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”

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


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
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" for purchase info