Sunday, December 28, 2014


'Endearment' . 8" x 10" . oil on wood panel
not for sale

A little painting for a friend who has been going through wretched chemotherapy. She can't receive fresh flowers so when I found her favorites at the market, they became a gift in a painting… pink peonies!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Lemon Peeled

'Lemon Peeled' . 6" x 8" . oil on copper
© 2014 kay eneim

Lemon for the kitchen!

hmmm… it's been a while since posting on the blog… I seem to have much more interest in getting the news out in my newsletter.

The subscribers to my newsletter, Impasto!, have been receiving a monthly update with all that's new. It has been 5 years now!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lisianthus and Darby

'Lisianthus and Darby' . 12" x 16" . oil on linen
© 2014 kay eneim

Pink Lisianthus and Abraham Darby roses are among my favorite flowers from the garden… they do fine in our hot summer months.

Even after cutting the Lisianthus and putting them in a vase, they last for weeks… nearly as if I just picked them! They're wonderful.

And, for some reason unknown to me, the images on this blog aren't showing as well as they do on the website. I have heard other artists complain about the same problem. I will need to spend some time researching and resolving that issue.

At any rate, here is a link to the image on the website for a little better look at one of my favorite subject matters to paint.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lemons and Berries

'Lemons and Berries'
11" x 14" . oil on canvas . framed
© 2014 kay eneim

I love citrus trees! Especially when they're growing in pots.

With them it's a bit like Christmas throughout the year… their branches so brightened by their sweet, colorful (sometimes sour!!) ornaments!

Love that.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pink Lisianthus and Black Cherries

'Pink Lisianthus and Black Cherries'
11" x 14" . oil on linen panel . framed
© 2014 kay eneim

Pink Lisianthus are a true gift during the hot summer months. They don't seem to mind the heat one little bit. Thankfully! It has been a hot summer!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Crab Apple, Quail Egg, and Roses

'Crab Apple, Quail Egg, and Roses . 14" x 18" . oil on linen
© 2014 kay eneim

… and those stemmed flowers on the lower left are from the 'gopher plants' that grow around here. Their blossoms are wonderful… along with the velvety purple sage blossoms this year!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


'Onions' . 4" x 6" . oil on linen panel
© 2014 kay eneim

A 'little bit' of a painting… with purple grapes, a deep red onion (love those) and a 'wee' little yellow onion.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you to our Blessed Mother… and to all of our mothers. May we follow Her example!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Quail Egg, Roses, and Delphinium

'Quail Egg, Roses, and Delphinium' . 11" x 14" . oil on linen panel  framed
© 2014 kay eneim

I found a little quail egg… it was just sitting out on the open ground.

Quail usually make a bed in a well-protected, hidden area of moist dirt. They lay one egg each day until there are no more. (Yet they all hatch within about 10 minutes of each other!)

I'm guessing something scared the wits out of the mother hen before she could make it to her nesting bed.
That exposed little egg was bound for the dinner table of a hawk, rat, or snake.

I was happy to find it first.

Friday, March 28, 2014


'Beginning' . 4" x 6" . oil on linen panel
© 2014 kay eneim

A wee painting… with a very wee half of a finch's egg.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Eggplant, Onion, and Grape Leaf

"Eggplant, Onion, and Grape Leaf" . 9.75" x 17.5" . oil on linen panel
© 2014 kay eneim

Onions… with the chiaroscuro use of light and shadows… and impasto brushstrokes…

a few of my favorite things!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Pear & Roses

'Pear and Roses' . 11" x 14" . oil on wood panel
© 2014 kay eneim

The David Austin roses blooming in the garden are pure inspiration… such beauty!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Immaculate Conception

"The Immaculate Conception" . 18" x 14" . oil on linen
© 2014 kay eneim
not for sale

The Blessed Virgin Mary... The Immaculate Conception... stands tall in her power to crush evil which, by God's command, must remain under her feet.

I posted a 'work in progress' of this painting earlier here...
... and am still looking for the name of the painter who originally painted this composition... a composition I have altered a tad.