'Music From the Vine'

'Music From the Vine'
Giclee' available 85.00 15''x20

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Candied Prairie, Flint Hills, Kansas

'Candied Prairie' OIL with palette knife        Flint Hills, Kansas by Cathy Kline              600.00 framed




  I recently moved into the Historic Train Station in Parkville, Missouri.  The location could not be better.  I am nestled between English Landing Park and Park University att the Gateway of Historic Downtown Parkville.  
      I have ideas that might interest you and your friends including art classes in all traditional mediums as well as 'Date Nite', Life Drawing, Portrait Commissions, Tastings and featured artists.
I am looking forward to starting that in the new Year.
      I am also lining up several interesting speakers that will interest everyone.  The calendar will be posted soon.  Thank you for checking out my blog.
      I may be located at 8701 N. River Park Drive Parkville, Missouri 64152      Mon - Sat you may find us open from 10am to 6pm   Sundays 12-2. or by appointment.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Happy Santa

I thought you might want to see the Glittery results of the German Glass Shards.  Doesn't this old antique frame setSanta off with such an Old Fashioned sentimental flare ?

'Santa Knows' you all

'Santa Knows'  Acrylic 22 X 28 with German Glass Shards.   You know he is checking his famous list Twice!  What are you thinking???
Better watch out!

Sorry, this is sold, but I enjoy making giclee's and hand embellishing just for you.  I will add German Glass Shards as well to the finished work.  800.00 for just what you see.  and 400.00 without frame. 1200 for an original with the glass shards and framed the same way or very similar.

Gary Staab, Sculptor

Introducing Gary Staab, staabstudios.com  check this out!  I am so very proud or I suppose I should say honored to bring the fine art sculptures and 'studies' of GARY STAAB These works in Bronze are replicated to 'actual size' in Museums all over the world.  From 'Lucy' in Chicago Natural Science Museum commissioned by the Smithsonian Institute as well as National Geographic.  Gary has work all ovet the world.  I will bring you more info in the next few days....Exciting Stuff!

The Fine Art of Cathie Thompson

Cathie Thompson, works with water-based oils and acheives great results as you may observe.  Her dedication to her art is noteworthy.  Cathie captures the great midwest with her Flint Hills, Metropolitan Kansas City and Country Club Plaza.  Please let me know if you have questions about Cathie's work.  913 449 4460  I am proud to add Cathie's works to my Gallery.

the CATHY KLINE ART GALLERY has moved Wondering if I should rename the gallery??? The CATHY KLINE ART STATION?

My new location.  Merry Christmas from the CATHY KLINE ART GALLERY  It is the historic Train Station.  The stories are many and the space is lovely.  I am located directly across the street from Park University.  I am very excited to make this gallery a buzz word in the art community with featured artists such as Gary Staab, sculptor, Cathie Thompson, Oils, and Darla Zook, Watercolorist.
Visit 8701 N. River Park Drive and take a stroll in the park then come inside to see the art captured there.

Darla Zook, featured artist

Darla Zook is a fine artist and individual.  Her talents range from Watercolors  Acrylic and Oil to Singing and playing the piano for her Church and entertainment venues.  Darla is one of Silver Dollar City's returning Artists each Fall with her own booth where she paints and sells her fine art.
Her work is featured inside my gallery in Parkville, Missouri.  Recently, she won First Place Over All for her Flint Hills Piece, 'Endless Road, Flint Hills.' during Visions of the Flint Hills Exhibition in Kansas City. Visit the CATHY KLINE ART GALLERY at 8701 N. River Park Drive Parkville, MO 64152 and view it in person.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CAIN  at the Louvre.  Cain had just killed Able, his remorse is evident.  I could not help but want to capture the anguish in stone as a painting.  I walked around the pool and observed the huge lion with his cub in his mouth.  I observed the sun bathers reading and napping around the water but I returned to Cain who had already touched  my heart.  

Plein Air in France

Currently these paintings are on display at Parkville Frame Gallery in the Commmons off of Hwy 9 and Hwy 45 in Parkville.  Next door to the South of Nick and Jakes.  Then the show will travel to Images Gallery in Overland Park and be on display with the works from my travel mates.  
Now Showing~  My travels in Paint.   From Paris traveling south to Vernon, home of Monet's Giverny then on to the Southern part, lebarroux, Provence...Painting up a storm and loving every minute.  Best Coffee I ever tasted.  a moment in time.  

Friday, November 21, 2014

Parkville in Art Plein Air Paint Out just finished up.  We had 57 artists this year.  Those who entered were some of the Rock Stars of  Plein Air....Susan Lynn, Richard Sneary, R.Gregory Summers, Michael McCurry, Michelle Wells, Peggy Wilson Adam and Andrea Clague to name a few. 
I was thrilled to share with them the beauty of the area.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Studio B.K. Seevers: Parkville in Art Event

Studio B.K. Seevers: Parkville in Art Event

Brent Seevers, one of the founders of the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, has designed the posters and publications for Parkville in Art for the last three years. I am so happy that Brent came to paint with us this year. His pastels are beautiful.

Please come to my new Art Gallery and Classroom inside the Historic Train Depot to view the Show- soon, it will move on to Tom Watson's National Golf Club in Parkville.

Also visit cathyklineartgallery.blogspot.com to get a taste for the other work inside the Gallery.



Monday, May 5, 2014

All in a day's work

I filled in my calendar and now it is the next month already.  Shoot, I like other artists have a tough time of organizing my time.  I vow to get better.  New Year's resolution yeah right.  I do feel an urgency however to get more organized.
     Thank heaven, my dear friend Darla Zook, fellow artist reminded me of today's hanging in the Lenexa Kansas City Hall.  Talk about a curve ball, I thought I would spend the day working on my blog and starting a Cafe' genre painting, then teaching.  But no.  So off I go to my studio to put finishing touches on Music from the Vine then delivering the work....What a life!  I love it!!!


 This is one of three pieces getting hung today at the Lenexa City Hall, which just happens to be my Home Town.  I am very excited to be included in the GKCAA.  Greater Kansas City Artist Association.
                          This is from my Palette Knife collection where all was done in palette knife with the exception of the girl's face.  A large piece of approx. 36 X 48.  Acrylic on Canvas

Watercolour Woods

Watercolour Woods 12 X 16 This is unusual for me to paint in watercolour ~ but I really enjoyed myself.

Swift Current

Swift Current 12 X 16 is a Lodge that my Husband and I stayed at in Colorado.  The current was Swift.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

'Sticks and Stones' by artist Denver artist Melissa Furness
at the old original Oddfellos Building called Three Link Gallery in Smithville, MO. 
read the story at ilivenorth.com   by Cathy Kline, art contributor

Catherine's Dance Studio Mural

 A mural to spruce up a dance studio across my Art Gallery in Parkville, MO. 

Catherine's Dance Studio

Autumn Glory   Oil on Canvas 12 X 16

This is a little set up I posed in my front yard. The mums in full bloom and the bouquet of the vinyard a nice match along side the violyn.  

giclee's available at 75.00

During the First Parkville in Art Paint Out, I painted this from Pancho's Mexican Restaurant. 

This Commissioned Graphite is actually 18 X 24.  

Here I am painting in Door County.  I very quickly found out that my umbrella shaded me beautifully, but not built to protect me from the rain.  This is a gallery that had sculptures around the gardens and quite unique. 

Gary in his studio.

Gary Staab is one of the Artists that I wrote about in North magazine.  Gary is a sculptor who has an interest in animals and insects.  Gary recreated Lucy.  The lifesize dinosaur.  Recently, my editor and friend, Kandie Erichson and I made the trip to Liberty to visit with Gary to deliver this framed work of the article I wrote about him.  He was in the middle of recreating a twenty foot Saw Fish.  

Visit www.ilivenorth.com and read about Gary as well as all the other artists I have had the priviledge to cover. 

'Run for the Hills' by Cathy Kline

     My painting; 'Run for the Hills' will be at this year's Symphony in the Flint Hills in June.  My painting was selected for the second year for this Exhibition..  Money raised for the event helps keep the Grasslands healthy.  This painting is a  30 X 30 square format in Oil on Canvas.
     The Artist's Reception was last Wednesday the 30th of April at the Emporia Arts Center.  Now the show goes on tour until it reaches it's destination for the hugh silent auction.

Friday, January 31, 2014

25 Paintings in 25 Days

Well this was just FUN!  I know, I was supposed to complete 30 in 30 but,
what can I say?  I was just happy to hear about the challenge, it was two days after it started and 
I could have certainly caught up and kept planning to but it never happened.  I will now be extra challenged
    to do all 30 next time.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Narrow Gate    

                                         16 X 20 Oil on Canvas    Another Flint Hills Painting

30 Paintings in 30 Days

Big Sky

Early in the 30 30 Challenge, I painted my cousin's dog, Mouse. 

Which Days are which???  I better go back and try to figure it out!  Now, it's a blur.

30 Paintings in  30 Days

I had the best learning experience ever!

The Flint Hills    30 Paintings in 30 Days

                                                               Experimenting in Color

Day 29  Thirty in Thirty! This one gave me the dickens to upload. 


                                                      Fun Palette knife    Smooth as Silk

Last Day of 30 Paintings in 30 Days!
Wow, I have established a pretty good habit. 

This is what I painted for today, I needed to show the speed and drama and rush of a horse on the move.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A few of the daily paintings for 30/30

I had a bit of trouble with my battery on my computer, this one here is not one of them....just trying to get a few images loaded.  

Day 28         30 Paintings in 30 Days

Wheat Field   Oil on Canvas NFS

Sometimes you just want to be a little vague.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Day 25  Lincoln's Rest
Mixed Media

     This is that same old modest farm house where Abraham Lincoln came to rest after speaking in Leavenworth, Kansas.  This home was built in 1854. Lincoln's cousin who married Judge Mark Delaney invited Lincoln to come for a visit after his work was finished to rest.  I did this 7 X 7 watercolor with pastel to capture the moodiness of the weather and drama of the history.  
     Another time, I hope to paint this magnificent Silver Maple by the edge of the road  The Champion Tree 
expert came to the house, took all the necessary measurements to conclude that although the trunk of the tree was nineteen feet around it was beat by another yet larger of it's type.  
     I never grow tired of speaking about that old wonderful farm house.  

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Day 22 ?   

Day 25  Sky

30 Paintings in 30 Days

I  have been working hard to select the perfect inspiration for a painting for the Art Show and Exhibition;
Symphony in the Flint Hills~ I took this photograph in which I painted this SKY from and from that I will produce my entry.  The sky is only the backdrop to the rolling buttes and cliffs and run away horses that I plan to add.  Wish me luck in getting selected.
Day 24  Daniel     30 Paintings in 30 Days

I have the great opportunity of a life time to paint at the home of my friends' home Adam and Andrea Clague.  We hire a model and set up and paint every Thursday evening.  My life's ambition is to become the best portrait artist that I am capable of.  The setting is ideal, the mood is intoxicating and the evening is blessed first by the prayers of Adam and only second to the JOY!  Oh how I do love this experience.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 23  'Brass Vase'
Oil on Conservation Panel 

Leslie Saeta 30 Paintings in 30 Day Challenge

I noticed the reflections in the brass vase and thought 'why not?'  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 21   'Plump and Juicy'

I visited a vineyard a few years ago around Weston, MO. and displayed some art in a show.  I took a few photos of grapes and finally had the chance to paint from one of them.  It was a beautiful day and the wine was delicious.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 20   30 Paintings in 30 Days

'Squeeze Box'

8 X 10 Oil on RayMar Conservation Panel

I was in Palm Desert, California at a street fair and this performer captured my eye along with my ear.

Monday, January 20, 2014


Day 19   30 Paintings in 30 Days 

'Trey's Observation'

12 X 16 Oil on Panel

This is Trey, My middle son's dog.  Trey is one marvelous canine.
Of course we all feel like he plays a very important role in our family.

Mike should win Master of the Year for the way he tends to Trey.  Two walks a day, only the best food money can buy and frequent trips to buy dog toys and treats.   

Sunday, January 19, 2014

'Stone Tapestry' Oil on Canvas 24 X 36

'Stone Tapestry'   Oil on Canvas   24 X 36 

   On a pleasure trip to Chicago, I visited this Church and knew I wanted to paint this Chamber. 
Stone Tapestry won me Top 10% standing in the show.  

'Sealed With a Kiss'

'Sealed With a Kiss' 16 X 20 Oil on Canvas

                                                              Example of a Sports Portrait   1600.00
 Currently, this piece is on display in the 3rd Annual Missouri Valley Impressionist Society's Membership Show in Saint Joseph, Missouri.  The show is at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.  Two other pieces of mine are there as well; Blue Highway and Stone Tapestry.
     I was named in the Top Ten% of the show, by Dr. William Eickhorst.  

Day 18  'Knight Watch'    

 8 X 10  Oil on Conservation Panel

This was supposed to be a 'quickie'~ It didn't turn out that way 
 I spent quite a while longer than planed but so glad I did.  
My husband and sons play Chess.