Monday, December 17, 2018

Carolina Wren

This little Carolina Wren sold today at the Row House Gallery in Milford, Ohio, along with two other bird paintings and a still life. Thank you Nancy!

6"x6" Oil on ampersand gessobord. Copyright 2018, Linda McCoy

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wonder, Carolina Wren

We had our first snow a few days ago, and the birds were busy in the early morning light.  I watched for awhile, and in particular, this little Carolina Wren. I was lucky enough to capture a photo of him as he experienced, what might be his first snow.  He seemed a little bewildered to me and I hope I have expressed this feeling in the painting. 
Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy Sold

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Last Dahlia

Autumn has definitely arrived in Ohio. The Dahlia's that bloomed so beautifully all summer are now sleeping. I set this still life up on the deck, and it took me days to get the reference photo I was looking for. The chickadee cooperated, lured closer to the jug by a few seeds and nuts. The jug is a favorite new prop, purchased at Rose and Remmington here in Ohio.
5"x7" Oil on gessobord. Yes, that's the correct spelling for gessobord, but autocorrect doesn't like it. Gessobord is a product made by Ampersand, archival with a smooth surface which I prefer.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2018

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Pumpkin Cupcake

A yummy treat from Fresh Market. 6"x6" oil on gessobord. 
Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Art Affaire, Milford, Ohio September 22, 2018

A great day in Milford! Many thanks to the organizers, volunteers, the people of Milford and to the collectors who bought my paintings! It was an awesome day!

Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Avacado and Strawberries_Linda McCoy

Just some fun with empty avocado skins. 
6"x6" oil gesso board. 
Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aretha Frankllin_Linda McCoy_Oil on canvas

This is a repost from January 22, 2009. Farewell, Aretha.

I lived in Detroit for a few years where, as you would imagine Aretha Franklin is an institution. An associate named Cynthia came into my office one Monday morning and said "Linda you will never guess who was at church yesterday......Aretha Franklin! She came in wearing a gorgeous hat and she sang with us!" I asked Cynthia how it was. "Linda, she ROCKED the house!" How wonderful that she returns to the church she once attended in her youth and still sings with the congregation.
This is her as she sang "My Country 'tis of Thee" for the inauguration. I think she did a great job. How fortunate we are to have her as a national treasure.
My favorite of her recordings? Why "Freeway of Love" of course! 6" X 6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.
Copyright Linda McCoy 2009 Sold

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Elise, Oil Portrait, Linda McCoy

A lovely young lady I met while teaching a painting
class. Private Collection
11"x14" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lavender Rose Oil Painting

This painting is a study for a larger painting I'm working on.
5"x7" Oil on gessoboard  SOLD
Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Into the Great Wide Open_Carolina Wren Oil Painting

I was fortunate to get a good reference for this little bird as he 
flew from the deck to the feeder. 
6"x6" Oil on gessoboard SOLD
Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Mia, Oil Portrait

The beautiful little granddaughter of a high 
school friend.
Private Collection

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Green Roses Still Life Oil Painting

16"x20" Oil on gessoboard. This is how the flowers looked with
the sunlight pouring through the window. Painted from life. The 
green roses are from Oberer's here in the Cincinnati area. 
copyright 2018 Linda McCoy

Saturday, March 10, 2018

White Rabbit Still Life Oil Painting


A little still life, 6"x6"

Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy

Monday, January 22, 2018


I've been meaning to paint this since Halloween, but just got around to it. 
Bree in an awesome Halloween witch hat. 
Copyright 2018 Linda McCoy