Wednesday, June 30, 2010


8x10 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord

This is, of course, anything Texas. This young woman was sitting on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She was wearing Texas cowgirl boots. I wanted to finish this painting in time to add it to anything Texas in the month of June. I barely made it - whew! It's a nice reminder of a fantastic visit.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bovine Beauty by Kay Wyne

Bovine Beauty
Oil on 11" x 14" canvas
I painted this beauty over the weekend. I had alot of fun painting this fellow. He is one of Jerry Miller's bulls down in the hill country. The paint was applied with a wide brush, and then I got out the palette knife and put buttery layers of paint on him. It is hard to tell how long it will take to dry. I had to work off of a photograph that I took about a month ago. I hope to start a still life today. Can't wait to get to the studio! Have an artful day, and thanks for looking at this blog! You can contact me if you are interested in purchasing this piece of art. He will look handsome framed up.

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Little Tex-La-Mex

My subject for this month's Windows to the Words challenge was "Refelections" and this was my rendition of one of the posted reference photos was a collection of Tabasco bottles, some gallardias, and some reflective glassware. This little still life incorporates a bit of Texas, Mexico and Louisiana. It's an acrylic on 8 x 10 canvasboard.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fredericksburg, Texas Pansies by Nancy Medina

Fredericksburg Pansies by Nancy Medina
Oil on Museum Quality Linen Board
Available in My Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

Fredericksburg Pansies is drying on the easel this week. It's been a whirlwind day in Flower Mound Studio, with two new works finished, two crepe myrtle trees planted, and the requisite playtime with the assistants sprinkled liberally in between. I think it is time to wash the brushes - after all, there is a big glass of sweet (pronounced SUH-WEET) tea with mint calling my name and maybe even a bowl of Blue Belle ice cream...!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Red Truck by Kay Wyne

This painting was inspired by a photograph that was taken in Illinois in 1961. This is my Dad's 1960 Ford, which I remember very well. Seeing that photograph brought back many childhood memories. It was my first truck to paint, and I had a good time painting it. It is 9" x 11" oil on canvas. I gave this painting to my Dad last year in honor of Charlie Miller on Father's Day, I am posting this painting. Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there...I hope that you have a great day!

Calf in Plein Air by Kay Wyne

Calf in Plein Air
10" x 10" Oil on gessoed masonite
$170 Framed
This little calf was down at Jerry Miller's ranch in the hill country. She had a very sweet face, and was about the only animal on the ranch who cooperated with me...she was not on the move and I was able to really study her. I wanted to capture her innocent face just looking out as she laid under the tree. She was watching all the activity going on...lots of longhorns, bulls, dogs, horses and even a rattlesnake was seen that afternoon. And of course, all of us painting and taking photos as we were taking the Karen Bonnie workshop. I finished the grass and a few details up yesterday in the studio, so this painting is very wet. I will frame her up in a gold plein air frame. If you are interested in this painting, please contact me. I hope that you have an artful day, and Happy Father's Day to all those Dads out there...especially Charlie Miller!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


8x10 oil on canvas

Several years ago we met this artist at McKinney's Art Walk. In addition to his cowboy attire, he also had his horse with him. Look for more art about this fella, I feel as though he should be a series of paintings.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

This is a 9" x 12" oil painting, painted from a photo I took in Salado, Texas. We were eating lunch at the local BBQ joint, and this truck was parked in a front yard across the street. We all thought it had alot of character. Actually, the whole town has alot of character. This is my second painting of an old truck, and I must say it is not getting easier. The next truck I paint is going to be on a larger canvas. This painting is framed and hanging up at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. Thanks for viewing my blog and have an artful day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Texas Pickup"

8 x 10
oil on stretched canvas

This Texas pickup truck can be seen just off the highway south of Lampasas, Texas.

LONGHORN CADILLAC for Anything Texas! by Linda Popple

9x12 Oil on Canvas Board

I spotted this car in the Fort Worth Stockyards on a bright, sunny morning. Texans love big cars and longhorns, so here they are all in one. The license plate reads BLE BOB.....another Texas icon.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Along the Coast - Oil Spill Sorrow by Nancy Medina

Along the Coast
Oil Spill Sorrow by Nancy Medina

Oil on Linen
Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site
Nancy Medina Art Blog

Scientists are saying that there is another, more dangerous oil plume under the waters of the Gulf. While animal rescuers and Humane Society members try desperately to save the birds and wildlife affected, their quest is heartbreaking. Once the pelicans and coastal birds are cleaned, they are released and often end up right back in the oil again. As temperatures are heating up along the coast, zoologists are stating that the hot oils are scorching the birds in the sun.

While the media has moved on to the more important topics, such as the best summer sandals to wear on your next cruise, this catastrophe continues in what seems total isolation from the rest of the country. Please help spread the word so our beautiful beaches, coasts, and the innocent animals affected will have a fighting chance.

One Hot Pepper by Kay Wyne

One Hot Pepper
Oil on 6" x 8" Cotton Panel
This little painting was recently sold. This was one that I had painted when at the Carol Marine Workshop in Salado, Texas. I think I will paint some more peppers...everyone loves them, and they are great little paintings for the kitchen.
Thanks for viewing this blog!
Stay cool.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Windows to Texas Wildlife - James Parker

I've already submitted one "Texas Stuff" theme for this month, but don't fuss at me too bad for submitting another...because this is just so Texasy. Actually this is a 20 x 24 acrylic that I entered in the Austin Art Space Competition "What Texas Means to Me" competition last month. I love to paint wildlife so I tried to incorporate a fairly decent representation.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rooster by Kay Wyne

(this Rooster needs a name!)
Oil on 12" x 12" canvasI just finished this painting, and haven't had time to give him a name...if you have any suggestions, please let me know. He is colorful and the paint is still very wet. There is alot of texture on the canvas...I used a palette knife and brush to apply the paint. Thanks for viewing this blog and the art. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting. Thanks!

Monday, June 7, 2010

SORROW - James Parker (Oil Spill)

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This incident in the Gulf of Mexico makes me feel like I've lost a best friend. And that's true, actually. No painting I could do could truly depict the tragedy... nor words I could say. I have done the best I could in acrylics on 10x20 canvasboard with my poem decoupaged on it.

Trinity River Nest by Texas Artist Kay Wyne

Trinity River Nest - Located in the State of Texas!
18" x 18" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
This contemporary oil painting is finished, signed and drying at the studio. I put some finishing touches on it yesterday, and it should be good and dry for the Texas Discovery Gardens Exhibit. I love to work on series of paintings, so I will be doing some more Nest Paintings for the exhibit. I was also able to almost complete the chocolate lab and landscape commission pieces. Thanks for viewing this blog, and I hope that you have an artful day!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fenced In at Fuel City by Kay Wyne

Fenced In At Fuel City
Oil on Canvas
24" x 24" Gallery Wrap Canvas
This donkey lives in downtown Fuel City. He is always eager to come to the fence, possibly looking for food. He isn't as vibrant and colorful in real life, but he does have a colorful personality. This painting is the third in a series, Fenced In. In this series of paintings an animal is fenced in...usually behind a barbed wire fence. It is hard to believe that this fellow is living blocks away from downtown Dallas, off Industrial Blvd. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this whimsical contemporary oil painting. Thanks for viewing this blog!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Anything Texas

Trail Boss
8x8, oil on panel
A charming colleague of mine who herded classes of 5- and 6-year-olds. Kindergarteners are much more challenging than cattle, as any parent or teacher would agree. It takes a pretty tough cowgirl to run roughshod on that bunch. Thanks to my new colleagues for including me in the Some Texas Artists Like to Paint group!

Mister Blue, Great Blue Heron

Mister Blue, Great Blue Heron by Nancy Medina
Oil on Canvas
Nancy Medina Web Site

Great Blue Herons have a wonderful call and can be seen across the US including along the Texas coast. While researching Mister Blue, I found a Web site where you can hear the voice of the Great Blue Heron. Take a look and scroll down a bit for the play button.

Great Blues and other coastal birds are in peril due to the catastrophic oil spill that has contaminated almost a third of the entire Gulf region. As the oil slick heads inland, our sea creatures and birds are dying. There are heroes among us, fortunately, who are doing all they can to mobilize rescue teams to help these birds. The International Bird Rescue Research Center's blog has a video and information about these organized efforts.

Red Rooster by Kay Wyne

Red Rooster
Oil on 24" x 24" Gallery Wrap Canvas
Wide brushstrokes, splashes of color, and thick paint are characteristics of this painting. This red rooster might be giving you the evil eye, he might be very angry, or he could be your everyday run of the mill rooster. There are layers and layers of color and texture on the canvas. This painting was sold by Pam Massur at The Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas. It made the SOLD section of the June issue of American Art Collector. ( I have been out of town for two weeks, and need to get back into the studio today. Have a great day!