Saturday, July 29, 2017

Red Onions and Quail Egg Revised

Red Onions and Quail Egg . 14 x 18 . oil on wood panel
© 1017 kay eneim

I complete this painting in 2016 (or so I thought), but the foreground kept bothering me.

I decided it needed more work. Much better now.

: )

Thursday, July 6, 2017


'Eastwood' . oil on canvas . 48" x 48"
© 2017 kay eneim

Completed and framed, this painting is now showing in a new model home in Carefree, Arizona!

Thanks to the photographic work of Edward S. Curtis at the turn of the twentieth century, Curtis' photo showing the Navajo crossing through Canyon de Chelly became a wonderful resource for completing this painting commissioned by the interior designer, Aldrete Design.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Our Lady of Guadalupe

'Our Lady of Guadalupe' . 18" x 14" . oil on linen panel
© 2016 kay eneim
private collection

I painted this one in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe... depicting the image of herself that she miraculously ingrained on the tilma of St. Juan Diego.

St. Juan Diego's tilma made from primitive maguey cloth during the sixteenth century... now centuries old... is on view in the basilica in Mexico City at the sight of the apparition. Her image is extraordinary... truly extraordinary.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

'Yellow Peonies'

'Yellow Peonies' . 20" x 16" . oil on linen panel
copyright © 2017 kay eneim

The blooming season for yellow peonies seems to be very short... at least from a painter's perspective. And they certainly don't care to bloom anywhere in Arizona. At least I've never heard of peonies blooming in Arizona. It's a pity.

As such, I was very happy to find these yellow peonies from the local florist... very happy.
It can be tricky to find them and I needed to finish up this painting begun last year.
I think yellow peonies are really beautiful... extraordinary.

There are some David Austin roses from the garden in this mix, too. They have been exploding with blossoms lately... happily blooming in Arizona.

Friday, November 25, 2016


'Echo' . 8" x 10" . oil on wood panel
copyright © 2016 kay eneim

The roses in the garden have begun to recover from the summer's severe heat... these are among the first to go into the studio. It is sure nice to have them blooming nicely again!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Dusty Roses

'Dusty Roses' .  8" x 8" . oil on cradled wood panel
copyright © 2016 kay eneim

The roses from the garden are 'few and far between' after the summer heat. I was happy to find a few that were nice to paint...

This little painting will be available through the Beaux Arts Show and Sale to be held at the Scottsdale Artists' School on Saturday, November 12th.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Benjamin Britton

'Benjamin Britton' . 14" x18" . oil on linen
© 2016 kay eneim

David Austin's 'Benjamin Britton' roses are a bit old-fashioned... very sweet with their deep pink... or pink-red... colored petals. I love them. I think they are going to be included in many new paintings to come!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Red Onions and Quail Egg

'Red Onions and Quail Egg' . 9" x 14" . oil on wood panel
© 2016 kay eneim

The Gambel's Quail are busy these days, trying to find a good nesting place to lay their eggs. I found this little egg a few years ago in the gutter at the side of the street... it's a beautiful little egg.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sketch of the Grand Canyon

'North Rim sketch' . 8" x 10" . oil on linen
© 2015 kay eneim
not for sale

... a sketch painted in my studio... after an awesome trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Shrine to Our Lady of Grace

'Shrine to Our Lady of Grace' . 11 x 14 . oil on linen
© 2015 kay eneim

The paintings of Hovsep Pushman were very much on my mind while painting this one... with his ability to portray depth and light.

And I thank my friend and artist, Christine Hooker, for her set-up of some of her favorite things.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Shrimp Plant & Rose

'Shrimp Plant and Rose' . 6" x 8". oil on linen
© 2015 kay eneim

This little one will be in the upcoming Howard/Mandville Gallery's 25th Anniversary Invitational Small Works Show in Kirkland, WA, beginning October 17th.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pomegranates II

'Pomegranates II' . 8" x 10" . oil on linen
© 2015 kay eneim

More pomegranates from the tree... but dried now.

This painting is in the Howard/Mandville Gallery's 25th Anniversary Small Works and Sale, opening October 17th.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


'Pomegranates' . 8" x 10" . oil on wood panel
© 2015 kay eneim

Pomegranates from our tree...

This painting will be showing in the Howard/Mandville Gallery's 25th Anniversary Small Works and Sale opening October 17th.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


'Sonnet' . 24 x 30 . oil on canvas
© 2015 kay eneim

... fresh Peonies are such a treat!
How I wish it were possible to grow them in Arizona!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


'Whispered' . 20 x 16 . oil on wood panel
copyright © 2015 kay eneim

Our potted ornamental sweet potato vines have been growing like crazy lately... along with the grapevine and its tiny purple grapes. Such tiny grapes. And such a lot of them... and they're so very sweet!

This painting was awarded the 'FAV 15%' award by the Fine Art Studio Online 'Bold Brush' online painting competition for July 2015.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet Affection

'Sweet Affection' . 11" x 14" . oil on linen panel
© 2015 kay eneim

Sweet potato vines and David Austin roses...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quiet Dawn Peeks Into the Barn

'Quiet Dawn Peeks Into the Barn' . 24" x 36" . oil on canvas
copyright © 2014 kay eneim

This barn is no longer a working barn... for farming, that is. I am going to be missing it a lot.

The morning light coming through those barn doors, lighting on the sleeping sheep in the cold morning hours, is something I wish I could experience again.

Nothing stays the same... sadly... in this case.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

'The Harvest' . 11" x 14" . oil on wood panel
© 2015 kay eneim

I painted this while working with other artists during the Artists' Guild Week with David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, and Jacqueline Kamin... held at the Scottsdale Artists' School. It was a wonderful experience.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Prints are Available!

'Of Bouguereau's Madonna and Child'

'Mary With Child'

We are making prints of 'Bouguereau's Madonna and Child' available again. And, too, now available are prints of 'Mary With Child'.

Printed with archival inks on acid-free paper, these high quality prints are available in two standard sizes with an added one-inch natural white border, making them easily suited for framing.

Yours are available for purchase here and here, at under the category of Religious Works!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Endearment… again!

'Endearment' . 8"x10" . oil on wood panel
© 2015 kay eneim
not for sale

I decided to work more on the last painting… so here is the finished painting, for real.
I think it is much improved… just like my friend will soon be.