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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Media: oil
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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Media: oil
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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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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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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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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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.
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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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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