Friday, April 7, 2017

Hideaway by Kay Wyne

36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Here's a few photos of the progress on this canvas.  This was a fun painting for me, as I had not painted a bird's nest in years.  I am letting it sit at the studio and giving my eye a chance to figure out if it needs anything else.  I started with my transparent and a large squeegee, spreading the paint and getting the darks in.  I used a palette knife and a wide bright brush when it came to the feathers, leaves and twigs and everything that makes up the nest.

Thanks for looking at my art.  Feel free to contact me about this painting or any of my other art.  This painting is available for purchase.  Contact Kay Wyne for more info.  Thanks, Kay

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Copyright Free Image Books Available on Amazon

Copyright Free Image Books Available on Amazon

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Do Your Art Your Way Book Series

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Dusty Roses by Kay Wyne

Dusty Roses
10" x 10" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This painting is hanging at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  It is custom framed in a silver and gold moulding --- and it looks fabulous!  This painting was created with a palette knife and muted colors on a museum quality canvas panel.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on contemporary floral paintings.  Thanks for looking at my blog....Kay

Friday, March 3, 2017

New Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley at the Good Art Company Gallery

"Memories of Sunshine II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
30" x 40" textured painting on wrap around canvas

"Memories of Sunshine" was inspired by our trip to Provence, France last summer. Our timing was perfect and the sunflowers were in full bloom. Their bright, smiling faces as big as dinner plates, the sun dappled path leading you deep into the golden field to the quaint stone farmhouse in the distance, and a beautiful summer day with a few peaceful clouds drifting by made for the ideal subject. The resulting painting is full of warmth, color and texture, and my hope is that when you gaze into it, this piece lifts your spirits and brightens up any spot in your home.

If you are interested in purchasing "Memories of Sunshine II," please contact my gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, The Good Art Company. For details, visit

If you'd like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops, please let me know. This year's upcoming Art Trek to Spain is full, but we are taking reservations for the following year to Tuscany, England and Ireland. 
For more details, e-mail or go to

For more information on my textured sunflower and poppy paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Flower Power by Kay Wyne

Flower Power
36" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Painting
Finished!  This painting is drying in the studio...once I started this painting, I could not stop.  After visiting the Dallas Arboretum this week, I was so impressed and inspired with the vibrant colors of the tulips, that I could not resist painting them.  I decided that I needed to tone my canvas with a diluted Permanent Rose, then I was ready to start drawing on the canvas.  I used raw umber, olive green and violet to place the flowers and lay-out my road map.

I started with my transparent oils and put a couple of layers on, getting my dioxazine violet,  magenta, olive green, and permanent rose.  The background fades and is somewhat out of focus to create some distance on the canvas.  I mixed up about six different piles of greens, starting with sap, olive, and adding cad yellow and ice blue to get a good range of shades.  I put in the jonquils last because they were opaque, and I did not want to mix my transparent and opaques.  I hope that the viewer has a sense of the beauty and powerful color that I witnessed at the Arboretum.

Thanks for looking at this Kay Wyne for more information on this painting - it is available for purchase.  Kay

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Abstract by Kay Wyne

48" x 60" 

60" x 48"

I painted this abstract on a 48" x 60" Gallery Wrap Canvas.  It can hang vertically or horizontally.  I painted it horizontally until the last day, and at the point I turned it on it's side to reach some canvas that needed some detail and brushstrokes headed in another direction.  Turning the canvas on all four sides gives the viewer some options on hanging...

This painting started out as a landscape with a horizon line and colorful land bars.  Once my wide lines and shape started to take place, it began to look and feel like a stream of water with fish swimming upstream.  I concentrated on my color palette from the get-go, wanting pleasant and beautiful colors.  I mixed everything...nothing is straight out of a tube.  This painting is drying at the studio.  It isn't titled right now....although "Upstream" might be a good choice.  The sides of the canvas are painted with a dark vulcan grey, and framing is not necessary.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this contemporary abstract painting.  Kay

Sunday, February 12, 2017




SAPELLO MISSION by Texas Artist Dyan Newton

Sapello Mission
11 x 14 Acrylic
The was a mission outside of Las Vegas New Mexico in Sapello