Friday, August 14, 2015

My Greyhounds..

Ode to a Brindle Greyhound, 12 x 9 inch, oil on linen
© 2015 Kathleen Coy 

The Wind Speaks Her Name, 12 x 12 inch, oil on panel
© 2015 Kathleen Coy 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cloud #32

Cloud #32, Butter Wouldn't Melt © 2015 Kathleen Coy
8 x 8 inch, oil on panel

This painting marks the 32nd time I've painted my rat terrier Cloud. He turned 14 a couple weeks ago. My bestest little bud.. I love him so much.. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Borzoi in Flight

Borzoi in Flight, 16 x 12 inch, oil on gessoboard, © 2015 Kathleen Coy

I love to paint Borzoi, they are so lovely and ethereal, like a dream..

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Greyhound Paintings

Catching up the blog with some recent greyhound paintings.  The first is an experimental painting of my greyhound, Train.  I wanted to capture her intensity and focus with dramatic lighting.  It was also my first time using lead white, which has earned a permanent place on my palette.

Valkyrie, 12 x 9 inch, oil on gessoboard. © 2014 Kathleen Coy

I was honored to paint the magnificent Blazin Wildfire and Pat C Sabbath:

Blazin Wildfire, 12 x 12 inch, oil on linen. © 2015 Kathleen Coy

Pat C Sabbath, 11 x 14 inch, oil on linen. © 2015 Kathleen Coy

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Greyhound Drawings

A collection of recent greyhound drawings.

Sirius Black, 5 x 7 inch, © 2014 Kathleen Coy

Jayne, 5 x 7 inch, © 2014 Kathleen Coy

Sprite Drive, 12 x 16 inch, © 2015 Kathleen Coy

Greyhound in Pencil #2, 9 x 12 inch, © 2015 Kathleen Coy

Monday, December 1, 2014

Studio Sale

Studio sale going on in my Esty shop. Take 30% off at checkout with coupon code CYBER14 until Dec 3.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Garden Greyhound

Garden Greyhound, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

This little beauty has been juried into the famous 6"Squared show at the Randy Higbee Gallery. This is my third year in the show, and as always, it's an honor to be a part of the "greatest small works show on earth."  

This is the frame I picked out:

If you're not available to attend in person, you can view the entire show online here:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Urban Beauty Show

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

Honored to have this piece in the Urban Beauty show at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, California.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bison Skull Study

Bison Skull Study, 8 x 6 inch, oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy
Available here

This was painted from life in my back yard. I find skulls to be incredibly beautiful, and very helpful for studying anatomy.  This skull has a very interesting patina, probably from being outside for 6 years.  I battled mosquitoes throughout the painting, but in the end it was worth it.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Jackrabbit painting

Jackrabbit, 6 x 8 inch, oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy
Available here 

Jackrabbits are so interesting looking to me, as I'm used to the Eastern Cottontail rabbit here in Iowa.  I wanted this piece to have a vintage look and feel to it, and hope to paint more of these guys in the future.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Alert Greyhound

Alert, 5 x 7 inch oil on panel
© 2014 Kathleen Coy
Available here

It continues to surprise me how much information can fit onto a small canvas.  Below are some progression photos of the work.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Charcoal Greyhound 2

Her Domain, charcoal on BFK Rives paper
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Another charcoal of my girl, Train. She is the queen of all she surveys... 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Charcoal Greyhound

Greyhound in Charcoal
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

My dogs are such great models, I love to follow them around the yard with my camera. This is my baby girl, Train. I love the graceful curve of her neck. She is as beautiful as a fairy tale. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Some new paintings, two white dogs

White Borzoi, 9 x 12 inch, oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

I'm so pleased with this Borzoi painting. Below are some work in progress shots, from underpainting to finish.

Sara, 6 x 6 inch, oil on panel
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

Sara is a commissioned painting of a lovely white Podenco with one blue eye, a very beautiful, and enjoyable feature to paint.


Merlin, 11 x 14 inch oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

This is a bittersweet commissioned portrait of a beautiful and much loved greyhound who recently passed away. I wanted this painting to have a sense of peace about it, and I hope it brings his family comfort.

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.