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

Artist/Illustrator/Author/Greeting Card Designer

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Christmas Print Finished

Wheeee! this is load off my mind, I have been doing this painting in my mind since last year, Christmas print. I will post image later probably the 1st part of October, just before the show Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair, Oct 9-25. I am very pleased with the final image. I have also printed 5 x 7 Christmas cards. Forgive me for not posting the image now, but I have had some people steal my ideas, I would like have this one for a surprise for my collectors. It will be worth the wait.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another Christmas Moo (Scratchboard Art)

The 1st image is "A Christmas Moo" both of these giclee prints are available as 5 x 7's matted in black, matted size is 8 x 10, sold matted or matted and framed.
matted size 8 x 10 cost
$15.00 each
framed size 8 x 10 cost $40.00 each, plus shipping. Black frame.
Christmas cards are also available from both images $4.50 each
I will have these these pretty Moo's in Gatlinburg at the Oct 8-25, Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair. Perfect gift for the Holstein cow lover on your Christmas list.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I finally got back to doing some scratchboard art

After about 25 years I decided to do some scratchboad, it has been a long time, it came back fast, thank goodness! I finished a cow face for Christmas cards and 5 x 7 prints. I am quite pleased. This is the year I will do a Christmas print from scratchboard. That should keep me busy for a while. I guess as artists we do need a change of pace to keep us fresh.

They are calling for rain for the next 3 days here in East Tennessee, good time to work. Just wish I did not have to the grocery store thingie...and cook.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Working on matting and framing 8 x 10's

I have spent the last 2 days printing and cutting mats for my New 8 x 10 series. These will be available framed or just matted at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair Oct 8-25. I will have new cat prints, foxes, bobcat, waterbirds, bears, horses, landscapes and maybe a cow and chickens. Photos will be posted later closer to show time.
I don't know about the rest of the world but Tennessee is hot and if we have as much snow as we have had rain, look out for the winter, I love snow good excuse for big old pot of soup and a lot of painting.. Keep cool.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tomorrow my day in Gatlinburg and the mountains

Tomorrow is a kind of working, fun day at Gatlinburg and the mountains, I will taking some reference photos for a Christmas print I will be releasing at the October show. I will also have Christmas cards of this image. It is one of those paintings that gets stuck in my mind, I know just about what I want to paint but need it to be authentic, so I need the photo shoot. We need a day out anyway. Nice lunch out. Feed our souls on mountain air.

We had to go out for a while today it has been 94 at times here in east Tennessee today, That's damn hot! Boy, bring on some cool weather. Soon.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Cat Prints

Silver is the first image and Tux is the black and white tuxedo kitty. These will be available
as Giclee 5 x 7 prints. More kitty's will make their way to my feline collection. Own one or more of these precious feline's, they mat and frame 8 x 10 size. $15.oo each with a white mat. $6.00 to ship USPS.