Friday, October 20, 2017

Still Life painting with friends

Still Life with Friends
So, I have been griping quite a bit about it, but MY COMPUTER IS DEAD. So everything is more challenging, except the actual painting. THAT is still a lot of fun, thankfully! But organizing, blogging, pricing, posting, getting and responding to messages... all of that is not going as smoothly as usual, and I really don't have much room for error! *wink*

I am posting this painting without a Paypal link. If you would like to purchase, please contact me! It is a 9" x 12" on a canvas panel, and the price is $150.00 plus shipping and handling. 

It was my privilege this week to paint with artist friends in someone else's studio.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Progressive painting, 3rd version

It seems that my computer has bitten the dust. I sure hope I am wrong, but it will take a repair person to figure that out. RATS!

Painting was fun today, though! I have been doing some studying and wanted to try a thicker application of paint, since many of my favorite paintings have that characteristic. So today's progress was made using a couple of palette knives, and careful placement of each load of paint.

To learn more about this work, check out my posts from the last couple of days. Today's price for this 12" x 12" on deep canvas is $95.00- a real steal!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Progressive painting, 2nd edition

Progressive painting, 2nd edition
If you saw my previous post, you will recognize what this post is all about. This is the second installment of this painting, which will progress until someone just "has to" have it, or until I decide to call it quits on this project - whichever comes first. As you can see, I have only added a small amount before photographing today. I love the white and the transparent fogginess in the one area. And once again, I know what I want to do next with this painting, so it is challenging to wait! 

If you love this painting at it's current stage, and price of $90.00, contact me and the painting is yours! Otherwise, once again, I will be changing, adding, subtracting - doing something new to it by this weekend. 

I hope you enjoy this progression!

Monday, October 9, 2017

A Progressive painting?

Progressive Painting, day 1
I have decided I want to try something that I think might be fun for both you and me. I am going to call it a progressive painting. Here is how it will work.

Today I started this painting, and if you love it and NEED to have it, you must contact me within a day or so before I paint over it! Each day I will continue by painting over the painting until I like it's new look, then I will post it on my blog and my facebook page, Brenda Kay Paintings. Since I expect it to change dramatically each day, I haven't signed it or decided which is "right side up", and so you can decide that!

This painting is on a 12" square, deep, gallery wrapped canvas, and can be ready to hang or framed. It is painted with acrylic paints, as always. I will start the price at half of what I usually charge for a 12" x 12" painting, and will increase it each time I repost. So Progressive Painting, day 1 is $87.50. Woah!

I am actually loving this painting right at this stage, but I also have new ideas to continue with it, so I am also excited to keep painting on it! So, at least for the next several days, the progress on this painting is up to you! Contact me with a comment, message through the contact form on this blog, or through Facebook if you think you are ready to buy the painting at this point. 

Does this sound like fun to you? I am looking forward to it! 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017



Houston. Florida. Mexico. Caribbean Islands. Montana. South Asia. Las Vegas.

Heaven, help us.

$400.00 plus $15.00 shipping and handling
22" x 30"
Painted with the finest quality heavy-body acrylic paint on acid-free, heavy weight Fabriano watercolor paper
Ready to frame

John 11:35 Jesus wept.

Psalm 137:1-3 (ESV)
By the waters of Babylon,
    there we sat down and wept,
    when we remembered Zion.
On the willows there
    we hung up our lyres.
For there our captors
    required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
   “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

Monday, October 2, 2017

In Focus

In Focus
I finally got to go back into our woods for a walk today. Between extra wet weather, traveling, and other factors, I have hardly been back there at all this year. And I have missed it. One thing that I noticed as I climbed over and through fallen branches and pushed brambles back off the path was that it felt like I couldn’t SEE anything. I don’t think it was my (ahem) bifocals, though they could be a factor. I think it felt so unfamiliar that I couldn’t really see the textures, the prints from animals, and my favorite plants.  I had to focus on the trail, and on staying out of poison ivy, and on getting over fallen timber.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure
It is the 30th day of the 30paintings in 30 days challenge for September 2017, and I think this year I have come the closest to doing all 30 of them. Considering what all has happened this month, it is remarkable to have gotten 27 paintings done, and I would guess that all of the artists participating would say the same thing.

I really wanted my last painting to be spectacular.