Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hearts and Tart

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Collected
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Lisianthus, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

I started this during the summer, but put it aside for awhile. Sometimes I get stuck on where to go next, so it sat for awhile, out of sight. Somehow this little break helps me see the error of my ways and I am able to rescue the painting. Sometimes. Some are never successful so they get wripped up and thrown away in frustration. Every single painting is a learning experience, whether it works out or it doesn't. 8"X 8" on Sennelier paper. Collected.
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy

Friday, November 07, 2008

Cupola's, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

I love this old barn with it's cupola's, weathered wood, broken boards and overgrowth of trees and shrubs. We stopped here one day to get pumpkins, but I was throughly distracted by the barn and other buildings. The owner was wonderful, he let me take a million photographs. He said he almost lost the cupola's with the hurricane Ike winds that blew through here in September. He also said many people stop by and ask if they can buy them. That's just wrong on so many levels as my daughter would say. Some stuff you just can't own.
This barn is on route 48 just north of Downtown Lebanon, Ohio about 3 or 4 miles.
Here is a little history on cupola's compliments of Wikipedia.

In architecture, a cupola or lantern is a radially symmetrical ornamental structure (often dome-shaped or quadrilateral) located on top of a larger roof or dome, often used as a lookout or to admit light and provide ventilation. The word comes, through Italian, from the lower Latin cupula (classical Latin cupella from the Greek kupellon) small cup (lat. cupa) indicating a vault resembling an upside down cup.
In some cases, the entire main roof of a tower or spire can form a single cupola. More frequently, however, the cupola comprises a smaller structure which sits on top of the main roof. If the cupola can be reached by climbing a stairway inside the building, it is referred to as a belvedere or widow's walk. Some cupolas, called lanterns, have small windows which illuminate the areas below.
In the Victorian architecture, often seen in older homes of Upstate New York, New Jersey and northern Pennsylvania, especially in the Finger Lakes region, cupolas are often seen as a small room that extends above the main roof line. They may be square, rectangular, octagonal or round. In local folklore, they are regarded as Indian lookouts, but they may have also been created simply to offer a scenic view, which fits with the other name, belvedere, an Italian term denoting a fair view.
The term cupola is also often used for a projection above the roof of a barn, which is primarily there for ventilation purposes.
7"X7" Watercolor on Paper. $100.00
Copyright Linda McCoy 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Hand Blown Glass Ornament, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Ok, I am a little early with these. I was at an open house at ArtonSymmes Gallery and spotted these lovely ornaments. I always think I am over my obession with painting glass until I see something that intrigues me. Soon my paintbrush is flying. This one is nice and bright. You can see more of these at The glass section in Sherry's Gallery is awesome.
I always make it a point whenever I can to shop local small business. If the economy is killing the retail giants can you imagine what is happening to your favorite locally owned stores? Besides, whenever I am in these shops I always find something unusual and unique.
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. $100.00 for purchase info.
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Tribute to Barbara Haukenberry by Linda McCoy

Barbara Haukenberry was a great and spirited collector of art. She purchased many pieces from the Daily Painters Gallery. One cold February morning I received an email from her asking about purchasing baby mockingbird painting. She was so excited about the painting. We emailed back and fourth about the baby birds, and what good mothers the mockingbirds were.
Barbara would be a little sad if she knew the story of this painting. This little robin's egg was found under a tree in our yard. Unhappily the nest was no where to be found.
Barbara passed away a short time ago. The planet, artists, and the creatures she loved will miss her spirit.
To see more tributes to Barbara click on the Daily Painters Widget.
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy 6"X6" oil on canvas

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Sunday Morning Pansies

Just a little color for today. Even though winter is huffing and puffing just around the corner, the garden and nursery shops are filled with Pansy flats. They're still bright and hardy and if we treat them carefully they'll last into the winter.

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas $100.00
Copyright 2008 Linda McCoy