Friday, February 27, 2015

Flutter

Flutter
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Palette Knife Painting
Red dragonflies are all over the gardens at the Dallas Arboretum.  I worked off of a photograph taken by friend Mark Malone.  It was an amazing photo, and I went abstract with it.  I exaggerated the colors, and implied that the dragonfly was fluttering over some flowers.  The oils were applied with a palette knife so there is plenty of texture on the canvas.  Sides of the canvas are painted, so framing is optional.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  Thanks, Kay

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Joyful

Joyful
18" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
This contemporary oil painting has been drying at the studio.  It is on a chunky (2 1/2") stretcher bar, and sides of the canvas are painted.  So frame is optional.  The colors are crisp and clean.  I was careful not to mix my oils too much, which could lead to the dreaded MUD.  The corals, oranges and rosey colors pop with the grey/blue background.  Hints of green, turquoise and whites make the florals come alive.  Contact Kay for more information on this painting.  Thanks for checking out this blog!  Kay

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Layers of Color - Sold

Layers of Color
Sold at Dutch Art Gallery!
20" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This is paint sold last week at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
I really liked this painting, because it was fun to paint....started with
a brush but in the end, the palette knife took control.  And, of 
course it was colorful and had lots of texture.  Pam Massar, 
owner at the gallery framed it up and it looked handsome.  I am glad
that this painting, Layers of Color has a new home.
Thank you, Pam!
Contact Kay with any questions or comments.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Big Sky

Big Sky
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
This painting is currently drying and is for sale.
Contact Kay questions or comments.
Thanks for looking.....Kay

Monday, February 23, 2015

Big Guy

Big Guy
30" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting.
Stay warm, thanks for looking.  Kay

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cowgirl

Cowgirl
20" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Bovine Series
Contact Kay for purchasing information.
Thanks for looking....Kay

Saturday, February 21, 2015

On My Easel...

Landscape Painting On My Easel
30" x 30" Canvas
On my easel...this is a 30" x 30" oil painting.  I took photographs along the way because it is good for me to look at the stages I go through while painting on my computer.  This is where I left off yesterday.  There is glare where the wet paint is.  Here are a few shots of how my day in the studio went:

First thing I did was tone the canvas with some earthy orange and cad yellow.  Then started drawing with some raw umber on my filbert.  Just trying to lay it all out.  No details.  Put in a few darks.  I had plenty of diox and olive green on my palette, so picked up those colors to draw.
 
I wanted a road so the eye would be lead into the painting, and started mixing some greys, violets and turquoise for the sky.  The sky got really thick and juicy quickly. Used wide brushes, mostly filberts and brights.
 
At this point I couldn't decide how to make it more interesting, so I pulled out my palette knife and scraped and moved the paint around.  It was just what I needed for the sky.  Here is a close-up of the sky....lots of colors mixed together right on the canvas. I am trying to not lose my values....something that happens when I don't stand back away from the painting and look at what is going on.  More tomorrow...thanks for looking at this blog.  Contact Kay with any questions or comments.  Thanks!