Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oct. 29,2011

I finished this 6"x6" acrylic painting. I will give it to one of my followers on Weds. Nov. 2,2011. If you follow me and want a better chance..comment on this post and I will throw another entry in for you.
My husband thinks he looks bedraggled..but I was having fun with color..hope you all like Mr. Fox.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

my apologies....

I have not drawn for the last little artwork which still needs a bit of work! Hope you all don't mind if I wait until next week. Seems like some weeks just are at a standstill!!! I will choose some photos I took on Monday..enjoy

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Losing Frankie..Oct.25th 2011

Our rescue pug, Frankie died tonight. He had a heart attack and was gone very quickly. Frankie was a great of those funny, quirky, happy dogs. he was bigger than most pugs and had such an ugly little face that I loved to see. I always thought he resembled Winston Churchill ( no offense meant..especially since he loved pugs too).We got in touch with a Utah pug rescue lady who called us when Frankie came all puggie owners is fun but 2 or more is even better!!! This was a few years ago. We drove 100 miles and brought the sad puggie home. It took him a while and he always had great manners..before he realized he could be our pug boy. he was so sad for a while...but then he began to get happy and he was the happiest dog I ever met. He knew he was home and would never have to go away. Sweet Frankie.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

What I did last night.....

A friend of my son's girlfriend is having a baby. This is part of her gift for Baby Emma who is due soon. "Wren"

Friday, October 21, 2011

and the second winner is..........

Ok I picked a name out of my followers and it is...

Nora of A Splendid Day!!! Congratulations.

Nora email me your address...(yes I know it is in the Netherlands!!)...and I will send it to you. My apologies to Carol C. I have had your little painting traveling around with me and forgetting to drop it in the mail....I will apologize and get with the program.

Nora won the cactus painting. Maybe it will give her warm thoughts during this winter's cold.

I wanted to post the next and final giveaway painting but I want to do a little work on it I will post some other art and tease you a bit while I finish up the next one..... Have a great day..
this one is another page from my oversized naturalist journal pages

this is called Night Runners

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Giving this one of my followers

If you are following are in the drawing, you can comment here or on last 2 posts and get an extra entry. If you want to be in the drawing you have to follow me! Leave a comment if you are new! Good luck..drawing out of an old cowboy hat on Weds. next week.

I am off to a printmaking workshop...

Friday, October 14, 2011

win this art.....and other things are happening

this is what I am giving away to one of my followers next Weds. so get an extra entry by commenting here, you are in the drawing if you are following me. Good Luck

spending more time in the studio..which is a great thing. Working on 5 paintings..hoping to use them for the Feb. show. I will post some pics in a minute.

I am sure that no one who doesn't live in Utah would think of Salt Lake City as a haven for the arts. But as the only "metropolis" in Utah it really has a lot of art related happenings. I read that SLC has more art venues for it's population base within city limits than most larger cities in the US except New York City!
Hard to believe? Not really. Having become a part of the community of fellow artists..I am inundated with invitations to attend art events.
So many in fact that I cannot do even half of them. If I lived in the city or closer I could possibly attend more but my energy or lack of tends to keep me home more than I like. We have gallery stroll every 3rd Friday in SLC, strolls in Park City and Provo too. We have an arts council that is actively engaging disabled artist, marginalized artists, emerging artists. We have an art museum on Univ. of Utah campus that regularly brings in International artists and retrospectives besides having a lovely permanent collection that their young benefactors fill with wonderful contemporary art.We have too many galleries to count. We have events for giving grants, for sharing creativity, and parties too. The Farmers markets are as much about art as they are of produce. Even the library system is a major supporter of the arts. The fairly new and wonderful Main Library has several galleries and even art shops and a co-op. Speaking of Co-ops there are some here. And of course the many established artists studio complexes which invite the public in on a regular basis.
Outside of the city we have a wonderful art museum south of where I live in Springville, Utah which has annual salons and many shows and and a terrific collection of Russian art. BYU in Provo has a major art museum that brings in wonderful international events.
Further south are artists communities in Spring City and Helper. Plein air events go on all summer and fall ...just was invited to one in Zion's National Park.
There are day when I despair about the politics and predominate religion influence in this state but in the end..I thank my lucky stars I landed here in 1973 without an inkling of where this was or what it was.
A diverse population and getting more diverse is helping change the outlook here. The landscape is not only diverse and unusual but like no where else on earth.
Yes..I must admit I love Utah.
Here are a few more paintings that I think are finished..enjoy and have a great da


Thursday, October 13, 2011

And the winner is............

first...I have to admit that I posted the little artwork upside down...although it works any way it is hung!!!
I have 56 followers! I eliminated my son and my other blog that I never use, added each person who commented an extra 54 + 4 = 58 entries in the hat....
OK the winner is Carol C. who has Doing Is Becoming.
Carol email me your address and I will send out the art!

In the meantime...never fear...more art to be given away....comment and get an extra entry, otherwise your name goes in the hat if you are following me!

this is a 2" 3" watercolor on paper in a mat.

Monday, October 10, 2011

art giveaway!

So since I have had only one response for my little art giveaway...I am just going to take a name from those who have been following me and two for the one response and everyone into the hat on weds. Will do it again over the next two weeks...if you get 2 entries! Does that sound fair?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oct.8,2011 Giveaway! Giveaway!

Today I have picked out a small painting to giveaway. Follow me here with a comment, and/or like me on Facebook at The Art of Kay (with a comment so I can get your name)

. I will draw on weds. of next week..literally out of one of my many hats.
This little artwork is done with watercolor, ink, and handmade stamps and is matted. I hope you all like it!
I will be doing 2 more drawings, 1 per week for the next 2 weeks. If you want to let others know that is ok but I just want to do something for all my wonderful blogger friends.
Plus one of the drawings will be a painting done just for this drawing..look for that one

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oct. 5,2011

This is a 12" x12" acrylic painting on canvas done for a friend's granddaughter.
Put new items on Etsy for sale. This weekend I will finally have a drawing for some art..stay tuned. I know I was going to do this in April..but then I got my job and had no time or excuses is the time.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I do not have a lot to say! Now that is something. forgot to take pics of the here is something

a fellow artist's brother built this caravan..totally awesome