Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Adventurer, Bird Oil Painting


Adventurer, Bird Oil Painting
Adventurer, Bird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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I often see the grey and white Junco's that migrate to the Ohio River Valley during the winter. They fly down from Canada and stay until breeding time comes in the spring. This year I have this lovely buff colored female. She's shy, but manages to find a few seeds on the deck when she thinks no one is looking :)

Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Friday, November 25, 2016

Santa Ornament Painting 2016, Linda McCoy

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This is my fourth ornament painting this year and as in the others, I put him in the holly bush in our yard. Yes, his beard got hopelessly tangled in the spikey holly leaves. I managed to get him out unscathed. In the bottom photo I listed the colors over the color swatch on the board for those interested in the palette I used. Most of these colors are Old Holland, the white is Blue Ridge, and the Radiant Turquoise is from Gamblin. I also tried a new medium which I loved, DeMayerne Medium, from Blue Ridge Artist Supply. This is just an ornament with a plastic face but there was lots of texture in the beard, so it was a lot of fun to paint. I'm working on two commissions so no posts for awhile. Happy Holidays!

Santa Ornament Oil Painting 2016
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

White Farm


White Farm, Warren County, Ohio
White Farm, Warren County, Ohio, painting by Linda McCoy
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I love chromatic greys, but honestly, some autumn days are just bright and gorgeous. This is a farm near where I live. The old oak was framing the view of the fields so beautifully it stopped me in my tracks.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Tucked In


Tucked In

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The color is almost gone now, leaves are pouring from the trees.  However, a drive through the backroads last week-end was gorgeous. One of those days when the sun is bright in a cloudless sky. Many abandoned structures can be seen from the road as the fields have been cut, this one was settled in waiting for winter.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Christmas Ornament lll Oil Painting 2016


Christmas Ornament lll Oil Painting 2016
Christmas Ornament lll Oil Painting 2016, painting by Linda McCoy
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I have lots of Christmas ornaments, collected forever it seems. This one is fairly new, not sure where he came from, but nice and colorful. He looked happy sitting in my holly bush.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Christmas Ornament ll Oil Painting 2016

























Christmas Ornament ll Oil Painting 2016
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Yes, a little early, but to allow for drying time, I needed to begin in November. The ornament reflections are the tree line in my back yard. My holly bush is holding up well, the birds have yet to discover the delicious berries; but soon they will be gone.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

November Blues, Still LIfe Oil


November Blues, Still Life Oil
November Blues, Still Life Oil, painting by Linda McCoy
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November is here and it feels like summer. The 81 degree weather makes it feel like July. Soon the rest of leaves will fall and the cold and rain will come. I shall sit by the fireplace with a glass of wine and dream about the holidays.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Victorious, Red-winged Blackbird


Victorious, Red-winged Blackbird
Victorious, Red-winged Blackbird, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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I often go to a local park, which has few trees but a large meadow, where it seems there is always a bird or two waiting to be photographed. This guy was sitting in lots of shrubbery posing so I could catch his elegant profile. Yesterday while I was progressing along with this painting I was also teaching an oil painting class. One of the students had a particularly good painting session, looked up and said "Victorious." I decided it might be a good name for this bird. :)
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Christmas Ornament Oil Painting 2016


Christmas Ornament Oil Painting 2016
Christmas Ornament Oil Painting 2016, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Well, it does seem a little early for a Christmas ornament painting, but right now my holly bush is loaded with gorgeous berries. So, in order to make hay while the sun shines, I took a few ornaments outside to see what would happen in the sunlight. Fun. Colors, abstract shapes, reflections and light all hitting this hand blown ornament at the same time. Took lots of time to paint, but it was a very interesting journey.
Copyright, Linda McCoy 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Tufted Titmouse Bird Painting

























Tufted Titmouse, Bird Painting
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Autumn is in full force here in Ohio, and during a walk to a park nearby I spotted this Titmouse sitting in the berries. They were offset by bluish purple flowers in the field, my guess is bachelor buttons. These little birds are nervous, their grey color makes them interesting to paint, warm grey, cool grey, and some tan colors. Often birds are depicted with their feet wrapped around branches like coils, but I find they just relax them much of the time. Pretty little birds. Glad he decided to pose.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Northern Parula, Bird Oil Painting


Northern Parula, Bird Oil Painting
Northern Parula, Bird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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The birds are migrating now and passing through the Ohio river valley. I was so delighted this morning when first I heard a very different bird call. I waited on the deck for at least a half an hour just listening. So, eventually the little bird came down from the tree tops and landed in the tree next to the deck. Oh my gosh, I have never seen such a beautiful little bird! It sat long enough for me to photograph, and then flew off. Just an extraordinary morning.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rookwood Bunny


Rookwood Bunny

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Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Happy, Hummingbird Oil Painting


Happy, Hummingbird Oil Painting
Happy, Hummingbird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Thistle Feeders, Finch Oil Painting


Thistle Feeders, Finch Oil Painting
Thistle Feeders, Finch Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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Copyright 2016, Linda McCoy

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Finch in a Thistle Field


Finch in a Thistle Field
Finch in a Thistle Field, painting by Linda McCoy
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There is a lovely meadow in a park near where I live. On this day, the beautiful Yellow Finches were busy eating thistle seeds. Busy little birds :)
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Godiva Chocolates


Godiva Chocolates
Godiva Chocolates , painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)

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These chocolates were a wonderful, delicious gift. Oh, so good!
copyright Linda McCoy 901-2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hummingbird, Morning Light


Hummingbird, Morning Light
Hummingbird, Morning Light, painting by Linda McCoy
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I could barely see him, early morning and he seemed to be the same color as the tree limbs. He looked toward the rising sun, and his colors flashed for just a moment. This is his favorite broken tree branch, from this point he can see other hummingbirds trying to have a sip at his feeder. He chases them off and returns to his perch.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Out on a Limb, Hummingbird


Out on a Limb, Hummingbird
Out on a Limb, Hummingbird, painting by Linda McCoy
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This little Ruby Throated male hummingbird sits out on a dead limb of our decorative plum tree. He's a regular visitor and comes and sits there every night at about 6:30. He's a little afraid to come to the feeder when we are out there, a bit shy I guess. What strikes me about him is the very tiny size. He must be a young one. So cute!
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Where's Mom? 4"x4" Chickadee Oil Painting


4"x4" Chickadee Oil Painting
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Size: 4 in X 4 in (10.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
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We have a family of Chickadees in our yard. Always busy, cheeping, chirping, looking for sunflower seeds. This is a new baby this year. Way to cute!
Linda McCoy Copyright 2016

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Gracie, Oil Painting Portrait


Gracie, Oil Portrait
Gracie, Oil Portrait, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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It was a pleasure to paint Gracie, she is a bundle of personality and delight to be around!
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Feet, Hummingbird Oil Painting


Happy Feet, Hummingbird Oil Painting
Happy Feet, Hummingbird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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The Hummingbirds have returned to the midwest, and this little one was leaving the feeder. I thought the way she posed her feet was cute. So here she is, I hope she is nesting nearby.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

All Decked Out, Iris Oil Painting


All Decked Out, Iris Oil Painting
All Decked Out, Iris Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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I was all set to paint this Iris in its traditional form, standing upright in the garden. I instead decided to pick it and place it in the sun. I loved the way it looked there; like it was relaxing with me on the deck on a warm sunny May day.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Formal Attire, Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak


Formal Attire, Grosbeak Bird
Formal Attire, Grosbeak Bird, painting by Linda McCoy
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Just when I thought these birds left the area for their summer home in northern Ohio, and Michigan, I saw one this morning at the feeder. So here he is, sitting in a tree after feasting on sunflower seeds.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Rose Breasted Grosbeak ll


Rose Breasted Grosbeak ll
Rose Breasted Grosbeak ll, painting by Linda McCoy
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These little birds have left my yard but not before I painted and sketched them several times. So, the interesting surprise about them is the bright red under the wings which you only get to see when they are in flight. I never did spot a female.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, painting by Linda McCoy
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Sometimes the day just brings you a great surprise. I am a member of a  local birding group on Facebook. Everyone was posting their pictures of the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I have never seen one,  so I went and googled how to attract them to my feeder. I got up and went to the window and there he was on the feeder! I was so excited I nearly tripped getting my camera. So, they came and fed, and I watched and watched. I wondered why I have never seen them before. I don't know the answer to that but I do know they migrate north. I was never able to spot a female.
I've watched the feeders on and off all day today, but I think they have traveled to northern Ohio and Michigan. I hope they stop by on the migration south this winter, I will be watching for them :)
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Saturday, April 23, 2016

White Throated Sparrow


White Throated Sparrow Oil Painting
White Throated Sparrow Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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I usually find house sparrows at my feeder, then I noticed this pretty little White Throated Sparrow. A little shy, it came to feast on a few sunflower seeds. Such a pretty little bird!
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I Got No Strings


I Got No Strings, Puppet Oil Painting
I Got No Strings, Puppet Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 11 in X 14 in (27.9 cm X 35.6 cm)
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This little puppet has been with our family for many years. We bought it at a craft fair when the kids were small. Somehow it never quite made it to the dumpster, and somehow I think that's a good thing. I know some wonderful little people who still enjoy this raggedy little puppet. I think they are taken with the way the wood feet clip clop on the floor, when they try to make him walk.
Copyright 2015 Linda McCoy

Thursday, April 07, 2016

She Waits, Cardinal Bird Oil Painting


She Waits, Cardinal Bird Oil Painting
She Waits, Cardinal Bird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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She patiently awaits her turn at the feeder. So many beautiful greys on the female Cardinal. Spring is around the corner, soon she will have babies to take care of.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hyacinth Fantasy, Watercolor


Hyacinth Fantasy, Floral Watercolor
Hyacinth Fantasy, Floral Watercolor, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 24 in X 30 in (61 cm X 76.2 cm)
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Large, colorful watercolor, email me if interested.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Thursday, March 17, 2016

To Have and To Hold


To Have and To Hold
To Have and To Hold , painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Visitor, Hummingbird Oil Painting


The Visitor, Hummingbird Oil Painting
The Visitor, Hummingbird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
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We attached a hummingbird feeder to the window. This little one was having a drink in the rain. It looked like she might want to be invited in. :)

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Raspberry Cheesecake, Oil Painting


Raspberry Cheesecake, Oil Painting
Raspberry Cheesecake, Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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So, there is a wonderful bakery in Cincinnati named Servatii's. This is a little raspberry cheesecake delight. Was it difficult to paint? Not so much. Was it delicious? You bet!
It's been awhile since I've painted a pastry, so I thought I would give it a try again. The most fun was the cupcake wrapper :)
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The Guardian, Robin Oil Painting


The Guardian, Robin Oil Painting
The Guardian, Robin Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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This Robin was sitting on the fence that surrounds an old Shaker Cemetery in Armco Park in Lebanon, Ohio. He sat perfectly for a few minutes, watching and wondering.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Where's Mom? Blue Jay Painting


Where's Mom? Blue Jay Bird
Where's Mom? Blue Jay Bird , painting by Linda McCoy
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Last spring this little Jay was a frequent visitor. He would come to the feeder alone, but mom was always in an adjacent tree watching.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Nippy Out Here! Robin Oil Painting


Nippy Out Here! Robin Oil Painting
Nippy Out Here! Robin Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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I love how they fluff their feathers when they are cold. This was a very cold Ohio morning, and there were several Robins in the tree. This one looked particularly unhappy with the freezing weather. I liked the way the orange in his breast feathers played against the blue sky.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Boyfriend, Cardinal Oil Painting


The Boyfriend, Cardinal Oil Painting
The Boyfriend, Cardinal Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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This is the companion piece to "Sunbathing." I painted the birds to face each other. They don't have to hang together, but it feels like they might belong together :)
Copyright 2016, Linda McCoy

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunbathing, Female Cardinal


Sunbathing, Female Cardinal
Sunbathing, Female Cardinal , painting by Linda McCoy
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Lots of fun with the greys in this little female Cardinal.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Morning Sun, Bird in Flight


Morning Sun, Bird in Flight
Morning Sun, Bird in Flight, painting by Linda McCoy
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Our bird feeder hangs on a shepherd's hook, high above the deck. The birds roost in the evergreen below, and during the short flight to the feeder, the morning sun captures their wings in a most magnificent way. The light pours through the feathers, but there are also deep shadow areas the sun doesn't illuminate. So amazing, these little moments.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Monday, February 15, 2016

Baby, It's Cold


Baby, It's Cold
Baby, It's Cold , painting by Linda McCoy
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We did get a good blast of winter in the last few days, and this little sparrow does not seem pleased. What a fun little bird to paint! I love how they fluff their feathers when it's cold.
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Rose


The Rose
The Rose, painting by Linda McCoy
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Happy Valentine's Day!
Copyright 2016, Linda McCoy

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Yes You Can! Sparrow Bird Oil Painting


Yes You Can! Sparrow Bird Painting
Yes You Can! Sparrow Bird Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Indulge, Hydrangea Watercolor


Indulge, Hydrangea Watercolor_McCoy
Indulge, Hydrangea Watercolor_McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: Watercolor
Size: 24 in X 30 in (61 cm X 76.2 cm)
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Sometimes you control the painting, sometimes it controls you. It was the latter in this case. Big brushes, wild washes, splashes, negative shapes, positive shapes and all things in between. Does it look like I just threw the watercolor on the paper? Maybe so, but it took three days to complete, being careful not to overwork and over control the paint. I don't know, it felt good, and when I was finished I loved it. Go figure. Here's the journey. Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy

Large Chinese calligraphy brushes, three of them brought back from China for me by my brother and sister-in-law. :)

 
Pots of watercolor, burnt umber, sepia, gold ochre, cobalt blue, cerulean, (not shown) two values of paynes grey. 

The first wash is plopped on the paper, (140lb Arches, rough) with Cobalt Blue, and Cerulean.  While still wet I dabbed with a paper towel into each flower which created abstract shapes, these would later form the petals. Gold Ochre mixed with blues in the leaf areas. I added salt for texture after each wash.

Second wash, sepia and gold ochre. More salt.

Carve out leaf and petal  shapes. They are there, look for them!


Sepia darks to add drama

Establish a flow through shape, develop petals and leaves.

Establish petals and leaf shapes, greens are gold ochre, ultra marine blue, or gold ochre and cerulean blue.

Not quite finished, more details needed. Light washes of Payne's grey in shadow areas of hydrangea.

Finish