Monday, November 17, 2014

Gladiators


Gladiators, Flying Sparrow Watercolor
Gladiators, Flying Sparrow Watercolor, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: watercolor
Size: 9.5 in X 13 in (24.1 cm X 33 cm)
Price: $75 USD
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It isn't extraordinary images that compel me to paint, it's  ordinary, everyday life. My photo reference for this painting was taken on a sunny day, when the Sparrows were particularly aggressive with each other. They were fighting over our bird feeder, which was loaded with seed. I was amazed at the way their feet were entangled which led me to the paints and brushes.  Watercolor on Arches paper.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pearadise Lost, Pear oil Painting


Pearadise Lost, Pear oil Painting
Pearadise Lost, Pear oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 12 in X 24 in (30.5 cm X 61 cm)
Price: $165 USD
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For whatever reason our pear tree is spectacular this year. With not as many pears due to a freeze during its spring bloom, the blossoms that did survive produced large fruit. Now they are falling off the tree; bumpy and bug bitten they made for an interesting take on a still life. Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gone


Gone

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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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Copyright Linda McCoy 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Whisper


Whisper, Tree
Whisper, Tree, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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This painting is about the abstract shapes of sky you can see through the trees. This tree happily resides in a farm down the road from us where we often stop this time of year for delicious sweet corn.  A wonderful family farm.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fall Leaves on Forest Floor


Fall Leaves on Forest Floor
Fall Leaves on Forest Floor, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
 
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This follows my last post, same park, different perspective.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wren Will it End,


Wren Will it End, Bird Painting, Linda McCoy
Wren Will it End, Bird Painting, Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
How to Purchase: Sold

 
I noticed a large pile of fallen tree limbs, shrubbery, logs, and other forest debris in a park near where I live. It was left there on purpose by the park employees and I'm guessing it provides a home for a lot of critters. Mostly dead, the leaves were just drooping and much of what I saw was the backside of them which is pretty much colorless. There were several little Wrens bouncing around, so here is one of them. I liked the abstract shapes created by all of the foliage. My brother named this painting, as he often does. Thanks Larry!

Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sunflower


Sunflower Oil Painting by Linda McCoy
Sunflower 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: $40 USD
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What is summer without at least one sunflower painting? This one is in my yard, nice and tall, enjoying the morning sun.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Blue Heron, Bird Painting by Linda McCoy


Blue Heron
Blue Heron, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
 
A commission for a very special collector.  5"x7" Oil on panel
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Sunflowers, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Sunflowers
Sunflowers, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
 
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I loved visiting this beautiful field of sunflowers in Mason, Ohio. A warm, calm and colorful end of July day.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blue Hydrangea, Oil on canvas by Linda McCoy


Blue Hydrangea
Blue Hydrangea, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
On gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $95 USD
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Blooming now!
 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rushing Water, Colorado River


Rushing Water, Colorado River
Rushing Water, Colorado River , painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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A recent trip to Colorado provided many inspirational views of the mountains, lakes, and the Colorado River. Gorgeous area of the United States!
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Owl, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Owl
Owl, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Oil on panel
Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

California Coast Near Bodega Bay Seascape


California Coast Near Bodega Bay Sea
California Coast Near Botega Bay Sea, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 12 in X 12 in (30.5 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $99 USD
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I was with my daughters in January of this year near this area. It was a little cool, but very overcast. A quiet, misty, magical day.  This is how I remember the sea.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chickadee in Flight With Berries, by Linda McCoy


Chickadee in Flight With Berries
Chickadee in Flight With Berries, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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Chickadees, so cute, so quick! We have some berries growing on a tree in our backyard. The birds overdose on these berries, get loopy (are they drunk?) and fly into the windows. Amazingly they seem to recover ok. The berries are almost gone now, I think that might be a good thing for the birds :)
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sparrow Bird in Flight, by Linda McCoy


Sparrow Bird in Flight, Linda McCoy
Sparrow Bird in Flight, Linda McCoy, 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: $65 USD
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Flying around in the summer breeze.....
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Monday, June 09, 2014

Immigrant Gap, Palette Knife Landscape


Emigrant Gap
Immigrant Gap, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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On the way home from Lake Tahoe last summer, we stopped at Emigrant Gap. It was wildly beautiful, and one of the most dangerous places for early settlers to cross.
"The spring of 1845 saw the first covered wagons to surmount the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They left this valley ascended to the ridge and turned westward to Old Emigrant Gap. The Wagons were lowered by ropes to the floor of Bear Valley. Hundreds followed before, during and after the gold rush. This was a hazardous portion of the Overland Emigrant Trail."
Artwork copyright Linda McCoy 2014

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Soft Landing, Redwing Blackbird, Linda McCoy


Soft Landing, Redwing Blackbird
Soft Landing,  Redwing Blackbird, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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Another in a series. Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Saturday, June 07, 2014

In For a Landing, Red Winged Blackbird


In for a Landing, Red Winged Blackbird
In for a Landing, Red Winged Blackbird, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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A first I wasn't too excited about these rowdy Red Wing's raiding the feeder. But as I began to take photo's and sketch them, they surely seem to have personalities. They are really persistent, and even if I am out there, they will scold me and then ignore me while they feast on sunflower seeds. Their red wing markings are gorgeous, especially when illuminated by the sun.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy 

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Homeward Bound, Sparrow in Flight


Homeward Bound, Sparrow in Flight
Homeward Bound, Sparrow in Flight, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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This Sparrow took off from the feeder as the sun was going down for the evening. It may have been his last feed of the night, although they never seem to stop eating!
This painting is from my own reference material, drawings and observances.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Monday, June 02, 2014

Flying Female Sparrow by Linda McCoy


Flying Female Sparrow Linda McCoy
Flying Female Sparrow_Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
oil on panel
Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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Another back yard bird, this time a female sparrow. She's all grey, but when the light passes through her wings wonderful things happen. She was just getting ready to land on the feeder.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Red Winged Blackbird in Flight, by Linda McCoy


Red Winged Blackbird by Linda McCoy
Red Winged Blackbird by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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This guy hangs out at the feeder, scares most of the other birds away. I don't mind, when we are in the warmest days of summer he'll be eating his weight in bugs :)
Based on my own photo reference.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cruise Control, Flying Sparrow


Cruise Control_Flying Bird_Linda McCoy
Cruise Control_Flying Bird_Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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This bird is from my own photo reference. I am always amazed at how the sunlight changes subjects from ordinary to outstanding. I love how the light passed through his wings. These little Sparrows look pretty ordinary sitting at the feeder in our yard or perched in a tree, but in flight, magic happens :)

Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Monday, May 19, 2014

Female Finch, Oil by Linda McCoy


Female Finch, Oil, Linda McCoy
Female Finch, Oil, Linda McCoy, 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: $65 USD
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These little Finches are voracious little eaters. They are at the feeder nearly all the time during the day. The tree she is perched in is a plum tree, it does not bear fruit but has the most beautiful dark burgundy foliage. When the sun sets on this tree, it's magic, the leaves glow as the light pours through them. I sit at the window and wait, and before too long, I am able to gather enough reference material to paint these busy little birds. So delightful!
Copyright Linda McCoy 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sunset and Vine, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Sunset and Vine, Sonoma County_Oil_LMcCoy
Sunset and Vine, Sonoma County_Oil_LMcCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Large Oil on Gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil
Size: 36 in X 24 in (91.4 cm X 61 cm)
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This is a large canvas of the beautiful wine country in Northern California. It is from my own photo reference. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Chickadee's and Begonia's


Chickadee and Begonia's
Chickadee and Begonia's, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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My time during the past few months was spent photographing birds. It seems to have been time well spent since I have been using my photo's as references for bird paintings. Here is a Chickadee, perched on a Begonia on our deck. He sits on a rusty, weather worn planter.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Frolic, Chickadee Birds


Frolic, Bird Painting by Linda McCoy
Frolic, Bird Painting by Linda McCoy, 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: $65 USD
How to Purchase: Sold

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I tried a new color on my palette today, "Cobalt Teal" a handmade oil paint by Eric Silver at Blue Ridge Artist Supply in North Carolina. I am never disappointed by the wonderful quality of these oil colors. I love the new color!
Copyright 2014, Linda McCoy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Finch, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Finch, by Linda McCoy
Finch, by Linda McCoy, 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: $65 USD
How to Purchase: Sold

I was fortunate to catch this little bird sitting in the late day sun. He posed long enough for me to get a couple of good photographs, on which I based this painting.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sonoma Vineyard ll, by Linda Mccoy


This is another painting of the Sonoma California wine country. This is a large painting, 24"x36." Please contact me for purchase information. lindamccoyart@live.com
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sonoma Vineyard, by Linda McCoy


Sonoma Vineyard, Large oil on Canvas
Sonoma Vineyard, Large oil on Canvas, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
24"x36" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil
Size: 36 in X 24 in (91.4 cm X 61 cm)
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This is how the vineyards in Sonoma County looked in January when I was there. Even though the vines were resting, that area is just beautiful. This is a really large piece, it is copyright protected as are all the paintings on my blog.

For purchase information, please contact me. Thank you.
copyright 2014 Linda McCoy 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mockingbird, Oil, Linda McCoy


Mockingbird, Oil, Linda McCoy
Mockingbird, Oil, Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
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Oil on panel
Media: oil
Size: 4 in X 4 in (10.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
Price: $40 USD
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I was able to get a few reference photos from this gorgeous bird while he was perched waiting to feed. Right behind our deck is a plum tree, the blossoms are a beautiful shade of pink, so here he is, happy for spring to be here.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Monday, March 24, 2014

Get a Grip, Chickadee Bird Painting


Get a Grip, Bird Oil Painting, Linda McCoy

About This Painting:
Oil on panel
Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $50 USD
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This little one is a frequent visitor. Friendly, happy little birds. Fun to watch and fun to paint. This one was perched on our Shepherd's hook waiting for his turn at the feeder. I decided he would rather be on this Iris I found at Fresh Market. Thanks L for the cute title!

Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring! Tulip and Chickadee by Linda McCoy


Spring!

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Media: oil
Size: 4 in X 4 in (10.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
Price: $40 USD
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Spring, oh so welcome!
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tulips, Oil on Canvas by Linda McCoy


Tulips, Oil on Canvas by Linda McCoy

About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 24 in X 30 in (61 cm X 76.2 cm)
Price: $300 USD
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A lovely gift from my son and daughter-in-law, These were a joy to paint. The background is a beautiful slate gray, and the tulips are a vibrant array of oranges and yellow.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wren in Rome, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Wren in Rome, bird oil painting, Linda McCoy
Wren in Rome, bird oil painting, Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 4 in X 4 in (10.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
Price: $40 USD
How to Purchase: Sold
My bird paintings are from my own photo references. This little guy loves the suet cake, but he is quick and I have to be careful not to scare him or he'll be gone in a flash. The wrens have gorgeous color, I believe he is a Carolina Wren. Thanks for the cute name L!

Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Junco ll


Junco ll, Bird oil Painting by Linda McCoy
Junco ll, Bird oil Painting by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 4 in X 4 in (10.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
How to Purchase:
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This is a commission piece for a collector who prefers a smaller format.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

The Yardbirds, Oil on Canvas by Linda McCoy


The Yardbirds, Oil by Linda McCoy
The Yardbirds, Oil by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Oil On gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil
Size: 30 in X 30 in (76.2 cm X 76.2 cm)


My backyard birds :)
copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Monday, March 03, 2014

Junco, Bird Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Junco, Bird Oil Painting by Linda McCoy
Junco, Bird 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: $65 USD
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So these happy little birds migrate here from Canada during the winter. When they fly you can see the beautiful white feathers contrasting with the grey. They don't seem to like the feeder, preferring to kick and scratch for seed on the ground. They wait below the feeder for the other birds to accidently drop sunflower seeds. Spring is almost here so we'll have to say goodbye to these visitors, they were fun to watch this season.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Tea Roses and Finch, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Tea Roses and Finch, by Linda McCoy
Tea Roses and Finch, 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)
Price: $125 USD
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This little Finch is a frequent visitor to our feeder. I found this little teacup filled with tea roses at a local florist. I decided that little bird might be happy sitting next to those flowers instead of outside in the snowy Ohio weather.
copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Class Schedule, March 2014

 


Linda McCoy Art LLC Class Schedule
 
March 2014

                                      Open Studio on Monday’s

$20.00 per session, 9:00am to 3:00pm. Work on a painting of your own choice, with my guidance. If you are an intermediate painter or advanced, this is a great way to get out and meet other artists and maybe solve a problem with a painting that's been giving you trouble. Bring your own materials. Casual atmosphere, please bring a bag lunch.
 

Beginner Oil Classes

You will learn the fundamentals of oil painting on canvas. In these five consecutive sessions you will learn how to paint still life, landscape and a pet. 3-26-thru 4-23_2014. 9:00am to 3:00pm. Please email me to register, once you register I will provide you with a supply list.
$100.00 for all five sessions
 

Saturday March 15th 2014
Painting White Daffodil, 6"x6" on gallery wrapped canvas. All Materials provided. You will leave with a finished painting. This is a great class for those who want to try painting. $25.00 Please email me lindamccoyart@live.com to register. 10:00am to 2:00pm  (This is a perfect class for young adults as well) Bring a bag lunch

Saturday March 22
Pansy Class in a glass of water. You will finish the painting during the session. 12"x12" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. $30.00. All materials will be provided. 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please email me at lindamccoyart@live.com to register. Bring a bag lunch

 

Monday March 24th 2014

Watercolor still life with emphasis on transparency. All materials for this class will be provided. $25.00. The finished painting size is 8"x8"   Please email me to register. Previous painting experience is a good idea for this class. :) bring a bag lunch. 9:00am to 3:00pm. Please email me at lindamccoyart@live.com to register

Linda McCoy Art LLC
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Mason, Ohio
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Spring Chicken, Raw Egg Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Spring Chicken, Raw Egg Painting by Linda McCoy
Spring Chicken, Raw Egg Painting by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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I found this decorative plate at an Antique Shop in California while visiting with my daughter and her family this past summer. A fabulous day :)
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Rise and Shine, Watercolor Birds by Linda McCoy


Rise and Shine, Sparrow Watercolor by Linda McCoy
Rise and Shine, Sparrow Watercolor by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Watercolor, India Ink on Sennelier Paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 7 in X 7 in (17.8 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $50 USD
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Two Sparrows on my deck enjoying the warmth of the morning sun.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chickadee's and Hydrangea, Bird Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Chicadee's and Hydrangea, Oil painting by Linda McCoy
Chicadee's and Hydrangea, Oil painting by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Larger piece, oil on textured panel
Media: oil
Size: 16 in X 20 in (40.6 cm X 50.8 cm)
Price: $175 USD
How to Purchase: Sold
A little larger piece, the background was completed with a palette knife.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stairway to Heaven, Bird Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


Stairway to Heaven, Bird Painting
Stairway to Heaven, Bird Painting, 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: $65 USD
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Ok so maybe I'm pretending it's Spring, but it will be here soon. The beautiful white blooms will appear on our Pear tree in a few short weeks. This little Sparrow is still feeling the chill though, his feathers fluffed to keep himself warm. This painting has a great deal of detail. Did I paint every feather? Yes, I wanted to honor the beautiful markings. After all though, it's just a brown Sparrow. Or is it?
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Somewhere Beyond the Sea, Sparrow Painting by Linda McCoy


Somewhere Beyond the Sea, Bird Painting by Linda McCoy
Somewhere Beyond the Sea, Bird Painting by Linda McCoy, 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: $65 USD
 
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This one has a pretty thick application of oil, applied with a palette knife. The bird is completed with brushes.
Another bird from my backyard, but I took him out of the snow and placed him where I thought he might like it. In the warm weather, close to the sea with an old wrecked building to hide in when he feels like disappearing.
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Winter's Red, Bird Oil Painting


Winter's Red, Cardinal by Linda McCoy
Winter's Red, Cardinal by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
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As the dark clouds of a winter snow storm approached, I noticed this Cardinal sitting, watching, waiting. It was really a grey dismal afternoon yesterday, but he added a touch of just enough color to brighten the day. A little bit looser brush strokes this time, as the details of the birds get muted under the cloudy skies.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Split Decision, Bird Oil Painting, Linda McCoy


Split Decision, Robin Oil Painting
Split Decision, Robin Oil Painting, 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: $65 USD
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A few days ago I looked across to a tree in my yard, and there straddling the branch, feathers all puffed up was this not very happy looking Robin. Although the day was clear with a bright blue sky it was freezing. I love how the birds fluff their feathers to keep warm. The next time I see a Robin, I surely won't dismiss it as just a brown bird. Beautiful chromatic grays in the feathers, from taupe to a bluish gray. With the deep browns and black accented with the orange breast and a few white feathers he was a joy to paint.

Copyright 2014, Linda McCoy

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Winter's Tail, Cardinal Oil Painting


A Winter's Tail, Cardinal Oil Painting
A Winter's Tail, Cardinal Oil Painting, 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: $65 USD
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One really nice thing about the bare trees is that you can really see the birds, without all the foliage. The Cardinals appear all red from the distance, but close up you can see the beautiful chromatic greys in their feathers. Gorgeous birds indeed. My brother named this one too, seems like he is on al roll. Thanks L!
Copyright 2014 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Stick Shift, Sparrow painting by Linda McCoy


"Stick Shift" Bird 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: $65 USD
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Just another ordinary little Sparrow, only with cold feet. I try to paint the truth, so this time of year this is how things look in Ohio. If there is a leaf to be found it is definitely not on a tree. Spring can't be too far away though, I've seen a few Robins bouncing around the back yard trying to poke their beaks into the frozen soil looking for worms. They are going to have to wait, and for now, settle for sunflower seeds.
My brother named this painting, thanks L!
Copyright 2014