Thursday, September 30, 2010


8x16 oil on canvas panel

Here's one more fish for September. I delivered some commissions to a client and while there, discovered their beautiful koi pond. I don't remember this guy's name, they were quite friendly and seemed to enjoy posing for the camera. I think the background looks like wannabe camouflage, so until ya'll help me out with a title, Camo Koi it is.
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Fishing Lures by Kay Wyne

I painted this 6" x 8" immediately after coming back from the Carol Marine workshop. The day I was painting this panel in the studio, I got a big hook in my finger. I screamed because it surprised me, and Suzy came to the rescue and yanked it out of my finger. It was a hook hanging out of an old lure. Needless to say, I try to be careful when rambling through the old tackle box. I liked the movement in this painting...the eye keeps moving around, from the fishing line, to bobber, to the lure.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Manna From Heaven by Nancy Medina

Manna From Heaven by Nancy Medina
Oil on Canvas

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Manna From Heaven is based on the beautiful koi ponds of the Dallas Arboretum. On the day I took the photo from which this was painted, a kind gentleman saw me trying to snap images and tossed bread into the koi pond for me. The fish swam right up and held their noses above the surface perfectly. The world is full of thoughtful strangers, it seems!

Friday, September 17, 2010

DAVE'S CATCH by Angela Elledge

8x8 oil on canvas board

Dave is one of my plein air painting buddies and a man of many talents, not only can he catch his own fish, he can cook them up, too! This is another one of my little 1 hour painting studies and was so much fun to paint. Thanks for the photo reference, Dave!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FISHMONGER by Linda Popple

6x6 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord

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While exploring Philadelphia I found a fish market and took some photos. This is painted from one of those photographs.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Catch of the Day by Mitzi Easley

Catch of the Day by Mitzi Easley
11x14, oil on panel
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Meet Walt. At the Port Aransas pier walking distance from our house, Walt was the first to wet a hook in the mornings and the last to leave. In a long line of fishing poles, he was about the only angler consistently catching. Lots of experience. So, no surprise, our 13-yr-old Lavagirl made fast friends with crusty 'ole Walt - that's where the action was. And from there on out, everytime he got a nibble, he'd yell out her name and she'd go running and Walt would let her reel that fish in. It was a great show for Mr. Right and me to watch in the mornings with our coffee or late in the evenings after dinner.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


6x6 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord

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While Phil and I were in Philadelphia we visited a fantastic market - wish I could remember the name. There were counters full of flowers, pastries, meats, cheese and fish. Shapes and beautiful, vibrant colors were everywhere. It was a delight for the eyes and such a treat! I took lots of pictures and several at the fish counter. This painting is done from one of those photographs.

"Fishing In Pagosa Springs"

8 x 10 by Ann Rogers
oil on gessoed hardboard

I know the painting theme for September is "fish". Hope fishing counts!

Fish Lesson

Indian River by Roxanne Spradlin....24 x 18....acrylic...Sold

This is the Indian River. There are fish in the Indian River. Can you see them? Which reminds me of something we often forget. There are many things our eyes cannot see. Name one.

Fish Fry by Kay Wyne

Fish Fry
Contemporary Oil Painting
18"x 18" Gallery Wrap Canvas
Here a large fish in skillet painting...It has broad brush strokes and more detail than yesterday's posting. It is on a gallery wrap canvas, 18" x 18". It is large and loose. I thought these were rainobws, but I have been corrected by the person who caught these fish (husband John). They are probably brook or brown trout. But not rainbow. I think I wanted them to be rainbow because in my mind, they would be colorful. But I stand corrected. This painting brings back many memories of our summers in Charlevoix, Michigan when John would go trout fishing everyday and my mother in- law would fry them up for breakfast or lunch the next day. Of course the frying pan was sitting on an old gas stove in the cottage.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Koi Pond by Kay Wyne

Koi Pond
24" x 30"
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This is my first koi painting...I layered and layered the paint on, and had the gold/orange koi way too light. I was happy with the colors in the white/gray koi, but not the golden ones. I enjoyed the first day on this painting, and struggled with the days following. I know the water in the koi pond needs to be greener, but I don't like painting green very well, so I just went with what I wanted on the water. I hope to get some better reference photographs when the sun comes out and it warms up in Dallas. More koi paintings in the future. This afternoon I will hit the studio with some new blank canvas....hoping that my brushes are kind to me. Have a good Sunday! Thanks for viewing this blog!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Arboretum Koi by Kay Wyne

Arboretum Koi-SOLD!
This painting was sold several months ago at the artists' reception for the opening at The Wine Therapist. A very cute couple (Kevin and Colleen) purchased this contemporary oil painting. Studio Art and Soul has an exhibit at The Texas Discovery Garden at Fair Park. We will be exhibiting at the Discovery Gardens during the great Texas State Fair 2010. So with that upcoming show and a couple of commissions, I have plenty of painting ahead of me. Have an artful day!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

GREAT AUNT TEE #2 by Angela Elledge

6x12 oil on canvas board nfs

A while back I posted my first painting of Great Aunt Tee (seen here). Some important things you should know about Aunt Tee, she loves the Lord, loves to fish, rides a little grown up tricycle and a scooter with a license plate that reads "Here Comes Trouble", and has been known to take a shot or 2 or Crown Royal! Oh my, did I really just share that?

The original Great Aunt Tee painting brought a very pleasant surprise to my family. A very long time ago my father and his siblings lost touch with a cousin that they had not seen in 60+ years. That cousin and his wife were each on a computer one night working on different search engines searching for any relatives they could find. They had very few names to work from, but the one name Michael could remember was Sister Charlita Wills - Aunt Tee. He typed in her name and my blog came up referencing my painting. Michael took one look at the painting and knew immediately that that was his Aunt from his childhood! They contacted me through my website, I put them in touch with my Dad, and I believe there is a plan to get together next summer. You just never know what happens when you post a painting!

Thanks to my brother I have hundreds of photos of Aunt Tee doing what she loves most. Here is a short little article and a wonderful picture of Aunt Tee on her tricycle, which just happens to be fully loaded for the unexpected fishing excursion! I do hope you read the article, it's a quick little read and she's oh so cute!

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