Saturday, May 11, 2019

Contemporary Abstract by Kay Wyne


Untitled
Contemporary Abstract
48" x 60" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Mixed Media
This painting is finished, and is drying in the studio.  It's interesting that I see different things in this painting than others do.  I started with a roadmap of Texas.  About half way through the painting my husband saw a map of the United States.  My cousin sees a big mouth bass (Big Billy Bass) in it, and one of my studio mates see a vase with flowers in abundance covering the entire canvas.  Let me know if you have a title suggestion for this one.  I love the colors, lines and shapes that flow from each other.  I used oils, oil bars and charcoal on this one.  So it is a mixed media piece.  Thanks for looking at my blog.  Contact Kay for more info.  Kay Wyne

Thursday, April 18, 2019

New "Resting Spot" Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Resting Spot” ©2019 Niki Gulley
14" x 11” textured oil on painting

I painted "Resting Spot" on location in East Texas amongst the piney woods. This scene was so peaceful and I liked how the evergreens provided shade, keeping the warm Texas sun at bay. One lone boat sits on the shoreline, inviting you to sit down and row across the tranquil lake. I hope this piece transports you to a quiet weekend escape, surrounded by nature and not a care in the world.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Bursting Forward by Kay Wyne

Bursting Forward
36" x 48" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral
Layers of color, texture and variety in brush strokes give this large canvas interest.  The subject matter is one of my favorites to painting....florals and more florals!  Using the palette knife gives me the opportunity to fraction the paint and change up my edges on the petals.  This floral is looking for a new home...and does not require framing.  Contact Kay for more information on this contemporary floral.  Thanks for looking...KMW

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Heck by Kay Wyne


Heck
32" x 32" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
Oil Paint, Oil Bars, Impasto, Palette Knives and Brushes
It was great going to the studio today...I told John that
I was going to paint "just for the heck of it!"
Here's what my canvas started out like:
After pushing and pulling the paint, applying it with a brush and palette knife, I completed the painting.  It will take a while for the layers to dry.  I am pretty sure that I am finished, but I might make some minor changes after living with it.  Thanks for looking at this blog...Kay

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray! by Kay Wyne


Hip Hip Hooray!
40" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
Contact Kay for purchasing info.
Thanks for looking at this blog.  KMW

Friday, October 13, 2017

New Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Floating Expressions II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 24" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crowd Pleaser by Kay Wyne


Crowd Pleaser
48" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
"Crowd Pleaser" is signed, and drying at the studio...Starting this painting with transparent washes, I had a couple of ideas in mind for this rather large canvas.  I have been wanting to paint a large floral landscape, then I thought it was about time to paint some roosters.  In the end, a very abstract floral landscape appears...but one very different from what I was working on in the beginning.  

My husband, John said that it looks like a crowd of people, and along with the pleasant colors I used, he suggested the title.  I am alway open to suggestions when it comes to naming my canvases...and I thought he nailed it.  "Crowd Pleaser" works for me!   Layers of mixed colors applied with brushes, allow the canvas to have paint built up in some areas.  This painting is available for purchase...contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay