Monday, December 19, 2011

Rudy, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

I found Rudy at an estate sale. He struck a familiar chord with me so I brought him home and put him on the "I am going to paint this someday" shelf. So here he is, I painted him as he is, a little worn with chipped paint on his little face.
He is only 4"X4"  Collected
Copyright 2011 Linda McCoy

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pearanormal, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

This hand blown glass pumpkin was given to me by my daughter. When I set it up with the pears in the sunlight the reflections and lights were bouncing around all over the place. So much fun to paint! The pears are from our tree, these two managed to survive the bees, wasps and those little stinker squirrels.
I text my brother regularily to name my paintings. I love the name he came up with for this one.
8"X8" Oil on panel
I think the pumpkin is the work of Shannon Jane Morgan, her website is  http://www.zhibit.org/girlglass
lindammcoyart@live.com for purchase information. Copyright 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

California Dreamin' Watercolor Painting by Linda McCoy

I love painting Hydrangeas. Mostly abstract shapes of light and color. This one is in watercolor, and a very different palette of colors than I usually use.
There is a time in the midwest when the autumn leaves have fallen, but before the first snow that is so gray, cold and damp. It's this time of year that I wish I was in the bright California sunshine with some of the sweetest people I know. :)
11"x11" watercolor on Sennelier paper. Copyright 2011 Linda McCoy
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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Aidan and Lucy, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


This is my little buddy Aidan and his very old kitty named Lucy. Wherever there is a patch of sunshine you will find her. This day Aidan was just sitting in the sun with her, she was content to be pet while he was dreaming of Power Rangers. Lucy is a rescue kitty, she was the runt of the litter, a sad little thing so home she came.  Aidan helps to take good care of her.

lindamccoyart@live.com  Copyright 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wicked Cute Italian Shoes, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

After a long shopping day in Lucca, Italy my friends and I unwrapped our treasures. I bought these for my daughter. Wondering if she would like them I asked Sharon to try them on. She stuck her feet up in the air and said "These shoes are wicked cute, I should have bought myself a pair!" I snapped a picture, (glad I did) and was able to borrow the shoes back from my daughter to paint.
lindamccoyart@live.com  Sold
6"x6" Oil on panel

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bit by Bit, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Veterans Day 2011
Thank you for your service!
I started this painting on July 4th of this year; these horses were on parade on our street. I took several photographs and started the painting that day while the memory was still fresh. The tack detail took a long time to accomplish, at one point I set the painting aside in frustration. Perseverance won out in the end and I finished it today.
Collected
6"X6" Oil on panel lindamccoyart@live.com
Copyright 2011 Linda McCoy

Sunday, October 30, 2011

"Glass Act" Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


SOLD
This small hand blown glass pumpkin was a treasure Bree found at a Renaissance fair this September. I set it up in the sun with some of the largest, sweetest and most delicious grapes I have ever had. This painting took several weeks to create, layers and layers of transparent colors; I loved doing all of the details.
The glass pumpkin was made by Mike Strepanski, a glass blower from Ohio. You can see his work in person at the Renassiance Fair in Waynesville, Ohio. http://www.mikestepanskiglass.com/index.html
 It measures 8"X8" Copyright 2011 Linda McCoyart@live.com 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Geranium Twilight

Geranium Twilight Oil Painting by Linda McCoy
Geranium Twilight Oil Painting by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
This is probably the last of the Geraniums this year, the first freeze of the fall is supposed to be tonight.  They were beautiful all summer long; perched in a planter mounted on the brick wall overlooking the deck, and I can see them from my kitchen. It was an unusually rainy summer here, and the flowers were magnificent. We picked every last Dahlia early this evening; yellow and a gorgeous pink/coral color, they will be used in a larger painting.
So long to summer.........
About This Painting:
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
How to Purchase:
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Soybean Fields, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Soybean Fields, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

About This Painting:
Oil on gallery wrapped linen

Media: oil
Size: 14 in X 11 in (35.6 cm X 27.9 cm)
How to Purchase:
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This is the time of year when the soybeans are golden. Ready for harvest, this color doesn't last too long, but its beautiful while it lasts. This field is near Lebanon, Ohio.
Copyright 2011

Monday, October 03, 2011

Egg on My Face, Oil painting by Linda McCoy


These fish plates are small, and seem to turn up at every family gathering. They were purchased from Coldwater Creek a few years ago. I love them because of their color.

Egg on My Face
About This Painting:
Hard boiled egg on fish plate

Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $100 USD
How to Purchase: Sold

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ohio Pumpkin Farm

Garver Family Farm, Monroe, Ohio.  This is a great place to visit, and on this day it was quite cloudy. The close-up pumpkins in the field were not visible as the foliage pretty much covered them, but in the distance you could see the orange peeking through. Autumn has settled in. Oil on panel  6"X6" lindamccoyart@live.com Sold

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Abandoned Farm by Linda McCoy


This painting is of an abandoned farm in Ohio. It has been vacant for several years, and it didn’t take long for the fields to return to wildflowers. Purple statice, blue cornflowers, yellow dandelions and white Queen Anne’s lace have grown over much of the property. The old farm house windows are boarded up with big sheets of plywood, and during the autumn it looks really spooky. I started this painting mid-summer, then set it aside while I worked on a few other paintings. It looks peaceful to me; quiet, hazy and warm like so many summer days here. Someday the land will be purchased, the old farmhouse torn down like so many others, and a new strip center will take its place, but in the summer of 2011 this is how it looks.

12"X24" Oil On Canvas. lindamccoyart@live.com for purchase information 

Monday, September 05, 2011

Chicken, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

This is my first ever chicken painting. Not so easy! All those feathers!
Chicken

About This Painting:
Watercolor chicken

Media: watercolor
Size: 11 in X 9 in (27.9 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $79 USD
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Opera Del Duomo, Orvieto


Here is another of the Italian doorways, this one is in Orvieto, a small and lovely hill town between Florence and Rome. The Duomo there is magnificent, architecture, art, it has it all.  You take a lift up to the town, from there you can see the beautiful countryside. This door says “Opera del Duomo,” and it is positioned across the Piazza to the right as you face the Duomo.  The Cathedral steps are dangerous, two people in our group fell, there is a narrow trough of stone right at the bottom of the stairway; wear flat shoes!  I loved this town and this is one of my favorite doorways.

Watercolor, ink, on Arches paper, 10”X14”
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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Wind Surfer, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Wind Surfer, by Linda McCoy
Wind Surfer, by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy

About This Painting:
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas  Sold

Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

Friday, August 05, 2011

First Flight, Butterfly Painting by Linda McCoy

First Flight
First Flight, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
6"x6" daily painting of butterfly    Sold

Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sunrise

When I was a kid we visited  Field Museum in Chicago often. Their butterfly collection was large, colorful and now, years later still inspirational. It's not hard to figure out where many textile patterns and their color combinations come from. I think this is a Sunset butterfly, but I named the painting "Sunrise" because that's where hope lives.   Sold
Sunrise
About This Painting:
Butterfly painting, oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

After the Rain, Painting by Linda McCoy


It's easy to over paint and over complicate water drops. I keep it really simple, paint the shadow (looks like a smile!) and highlight with one drop of white. I used a number 1 small round brush.  Nothing else is really necessary; the drops are transparent so the color they sit on does not need adjustment. The more you paint and fuss with them, the more contrived they look.
This painting is 9"X12"  Lindamccoyart@live.com for purchase info

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys

About This Painting:
"Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such"


Media: oil
Size: 4 in X 4 in (10.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
Price: $49 USD

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bree # 4, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Oil on Linen, 6"X6"
Mom: Hi Bree
Bree: Hi Mom, what's up?
Mom: I did another painting of you today.
Bree: Oh cool
Mom: Is it ok if I post it to my blog?
Bree: Sure, go ahead
Mom: Thanks Bree
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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Abraham Lincoln, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


"If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes -- no other marks or brands recollected."
-- December 20, 1859 – Autobiography
Abraham Lincoln, Oil portrait by Linda McCoy

About This Painting:
Oil on linen panel

Media: oil
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $150 USD
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Doorway In Lucca, Italy, by Linda McCoy

Doorway in Lucca, Italy

About This Painting:
Watermedia and Ink, on watercolor paper

Media: mixed media
Size: 8 in X 12 in (20.3 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $99 USD
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While in Italy a few years ago, I photographed every door I possibly could. Friends thought I was crazy, but stop we did at every doorway I felt I needed to paint. This is one of them. I have about a jillion doorways to go. I like that they are aged and scruffy, I think their history speaks in every worn and chipped stone.
Copyright 2011 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Berries and Antiquities, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

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Price: $79 USD
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6"X6" Oil on hardboard



On a recent trip to nowhere, just combing the back roads of Ohio looking for treasure, I see a cardboard sign stuck in the dirt that says “Antiquities.” I pull the car up on the gravel parking lot thinking I’ve found the Smithsonian. Out on the lawn there is rusty used to be something everywhere. I can’t wait to see what’s in this place. I’m not disappointed. In the main building which I guess was someone’s home long ago I am greeted by an entryway of chains, old rusted tools, pulleys and horse bridles. So many things I can hardly take it in. But oh, I have only begun. I make a left, and there is a glass case filled with coins and other valuables, behind and behind the counter an array of old musical instruments. There is an area devoted to Armed Forces memorabilia (I think why are there service metals here? Could it be no one in that soldier or sailors family thought to keep them?) On the way to a room filled with every conceivable glass from Coke to Corning, I pass a machine you put a nickel into and view pictures. Looking up I see a few paintings, but I don’t recognize the artists and Google doesn’t either so I move on. This time I enter a room with lots of boxes filled with door knobs and a door with old hats just hanging out. I photograph the door thinking it could be a painting someday. More rooms, small figurines, kitchen gadgets but now I have to escape. More customers, no one can move around so I head to the barn in the back of the house. I feel like I’m on an episode of pickers, but then I think the pickers have already been here. I do see more incredible trappings of the past; chairs, suitcases, books, wooden spools. I take a few pictures and head outside again. Just about finished poking around (but not too much, lots of bees) and then I see it. There’s the painting. Bright berries, reflected in a piece of sheet metal, which at first I thought was a puddle of water. They were everywhere, the junk didn’t matter to them, they just grew around it. I loved the colorful berries against the rust and ruin.
Note to self: Bring a nickel next time!




Painting, photographs, story, copyright 2011 Linda McCoy

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kiriana, Oil Portrait on Linen

Both baby portraits were taken from photographs I took at David and Rachel's shower. At the time, I was taken with both babies because they were so absorbed in all activities in the room. Presents were being opened, little cake balls with colorful sprinkles on top were irresistible and so were glasses decorated with aqua polka-dot bows. They watched and took in everything. It's typical I guess to take pictures of the babies when they are smiling, but there is something about their little faces when they are simply watching and learning.  So inquisitive!
6"X6" Oil on linen, private collection   lindamcoyart@live.com for portrait commission info
Private Collection

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Larry, Dreaming of Swedish Fish

So who is Larry? He is a gifted guitar player, he loves to draw, he is very devoted to his family and he loves Swedish Fish candy. My sisters and I always teased him that he was mom's favorite, but then who could resist those blue eyes? Larry was here for a visit recently and he posed for me. We had a great time, everyone is always glad to see him. Anyway, here he is. I loved painting this, I tried really hard not to fiddle too much with the details.
Copyright 2011 Linda McCoy
Oil on linen panel, 9"X12"   lindamccoyart@live.com for questions regarding commissions
Private Collection

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Yellow and Pink Roses,Oil painting by Linda McCoy

Pink and Yellow Roses, Oil on Panel Copyright 2011
Pink and Yellow Roses, Oil on Panel, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Two roses in sunlight, Oil on panel

Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $79 USD
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I was drawn to paint these because of the way one color plays against the other. I tried to get the balance between the two bright roses.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Geranium, 2011

Geranium 2011
Geranium 2011, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting: Sold
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $79 USD

Monday, April 11, 2011

On a Pedestal, Oil Painting by Linda Mccoy

On a Pedestal
On a Pedestal, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Oil on panel
Collected
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Private Collection
Copyright 2011 Linda McCoy

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Roses and Delphiniums, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Roses and Delphiniums
Roses and Delphiniums, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Oil on panel
Collected
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Private Collection

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hyacinth, Spring 2011, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Hyacinth, Spring 2011


This a new painting this year, it is similar to one I painted awhile ago, but at a slightly different angle. I love the fragrance of this flower.
About This Painting: Sold
6"X6" Oil on panel

Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $79 USD

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hydrangea in Spring, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

Hydrangea in Spring, Watercolor by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Watercolor on Sennelier paper. 7"X7" Sold

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Bells of Ireland, Watercolor Floral by Linda McCoy

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
Watercolor on Sennelier 140lb coldpress paper. Image size is 6"X6" Paper dimensions 8"X8"
Copyright 2011 Linda McCoy

"The Bells of Ireland" Watercolor on Paper

About This Painting:
The painting dimensions are 6"X6" The paper size is 8"X8" it is Watercolor on 140lb Sennelier Watercolor paper. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Media: Watercolor
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $79 USD

How to Purchase:

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Warmth, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

I know you are supposed to trim the stems of the flowers, taking off the bottom leaves so they don't end up in the water, but I like the abstract shapes and colors of the foliage.
Maybe I'll trim them next time.  Sold
6"X6" Oil on panel
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Copyright 2011 Linda McCoy

Monday, February 07, 2011

Spring Tonic, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Oil on textured hardboard. 16"X20"
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Copyright Linda McCoy 2010

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Julie" Oil on canvas Portrait by Linda McCoy

Mother, daughter, sister, artist and now teacher. Congratulations Julie!


Julie was here for a visit with her children over the holiday. We went shopping one day to a place called “Charming Charlie’s.”  This store would satisfy anyone’s desire to go crazy with accessories. A mere twelve thousand square feet of necklaces, scarves, purses, earrings, leggings, and more.  Everything is arranged by color. I felt I was in the movie “Alice in Wonderland.”
 I’ve wanted to paint Julie for some time so when I spotted this necklace I thought “that might be fun to paint.”
So on went the necklace. Too big for Julie, but it was sparkly, and went she sat in the sunshine everything lit up, her face, hair and of course the too big necklace. When I went to paint it I toned down the lights on the necklace and kept the colors cool, so the colors in the necklace didn’t overtake her face.
I had the not so brilliant idea that I would send the necklace around to women I know, have them pose in the necklace, and then mail it on to the next woman on the list.  You know, sort of like the “Sisters of the Traveling Pants” only this would be sisters of the traveling too big necklace.  I thought I would do a hundred or so of these paintings, and then some New York Gallery would trip over themselves to have a showing of the paintings of women in the necklace. Was I crazy? Suffering from delusions? Perhaps too much eggnog for the holiday?  I imagine that the logistics and trying to keep track of the thing would be an adventure in and of itself. (Where is it today? Chicago with Linda? Wisconsin with Marge? Scottsville  with Sharon? Back in Cincinnati with Rachel? No, it’s in New York with Geri who had to be tied to a chair to wear it.)  
Well I’ve already exhausted myself just thinking about it. So, here is the lovely Julie in the one and only painting of the necklace. Well maybe.



11"X14" Oil on canvas. For information about commission portraits, please contact me at lindamccoyart@live.com   Copyright 2011 Linda McCoy

Friday, January 14, 2011

Farmers Market, Lebanon Ohio

This is really just a joke, there is no sunshine in Ohio today.  Cold, dark, cloudy. Winter.
A watercolor from a while ago, on a bright summer day.
8"X8" watercolor on Sennelier paper. lindamccoyart@live.com

IceFest, Hamilton Ohio

I will be exhibiting in the Icefest in Hamilton, Ohio in the Government Services Building. This is a great event, with Ice Sculpture artists from all over the country. The sculptures will be lit at night and visitors can stroll down Main Street to view them.
I will be exhibiting with other artists, in the warmth of the Government Services Building stop by and say hello!


• When: January 21 & 22, 2011 
Opens Friday at 5:00pm til 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am til 5:00pm


• Location downtown Hamilton, Ohio

• Phone: 888-462-2282 or 513-844-8080 or 513-895-3934

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Haulin' Pears" Vintage Toy Truck, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

This little truck is someone’s history. Who knows who it belonged to, how many family members played with it or what their life was like growing up. I wonder about vintage things, they come to us bearing the baggage of their past but they don’t tell. Ah, but the wear marks are telling. This truck was made by MARX. Probably in the 30’s sometime and it was really played with. The yellow is still pretty bright despite its age but some of the rusty areas are worn to the steel. Must have been left out under the porch during rainstorms. Sold

I started this painting in summer before our pears ripened.

I have to go, there’s an episode of American Pickers on. Or is it Antique Roadshow?

10"X20" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas  Copyright 2011
$300.00 lindamccoyart@live.com for additional info

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Knock Out Roses 2, Oil on canvas by Linda McCoy

During a trip to Chicago this summer we had a lovely family gathering at Linda and Ron's house. After a great brunch and afternoon we left for the long ride home, but not before I took some photo's of Linda's Roses. Beautiful and delicate in color, you could feel the warmth of the sun in each petal. In this case I just abstracted them from my photo reference, hopefully I captured some of the energy of that day.
Thanks again for a great visit Linda!
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. lindamccoyart@live.com