Monday, December 31, 2012

The Grape Escape/Happy New Year! Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

The Grape Escape/ Happy New Year!
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 8 in (20.3 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $129 USD
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Price: $129 USD

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Loretta Young, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

This is a Dailypaintworks Challenge. The challenge is to paint a movie star, using only four pigments, Maganese Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Purple and white. I chose to Paint Loretta Young, a beautiful and talented actress popular in the 50's. She is holding a bird on some sort of a stick, I couldn't quite figure out that part of the photograph. Lots of fun to paint, although I started out at 7:30am thinking I would finish in two hours or so. It took me until 3:00pm to finish. A little longer than I thought, but then it wouldn't be called a "challenge" if it was easy!   Sold

Linda McCoy copyright 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sprinkle, Sprinkle Little Star, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

This is a commission piece for the same collector who bought the first Dunkin Donut painting I did.
Copyright 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Slice of Life, Cheesecake Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

The third of three of my paintings for "Secret Artworks" an annual event here in Cincinnati. This piece of raspberry cheesecake is from Fresh Market, so delicious!
5"X7" Oil on panel, sold
Copyright, 2012 Linda McCoy

Graeters Cotton Candy Ice Cream, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

A piece for "Secret Artworks" an event in Cincinnati, this is Graeters Cotton Candy Ice Cream. Many thanks to Richard Graeter, President and CEO of Graeters for allowing me to use his company logo for this event. Graeters is yummy, and a favorite treat here in Cincinnati.
5"X7" Oil on panel
Linda McCoy c 11-16-2012

Crowning Moment, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

For "Secret Artworks" an event in Cincinnati, this is a cupcake from Fresh Market in Westchester, Ohio. Oh yum!
5"x7" Sold
Copyright 2012, Linda McCoy

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Yolka Dots, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Yolka Dots will be shown with two other paintings at the Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas Texas. This is the Artists of Texas Show opening Saturday November 3rd through December 21, 2012. Many thanks to Laurie Pace and Pam at Dutch Art Gallery for having me as a guest artist for this show.

12"X12" Oil on canvas
Copyright Linda McCoy 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Watercolor Santa Class at Art Off Symmes

We had a great time tonight at Art Off Symmes Gallery in Hamilton Ohio. I taught a watercolor Santa, to first time to first time painters. They were a great group! Many thanks to them for attending and to Sherry for hosting the event!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Morning Dip, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Sometimes the morning sun is just right, just as it was on this September morning.
8"X8" Oil on Panel
Copyright 2012, Linda McCoy

Monday, August 13, 2012

Patience Young Grasshopper, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

4"x4" Oil on panel.

I will be at Art Off Symmes on Thursday night showing small works.

  • Talented oil & watercolor artist Linda McCoy, from Liberty Twp, will be showing her small works 4x4 to 10x10 on canvas, all prices under $200. Preview her work at www.lindamccoyart.blogspot
.com Also see all the new items in the shop, and enjoy wine and snacks!

228 High St., Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Cornflowers, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Cornflowers line the sides of the roads now, they seem to go on forever. T picked these for me, the flowers immediately folded. I was ready to pitch the bunch but he said leave them and see what happens in the morning. Happily new buds had opened the next day which allowed me time to paint them. I worked fast, unsure of how long they would remain open. This is an old copper pot with much patina. I found it in an antique shop in Maysville, Kentucky a few years ago. This is the fourth time I've painted it, it just feels right.
12"X16" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. $200.00, email me if you are interested in purchasing.

Copyright Linda McCoy 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dust in the Wind, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

So here is a different subject matter for me. I found this deer skull in a place called Fort Ancient Trading Post. There are really no words for the place, so I have attached a link, with pictures and directions. It is a great place for antique hunters, painters looking for props, and just general junking. This painting was named by my brother, who seems to always have the right name for my paintings. Thanks L!
This painting is a watercolor, approximately 9"X 13."
Copyright 2012 Linda McCoy   Sold

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"City Girls" Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Oil on Gallery wrapped canvas. 12"X12" for purchase info
Copyright 2012 Linda McCoy

Monday, July 23, 2012

WW1 Army Boots, Officer, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

This painting is framed under glass, please email me if you have an interest to purchase.
7"X7" Watercolor on Sennelier Paper, Copyright 2012 Linda McCoy

Saturday, July 21, 2012

L'Eté Fleurit, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

1.      The drawing is done with an H pencil, easier to erase if you don’t want your pencil lines to show. It is on an 8”x8” Sennelier watercolor block.
2.      I used Winsor Newton colors;  Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, French Ultramarine Blue, Antwerp, Windsor Yellow, Aureolin, Paynes Gray, Windsor Red, Permanent Rose. (If you have never used Windsor Red, use caution, making sure it is well mixed with water.) It can create a beautiful glow but try it first on a scrap piece of watercolor.
3.      The round brushes are Windsor Newton red sable series 7, size 1, 3, 5 and 7. The flat is a Raphael sable.
4.      For the first wash, I used Cobalt Blue, Windsor yellow and Windsor Red, I activated the colors with water, but didn’t dilute too much.
5.      I sprayed the paper surface with water, and let the excess drip off
6.      I applied the paint to the wet paper, yellow where the sunflowers were, pink on the Gerbera Daisies, and blue where the Delphiniums are placed. Working quickly, I lightly sprayed the surface again and allowed the colors to run together, tilting the paper until I achieved the saturation I was looking for, and allowing the colors to blend. I never play in the wash with the brush. I apply the colors once, spray to achieve the desired effect and then leave it alone.
7.      Let the paper dry. This may take a couple of hours if you are using watercolor block. How do you know when it’s dry? When it is no longer cold to the touch.
8.      I then began to add glazes of color to the flowers. Permanent Rose for the Daisies, Aureolin for the sunflowers. Cobalt Blue and Cerulean for the Delphiniums. The greens were made with the yellow and cobalt blue or Antwerp. Ultramarine blue was also used to mix greens. A brighter green was used for the Bells of Ireland. The bottom of the jug is Paynes gray, the jug is Windsor Red mixed with one of the green mixtures and a little yellow to make brown.
9.      A little more than half way through the painting I darkened the line where the table met the wall. I also used that same color for the shadow under the jug. I allowed that to dry and then began to glaze the jug and flowers again. Copyright Linda McCoy 7-21-2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blown Away, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

16"x24" Oil on Canvas for purchase info
Copyright 2012 Linda McCoy

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hydrangea In A Glass Bowl, by Linda McCoy

I purchased the Hydrangea at a local florist, it was huge, lush, colorful.
The glass bowl with marble feet can be found at
8"x8"  oil on panel  Copyright 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Blues for Etta, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

As I was painting this today I heard the sad news that Etta James had passed away. It is a sad day for her family, fans and music.

Watercolor and mixed media  20"X24"
Copyright 2012 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The Grape Escape, Oil painting by Linda McCoy

This painting is aptly named “The Grape Escape” by my brother who has recently taken on the task of naming my paintings. (Thanks Larry!)
These are the largest most beautiful grapes, and oh so sweet! I like these wine glasses purchased from Pier One Imports. I set the still life up in the east sun as is often my practice. I am forever amazed at how the sunshine can turn an ordinary object into a sparkling, light refracting, illuminated miracle. The painting is my attempt to recapture that moment in the sun.
8"X 8" Oil on panel for purchase information
This is image is protected by US copyright laws. Please do not copy!