Sunday, August 09, 2009

Hydrangea Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


I am so pleased to be represented by the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas Texas!
Many thanks to Laurie for introducing my work to the Gallery, and many thanks to the owner!

http://dutchartusa.com/

email DutchArt1@aol.com
or Call 214-348-7350
10233 E. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238. at Northwest Hwy and Ferndale

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hydrangea, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

Painting is sold, but I posted it today as it is featured in an ad in American Art Collector Magazine.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Iris Parfait, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

9"X12" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. See you at:
Village Green Fine Art Fair Saturday June 20th 11am to 5pm Village Green Park 301 Wessel Drive Fairfield Ohio http://www.fairfield-city.org/
I also have 28 paintings hanging inside the Art Center. See you at the Art Fair!
Sold

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Strawberries and Cream, Oil painting by Linda McCoy

6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. Email me at lindamccoyart@live for purchase information.
Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy

Monday, June 08, 2009

Just Hanging Out, Watercolor Geraniums by Linda McCoy


8"X8" Watercolor on Sennelier Paper
$100.00 lindamccoyart@live.com for paypal invoice
Here's where I'll be hanging out on June 20th
Village Green Fine Art Fair
Saturday June 20th 11am to 5pm
Village Green Park
301 Wessel Drive
Fairfield Ohio
http://www.fairfield-city.org/

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Mastectomy Law Change



Proposed Mastectomy Law Change

(written by a surgeon);

I'll never forget the look in my patients eyes when I had to tell them they had to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breast. I remember begging the doctors to keep these women in the hospital longer, only to hear that they would, but their hands were tied by the insurance companies.

So there I sat with my patient giving them the instructions they needed to take care of themselves, knowing full well they didn't grasp half of what I was saying, because the glazed, hopeless, frightened look spoke louder than the quiet 'Thank you' they muttered.

A mastectomy is when a woman's breast is removed in order to remove cancerous breast cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy, you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after surgery.

This Mastectomy Bill is in Congress now. It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important. Please take the time and do it really quick! The Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill is important legislation for all women.

Please send this to everyone in your address book. If there was ever a time when our voices and choices should be heard, this is one of those times. If you're receiving this, it's because I think you will take the 30 seconds to go to vote on this issue and send it on to others you know who will do the same.

There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the 'drive-through mastectomy' where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a petition drive to show your support.. Last year over half the House signed on. PLEASE! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not give more than your name and zip code number.

http://www.mylifetime.com/community/my-lifetime-commitment/breast-cancer/petition/breast-cancer-petition

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Where am I hanging?

Twenty eight of my paintings can be viewed in person at the Fairfield Community Art Center 5350 Pleasant Ave., Fairfield, OH 45014 (513) 867-5300. This is a beautiful new facility in the City of Fairfield!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy! Oil painting by Linda McCoy


"Mom, I like that painting"
"Bree,what is it about it that you like?"
"It's happy!"
Grape hyacinths, purple marbles 8"X8" Oil on hardboard $139.00 lindamccoyart@live.com for secure paypal invoice Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy 
Sold

Copyright Linda McCoy 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Used Palette 1

Oh, it starts out neat enough... colors arranged in neat little rows around the edges of the tile. Smooth center free of brushmarks. Three piles of white so you always have clean white. (This lasts about 10 minutes!)
No raw umber, no burnt umber, no burnt sienna and no black. Maybe someday I'll add them. Not just yet.
I have twelve or so of these. 12"X12" ceramic tile
email me if you have an interest. $10.00 each PLUS shipping lindamccoyart@live.com

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dead Little Bird on Earth Day

Sometimes it's more about the story than it is the painting and so........
I had no intention of doing an Earth Day Painting even though I was aware of it. Running to a meeting at the Starbucks in Barnes and Noble, I happened to glance down behind one of the pillars. There was a little dead bird, probably died looking for a nesting site in the neon sign above the door. Happily for birds, unhappily for the store maintence people they seem to like nesting in the "O" the best. She probably crashed into the storefront window and broke her neck. Not into bird forensics, this would be my best guess. I felt a little sad, such a perfect little thing, feathers still colorful even in death. I went into the bookstore and asked for a plastic bag. The clerk looked a little confused so I told him what it was for. "Of course I can find you a bag, but NOT a Barnes and Noble bag. So after rummaging around for a moment he came up with a plastic grocery bag. I went back outside and scooped up the bird. I went to the meeting, a brief conversation was had about the little find, one person really got why I picked her up in the first place. He asked me today if I had painted her yet, and better get to it before it gets maggots. Ok, here it is. A rather quick oil sketch, I placed the bird on the driveway near the ground cover which is in bloom with lavender color flowers, partially in sunlight. Back to the earth she goes, reduce, resuse, recycle.
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Daffodils, Oil painting by Linda McCoy, Copyright 2009

So perfect soaking up sunshine on Easter morning. Thin, transparent petals and the bright greens of spring.
6"X6" Oil on masonite. $100.00 lindamccoyart@live.com
Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hydrangea's, Finished Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Posted this painting earlier as a work in progress
16"X20" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas
$300.00 contact Lindamccoyart@live.com
Copyright 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Little Places, Little Vases, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


The little amber vase is from The Garden Gate in Lebanon Ohio. thegardengate.net. They have all things gardening there, and I always find a little treasure. I think the small round vase is from Pier One. This was fun to paint, a tiny still life in a bright, sunny window.
6"X6" Oil on Masonite $100.00. lindamccoyart@live.com  Sold

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hyacinth, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy Copyright 2009


By the time I finished this painting, the hyacinth had fallen over and so did I. So many different values and abstract shapes. Bright morning sunlight, east window.




6"X6" Oil on Masonite

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Up" Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


This is another rose from http://www.oberers.com/ I placed it in the east sunlight, and it seemed to glow. I pushed the reflected lights as far as I could, and deliberately painted the leaves with soft edges to keep the rose itself the center of attention. In addition to white only four other colors were used. Permanent rose, cadmium yellow light, vermillion, and.......
6"X6" Oil on Masonite panel. lindamccoyart@live.com Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy

Master's Piece, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

6"X6" Oil on Gallery wrapped canvas
Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

"For You a Rose" Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


I purchased this large unblievably fragrant rose at http://www.oberers.com/ in Westchester Ohio. Bathed in sunlight it was an absolute joy to paint.
6"X6" Oil on masonite
Lindamccoyart@live.com
Copyright Linda McCoy 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Omnia Vincit Amor, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


"Love Conquers All"
It is the Valentine's Day theme day at the Daily Painters Gallery. I've had the idea for this painting for awhile, the little pumpkin and gourde were sunbathing at a farm stand. It looked to me like the goose neck gourde was watching over the little pumpkin. Oh, silly me.....they are after all, just vegetables.....

Oil on Masonite 6"X6" $100.00 lindamccoyart@live.com for a paypal invoice
Copyright Linda McCoy 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lime Tart with Blueberries, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Tart on heart napkin. Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. lindamccoyart@live.com for purchase info.
$100.00 6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.
Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy   Sold

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tuscan Red Geraniums, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


The colors of Tuscany. Warm, sunlit windowboxes. Green shutters. Grey Cobblestones. Worn aged doors. Spectacular courtyards. Rich red Chianti. I must return one day.
Large, 18"X24" Oil on stretched canvas.
$349.00 lindamccoyart@live.com for paypal invoice.
Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Queen of Soul" Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

I lived in Detroit for a few years where, as you would imagine Aretha Franklin is an institution. An associate named Cynthia came into my office one Monday morning and said "Linda you will never guess who was at church yesterday......Aretha Franklin! She came in wearing a gorgeous hat and she sang with us!" I asked Cynthia how it was. "Linda, she ROCKED the house!" How wonderful that she returns to the church she once attended in her youth and still sings with the congregation.
This is her as she sang "My Country 'tis of Thee" for the inauguration. I think she did a great job. How fortunate we are to have her as a national treasure.
My favorite of her recordings? Why "Freeway of Love" of course!
lindamccoyart@live.com 6" X 6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2009 Sold

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

White Hyrangea, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy



Large canvas, 16"X20" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. $300.00 lindamccoyart@live.com for a paypal invoice.
Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Hole in One, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Just a little pair of antique baby shoes. I guess these were worn by several babies, walked on until half the sole separated from the shoe. These old shoes are always mysterious. Makes you wonder about who wore them. The light blue is a new color called "Yves Klein Blue" from http://www.blueridgeartist.com/oilpaintcolors.html
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. Collected
Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hydrangea's Blue, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


This is a large (16"X20") painting. Snow, freezing weather.......a great time to paint flowers! Remember how wonderful they smell? Little water drops posing on the leaves glistening in the sun? The smell of earth? The smell of that first spring rain? Spring is around the corner. So for now........a little preview.
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. $300.00 Email me for a paypal invoice lindamccoyart@live.com
Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Krista's Orchids, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Krista saves abused dogs. She rescues them from abusive homes, people that can no longer take care of them, and so on. She told me that recently the heartbreak for the dogs and the owners is foreclosure. People that have lost their homes sometimes must give away their pets because rentals do not allow animals. So sad. Nice to know their are people like Krista doing all they can to help find these animals a new home. The entire proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to http://www.aussierescue.org/
12"X12" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. $125.00. lindamccoyart@live.com
Copyright Linda McCoy 2009  Sold

Friday, January 09, 2009

Mosaic & Shooting Star Hydrangea's, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

The mosaic bottle is from Pier One Imports. It holds a fragrant oil. The little flowers are a little sprig of Shooting Star Hydrangea. Pretty little flowers with blue centers.

$100.00 lindamccoyart@live.com for purchase. Copyright 2009 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Lucy, Oil painting by Linda McCoy

Lucy was rescued from a shelter. She was lethargic and appeared to be the runt of the litter. There was something about her so home we headed with Lucy in a cardboard box. She's ten years old now, and spent much of her life just soaking up the sun, as she was this day.
9"X12" oil on gallery wrapped canvas. $100.00 lindamccoyart@live.com to purchase
Copyright Linda McCoy 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Self Portrait, Oil on Canvas, Daily Painters Exercise


Why was this so hard to do? Who knows. Does it really look like me? Perhaps. Did I edit out wrinkles? Perhaps. Did I magically erase a few years with a few strokes of a paintbrush? Perhaps. Was it fun? No. Could I have been more creative, added a merry background? Perhaps. Is this really how I look today? Yes........
Would I do it again? Doubtful. Would I do one for someone else? Of course. How much would I charge? $100.00 for this size. Have I completed many portraits of others? Yes. Are they happy with them? I hope so. What size is this? 6"X6" Gallery wrapped canvas. Do I do larger portraits? Yes. More questions? Email me at lindamccoyart@live.com

Copyright Linda McCoy 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

Flowers at Findlay Market, Oil by Linda McCoy


16"X24" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. lindamccoyart@live.com for purchase details.
Copyright 2009, Linda McCoy