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)
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Bree at a Reds Game, Copyright 2013 Linda McCoy

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tis' Like a Morn' in Spring, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


"Tis'Like a Morn' in Spring" 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)
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On St. Patrick’s Days in the late 60’s Mayor Daley dyed the Chicago River green, held a big parade downtown, complete with Mummers and all. People drank green beer, wore green foil top hats and whooped it up in local neighborhood taverns. On the city’s south side where I am from, kids wore white satin jackets with big Kelly green letters that spelled “Southside Irish.” There was a parade on the southside too, lots of dance and baton twirling kids with high school bands blaring. The pipers were my favorites, the haunting melodies and boom of the big drums. I liked the way the tassels on their socks swayed back and forth as they marched.
My husband and I went to parties at my mother and father-in-laws friend’s homes. The Conaghans, Kennedys, Callahans, Currans and McCoy’s would meet and the party was on. I remember most clearly Dan and Della, both spoke with an Irish brogue, and were delightful people. Dan’s smile was contagious and he really did have an Irish twinkle in his eye. They sang all of the standards, “My Wild Irish Rose,” “Oh Danny Boy.” “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” and that lovely lullaby “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra.” They always spoke longingly about Ireland, remembering their friends and relatives that still lived there.
Chicago is still dyeing the river green, but the parties with those lovely Irish I knew are no more as are they. A memory of their humor and camaraderie remains with me, and not a St. Patrick’s Day goes by that I don’t think of them. So Happy St. Patricks’s Day, and may the wind be always at your back.

Copyright 2013, Linda McCoy

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Go Ask Alice, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Go Ask Alice, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy
Go Ask Alice, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $100 USD
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The White Queen: "Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast"
quote from "Through the Looking Glass" by Louis Carroll

The glass and plate are from Anthropologie,\the bunny is from Pottery Barn and a gift from Bree. Someone needs to keep me out of these two stores!
Copyright 2013


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Let Me Reflect, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Let Me Reflect, Oil Landscape
Let Me Reflect, Oil Landscape, 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)
Price: $75 USD
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This is just the moment on a cold wintery day when you see the clouds break briefly. This was what I saw today on my morning walk. It's a small lake and today it was choppy because of the wind. Spring is somewhere but not yet in Cinci.
Copyright, 2013 Linda McCoy

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Guiseppe Garibaldi, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Guiseppe Garibaldi, Oil by Linda McCoy
Guiseppe Garibaldi, Oil by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Oil on linen panel
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $100 USD
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This statue stands in the Piazaa del Giglio, in Lucca, Italy. The statue was sculpted by Urbano Lucchesi.  Guiseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) led military campaigns that brought about a united Italy. I thought about taking out the background buildings out but then decided this is where he stands, and this is the way he looked when I photographed him. Copyright 2013, Linda McCoy