Kay Murphy's Studio, P.O. Box 340, Talbott, Tennessee 37877-0340 kaymurphy41@gmail.com

Artist/Illustrator/Author/Greeting Card Designer

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A little more about me

 I have been teaching art at White Pine Bookstore for more than a year now, I have made a lot of friends that love art and liked doing artsy- craftsy stuff. I have found out I love teaching and the excitement that a person gets when they have learned how to achieve the effect they want and they are proud of their art. Love the girls I have taught, each one is different in their own unique style. 
Last evening I had three lovely ladies that love art, I did a class in Halloween card making with colored pencils, what fun we had coloring our pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. They really did a fantastic job.    
Next week we will painting acrylics on canvas, one of the girls suggested a foggy seascape with an old fishing boat, I'm thinking it will  be a scene from the Chesapeake Bay, since I have photos of the fishing boats there.
Come take a class with us and bring your ideas to life in a painting.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Newest Halloween design

My newest Halloween design for cards, I'm teaching this as a Halloween card design Monday evening at White Pine Bookstore, colored pencils...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 27 Halloween card making class

 White Pine Bookstore
The start of one of the designs for a Halloween card
 Halloween Card Making class, bring out your dark side with witches and stuff. Fun time you can surprise your friends with your very own hand made card...CHANGE OF DATE MONDAY 26 AT 4:30-7:00

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pet portraits Mixed media

Have Kay paint your furry friend om a 9 x 12 Illustration board, Dog, Cat or Horse.
Email Kay for information.
Over 30 plus years that Kay has been a professional artist, she has painted many of her clients pets. Two examples shown here are mixed media, ink, watercolor, and colored pencil.

To Order a Painting Visit My Etsy store:

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Flat Notes with envelope

5 x 7  Flat note with envelope  available on my etsy store

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Three new designs

Finished my Raven today, my next Raven will be in the Birds in Hats series note cards, maybe he will be wearing a derby, hmmm? I can think about that for a while...Hot here in east TN today...

Also my thistle print plus a note-card

 I have been busy for a week, got my Dragonfly note card set-up

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

New Design watercolors and ink, using metallic watercolors I purchased years ago, always knew they would come in handy. Find items on my zazzle store with this design on them: shoes, clothes,cards,etc.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

New Dragonflies note-cards

Today is the day I set-up note-cards and prints, work on my etsy and zazzle shops and hopefully mow the yard, got some of my to-do list done, oh yeah washed two loads of clothes too.... had some fun with this design, another mixed media, colored pencils, watercolor and ink..

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stained glass effect on my mixed media painting

I love Photoshop and the many effects you can achieve using them, some work well, some don't it really it is a trial and error kind of game but fun, I sometimes have to giggle at the results but at least I can always change it back... Now I like this stained glass look better than the regular painting and I can say that as I painted the darn piece, so it's what I am satisfied with... If you can't have fun with your art work what's the point. 
Just thought I would share this with you all.

New Two Thistle Blooms with Dragonfly

New mixed media design I will be using on cards, stationary, print, Check my zazzle store to keep up on New items I have been adding.