Sunday, December 28, 2008

Umbrella Girl


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Fate"
oil on canvas - 8"x8"
contemporary figurative

It must have been "Fate" that drew me to this gal who was trying to avoid
a sunburn on this hot and sunny day!


This painting is available @:
Terra Gallery
8 East Popular Avenue (arts district)
Columbus, Ohio 43215 ph. (614) - 228-4188
They have a really nice place, so check them out!
Click here to link to their web site

Friday, December 19, 2008

Chihuahua in Red Sweater

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Dressed for the Holidays"
oil on canvas - 6"x 6" - sold

This little one seemed very happy to be on this cold morning walk dressed in his best sweater.
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If you didn't have a chance to purchase a painting because it was sold or if there is something you would like to have painted in my style just send and email . There is never an obligation.





Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bicycle Shadows


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Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Racked Up"
oil on canvas - 6"x 8"
Bicycle Series

Shadows of a bicycle parked on a bike rack @ Ohio State University campus.
This painting is available @:
Terra Gallery
8 East Popular Avenue (arts district)
Columbus, Ohio 43215 ph. (614) - 228-4188
They have a really nice place, so check them out!
Click here to link to their web site

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Flowers for Sale @ Market

 

























Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Cliff's Flowers"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas - 18"x18"

A large scene from my farmers market. This is Cliff selling his flowers.
He is a great guy who always has a colorful selection of homegrown flowers.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Getting into Pollock



Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Getting into Pollock"
art museum series
oil on canvas - sold
8"x8"

I had a lot of fun doing this one; doing an "action" painting like Pollock, only in a very small scale.
Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement.

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If you didn't have a chance to purchase a painting because it was sold or if there is something you would like to have painted in my style just send and email . There is never an obligation.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Pink Roses

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Pink Roses" 
oil on canvas - 9"x 12"
Collectible Appletree Hollow Series

This is Flora Millicent Shepard, born and raised in Appletree Hollow.
From the time she was very young she loved flowers and seemed to possess the
ultimate "green thumb". She would sneak into Albert Findhome's garden
and prune his shrubbery into animal shapes.
It wasn't until she received first prize at the yearly village festival with an extraordinarily
large stemmed pink rose, that she was given the title of : "ROSEY FLORA" and became
the local floral expert. At the young age of 21 she established the first scientific lab in floral
gene splicing that created some of the most amazing species of roses that we have today.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Waiting for Santa?


















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Mopsy Twins" - original painting is sold
Appletree Hollow Series
Millie and Billie Roundbottom: The adopted twins of Fred and Anna Roundbottom. Millie and Billie's parents had already passed away in a farming accident when this photo was taken in 1893.Fred and Anna, prominent residents in the community, were without children so they were happy to accept the little ones.
They were very good parents who promoted the Santa tradition in their home. This photo was titled, "Millie and Billie waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve". My question is this: If they are waiting for Santa, why didn't Fred and Anna tell them that he wouldn't be coming down a chimney with a blazing fire?
p.s. but don't have a fire in the fireplace on Christmas Eve!

Read of the discovery of Appletree Hollow.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Kitten on Xmas Eve























Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Wee Willie Winkie on Xmas Eve"
oil on canvas - 6"x8" - sold
animal art

My version of Wee Willie Winkie with his Teddy on Xmas eve.

Did you know the origin of the Wee Willie Winkie?
The explanation of the words to Wee Willie Winkie was to teach children to associate every day tasks with their own lives. Before the days of the wireless, television and the Internet great reliance was put upon the Town Crier to pass on the latest news and information. 'Wee Willie Winkie' was the children's version of the Town Crier! The author of the poem was William Miller (1810 - 1872) and the first publication date of the words to Wee Willie Winkie was in 1841.

Abstract Conversation

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Abstract Conversation"
art museum series
oil on canvas - 8"x8"- sold

A couple of young guys with a great bold painting inspired by Franz Kline.
(1910 – 1962) Kline was the American painter mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist painters.

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If you didn't have a chance to purchase a painting because it was sold and would like me to recreate a similar piece for you or if there is something you would like to have painted in my style. There is never an obligation.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

View with Edward Hopper


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Opposite Views"
oil on canvas - 8"x8"- sold
Art Museum Series

Just had to do a museum piece with one of my favorite artists, Edward Hopper. I also thought of naming this one "Missing the View", which seems to be the point.

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Day with Monet


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Daydreaming"
oil on canvas - 6"x8" - sold
Art Museum Series

Young girl viewing a large Monet - Water Lilies painting.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Reginald Biggs

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Reginald Biggs"
oil on canvas - 6"x8" - sold
Appletree Hollow Fantasy Series

Reginald Biggs: Infantry soldier in the Civil War
Was born in Germany in 1843 and arrived at Appletree Hollow in 1845, where he learned the cooper’s trade (making large wooden casks) from his father. However, it proved so injurious to his health that he was compelled to seek other means of livelihood.
He became a very proud and determined young man, and on August 14, 1862, at only 19 yrs. of age, he enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and Sixth regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry, which I assume is when this photo was taken. He served two years, taking part in several prominent engagements, and was captured and held prisoner for a short time. After his return, he became a brakeman on the old Marietta & Cincinnati railroad. In Sept, 1872, while engaged in the always hazardous work of "braking," he met with an accident, which put an end to his career as a railroader. He rallied, however, and sent himself to learn telegraphy. After mastering this useful accomplishment he worked as an operator for a year, and then abandoned the "ticker" to become interested in the development of coal and clay lands in Jackson and Vinton counties. This finally led him to return to Appletree and build a coal furnace.

Read of the discovery of Appletree Hollow.
Read the entire Appletree Hollow story here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bicycle & Shadow

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"The Return"
oil on canvas - 8"x10"
Bicycle Series - sold

A little larger painting for a new shadow bike but this time there is a hint of the arrival of it's owner.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Red Bicycle


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Red Bike Day"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"
Bicycle Series - sold

A shiny red bike waiting for it's owner at the grocery store.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fall Landscape & Butterfly


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Rolling Hills"
oil on 1 3/8" deep canvas - 12"x12"
Another larger work of the beautiful Ohio hills. I had to include the fuzzy
tall grass seeds......I use to call them woolly worms when I was a kid.

Purchase@:\Terra Gallery
8 East Popular Avenue (arts district)
Columbus, Ohio 43215 ph. (614) - 228-4188
They have a really nice place, so check them out!
Click here to link to their web site

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall Landscape & Red Cardinal

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Fall Cardinal"- sold
oil on 1 3/8" deep canvas - 9"x12"

I always enjoying my trips through the hills of southern Ohio in the fall.
I never seem to get tired of the lush full color that mother nature so proudly displays.

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If you didn't have a chance to purchase a painting because it was sold or if there is something you would like to have painted in my style just send and email . There is never an obligation.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Bicycles & Shadows




















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"The Gathering"
oil on 1 3/8"deep canvas- 18"x18"
bike shadow series

I have been working on some larger sized paintings, like this one.
When I saw these shadows from a group of bicycles parked near a cafe,
it made me think of friends gathering together for some conversation.

This painting has sold @:
Terra Gallery
8 East Popular Avenue (arts district)
Columbus, Ohio 43215 ph. (614) - 228-4188
They have a really nice place, so check them out!
Click here to link to their web site

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Green Pear


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Green Pear"
oil on canvas - 6"x6" - sold
contemporary still life

I am always drawn to capture the beauty of a pear. The way the light reflects on their soft, subtle sensual natural shape.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pink Lily


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Pink Lily"
oil on 5/8" hardwood panel - 4"x4"
miniature collectible series - sold

Just one of my neighbors beautiful flowers this past spring.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Egg on a Plate

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Egg on a Plate"
original painting is sold
giclee print available -8"x8"
miniature collectible series

Ever notice how the organic eggs have such a richer colored yolk?

Priced at: $27.oo

Everything Goes with a Ritz


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Everything Goes with a Ritz"
oil on 5/8" hardwood panel- 4"x4"
miniature collectible series - sold

While I was having a bowl of soup and Ritz crackers the old commercial
of "Everything Goes with a Ritz" theme kept buzzing in my brain,
so I decided to preserve the GREAT Ritz in a little bag.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rocks & Grape Vine Twig - Miniature Collectible


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Rocks & Grape Vine Twig #2"
oil on 1 3/8" deep canvas - 4"x4"
miniature collectible series - sold

This is the second in the 4"x4" miniature collectible series. Tomorrow will be a new subject!

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Rocks & Pine Needles

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Rocks & Pine Needles #1"
oil on 1 3/8" deep canvas - 4"x4"
miniature collectible series

A series of 4"x4" miniature collectibles are headed your way. This is the first of some close -up views of rocks. I will be covering a variety of subjects as I explore the possibilities of these mini's. Hope you find them fun and interesting!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sliced Red Pears

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
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"Red Pears"
oil on canvas - 6"x6"
contemporary still life - sold

Bought a couple of great organic red pears the other day and decided
to do a painting before I ate them...(by the way, they were yummy).

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"B" is for Bunny

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"B" is for Bunny"
approx. 8.5 inches high
Weird Family Series

Most of you subscribe to my blog for the paintings but with Halloween around the corner, I thought you might enjoy another aspect of my work.
We all have a few "Skeletons" in the closet. Well, mine are not really skeletons but they are certainly within the strange and weird category.
This is Betty. She always comes around at this time of the year. She loves Halloween and bunnies! She is one of those people that is sooooo homely she's cute, I guess she kind of grows on you.

Betty is mixed media. She has a gourd body, striped cloth clothes. Aves apoxey head, arms, hands and "bunny slippers". Stick legs, sculpture mesh ears & gauze costume with waxed thread hair. She carries a wooden "B" building block.
To see MORE sculptures:click here

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Predictably Purr-sistant Persian

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"The Predictably Purr-sistant Persian"
oil on canvas - 6"x 8"
Animal Series
I recently connected with an old friend from years ago and while visiting her I found out that she has 5 cats. It looks like I am going to have some great
new models!! Hope you enjoy this one.



Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bike & Bricks#2


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Bike & Bricks#2"
oil on canvas - 6"x 8"
Bicycle Series

Another view from my visit to Ohio University a great place to find a large number of great bicycle scenes. I especially enjoyed the way the shadows fell across the brick and added a bit of color.

This painting is available @:
Terra Gallery
8 East Popular Avenue (arts district)
Columbus, Ohio 43215 ph. (614) - 228-4188
They have a really nice place, so check them out!
Click here to link to their web site

Friday, October 10, 2008

Old Schwinn #2


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Old Schwinn #2"
oil on canvas - 8"x 8 "
Bicycle Series - sold

I have been busy with some commissions lately and thought you would enjoy seeing how this works. This was a re-creation of my first bicycle shadow paintings. The client wanted the same look and colors of the 6x8 but have it as an 8x8.
This was an old bicycle that sat beside my house without an owner.It had been abandoned for many months until one day I sat it in my front yard and did sketches of it. Next day it was gone.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bats in the Belfry?



Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Bats in the Belfry?"
oil on 1 3/8" deep canvas - 6"x8"
animal art, Halloween

Did this little cat pop up out of a pumpkin or maybe hiding from the bat or could it possibly have a few bats in the belfry?.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Above it All #2


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Above it All #2"
oil on 1 3/8" deep canvas - 6"x6"
city streets

A painter stands on a ladder high above the busy city street to work on a building in need of repair, near the Ohio State Campus.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Window Shopping

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Long Look"
oil on 1 3/8" deep canvas - 6"x6"
city streets

Summer dresses and bathing suits make a great eye catching window display.

This painting is available @:
Evelyn Dunn Gallery
549 South Avenue West
Westfield, N.J. 07090
call them for info: ph. (908) 232-0412
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bike & Bricks


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Bike & Bricks"
oil on 1 3/8" deep canvas - 8"x8"
bicycle shadow series - sold

"I recently visited Ohio University and found it populated with a large number of great bicycle scenes. I especially enjoyed the way the shadows fell across the brick and added a bit of color."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cat in the Hat with company



Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Cat in the Hat"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"
animal Halloween art

This is the witch's cat in a hat. As the witch is away the cat encounters a pesky visitor.



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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Girl Watching


Copyright © 2008 by
Linda Apple
"Girl Watching"
oil on 1 3/8" deep canvas - 6"x6"
city streets

This young man was sitting in front of this store watching the gals walking by and I thought the store manikins gave the scene a different twist.


This painting is available @:
Evelyn Dunn Gallery
549 South Avenue West
Westfield, N.J. 07090
call them for info: ph. (908) 232-0412
Click here to link to their web site

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Double Your Pleasure

















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Double Your Pleasure"
oil on canvas - 6"x8" city street - sold

This one was a challenge. A lot of complex shadows.
Found these two resting against a stop sign at the Coffee Shop.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Love at the Market


Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Holding Hands"
oil on canvas - 6"x6"
city street - sold

At our local farmer's market I met a very loving elderly couple. I decided to share their affection with you by showing their "holding hands" shadows.





Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Hanging Shadows

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"hanging Shadows"
oil on canvas - 8"x8"
city street

At my last visit to our local farmer's market I found a display of beautiful potted flowers on sale. I was attracted to the complex and interesting shadows that they produced.

This painting is available @:
Terra Gallery
8 East Popular Avenue (arts district)
Columbus, Ohio 43215 ph. (614) - 228-4188
They have a really nice place, so check them out!
Click here to link to their web site

Monday, September 08, 2008

Three on the Street

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Three on the Street"
oil on canvas - 8"x 8 "
City Streets - sold

A typical scene of students on the street near the Ohio State Campus. Larry's Bar is one of the few old hang outs from the late 60's. It was always a place where we hippies went to talk about issues, play chess and have a beer or two.



Friday, September 05, 2008

The Other Side of the Wall #2




















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"The Other Side of the Wall #2" - sold
oil on canvas - 8"x8"
art museum series

For a commission, I revisited this painting idea and was
very happy with the results.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Passion for Art























Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"The Passion for Art" - sold
oil on canvas - 6"x6"
art museum series

Loving elderly couple at the art museum.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Young Gals at the art museum

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Abstract Gals"
original painting is sold
giclee print - 6"x8"
art museum series

Two young inquisitive gals at the art museum.

Prices begin @ $24.oo

Monday, August 25, 2008

Babushka






















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Babushka" - sold
oil on canvas - 8"x8"
art museum series

A woman spending her day at the art museum.

Abstract Boys




















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Abstract Boys" - sold
oil on canvas - 8"x8"
art museum series

A couple of young guys studying art at the museum.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Indian Woman Viewing Art






















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Cultural View" - sold
oil on canvas - 6"x8"
art museum series

This is a new view of a painting that I did at the beginning
of the year to create a piece for a commission.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Father & Daughters @ Art Museum





















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
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"Day with Dad" - sold
oil on canvas - 6"x6"
art museum series

A glimpse into the special moments of time with dad.
This was created as a commission.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bicycle at Market






















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Racked Up" - sold
oil on canvas - 8"x 8 "
Bicycle Series

Really had fun with this one..A lot of strong, complex shadows."Racked Up" was found resting at the Farmer's Market.

Couple Kissing @ Art Museum


















Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Classy Chihuahua"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"
animal art - sold

Taco's anyone? Just kidding....but Taco Bell certainly brought some fame to the little Chihuahua. I found this one in the loving arms of a gal at our local Farmers Market.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bicycle Conversation



Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Bicycle Conversation"
oil on canvas - 8"x 8" - sold
Bicycle Series

"As you have seen with my bicycle series, it is the shadows that fascinate me. They stir my imagination; often becoming something of their own. Here is one with the bicycle listening in on a cell phone conversation at the coffee shop.