Tag Archives: Art by Linda

Limited Edition Art Cards

In 2015 during a particularly difficult time in my life,

many friends reached out to me with gestures of love,

and I wanted to thank them.

Nathan, my step-son, brought me flowers,

so I painted this watercolor…

Then Office Depot made inexpensive prints on cardstock,

and I found BIG envelopes to mail these “Art Cards”.

I wrote my expressions of gratitude and love on the back

and mailed these thank-you-note-pieces-of-art

to my sweet friends.

I’d been thinking about creating my Art Cards again,

and had even ordered little easels to include in the envelopes…

Three weeks ago

I asked, Judy, the owner of  Wildflower Gift Gallery,

if I could create a display with my original art and Art Cards

for her shop, and she said, “Yes!”

I found a discarded flag stand in a 14th St West shop…

And paneling that looks like rough-cut lumber…

Painted a sign…

and lots of art…

And with my husband’s carpentry skills

we created this two sided display…

Oh and I made little baskets for the cards

out of this stuff called hardware cloth…

I absolutely LOVE being creative.

 btw…I’ll be changing the Art Cards every Friday,

and I’ll take suggestions on what to paint!

More info coming!!

Thanks for following along,

Linda

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I’m in love with pastels!

So I did this pastel piece a couple of years ago…

And shared the story here.

Like many artists,

I enjoy trying different forms of media…

and I wrote about that in my little art bio last year, but..

I’ve been primarily focused on watercolor for a while,

and I even made the Kanawha Metro.

However,

after recently completing several commissioned pieces in pastel, and

studying with some pastel artists online…

Sorry watercolor, I’m now in love with pastels!

I’m super excited to be participating (for the first time) in

Art in the Park

this coming May!

I’ll have my original pastels, prints, and framed prints (ready for your wall).

I won’t be taking commissions for the next several months,

so I can focus on the show.

Thanks for following along,

Linda

 

 

 

Plein Air?

Plein Air is a French term

which means painting “in open air”.

and more precisely, it means painting outside

while you’re looking at your subject.

I have followed many artists who just LOVE plein air painting,

but I’ve always painted from photos

in the safe, controlled environment of my art studio

(first that was my kitchen table and now it’s a repurposed extra bedroom:)

But with some nudges from other people,

I lugged my cumbersome easel

and all the necessary supplies out on location and tried it, and…

I loved it!

Ok, well, I don’t love the bug bite I got on Tuesday

that inflamed half my leg for the next 3 days,

or the unrelenting sun that chased me inside.

But I LOVE looking at my subjects in real life

(so to speak, as I’m usually painting buildings).

I love watching the shadows change,

I love being outside (with exceptions, as noted),

I love visiting with people passing by,

And I love my new easel!

Yes, I had to buy a plein air easel with watercolor palette…

I’m all about getting the right art supplies…

I may have an 18 year old van with automatic doors

that are no longer automatic,

but I’ve got some darn good art supplies.

I’ve been painting every day this week…

First my house and then my neighbor’s house… (see above).

Thanks for following along,

Linda

 

 

 

Let the Painting Begin!

Summer 2017

Have decided to challenge myself:
Paint EVERY day.
And honestly, it's not going to be easy this summer,
because I've also decided to have a big garden, sew my clothing again, 
I'm scheduled for jury duty and I joined the Rec Center at MU, 
plus we've got a vacation planned in June.
And, of course, like everyone else,
 I have a million other little things going on.
Sooo why now? 
I'm reading Outliers, a book by Malcolm Gladwell,
about why people are successful.
And I was reminded of something that I knew:
If I want my watercolors to be better,
I have to paint A LOT!



So here's #1~ My House

 

Let the painting begin!!

OMGosh…

Time does FLY!

Last year at this time I was in the midst…

of painting 30 paintings of Huntington in 30 days…

like this one…

#18

At my 30/30 Art Show in December at The Cellar Door

the original paintings were sold in a silent auction

and the sale of calendars and prints was launched.

(btw...prints are still available…

Red Caboose at Heritage Station carries them!)

This fall I’m painting Huntington again…

and I’ve just begun…

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I’ll reveal all the details in the coming weeks…

Thanks for following along,

Linda