellow Light & Titanium
I am still working on painting with a limited palette.  It seems like I spend most of my time mixing paint!
Here's my color swatch:
Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay


 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Course of Color


Course of Color
12" x 16" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Available for purchase.
Thanks for looking at my blog.  Kay


Monday, March 8, 2021

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas
10" x 10" Oil on Panel
Contemporary Still Life
Day # 5 Strada Easel Challenge
Here's my set-up, although the pic has shadows.

Thanks for looking....Kay