Monday, April 2, 2018

St. Ignatius of Loyola

'St. Ignatius of Loyola' . 10" x 8" . oil on copper with 23K gold leaf
© 2018 kay eneim

St. Ignatius of Loyola... a noble, rugged Spaniard... became an amazing saint of the 16th century!

His extremely important writings... The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola... have been profoundly helpful to spiritual life. The 'Exercises' are directly linked to the formation of countless saints and good souls over the centuries.

On this painting I worked to keep the gold leaf gilding as a rustic element... and using the copper as the foundation gave it a look and finish not possible with any other material.
Copper and gold leaf suited this painting and the subject of St. Ignatius. It is one of my favorites.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us!

This painting is represented by The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mary Magdalen at the Foot of the Cross

'Mary Magdalen at the Foot of the Cross . 10" x 8" . oil on linen panel
© 2018 kay eneim

"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."  (Luke 23:46)

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, a nineteenth century French artist, carried the concept of tenebrism... using shadow and a little bit of light... to the nth degree in his painting titled 'Crucifixion'.

I would like to one day see his work at the Louvre as this image had become a powerful Lenten prayer for me in the hours of painting my version... this one.

Sold through The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

'Madonna and Child'

'Madonna and Child' . 8" x 6" . oil on linen panel with 23K gold leaf
© 2018 kay eneim

Frantisek Dvorak's 'Madonna and Child'... I painted this image some years ago, and again recently... this time adding 23K gold leaf.
This painting is being represented by The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Monday, February 19, 2018

'Agnus Dei'

'Agnus Dei' . 6" x 8" . oil on copper
© 2018 kay eneim

I loved painting Francisco Zurbaran's  'Agnus Dei'.  The Lamb of God.
I painted it many years ago... and again this last month. This one is represented by The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Immaculate Conception II

'Immaculate Conception II' . 10 x 8 . oil on linen panel
© 2017 kay Eneim
not for sale

I painted this little painting with a Peruvian influence...

"And a great sign appeared in Heaven: 
a woman, clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet,
and upon her head a crown of twelve stars."
(Revelation 12:1)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Girl With the Abalone Shell Earrings

'Girl With the Abalone Earrings' . 14 x 11 . oil on linen panel
© 2017 kay eneim
private collection

This North American Indian girl was of the Tsawatenok tribe of the Pacific Northwest, circa 1914.
Her earrings, made from abalone shells, were something only the nobility of her tribe could wear.

I found her to be stunningly beautiful. I loved painting her.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ginger Jar and White Peonies

'Ginger Jar and White Peonies' . 14 x 18 . oil on linen panel
© 2017 kay eneim

I have donated this painting for the upcoming Beaux Arts dinner and silent auction to benefit the Scottsdale Artists' School to be held on November 11th in Scottsdale, AZ.

It's a fun evening!... with lots of artwork to enjoy and take home!

You can find more information about it at this link.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kutenai Gatherer of the Reeds

Kutenai Gatherer of the Reeds . 36" x 48" . oil on canvas
© 2017 kay eneim

Thankfully, the Kutenai tribal life was documented by Edward S. Curtis at the turn of the twentieth century.  Curtis titled his photograph of this scene... 'Kutenai Duck Hunter'.

To me, she didn't appear to be hunting ducks... not at all.
She was clearly gathering reeds for her basket weaving... an art perfected by her tribe.

The title of my painting reflects just that setting... her gathering of reeds for her beautiful baskets... in the serene and beautiful morning!

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.

This painting is being represented by    The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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.