Monday, August 31, 2009

Southwestern Stairs by Kay Wyne

This painting is full of color and texture. I used a palette knife on the stucco walls and stairs. The colors are deep and rich. This painting is a reminder to me how different the architectural elements in New Mexico structures are from those of Dallas. This painting is sold, but if you would like to view any other works of art, please visit my blog: http://kaywyne.blogspot./

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dash of Red by Kay Wyne

This is one of my first abstracts, painted for a friend. Sue had asked me to paint an abstract with certain colors, for a particular wall in her house. I saw it recently when visit Sue in Prosper, Texas. It has alot of pazazz and is interesting to view. If you would like to see more of my art, please visit my website: Thanks for visiting the studio blog!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bucket of Flowers by Kay Wyne

This contemporary oil painting is full of color. It was inspired by a photograph that I took at the Fayetteville, Arkansas farmer's market. There were buckets and buckets of gorgeous flowers sitting on the ground. If you are interested in viewing more of my art, or would like to visit my blog and website, please go to:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Flowers in Vase by Kay Wyne

This still life is full of color. I like the way the eye bounces around on the flowers, jumping from color to color. This painting is framed in a dark wood moulding with gold beading. If you would like to purchase this painting, please contact me. Thanks for looking at this blog!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hawksnest Bay - Father and Daughter

This is the second addition to my blog devoted to beach paintings. I finally finished this painting (I think - probably not). A trip to New Mexico took me away from it as well as several Web Design jobs. Of course I look at the photo and can see so many things that need to be corrected. But as a whole, I am happy with it.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Clementine and friends, 8x10

I attended Qiang Huang's still lifes workshop in Granbury, Tx, last weekend. FYI: It took place at the Iron Horse Inn wh/ is a terrific B&B, charming, great food and hospitality. I can highly recommend not only Qiang's workshops (always informative and well organized), but also this lovely B&B. Go there and tell owner Theresa that I sent you! Meanwhile, yes, we did still life painting...simply being still is very challenging for me, and painting small is also very challenging for me...nevertheless, Quiang's work is always exciting, so there must be something to the pursuit of still life, and I will work on it. Of the three paintings done that weekend, this is my favorite. I know the lemon looks large, and it was a large lemon...the 'orange' is a clementine' orange, so they are small by nature, and of course, it was everything I could do to paint the cherries before eating them. Peak season, very good!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On the Kay Wyne

This painting is just getting going....I was painting this individual because I really liked the tiny photograph that I found. His personality seemed to shine in this picture that was taken of him years ago. This is my Uncle Orville, my great uncle. I emailed his daughter to ask permission to paint him, and she said that I could! But, after struggling with the details of his face (could not see very well, even with the help of a magnifyng glass) I am hoping to get a larger photo. So, along with my New Orleans painting and several unfinished paintings, this is what is on my easel today. I can't wait to get to the studio and throw some paint around!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Portrait of Kay Wyne

Finally finished this portrait of one of the artists in our studio - Kay. I liked this picture because it shows her sense of "joi de vivre." Despite all the mishaps, this has turned out to be my best portrait yet. I plan on painting everyone in the studio on the same size canvas (14x18, gallery wrap) and having them all butt up to each other. It will take a while - these artists are NOT the most agreeable models - but I WILL persevere!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Eleven Eggs by Kay Wyne

This is the first in a series of nest paintings...If you are interested in this painting, or any of my other works of art, please contact me. Thanks for viewing this blog!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Portraits in Progress by Carol Morgan

Although we all enjoy our studio time at Studio Art and Soul, there are alot of things that go on behind the scene. For example, today Carol was painting a self-portait. She was thinking she might change this or that. (That would be the painting sitting on the easel.) She took a break and was looking at the portait of Kay. (That would be me, in the red top -- blue background painting.) I was talking about canvas size, and all of the sudden, somehow I knocked the very wet painting off the ledge, and the blue background was smudged all over my eyes, face, hair of the painting. I was so mad at myself, but Carol remained cool and calm and started taking the very very blue paint off with a Q-Tip. She worked and worked on me (the painting) and got it looking great. I decided I needed to go home after that incident!!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Flowers by Kay Wyne

Flowers is a loose painting --- oil on masonite.
The colors are fresh and crisp.
If you are interested in this painting, please contact me.
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Building Sand Castles - The first of a new blog

This painting is the first posting of a new blog I am using to devote to my Beach Paintings. I hope you will visit it.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Can't talk, I'm in a meeting..., 24 x 12

Well, of course you a meeting, I mean. Truth be told, this lovely young woman is a friend's daughter who is braver than most when it comes to mixing i-phones and water. I continue my study of water, shadows, and the figure, but my favorite (and most challenging) part of this painting was the tangle of 'pool sweep' hose. My goal was to render the tangle of hose as it weaves and bobs thru the water, under the water, on top of the water...I take a good bit of liberty with color...anyone who has observed these pool sweeps knows that the hose is white, but I felt the dabs of color added more interest and united the painting...I suppose if our eye could actually separate the refraction of the light spectrum, then we would see all these individual little bits of color, so they are there, and I might as well paint them, yes?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Honey, is my back sunburned?, 30 x 40

Yes, maybe a little sunburned...or alot, depends on who you ask. I seem to be executing a series of sunbathers, which is forcing me to paint figures, and I believe I am learning a good bit as this progresses. There are some interesting shapes poolside, particularly the lounges, chairs, etc. I may have a couple more pool paintings in me.

Flamingo Encaustic Painting 5.75 x 7.75 Board

This encaustic is hot wax mixed with a small print of a flamingo. I have also posted it on my group blog of fellow encaustic artists. We are just getting it going. Please visit my personal encaustic blog.

Celebration by Kay Wyne

Oil on 36" x 36" Gallery Wrap Canvas

This abstract started out as a painting with a horizon, but ended up being a Celebration painting. It took me a several weeks to complete this, because the canvas is so large, and I layered the paint, it took a long time to cover the canvas. I used brushes and knives on this canvas. You can see flecks of paint that appear to be confetti in this painting. The vivid colors are playful and fun. If you are interested in this painting, or any of my other works of art, please contact me. Thanks for viewing this blog!
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Catch of the Day, 9 x 12

This is a small study of the fish caught with friends in corpus Christi, TX, last year. I like the freshness of the strokes, particularly in the old wood decking...and the resulting dinner was quite tasty, too!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Elsie by Kay Wyne

Elsie is a handsome looking cow...painted with broad brush strokes and vivid colors. This painting is framed up and ready to hang. Please contact me if you are interested in this painting or any others. Thank you for looking at this site.