Monday, August 19, 2013

Plein air festival

Widener Building, 9 x 12 inch oil on linen
© 2013 Kathleen Coy

Queen Anne's Lace and Summer Sky
8 x 8 inch oil on linen
© 2013 Kathleen Coy

I painted these two pieces on location last month during Corning, Iowa's plein air festival. It was a "bluebird day" - 75 degrees and sunny with gorgeous clouds... couldn't have asked for better weather during a July weekend. The Widener Building, with it's patina'd copper turret, is one of Corning's landmarks. The field of Queen Ann'e Lace was painted outside of town along a gravel road in the countryside.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Honey, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy

This is the first Yorkie I've painted. Being used to short-haired dogs, I had a lot of fun painting her long hair and adding areas of texture to her fur with thick paint.