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