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!
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!
During a visit to the Taft Museum in Cincinnati earlier this year, two very special young men were aghast at the "The Cobblers Apprentice" by Frank Duveneck. They couldn't imagine why this boy was smoking.
"Is that boy smoking?"
"Yes, but he's not supposed to smoke"
"Why is his mother letting him smoke?"
Try as we could to explain that this was painted a long time ago before people understood that smoking wasn't good for you, it didn't matter, they were still perplexed. I was fortunate to capture that moment.
6"x6" Oil on linen panel
Copyright 2013 Linda McCoy
This painting was donated to an annual event in Cincinnati called "Secret Artworks." Artist donate a painting, all of the proceeds go to "Artworks." This is their mission statement:
"ArtWorks empowers and inspires the creative community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, and civic engagement."
Artworks does amazing work in Cincinnati, some of the murals they have accomplished are beyond beautiful, you can see them downtown.
The artwork submitted for this event is "secret" in that the artists name is not revealed until the artwork has been purchased. Many local artists participate.
Permission to use Graeter's logo was given by Richard Graeter, which is much appreciated. Graeter's Ice Cream is famous here, and is beyond delicious! This flavor is Raspberry Chocolate Chip, and yes it was fabulous!
Copyright 2013, Linda McCoy
I started this painting in early spring, but ended up putting it aside for awhile, because the glass was so complicated to execute. Persistence finally won out in the end, I finished it yesterday.
I'm hosting a Holiday Open House at my gallery at 209 S West Street, Mason Ohio, on Sunday December 8 at 2pm til 4pm. New January class schedule will be available, new paintings to see, and of course refreshments! Love to see you there!
This is "County H" near Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. I recently took a workshop at Dillman's, and the road we usually take was closed. This road was the detour, and it was truly spectacular, little inlets, good reflections, and the trees just beginning to turn. The title is after a song by Bob Seeger...
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This is a much larger version of an earlier painting. In square format it is on a gallery wrapped stretched canvas. It is named after some of the lyrics in a Peter Gabriel song called "Washing of the Water."
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This is one of the paintings that will be hanging in my new space, opening September 5th at 6pm. If you are in the Cincinnati area, please stop by for a class schedule, and a glass of wine. New paintings will be hanging for you to view. 209 S West Street, Mason, Ohio. I'm excited about this new venture, and look forward to teaching art.
I was fortunate to find this purple canning jar made by a company in Toledo, Ohio. Never knew they came in purple, but I thought it would make a colorful painting. I just picked whatever was blooming in the yard. Seems like it was a shorter than usual summer but then, I probably say that every year :)
This painting is framed so if you are interested in purchasing it, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright Linda McCoy 2013
I am opening a space where I will be teaching in Mason, Ohio. I will host an open house on Thursday September 5, 6pm to 9pm. A printed class schedule will be available, along with wine and cheese of course! Where: 209 S. West Street, Mason, Ohio. Stop by for a glass of wine and say hello!
I saw these ducks this spring at Voice of America Park. It was a warm morning, not a cloud in the sky. The mama duck allowed me to approach, but she kept her eye on me. I was able to take enough pictures to paint them, the little ones were frolicking in the water, just having fun as babes do.
This is a very low resolution image of this piece. If you are interested in purchasing it email me for a high res image.
Copyright 2013, Linda McCoy
I just returned from a Watercolor Workshop with Janet
Rogers. I’ve been painting primarily in oils for the last seven years since
joining the Daily Painters Gallery, and felt my watercolor skills needed a
refresher. I came away from this class wanting more of Janet! She is a
wonderful instructor, patient, frank, and gave her all so that each artist was
This class was flowers and people. I enjoyed the flower
portion, it helped me loosen up, and prepare for the people portion of the class.The gift of this class is Janet’s use of
color in the flesh tones. She combines colors in a wash that seem to glow on
the paper. This was a huge take a way for me since there are not many
watercolor paintings I see that I am in love with the flesh colors. Janet takes
them to a new level, and walks the artists through her color mixing wizardry!
I took the class at Dillman’s in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin,
but Janet teaches workshops all over the United States. Our stay in the north
woods is always so peaceful!
I always think the hardest part of portrait or people
painting is not just the correct likeness, color and value but connecting with
the sitter in a way that you are able to capture the spirit of person.
So this is one of the pieces near completion but not quite
finished of Luke. A very special little man, Luke has a wonderful personality
and spirit; he is curious, inquisitive, loves trucks, (especially garbage
trucks) and has the most wonderful, easy laugh. A little more work on the hair, eye color
(hazel) and I think I will call him finished.
If interested in purchasing this painting please send me an email. Lindamccoyart@live.com
This rabbit was just sitting on the front lawn, it was still for just a moment before it bolted off. Every year a mama rabbit makes a nest under our shed. Of course right above the shed perches a hawk who just sits and watches.....hope this little one makes it! I tried to stay true to its incredibly beautiful markings, which honestly I never really noticed before about rabbits. Thousands of watercolor brush strokes. Ok, maybe hundreds :)
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My sister introduced me to this wonderful calendar garden in New Paris, Indiana. This is the lily pond in the center of the circular calendar. What an Incredibly beautiful place. We enjoyed a day there last summer and I never got around to painting it until today. Thanks Kathy and Paul!!
This was a commission piece, what a pleasure to paint such a beautiful lady! I remember the beautiful gowns she wore on her television show. She was in many movies during the "Golden Age of Hollywood."
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!
I walked out into the yard after a spring rain, and the sun was just peeking out of the clouds. The Knock Out Roses were in full bloom, and the sunlight sparkling on the raindrops stopped me in my tracks. No words or oil paint could possibly capture the beauty of that rose that moment, but as Yoda would say "Do or do not... there is no try."
Thanks once again to my brother Larry for the title :) and to Jack for reminding me about the Yoda quote :)
This is the first Iris to bloom in my yard this year. I love the way the sunlight dances on the petals showing each ruffle. They are a joy to paint!
Bree named the painting this time, a fun play on words...thanks Bree!
No copying please~ Copyright Linda McCoy 2013
Grape Hyacinth's and Pear Blossoms, by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas Sold
Size: 10 in X 10 in (25.4 cm X 25.4 cm)
These tiny Grape Hyacinth's are in bloom now in my front yard along with the blossoming pear tree. I love the colors! This painting is gallery wrapped and ready to hang. It comes with wire hanger on the back, so no need to frame.
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