Sunday, October 26, 2008

Holiday Ornament 2008, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

I purchased this ornament at a department store. A nice beaded thing, it was hanging there on a tree tempting me to try all of those beady, glittering decorations. Never one to ignore a painting challenge I set up a little tree at home and painted away. These are fun. I painted a few last year, and they seemed to be well received so I thought I would try again.
So Linda you ask, this is nice but what on earth do I do with it? Well, once I decorated a tree for a charity event and placed the paintings right on the tree. The tree was auctioned off to the highest bidder and when the holiday season was over they gave the paintings to the office staff. Since each painting is gallery wrapped and comes with a hanger affixed to the back, they can be hung anywhere. Or, they could decorate a mantel. Or they could perch on a little table top easel.
I'm a little early this year. I painted it now so I would have enough time to have a Christmas card made using my own image. Enjoy, the holiday's are just around the corner!
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. $100.00
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Waterfall at Sharon Woods

I love this little waterfall in Sharon Woods, Sharonville Ohio. This is the view standing on the stone bridge. The water is fairly still as it nears the bridge, and the reflections from the autumn leaves are quite lovely. This is the way it looked to me today, quiet, lots of people just walking around enjoying the cooler temperatures. Dogs walking people and kids walking parents. Just a nice bright day.
6"X6" Oil on stretched gallery wrapped canvas.
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lily, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

7"X7" Watercolor on Sennelier paper. Stopped by Nyla's Flowers, in Westchester, Ohio just browsing around. I always find something unexpected there. I ended up with a huge lily stem, I'm waiting for the rest to open. Meanwhile, this morning this one was in the bright sunlight.
$100.00 for purchase info:
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


This painting was posted earlier, but in a smaller image. It is being featured in an American Art Collector ad for the Daily Painters Gallery.
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas $100.00
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy

Sunday, October 19, 2008

For Lali

Sometime ago, I completed a painting of my daughter writing( Posted 9-28-07.) Lali posted the painting on her blog. We keep in touch via our blogs, and vow one day to meet for coffee. On her post of September 21 2008 she posted a photograph that she took. I was struck by the light bouncing around everywhere, and the two figures both reading. So much intrigue in one photo. Perhaps they are reading the same book? Same chapter? Should they meet? In the painting much of the original photo was cropped to focus on the people and sunlight. A visit to Lali's blog is quite an experience even if you do not know French. Lali writes beautifully, and the paintings and photo's are magnificent. Many thanks to Lali for allowing me to use her photo for a reference and yes, one day we shall meet for coffee!
9"X12" This painting is not for sale
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


7"X7" Watercolor on Sennelier Paper. These little watercolors look best when matted with a wide (I prefer a three inch white) mat. This one would look nice in a thin silver frame. I like the clean look of transparent watercolor. I may head to the framer today with this one.
$100.00, please email me at for a paypal invoice if you wish to purchase.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Bret!

Happy Birthday from Cincinnati Bret! We hope you have a wonderful day!
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy

Sunday, October 05, 2008

October Hydrangea, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

Here's yet another hydrangea, this time mid-day, in the warm October sunshine.
7"X7" watercolor on Sennelier paper. $100.00 for a paypal invoice
Copyright Linda McCoy 2008