Wednesday, October 11, 2017

By the Sea




10"x10" Oil. The coffee pot was purchased in Indiana while my daughter was visiting for the summer. This was a fun painting especially of the lobster graphic. It's a nice reminder of a really lovely day! 
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Fledgling




























Quite a few new chickadee's this year, busy now chasing each other around the yard. The glass pumpkin is from the Renaissance Festival in Waynesville, Ohio. A fun painting to do, but it took some time. Look for three of my paintings at the Mason Arts Show at Cottel Park in Mason on Sunday, September 17, and I also have a booth at Art Affaire, in Milford September 23, 2017. See you there! For information on the purchase of this painting please email me. 9"x12." Copyright 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Odd Man Out


Odd Man Out_Linda McCoy
Odd Man Out_Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)

How to Purchase: Available at the Row House Gallery in Milford, Ohio. 

I love these old rusty toys. I grew up in Chicago where it seemed everyone had a porch. Lots of stuff ended up under porches and I think this may be the case with this rusty toy tool box. My daughter bought it for me at an antique store a few years ago. It sat quietly in my studio for awhile, waiting patiently to be painted. So here it is with a toy truck I found at a flea market and some little people like the ones my kids played with. So much fun to paint, it took me days!
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Window in France,


A Window in France
A Window in France, 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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Weekly challenge on the Dailypaintworks  online gallery. Fun to paint all these colors and shadows!
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Live and Let Fry


Live and Let Fry
Live and Let Fry , painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 12 in X 12 in (30.5 cm X 30.5 cm)
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A fun painting, done awhile ago, sold through a gallery.
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Laid Out to Dry, Sunflower

























Laid Out to Dry, Sunflower
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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A really hot day today in the Midwest. I have some sunflowers drying, hopefully the birds will find the seeds before the pesky squirrels.
Copyright 2017, Linda McCoy

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Peanuts! Blue Jay

























Peanuts!
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Everyday they look in the window, begging for peanuts. I always give in and put a few on the deck railing. They are fearless, sometimes picking up a peanut and then putting it down only to choose another. Picky! They are now teaching their babies to grab and run. There were six Jay's in the tree this morning making a racket.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Colorado River ll




























Colorado River ll
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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This is the second painting of this portion of the Colorado River. Gorgeous area of the United States.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Peony





























They were beautiful this year.  A warm winter and then plenty of spring rain made for huge blooms, heady with their fragrant sweet scent and the promise of summer. They only lasted a few days, standing tall in the sun and swaying in the soft breeze. Then, as in years before, the hard rains came and mercilessly pounded them until the petals fell, one by one onto the wet earth.


I sit out on the deck every morning the weather permits. The Mulberry tree is laden with fruit and the birds are drunk on the fermenting berries. The robins, noisy and happy for the feast are chasing each other through the trees. This morning a male and female Mallard Ducks were sitting under that tree. Were they hoping for the tree to relinquish a few berries? I’m not sure; I don’t live near water so they must have been waiting for a berry feast. They lumbered off waddling side to side disappointed the tree wouldn’t cooperate.

Lots of baby birds have been born, Chickadees, Robins, Cardinals, Sparrows, and a squawky baby Blue Jay. The noisy Wren is relentless in his call for a mate, I hope he finds one soon.  Ah, Spring!


Peony,
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oil
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

How to Purchase: sold

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Règne, Oil Painting, Linda McCoy


Re'gne, Oil Painting
Re'gne, Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Framed
Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $150 USD
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I thought the light/shadows were interesting on her face, so here she is in oil. Framed.
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Homeward Bound, Hummingbird


Homeward Bound, Hummingbird


























This painting is from a reference photo I took last September. About the end of September and into early October the Hummingbirds begin their migration south. It's a long journey and their feeders stay up until late in October, for any late comers. It's always a joy to see them again in the spring, I haven't seen any yet, but maybe soon.

Here is a photograph of the same bird....

















Homeward Bound, Hummingbird
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

How to Purchase: Sold




Friday, April 21, 2017

Chipping Sparrow ll


Chipping Sparrow ll
Chipping Sparrow ll, 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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This little Chipping Sparrow was a little windblown, but seemed not to mind as he eyed the feeder brimming over with sunflower seeds and dried berries. I sit out on the deck very early in the morning; the birds are used to seeing me there, and will grab a seed and quickly fly off. Sometimes, the young ones are not so afraid and will sit and not be bothered by my presence. The Chickadees do not care if I'm there, they seem fearless to me, they grab a sunflower seed and sit on a nearby branch and peck at it to break the shell.  I enjoy these early morning bird watching moments, not a sound except for the tweeting of the birds.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Warbler, Northern Parula


Migrating Warbler, Northern Parula




















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Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)

These beautiful little songbirds are passing through southern Ohio now, one of the most beautiful little birds in the trees. It also has a sweet song!
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Eastern Bluebird, Oil Painting


Eastern Bluebird, Oil Painting
Eastern Bluebird, Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)


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These birds seemed to be everywhere except my yard. I waited and waited for one to show up at my feeder, but no. So, out last week at a local park I hadn't been to before and there it was! I was so excited I grabbed my camera and crept as close as I could to take some reference photographs. There are no words for how blue he was, incredible, and then the rust/orange breast feathers! I don't paint birds I haven't actually seen and I work from my own reference drawings and photographs. I waited a long time for this guy, and he was so worth the wait.
Copyright 2017, Linda McCoy

Friday, April 07, 2017

Shelter from the Storm


Shelter from the Storm
Shelter from the Storm, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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We had wicked rain storms here on Wednesday night, they arrived at sunset, and lit up the sky. My son took a picture and I used his photo as a reference for the sky. The Chickadee's were looking a little scared, flying right outside my window.

Shelter from the Storm
"And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured
I'll always do my best for her, on that I give my word
In a world of steel eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm
"Come in," she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm"

Bob Dylan
Congratulations to Bob Dylan for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature! Well done, Mr. Tambourine Man, well done!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Graeter's Raspberry Chocolate Chip/Row House Gallery












I am honored to be selected as Artist of the Month at the Row House Gallery in Milford, Ohio.

It is a great opportunity to meet collectors, and there is just something wonderful to be said about seeing artwork in a gallery setting.  I will be there on Saturday, April, 8 from 5pm until 7:30pm.

Many thanks to Nancy at the Row House!



So, about Graeter’s Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, it is their signature flavor, loaded with huge chunks of chocolate. My favorite!



12”x16” Available at the Row House Gallery , 211 Main Street,  Milford, Ohio



Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy




Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Jack and Diane, Day 3


























Jack and Diane, Day 3
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Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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Still looking for nesting material, I see one bird taking some nesting material out of the nest, so perhaps they have decided to nest in a different spot. It's noisy on my deck, the Red-Wing Blackbirds are loud and rowdy, scaring off some of the smaller birds. As soon as the fields are planted they will be gone. Two nesting boxes are occupied by House Sparrows, but I am unable to get a good photo of them. I enjoyed this series of these happy, energetic little Carolina Chickadee's.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jack and Diane, Day Two


Jack and Diane, Day 2
Jack and Diane, Day 2, 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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Still gathering nesting material. Tireless, they are at it all day.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jack and Diane, Day 1


Jack and Diane, Day 1
Jack and Diane, Day 1 , 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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This nesting box has been attached to a wall on the deck for several years. Most of the stenciling I did awhile ago has weathered along with the wood. It has remained uninhabited by the birds until a few days ago. It is close enough to the window for me to be able to sketch and photograph, which has been a lot of fun. They have brought so much nesting material into this box, and sometimes I see them taking a beak full back out, maybe Diane doesn't like the color! They are busy all day.
I decided to name them Jack and Diane, after the John Mellencamp song. I guess I could have called them Bonnie and Clyde, but that is somehow not as fitting. I hope these little Carolina Chickadees have a successful hatching!
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dandelion

























Dandelion, Still Life Oil

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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Working with a new color from Williamsburg handmade oil colors called "Provence Violet Bluish. A very pretty color! The little glass is from a store in Lebanon, Ohio; Rose and Remington. I think the top is made to hold a place card at a table setting.
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Allen's Hummingbird Painted from Live Streaming


























So this is the story of Bella, an Allen's Hummingbird that I painted from a live stream. It took me three days of observing and trying to manage the changing light. What an experience. As for Bella, as I write this around noon on Wednesday, she now has her babies.  You can watch her by following the link. I should note that I wrote an email to explore.org to ask them if it was a copyright infringement to paint from a live feed, and they were extremely nice and told me it was not. So here she is, Mama Bella. :) Many thanks to explore.org for posting this little bird!

Here is the link:    http://explore.org/live-cams/player/bella-hummingbird-nest


Bella, Painted from Live Streaming
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Red-Breasted Nuthatch


























Red Breasted Nuthatch, Oil Painting
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

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One of the prettiest birds to visit the feeders, he comes and eats for a few days and then disappears for awhile. He usually eats insects and nuts, but occasionally I will see him at the back tree line munching on berries. One of my favorite birds.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sierra Nevada, Mountain Landscape

























Sierra Nevada, Mountain Landscape
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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A beautiful mountain range in the western United States.
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Monday, February 20, 2017

Flip or Fly, Sparrow on Birdhouse


Flip or Fly, Sparrow on Birdhouse
Flip or Fly, Sparrow on Birdhouse, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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This little sparrow is definitely looking for a girlfriend to share his house. He sits all day and chirps. I think he is confused by all of the warm weather we've had. This birdhouse has been up for years, but this is the first year I've noticed any birds interested in nesting there.
Copyright 2017, Linda McCoy

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Abraham Lincoln


Mr. Lincoln
Mr. Lincoln, painting by Linda McCoy
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Oil on linen panel
Media: oil
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $125 USD
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Happy President's Day 2017. Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sunflower ll


Sunflower Field ll
Sunflower Field ll, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Sunflower Field


Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field , painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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This sunflower field is near where I live, a gorgeous place in the summer with lots of visitors.
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy

Monday, February 06, 2017

Downy Woodpecker, Oil Painting


Downy Woodpecker,
Downy Woodpecker, , 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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This painting is completed using only Mars Black and Titanium-Zinc White, with the tiniest amount of Pyrol Red to warm up the grey in some of the feathers. This little bird and her boyfriend with the red coloring on his head are frequent visitors to the suet cakes. She makes an occasional trip to the feeder for sunflowers, she's small, quick and lots of fun to watch.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Baby Boy, Hummingbird





















This little hummingbird was born in August of last year. The male hummingbirds are born with a white throat like the female, soon their red iridescent feathers come in one or two at a time. You can see the little bird I used as a reference from the photo below.
He's traveled south for the winter, but hopefully he will return in the spring.
My nickname for him is Houston.


Baby Boy, Hummingbird Oil Painting
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Valentine's Day Show

Honored to have three of my paintings in this show! Love to see you there!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Black Forest Cake


Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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It's been raining for days, so it seems the darker the sky the brighter my paintings. This yummy cake is from Whole Foods.  I said "is" but that's not true, it is officially a "was." :)
Copyright 2017  Linda McCoy

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Just a Small Piece Please!
























Just a Small Piece, Please!
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Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

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A lovely lady sent me a picture of this little pansy cake. It's rare that someone just says "yes" when you ask them if they would like a piece of cake. They always ask for a little piece. Silly. Eat the cake, drink the wine!  I don't know how this cake tasted, but I bet it was good. Maybe it was filled with strawberries...or custard...or chocolate....or raspberries. I'm just dreaming here, this is just a painting. I wonder if the bakery is open late....
Copyright 2017 Linda McCoy