Sunday, December 30, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mr. Sutherland, Oil Portrait by Linda McCoy

6"X6" Oil on Gallery wrapped stretched canvas. In a scene from "Dirty Sexy Money." A favorite actor since "Klute" I just had to try to paint him. Talented, distinquished with a history of great performances.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Watercolor original size 22"X 30" GliceƩ print available $100.00.
Original Sold

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mystical Santa, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

On watercolor paper, made by twinrocker. I really like their paper, all handmade it has great quality. You can just see the deckled edge, but I had to crop the image so the detail could be seen. His face always looked a little wonky to me, but something about him I liked.
The original image is not for sale.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Studio Photo

The Daily Painters Gallery posted studio pictures today. This is mine on a good day this October. Mostly props and watercolor supplies behind the easel. I'm a fanatic about keeping the oils away from the watercolor brushes and paper. The two watercolors on the back wall are works in progress, the pastel of the young man is finished, the glass cracked at an outdoor fair and he needs to be reframed. Happily the painting on the easel sold.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Castello di Verrazzano, Chianti Region, Italy

This is a watercolor sketch competed on site at the Verrazzano Winery. What a great day. My friends went on the wine tour and the executive tour guide Gillian allowed me to sit in one of the towers and paint. I did two watercolors. Although this trip was in March of this year, nothing brings back the memory of this vacation like looking at the sketches. The castle was built in 700, and it is just beautiful. My sketchbook notes say all the windows are a different size, and I remember having to really look as my brain wanted to paint them all the same in neat rows. So much stone. Parts of it warmed by the sun, others in cool shadows. I could have painted more except someone called me in for the wine tasting. Fabulous wine and food mixed with stories about the castle's colorful past. (Was one of the family really served up for dinner by the natives while exploring off of the coast of Florida? Yipes!) Many thanks to Gillian for her hospitality. 10"X14" watercolor on arches 140lb cold press paper.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Toy Car by Linda McCoy

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. $100.00 Sold

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Twinkle, Glass Holiday Ornament Painting by Linda McCoy

I really didn't intend to do another ornament, but I was browsing in Pottery Barn yesterday and saw this one. A little glass reindeer inside of a glass ornament. I couldn't resist giving it a try. I hung it on a small old fiber optic tree we have in the basement. The backlighting worked so I was glad I tried it. I am finished with the ornaments until next year. Honest.

6" X 6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.$100.00

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Glass Gift Box, Still Life Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

There were three glass boxes in this set. The red one is the largest. This time I filled it with foil wrapped candy, happily distorted because of the glass. The third and smallest of the glass boxes will not be painted since the glass ribbon is painted an opaque gold, and has no interesting reflective qualities. 6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"The Gift" Glass Box Still Life by Linda McCoy

So what goes in here? Candy? A present? Ornaments? Dreams? Trinkets? Keepsakes? I may paint this again, maybe next time with something in it. For now, it's for you to wonder.
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. $100.00 SOLD

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Apple Still Life with Beaded Bird Ornament by Linda McCoy

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.
Christmas Ornaments first became popular around 1880 and instantly became hit. At that time, the only ornaments that were in the market were German hand-cast lead and hand-blown glass decorations. Until 1925, Germany had almost a monopoly over the Christmas ornament market. Japan gave the first significant shove to Germany's supremacy by producing ornaments in large quantities in newer designs that were more colorful and had an oriental touch and exported them to the United States. Later, Czechoslovakia also entered the competition with several fancy Christmas ornaments. By 1935, more then 250 million Christmas tree ornaments were being imported to America. The first American company started producing Christmas ornaments significantly only in 1939, due to the outbreak of World War II. Christmas ball and bauble ornaments have been quite popular since then. Keepsake Christmas Ornaments first appeared in 1973 as decorated glass balls and yarn figures. Later, they expanded to include Christmas ornament handicrafts such as bone china, porcelain, paper mache, wood and acrylic ornaments. Glass angels, stiff spun glass butterfly wings, flower baskets and vases decorated with tinsel, air balloons with tinsel and egg zeppelins have been the hot favorites during the holiday season.Some people like to display their Christmas ornaments even after the Holiday Season is over, just to remind them that there is happiness and cheer around the corner. Special ornaments can be enjoyed year after year and some of the most popular ones are Christmas Stars, Santa Claus and his elves ornaments, Snowflake and feather ornaments and Christmas angel ornaments. The variety and styles of Christmas ornaments has increased to a much wider collection since then as they have evolved into much more sophisticated and expensive decoration items. From
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Email for purchase information.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Glass Ornament lll


This is another of the large hand blown glass ornaments. This one is red. I decorated my tree today and when I saw the Santa ornament through the glass and the reflections from my window I was inspired to paint it. The Santa ornament is white, but because of the tint of the glass he appears red. The tree lights behind the ornament appeared a reddish yellow through the globe. Lots going on with this little painting, I love it, so much fun to paint. 6"X 6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. $100.00

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Cyclamen ll

6"X6" Gallery wrapped canvas. Not much light today, lots of rain and clouds. These were a bright spot in the day. $100.00

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Pink Cyclamen Still Life Floral by Linda McCoy

$100.006"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Absolutely pink!

Glass Ornament ll

Another view of the glass ornaments. 6'X6" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.
$100.00 Sold

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Glass Ornament

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Just when I thought I was running out of inspiration, I went into the Garden Gate, a gift shop in Lebanon Ohio. ( was looking for a gift for someone, but was really taken with these large handblown glass ornaments. The owner kindly let me take some photographs, although she may still be scratching her head. Everything in the shop was reflected in the glass and since they were transparent you could see through them as well. Interesting to paint. I bought two of these so I could get the color of the tinted glass right. I love this painting.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007


6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. $100.00

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

David P

6" X 6" Oil on Gallery wrapped stretched canvas. "Who's this?" I asked his three boys. "Dad" they answered. Finished said I!

Saturday, November 17, 2007


6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Bree, sitting on a bale of hay at a farm in Lebanon, Ohio. She was just staring out into a field. The south sun provided a good light, and the wind was really whipping her hair around. I underpainted in permanent rose, cadmium yellow light to try and hold onto the sunlit feel of the day.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


It's hard to sketch from a television program, but it can work out ok. You have to be really fast.
This was fun. I named it "Listening" because this was Whoopi's first few months on the view. She seemed to be taking it all in, sometimes in amazement I would guess, just trying to get a word in. I wondered what she was thinking.
I think she has brought a good balance to this show, she just has good common sense and her sense of humor is wonderful.

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Not available for purchase.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Porcelain Apple in Blue Bowl

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. This painting is currently in a gallery, if you would like to purchase please email me at

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Apple in an Old Metal Bowl

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. I picked up this old dented bowl in an antique store, I've had it so long I can't remember where. I always thought it would be fun to paint, all dented with great patina. This gray is permanent rose and Winsor green mixed with white. Since these colors are the colors for the bowl and apple, it created a nice harmony of color between the background and the subject. I lost a few of the edges, to give it a soft look. This painting is in a gallery, if you are interested in purchasing, please email me at SOLD

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Fiestaware Creamer and Lemons

6" X 6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. I like the shape of this little turquoise creamer. I started it a few weeks ago but put it aside in a corner of my studio. Good thing I painted the lemons in first, when I went back to the set up the lemons were mummified. I like the way light peeks through and around the lemons.


Monday, November 05, 2007

Until Next Summer, Yellow Dahlias

6"X6" Oil on Gallery wrapped stretched canvas. These are the last of the Dahlias, they were so pretty all summer, but the weather has turned cold. A little green hand blown glass vase. I resisted the urge to overpaint, and just let the underpainting of permanent rose, cadmium red and cadmium yellow do it's job. I worked on a very tightly rendered still life most of the day, didn't finish, so I used what paint was left on my palette for this little one.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Autumn Leaves

6" X 6" Oil on Gallery wrapped stretched canvas. This tree stands at Voice of America Park in Westchester Ohio. The drought here as prevented the leaves from turning, so we are just peaking now. This painting is currently in a gallery. If you would like to purchase please email me at

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Roseville Bushberry Jardiniere with Flowers

6" X 6" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. Light from the east window, painted from life.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Still Life

6 X 6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. This painting is currently in a gallery if you would like to purchase, please email me at This tiny pumpkin was a gift from Jack. It took me awhile to figure out how I should paint it. My inspiration came from this thought provoking poem by my daughter Brianne....
Carving Pumpkins
complex adult thought
single thought
broken thought
wish the spoon could scrape out my insides
I could throw them on the floor
pick through them like hunting for seeds
so I could keep the ones that I want
Copyright 2007 Brianne Prince

Monday, October 29, 2007

Belly Dancer at Pyramid Hill Art Fair

8 1/2" X 11" Watercolor on Winsor Newton Paper.This model posed for me at an outdoor art fair. She was great! $100.00
Can you name the Dancer?
On January 12 I received this message: I go by the dance name "Ariel" of "Circle of Rhiannon". Thanks again Sue!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Fall Guys ll

7"X7" Watercolor on Sennelier Paper. Same flower, different perspective, different medium. A little like rotating your tires. $100.00. If you are interested in purchasing this painting or would like additional information please email me:

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Fall Guys

6" X 6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. This painting is currently in a gallery. Please email me at if you are interested in purchasing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Blue Wildflowers

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas $100.00
Every year I admire these growing by the side of the road. They are often at the edge of the soybean fields, now a copper color. It creates quite a pretty complimentary color scheme.
This painting is currently in a gallery, if you would like to purchase please email me at SOLD

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Glass Pumpkin

12"X12" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas SOLD

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Floral Still Life with Roseville Pottery

12"X12" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Backlit by the morning sun, painted from life, this painting took several weeks to complete. The flowers are painted first, as they don't last very long. The Roseville Pottery is from my own collection.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

October Evening on the Lake

I ordered a new color from Blue Ridge Artist Materials. They hand make all of their oils. This color is smalt, a beautiful blue sometimes difficult to obtain. Nice buttery consistency to the paint. Wonderful customer service. Thanks Eric!
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

7"X7" Watercolor on Sennelier Paper.

Pyramid Hill Art Festival

This is a photo of my booth at Pyramid Hill Art Festival which I shared with another artist. I sold four paintings, two small and two large. Thanks again to those great customers! Also shown is the beginning of a daily painting which will be posted today. The traveling watercolor kit is just great for on site painting.

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Writer's Meeting

9"X12" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Guardian

14"X5" Watercolor on Twinrocker Paper

Poetry Copyright Brianne Prince 2007

Deep along the forest edge

And high on a branch's cracking ledge

Lay the guardian of the falling leaves

Turning, spinning in mid air

They tangle in his matted hair

And form a halo of autumnal fire

Where dried out trees bend and tire

Forming his most confining cage

Where with the forest he's

Doomed to age

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sketchbook Watercolor, "The Party's Over"

Just a page from an old sketchbook. It seems like I have volumes of these, with worn out covers from miles and miles on the road. This one is from 2003, we grew these in the backyard. It seems like sunflowers are at their best when droopy and the leaves are crispy from the heat. On Arches 140lb coldpress paper. SOLD

Pyamid Hill Art Fair Information

I will be participating in the Pyramid Hill Art Fair, visit with me at the Art on Symmes Gallery booth.

When: Saturday, September 29 2007 10am-6pm, Sunday September 30th Noon-6pm
Where: Pyramid Hill
1763 Hamiltion-Cleves Road State Route 128 Hamilton, OH 45013, 513-887-9514

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Grammarian

9"X12" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. This wonderful lady is a member of our writers group. I call her the Grammarian as she is just that. Knows the English language inside and out, is a wonderful teacher, writer and coach.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007