Wednesday, March 21, 2012


It's time for our first contest!!! YAY!

Yesterday, I posted a picture of a newly finished painting titled "Note" on Facebook. In it, I was playing with a music theme. Somehow, between concept sketch and painting, I managed to flip all the Clefs backwards! We all make mistakes, but this one is your gain! Are you interested in owning this painting for free? Listen up, because here are the rules:

First Prize: "Note", Original painting by Kyra Wilson
Runner-up prize: "Alone", print by Kyra Wilson

Go to this page on Facebook:

1) "Like" my studio page (if you already do, excellent!)

2) Have your friends, family, etc, "Like" my studio page, then have them leave a comment on the contest post giving YOUR name. Each time your name is mentioned uniquely in a comment will count as a vote for you. 

3) You may vote once for yourself. Multiple votes by the same person for the same person will not be counted. However, if a commenter would like to vote for someone else as well, including themselves - but only the once, that IS allowed - make sure it's in a separate comment. I will only count the first name mentioned in a comment if multiple names are listed.

4) Contest is open to everyone 13 years of age and up, internationally. 

5) The Contest is open as of now, and will run until March 27th, 2012 11:59 PM EST.

6) I will publicly announce the winners Wednesday morning, March 28th, 2012.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Snail's Pace

So much going on, and yet... everything seems to be moving slowly, or not at all!

There have been quite a few things going on in the studio, not the least of which are prints (finally!) in hand of several different paintings. I'll be sure to post which ones, and prices by next weekend, and more prints are in the works!

Additionally, I'm getting back into my Alice in Wonderland mode. I had been doing fairly well working on it, and then life interfered. So, this past week I decided to do a small painting (6x6) just for the fun of it.

I have to tell you, I absolutely LOVE this painting (it's so much better in person.) It's in acrylic, and by the end of it I had stopped fighting with the paint and the obvious differences between oil and acrylic paints. More, I realized I am going to develop my own version of all the Alice in wonderland characters on these small canvases, and then I'm going to start creating bigger compositions involving them in various scenes. I see now that this was part of my difficulty. While my daughter cast as Alice is perfect, I hadn't created any other characters yet and was jumping in with several at once. I really am excited about creating them all one by one and then moving forward!

So, this painting is of a snail. The paint is a bit wet, and I'll probably post a better picture later when it's not reflecting so much flash!

“Will you walk a little faster?” said a whiting to a snail,
  “There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my
  See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
  They are waiting on the shingle—will you come and join the
    Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, will you join the
    Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, won’t you join the
        dance?" ~L. Carroll