Thursday, July 24, 2014

Paintings of Franzi

Necklace, 12 x 16 inch, oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Picnic, 12 x 16 inch, oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Franzi is an adorable podenco andaluz maneto living in Austria, and has one of the most expressive faces I've ever seen on a dog. He'll be starring in a series of commissioned paintings. These are the first two. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunlight and Shadow

Sunlight and Shadow, 12 x 9 inch, oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

A recent painting of Train, my female greyhound. I love the way light and reflected color dance across her form. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cloud at Thirteen

Cloud at Thirteen, 8 x 10 inch, oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

My rat terrier Cloud turned thirteen a couple weeks ago. He's in good health, but is slowing down. It shows in everything he does, and I wanted to capture that.. I want to remember him in every stage of his life. Here he is contentedly basking in the sun, cheerful even though his back legs are a little stiff. A bittersweet moment in time, and an emotional painting for me - my best little friend is growing old. 

Below are some progression photos, and a quick sketch I did yesterday while he slept.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sanguine Drawings

Sanguine Sephiroth, conte on BFK Rives paper
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Sephiroth in Sanguine, conte on BFK Rives paper
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Franzi in Sanguine, conte on BFK Rives paper
© 2014 Kathleen Coy 

Been enjoying working with this medium lately. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

AJ - German Shorthaired Pointer

AJ, 8 x 10 inch, oil on linen
© 2104 Kathleen Coy

Here we have AJ, a beautiful liver GSP. I really like the colors and texture of this piece. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Good Fruit Grower magazine cover

A Gathering of Cherries, 6 x 6 inch, oil
© Kathleen Coy

I'm very pleased to announce my painting, A Gathering of Cherries, is the cover art of the May 15, 2014 issue of Good Fruit Grower magazine. You can see the cover here, I'm extremely happy with the way it looks: 

Horse commission

Midnight, 8 x 10 inch, oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

This was a nice break from dogs. Not only did I enjoy painting this beautiful horse, but loved the metal and leather of the bridle, as well. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Catching up, 52 - 55

52 - Greyhound, charcoal

53 - Greyhound, charcoal

54 - Greyhound, oil

55 - Greyhound, oil

Each work is 5 x 7 inches, copyright 2014 Kathleen Coy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

51 - Podenco

51 - Podenco, 5 x 7 inch oil
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

This is Angela, who is sadly no longer with us, but her bright spirit and dignity live on in paint. 10% of all sighthound project painting sales during this month (April, 2014), are being donated to Beverly Farmer Podencos, who rescued Angela, and so generously allowed me to paint from her photo.

50 - Saluki

51 - Saluki, charcoal and graphite on toned paper
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Thursday, April 24, 2014

49 - Greyhound, charcoal and graphite on toned paper
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

My lovely girl, Train.  I'm really enjoying these black and white charcoal drawings, especially on a cold and rainy day...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

48 - Podenco

48 - Podenco, 8 x 8 inch oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Continuing with the sighthound series, this beautiful Podenco is Jazzy, who is in the care of Beverly Farmer Podencos, who very graciously let me paint from her beautiful photo. I loved the photo so much, I decided to paint this one a little larger than the previous paintings in the series. I was drawn to the warm colors and wanted to capture the feeling of the hot sun on the building and dog. I'm donating 10% of the proceeds from the sighthound series this month to Beverley Farmer Podencos. Check out the work they're doing to help these dogs in need. Here are a few close up shots:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

47 - Borzoi

47 - Borzoi, 5 x 7 inch oil on panel
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Borzoi are such ethereal looking dogs.. so beautiful, and very enjoyable to paint. This is the lovely Kira.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

46 - Greyhound

46 - Greyhound 
Charcoal on Strathmore 400 series grey toned paper
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

This is my greyhound Sephiroth, his coloring lends itself surprisingly well to black and white. His amber eyes stare right into my soul, in this drawing as well as in real life.. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

45 - Greyhound

45 - Greyhound, 5 x 7 inch oil on panel
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

This is Dodger, who looks very similar to my girl Train. It's so much fun to paint dogs that are brindle and white, it's like the best of both worlds.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Pharaoh Hound painting, Greyhound and Afghan Hound drawings

43 - Pharaoh Hound, 5 x 7 inch oil on panel
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

I had a lot of fun with this little painting, the reference photo lent itself well to the imagination.

Nothing more relaxing than to spend an evening drawing. This is my lovely boy, Sephiroth. I had a mat that fit perfectly, so this drawing comes ready to frame:

44 - Greyhound, pencil
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

And here's a little charcoal Afghan Hound. Love that hair:

42 - Afghan Hound, charcoal
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Sunday, March 30, 2014

41 - Greyhound

41 - Greyhound, 5 x 7 inch oil on panel
© 2014 Kathleen Coy
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Continuing the Sighthound Project with our girl Train. Yes, you read that right. Train is no longer a foster, but a member of the family. We all fell in love with her and the feeling seemed mutual - she found her forever home right here. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

My first art book!

Release the Hounds - 36 Paintings in 36 Days, is available in two sizes. If you need help deciding, the paintings are a little bigger than actual size in the large version, while in the small version they are a little smaller than the actual size: