Friday, November 25, 2016

Santa Ornament Painting 2016, Linda McCoy

I
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
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $65 USD
Or, send me an email
Copyright Linda McCoy 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

White Farm


White Farm, Warren County, Ohio
White Farm, Warren County, Ohio, 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:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $65 USD
Or, send me an email
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

About This Painting:
Oil on panel
Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $65 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $65 USD
Or, send me an email
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
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $75 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $75 USD
Or, send me an email
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
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $75 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $75 USD
Or, send me an email

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
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $65 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $65 USD
Or, send me an email
Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy
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
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $65 USD
Or, send me an email
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
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $75 USD
How to Purchase: Sold

Or, send me an email
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
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $65 USD
Or, send me an email
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
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $65 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $65 USD
Or, send me an email
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, October 05, 2016

Sitting Pretty, Sparrow Bird


Sitting Pretty, Sparrow Bird
Sitting Pretty, Sparrow Bird , painting by Linda McCoy
About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $65 USD
How to Purchase:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rookwood Bunny


Rookwood Bunny

About This Painting:
Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $65 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $65 USD plus $65 USD s/h
Or, send me an email

Copyright 2016 Linda McCoy