Sunday, December 15, 2013

Holiday Open House Today!

Holiday Open House Today, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, at my studio, 209 S. West Street, Mason, Ohio, right across from the Mason Library parking lot.  New paintings, and small gift size paintings at stocking stuffer prices! Sign up for Spring classes! Refreshments too, stop by and say hello!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Open House!

Please join me for an open House at my Studio/Gallery
When: Sunday December 15, 2013
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: 209 S West Street, Mason, Ohio 45040
New paintings, new January Class schedule and yummy refreshments!
Small holiday themed paintings available also!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Blue Bayou, by Linda McCoy

Blue Bayou, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy
Blue Bayou, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
On gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil
Size: 12 in X 12 in (30.5 cm X 30.5 cm)
How to Purchase: Sold

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Agapanthus and Apple Still Life by Linda McCoy

Agapanthus and Apple
Agapanthus and Apple , painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 8 in (20.3 cm X 20.3 cm)
How to Purchase:

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This little Mercury Glass vase is from my daughter, it was and interesting shape and reflected everything around it. Fun and challenging painting.
Copyright 2013 Linda McCoy

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pansy Class

I was at Art Off Symmes, in Hamilton, Ohio last night teaching a painting class to a great group of students. This was a beginners class, and some had no previous painting experience. This was an acrylic class. They learned to paint the flowers but also the glass, and some even painted water drops They did a great job! Many thanks to Sherry Armstead!

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Spring Harvest, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Spring Harvest, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

About This Painting:
Oil on Masonite Panel
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $75 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $75 USD
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Seems like spring blooms all at once. Peony, Iris, Knock Out Roses, Clematis make the yard look wonderful for a few days. Like the little Iris that toppled over, all that color doesn't last long. Happily the Knock Out Roses will bloom until the first frost. Thanks to Larry for a fitting name for this painting.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Workshop, Make it and Take It!

Had a wonderful time on Tuesday night, teaching a make it and take it workshop with the lovely ladies from Echo Church. What a fun, enthusiastic group!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Linda McCoy Paintings,

A collage of a few of my paintings. Fun to see them arranged together.
Copyright 2013 Linda McCoy

Monday, May 06, 2013

Midnight In Memphis, Daffodil Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Midnight in Memphis, Daffodil Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

About This Painting:
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil
Size: 12 in X 12 in (30.5 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $129 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $129 USD
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”I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thanks to Larry for the title for this one


Friday, April 12, 2013

The Wind Cries Mary, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

The Wind Cries Mary, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
oil on gessoed panel
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $50 USD
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Price: $50 USD plus $50 USD s/h
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For fifteen years I traveled the Midwest, mostly by car to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.  I spent hours each week on the road, sometimes miles and miles between destinations. I, like many other working mothers spent a lot of time feeling guilty about working and being away. I decided to stop doing that, and instead draw on the inspiration of the beautiful scenery that surrounded me during those road trips. I am creating large landscapes based on the memory of theses places and the photographs I took, many times from the car window. This painting is a place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Maybe someplace between Escanaba and Marquette. It is an absolutely gorgeous part of the United States. I loved traveling there, the swampy areas after a rain were beautiful.  This is a small study of the larger landscape to come.
Thanks to my brother Larry for coming up with the name, it will be up to you to figure it out!
Copyright 2013, Linda McCoy

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring in My Step, Oil painting by Linda McCoy

A lady shopping for flowers at Findlay Market in Cincinnati. Larry named this one too :)

Copyright 2013 Linda McCoy

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Washing of the Water, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

This is Voice of America Park, it's still pretty winter looking here, but there is hope, the sky was really blue today and there is green algae on the water. Spring can't be too long now :)
I named this painting after the haunting Peter Gabriel song "Washing of the Water."
Copyright Linda McCoy 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013

My Blue Heaven

I will be teaching a class at ArtOffSymmes, 228 High Street, Hamilton, Ohio
When: Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Time: 5:30 til 8:00pm
To Register: 513-895-4000
Painting is acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
$20.00, all materials included, you will leave with a finished 6"x6" painting
Beginners welcome!

Copyright, 2013, Linda McCoy

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Line Drive, Center Field, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Line Drive, Center Field, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

About This Painting:
Oil on panel
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

Bree at a Reds Game, Copyright 2013 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Dutch Treat" Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

"Dutch Treat" Oil painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
oil on panel
Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 8 in (20.3 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $129 USD
How to Purchase: Sold

This painting took weeks of glazing with a color by Blue Ridge Artist Supplies in Ashville North Carolina. Eric hand makes all of the pigments, and this color, Cobalt Violet Pink Light is just beautiful. It's still freezing here in Ohio, but thank goodness for Fresh Market and their Dutch Tulips! Lots of fun to paint with a perspective from the top. You can see Blue Ridge Art Materials here: Yes Ottawa, this is a copyright, 2013, Linda McCoy

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Butler County Courthouse, Watercolor by Linda McCoy

This is a portion of the Butler County Courthouse in Hamilton, Ohio. It was constructed from 1885 to 1889. A fire in 1912 destroyed the original tower which was capped by a statue of Justice. Watercolor.
Copyright 2013, Linda McCoy

Friday, February 01, 2013

Cover, Visual Language Magazine!

I am excited and so honored to be featured on the cover of Visual Language Magazine!
You can see the entire magazine here:

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Moody Blues, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

This was created for the "Glass Challenge" on the Daily Paintworks. SOLD

I love painting glass, all of the reflections, lights, shadows, and colors are challenging yet rewarding when finished. I started this painting with a permanent rose and cobalt blue under painting. When that was dry, I transferred my drawing using white Saral transfer paper. The first step was to lay in the white highlights. I did this first so I didn't lose them in the painting process. I then added the darks, then the middle tones. I moved back and forth from the perfume bottle to the flowers, so that I could achieve color harmony. I was careful to try and observe all of the nuances the sunlight and the glass provided. This is just the way I approach glass, there are many ways to tackle this challenging subject! I used Thalo blue, Colbalt blue, Kings blue, Permanent Rose, Cadmium yellow deep, Cadmium yellow medium, Permanent green, thalo green and white. I keep three piles of white on my palette so I always have clean white.
I used a 6"x6" Gessobord.The backround is cobalt blue, a touch of thalo blue, permanent rose and white. I applied it with liquin to provide a "wash" of color.  I allowed it to dry overnight. 

With the painting thoroughly dry, I transferred the drawing using white Saral paper. Just the big shapes are transferred.
Next I painted in the whites. I know, this is contrary to the order in which we usually paint, but I find if I lay in the whites first I am less apt to lose them during the painting process. Some will get painted out, when this happens I paint them back in right away. They are my roadmap!
Now that the whites are established, I establish the darkest darks, and add middle values to the bottle. I use Thalo blue for the darkest darks.
I added the background, a mixture of thalo green, permanent rose, cobalt blue and kings blue. It makes a greenish gray neutral color.  I added the stems, yellow, permanent rose, and a bit of thalo green to get a nice warm brown.  The blue flowers are cobalt blue, thalo blue,  kings blue and white. I mix these on my palette, trying to get a variety of blues.

I've added white flowers, pink flowers and continue to work on the perfume bottle, I've added sparkles to the bottom of the clear class, and work on the petals that fell into the water. I used permanent green on the leaves and small stems.
I continued to work on the perfume bottle, glass, and petals...also the small petals that have dropped onto the table...adding shadows and highlights. At this point I am nearing the end, adding stems, leaves....
This is the finished painting. I made another pass at the background to be sure it was deep and rich. I added highlights to the left of the perfume bottle, small reflections of color. I felt I was finished when I could say no more!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Penney for Your Thoughts, by Linda McCoy

Oil, torn paper, poetry. 8"x8'
We had a great day antiquing in Waynesville Ohio, just before Christmas. We found all sorts of treasures, old postcards, an apron for Rachel from the 50's, and a bunch of old stuff. I could tell she was intrigued by the antique jewelery, especially the rings, one of which she almost bought. She was moved by the pre-owned objects, curiously touching each one that caught her eye. She seemed to have a connection to them.....later that night I received an email from her, with a poem she wrote attached.
Graciously she is letting me post it here. The words in the collage are from her poem, the piece is mounted on a masonite board with the poem affixed.

"She says keep the pennies because in her mind they don't matter
And if they don't matter neither do the seconds that tick by
Inside the hoarder antique shop a hundred silver baby spoons fed a hundred mouths or more
It's like saying they don't matter
The rings, dead hands lifted softly and removed the stones that lasted year after year
And now we peer at them through glass like they don't matter,
Or, perhaps they can matter to us if they're ours
Like new again
Blue stones like cloudy cataracts
Purple stones like blue veins through the looking glass
yellow chains like sunshine eyes, pins to a hat
Earrings like honey, bleed like tree sap
All the books
all the postcards
thoughts that don't matter
That tick like the seconds on broken clocks that don't matter
that spend like the pennies glued to a register cup that don't matter
All collected, and passed by in a window shop."

This is just one of the hundreds of Poems she has written
Poetry copyright Brianne Prince
Painting copyright Linda McCoy

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Yoda Bear for Jack, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy

Just a little 6"x6" painting for the "Fabric Challenge" on the
I had set up a still life to paint, using a kitchen towel for fabric, but walked into Jack's bear just sitting there exactly how Jack left him. The bear seemed to fit the challenge better so I abandoned the kitchen still life I had planned to do.
I squashed the urge to re-wrap, rotate, turn upside down, fool around and otherwise try to manipulate the subject as I am guilty of doing. He sits in my favorite chair, a left over from the 90's. I still love it, even though the fabric is fading....
Critics always say don't paint sentimental things, don't over sentimentalize, don't do this and don't do that. Phooey! Who makes all these rules anyway? This painting was named by my husband, who thought he looked like Yoda all wrapped up. Jack will like the name, his favorite thing is Star Wars. He's home from school soon, I can't wait to show him.
Copyright Linda McCoy, 2013