Thursday, June 22, 2017

Peanuts! Blue Jay

























Peanuts!
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Everyday they look in the window, begging for peanuts. I always give in and put a few on the deck railing. They are fearless, sometimes picking up a peanut and then putting it down only to choose another. Picky! They are now teaching their babies to grab and run. There were six Jay's in the tree this morning making a racket.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Colorado River ll




























Colorado River ll
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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This is the second painting of this portion of the Colorado River. Gorgeous area of the United States.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Peony





























They were beautiful this year.  A warm winter and then plenty of spring rain made for huge blooms, heady with their fragrant sweet scent and the promise of summer. They only lasted a few days, standing tall in the sun and swaying in the soft breeze. Then, as in years before, the hard rains came and mercilessly pounded them until the petals fell, one by one onto the wet earth.


I sit out on the deck every morning the weather permits. The Mulberry tree is laden with fruit and the birds are drunk on the fermenting berries. The robins, noisy and happy for the feast are chasing each other through the trees. This morning a male and female Mallard Ducks were sitting under that tree. Were they hoping for the tree to relinquish a few berries? I’m not sure; I don’t live near water so they must have been waiting for a berry feast. They lumbered off waddling side to side disappointed the tree wouldn’t cooperate.

Lots of baby birds have been born, Chickadees, Robins, Cardinals, Sparrows, and a squawky baby Blue Jay. The noisy Wren is relentless in his call for a mate, I hope he finds one soon.  Ah, Spring!


Peony,
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oil
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

How to Purchase: sold

Saturday, May 13, 2017

R├Ęgne, Oil Painting, Linda McCoy


Re'gne, Oil Painting
Re'gne, Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Framed
Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $150 USD
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I thought the light/shadows were interesting on her face, so here she is in oil. Framed.
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Homeward Bound, Hummingbird


Homeward Bound, Hummingbird


























This painting is from a reference photo I took last September. About the end of September and into early October the Hummingbirds begin their migration south. It's a long journey and their feeders stay up until late in October, for any late comers. It's always a joy to see them again in the spring, I haven't seen any yet, but maybe soon.

Here is a photograph of the same bird....

















Homeward Bound, Hummingbird
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Chipping Sparrow ll


Chipping Sparrow ll
Chipping Sparrow ll, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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This little Chipping Sparrow was a little windblown, but seemed not to mind as he eyed the feeder brimming over with sunflower seeds and dried berries. I sit out on the deck very early in the morning; the birds are used to seeing me there, and will grab a seed and quickly fly off. Sometimes, the young ones are not so afraid and will sit and not be bothered by my presence. The Chickadees do not care if I'm there, they seem fearless to me, they grab a sunflower seed and sit on a nearby branch and peck at it to break the shell.  I enjoy these early morning bird watching moments, not a sound except for the tweeting of the birds.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Warbler, Northern Parula


Migrating Warbler, Northern Parula




















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Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)

These beautiful little songbirds are passing through southern Ohio now, one of the most beautiful little birds in the trees. It also has a sweet song!
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Eastern Bluebird, Oil Painting


Eastern Bluebird, Oil Painting
Eastern Bluebird, Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)


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These birds seemed to be everywhere except my yard. I waited and waited for one to show up at my feeder, but no. So, out last week at a local park I hadn't been to before and there it was! I was so excited I grabbed my camera and crept as close as I could to take some reference photographs. There are no words for how blue he was, incredible, and then the rust/orange breast feathers! I don't paint birds I haven't actually seen and I work from my own reference drawings and photographs. I waited a long time for this guy, and he was so worth the wait.
Copyright 2017, Linda McCoy

Friday, April 07, 2017

Shelter from the Storm


Shelter from the Storm
Shelter from the Storm, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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We had wicked rain storms here on Wednesday night, they arrived at sunset, and lit up the sky. My son took a picture and I used his photo as a reference for the sky. The Chickadee's were looking a little scared, flying right outside my window.

Shelter from the Storm
"And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured
I'll always do my best for her, on that I give my word
In a world of steel eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm
"Come in," she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm"

Bob Dylan
Congratulations to Bob Dylan for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature! Well done, Mr. Tambourine Man, well done!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Graeter's Raspberry Chocolate Chip/Row House Gallery












I am honored to be selected as Artist of the Month at the Row House Gallery in Milford, Ohio.

It is a great opportunity to meet collectors, and there is just something wonderful to be said about seeing artwork in a gallery setting.  I will be there on Saturday, April, 8 from 5pm until 7:30pm.

Many thanks to Nancy at the Row House!



So, about Graeter’s Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, it is their signature flavor, loaded with huge chunks of chocolate. My favorite!



12”x16” Available at the Row House Gallery , 211 Main Street,  Milford, Ohio



Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy




Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Jack and Diane, Day 3


























Jack and Diane, Day 3
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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Still looking for nesting material, I see one bird taking some nesting material out of the nest, so perhaps they have decided to nest in a different spot. It's noisy on my deck, the Red-Wing Blackbirds are loud and rowdy, scaring off some of the smaller birds. As soon as the fields are planted they will be gone. Two nesting boxes are occupied by House Sparrows, but I am unable to get a good photo of them. I enjoyed this series of these happy, energetic little Carolina Chickadee's.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jack and Diane, Day Two


Jack and Diane, Day 2
Jack and Diane, Day 2, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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Still gathering nesting material. Tireless, they are at it all day.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017