Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's been interesting....

Well since my last posting I have had some interesting turns. Right after April 17th posting I pulled some tenants and tore the meniscus in my knee. I was on crutches for a week. It took me awhile to get to the Dr. and he said not good. I tend to be more positive so I am just taking it easy on that knee but still painting. Right after the conversation with the Dr. I left for Port Aransas, for plein air painting with five (5) of the WildCat group. Sure I hobbled a lot and took longer to get where everyone else was (kind of like to energizer bunny,, she keeps on going and going - even though she is hurting or is that Timex keeps on ticking even after a beating) but it was well worth the trip. Our hostess Sandra was fantastic. We painted twice a day and had fun in the evenings. Nearly the entire time I used the palette knife. I really enjoyed our time down there and had a great time trying to master the knife if one can do that. As I complete each one I will post them. A loving friend told me I should loosen up my paintings hence the palette knife, you just can't be tight with it. You be the judge, let me know if you like this style or not. The next four paintings were started in Port A, so whoever purchases them you will see sand in the paint. There's no escaping the blowing sand - which ends up everywhere. So the sand is free, kind of a souvenir. Hope you enjoy - Kay

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Plein Air A La Palette Knife

This is painting #1 Windmill w/shack 9 X 12 Canvas on Birch
Painting #2 Cactus Up Close 8 X 10 canvas panel
Ok, so it was supposed rain today, the weather people said 50% NOT!!! The WildCats plein air girls Nina and Deborah were afraid they would melt in the rain since they are so sweet (full of sugar no doubt), so I went it alone. Man, what a day! The sun peeked out several times and it warmed up. In just a few hours time I did two paintings, both with the palette knife-Now this is getting really fun. I met some really great people- some from England, and a few local. Hope you like them. Keep those brushed full of paint - Kay

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Challenge # 2

Ok, it's official I am having fun painting these challenges. They are very loose, with not to much detail, which is not normally my style. But it is sure fun! Hope you enjoy it. Don't forget to check out the blog for the WildCats at and if you want to make comments the at

Monday, April 6, 2009

New updated version

Fredericksburg River Oil on Canvas 18 X 24
Well a few days late but I finally got it ready. Here is the second painting of the Fredericksburg River. This painting is more vivid and alot more fun with color. I hope you enjoy this as much as I had painting it. I did have a problem taking the photo though. For some reason the blue in the river close to the bottom had more glare than the rest. I will have to do something to allow the colors to come through better then rephoto it. So there has been some color tweeking via the computer till I can get it to photo well. So please excuse some color variations at this time. I am as all my work, a work in progress. LOL

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New posting of River in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg River II 16X20 Oil on Canvas
As I promised repairs to River in Fredericksburg #2. Strange the paint took on an extra shiny consistancy. I had to sand it down and reapply that part of the river. Not sure what happen but hopefully you will find this just as great or better. (I did not notice this was a draft till today 6-13-09) So I am not sure where or when this will post in the grand scheme of things. But anyway here is the painting.

Two weeks update

Well, I have some paintings to share. The group WildCats Provence has a challenge for each member. The original photo can be viewed on the blogsite. Anyway, I took the challenge and in an attempt to create something different I used a pallete knife for most of the painting...well that was not working real well, so I had to go over some with a brush. It's hard learning with new tools. Anyway here is challenge # 1 from the WildCats..... Tomorrow I will post the river painting #2