Tuesday, May 4, 2021

 Southwest Sky - oil on panel - 9x12" - ©KayDewar   The lovely soft filmy clouds over rugged terrain caught my attention.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

 Oil painting from a family photo.  I cropped this image of my sister in her teens as I always thought she was so glamorous.  She was about the same age as Shirley Temple and I think our mother must have copied some of the hairstyles of Shirley and other contemporaries.  This is titled Carol Ann and is approx 8.5 x 11 inches on oil paper.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Spring Still Life

Cheery Reds ©Kay Dewar - 8x8 - oil

I think Spring is finally here in the northwest.  I will start celebrating that fact with an inviting table setting of "Cheery Reds" - 8 x 8" oil on canvas panel.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Something Different for Me

 I decided to try an oil landscape.  I love drawing/painting clouds and I had taken a sunset photo that I liked a lot.  Although it doesn't quite capture the image of the photo, I think it captured the essence of the scene. This may be the first of a few landscape/cloudscape paintings.  "Sunset 1" - oil on canvas - 12 x 16"

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Continuing with studies of faces.  For this piece I used a photo made available through https://school.sktchy.com. The exercise was intended for watercolor, but I used oil on oil paper.  The size is 7.5 x 6.5 inches.  I'm calling it "Lady in Blue Scarf."

Sunday, March 28, 2021


"Heidi" - 10 x 8" - oil sketch on oil paper - from my own photo.

Monday, March 22, 2021

"Harvey" (6 x 8") is an oil painting on unstretched canvas from a photo taken by his mother.  His grandma lives next door to me.  This little guy, I am told, is happy all of the time.  I haven't been able to be close to him due to Covid distancing, but I was happy to spend some time looking at his happy face while practicing my skills at capturing a baby likeness.


Thursday, March 4, 2021

 Another still life.  Temporary title is Reds and Greens, oil, 12x12" ©KMDewar

Monday, March 1, 2021

 Still isolating, staying home, and painting.  Today I worked on depicting transparency of glass.  This is something that I've done a fair amount with colored pencils and now I'm trying to achieve a similar effect with oils.  I'm calling this Study in Transparency and Texture.  It is 12x16" and gave me a reason to pull out some of the pretty glassware and bottles in my collection.

Transparency and Texture -0il

Sunday, January 3, 2021

A New Year - a New Still Life

 Looking Forward - 8 x 10" - oil on panel

As 2021 begins we have much for which to be thankful and many opportunities to create a good and rewarding future.  As the saying goes, "you can't change the past, but you can create the future" -- or something to that effect.  I have plans to include more painting and more positive thinking in this year and others that follow.