Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thoughts on Monet


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Thoughts on Monet"
oil on canvas
8"x 10"
Art Museum Series

Woman spending some quiet moments viewing a large rendition
of a Monet painting. This was a holiday gift for my daughter-in-law
(sitting on the bench)and Monet is her favorite artist
~besides me, of course :)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Great Dane - Billiards History

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Mr. Thomas Tudor"
Appletree Hollow
8"x10"-oil on canvas

Mr. Thomas "Tonka" Tudor – 1855 – 1925
Born in England 1855, immigrated with his parents from England in 1865. His father
was a German trader but it was his Irish mother that stirred his first interest in billiards
with her connection to a wealthy English family.
Thomas’s first job was a janitor in a small establishment that catered to drink and billiards.
He was known to be very intelligent but also extremely clumsy and awkward. So, it came
as quite a surprise that he developed such outstanding skills in billiards.
Although he was only a janitor, he was quick to make friends that listened to his innovative ideas.
At some point, for unknown reasons, during the years of developing his playing skills, he gained
the nickname of “Tonka”.
Eventually, he assisted in developing new table and cushion designs, wrote endless articles
and later a book that was influential in setting standards and rules for the game.
This is an image of him after winning $15,000 in a match in Detroit in 1876.
Since the early 1800’s, Billiards was said to be played by royalty and other nobles and therefore
dubbed -The “Noble Game of Billiards” but the information in this account is evidence
that people from all walks of life also played the game.

This was a commissioned piece by one of my clever subscribers who
loves the Appletree Hollow people and wanted her sister's dog to be a village resident.
All I knew about him was that he is awkward,clumsy,very intelligent and WELL LOVED!!

Art makes a great Holiday gift for someone special!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Xmas Morning

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Christmas Friends" - sold
8"x10"-oil on canvas

Found this image tucked in the back of the album.
There was a piece of paper that said it was Henrietta
and her little friend Penny on Christmas morning~
the new rocking horse was a big surprise.

I am now very curious about these two and will be
searching for more information on them.


Art makes a great Holiday gift for someone special!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Xmas Specials!



Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
(Above are the fronts and backs of calendars)

For one who paints almost every day of the year, it gives a great sense of pride 
and joy to be able to show collections of some of my favorites pieces. 


There is still enough time to order one of my three new 2010 Calendars as a Xmas surprise for that special person. Deadline shipping in the U.S. is on Dec. 13th. The calendars and images are large in size and very high quality. So, if you are looking for an affordable artful gift idea just click on the calendar of your choice and it will take you to the preview and ordering page or click the below link to go to the main review page for ALL my prints,cards and calendars.

Art makes a great Holiday gift for someone special!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Aqua Bicycle



Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Golden Morning"
oil on canvas - 10"x10"


Back to a bit of gold and aqua in this bright
golden morning near the park.




Monday, December 07, 2009

Sea Shells

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Collection"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas
8"x8" - sold

On this cold day with it's first snowfall of the winter,
my thoughts go to a bright, warm beach.
Most everyone who goes to the beach, picks up a sea shell
or even a little twig. Many years later, when we look at our
collection we can often recall that very special day.



Friday, December 04, 2009

One with Monet


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"One with Monet"
oil on canvas
8"x8 "
Art Museum Series

Women viewing a large Monet painting at the art museum.
Sometimes you just have to get up close and personal.




Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Library Bikes



Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Library Friends"
oil on canvas
8"x10"

I must say that I had thoughts of other book crazed people
riding these colorful bikes that were waiting at the library.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Theda Waterspoon - Irish Water Spaniel


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Theda Waterspoon"
8"x10"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow Series

1852- 1917
She was born Theodosia Waterspoon in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 27th, 1852. Her mother,a Swiss wigmaker and her father an Irish tailor, gave her a comfortable upbringing in a loving home situated in a small neighborhood inhabited mostly by immigrant merchants. She was a non-athletic, old fashioned, stay-at-home kind of gal, who loved her family, good food, writing and books. It was said that throughout her life, she was not truly happy without writing or having her nose buried in a book. Although she had a shy, retiring nature she longed to be an actress from early childhood.
When it came time to go to college, she ran away to pursue her dreams. She fabricated an exotic background of having an Egyptian royal heritage and being named, Theodosia, after a young woman who was lost at sea, sparked wild tales of abduction and pirates which got her noticed by the theater world. Her wavy waist-length hair, intense, penetrating eyes, curvy, buxom figure, and scandalous, skin-revealing gowns, brought a new kind of femme-fatale to the stage.
Even with the extravagant stories that were created, her career was short lived with only a few bit parts. This could have been a disaster but she squandered away her money and left the theater a rich woman. She met the elderly photographer, Herbert Adams of Appletree Hollow who convinced her to travel with him to the village and after her first visit, she decided to stay. A few years later, she returned to writing and became a success, under the name of “Theda Hara”.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Elena - portrait




Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Elena"
oil on canvas
18"x18"

Just completed this large commission of Elena,
a lovely 15 yr. old young gal. 


This is to be a Holiday surprise gift,so if you happen
to know her..............keep the secret!! :)
With the Holidays arriving, my commissions have begun~
So, if you are thinking that you would like a painting
for your "special" someone now is the time to get
in touch and get on the list !
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dick Tracy Salute


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Dick Tracy"
8"x8"

oil on canvas
Nostalgic Vintage Still Life

Did you ever think about being a detective?
Well, a little nostalgia today with some tin wind-ups
from the good ol' days of Dick Tracy!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Simon - Dachshund dog portrait

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Simon"
oil on canvas - 10"x10"

One of my larger Xmas commissions. This is Simon......
If you would like a portrait of your four-legged
friend just click the below link and let me know.
Hope you enjoy this one and have a great day!

With the Holidays arriving, my commissions have begun~
So, if you are thinking that you would like a painting
for your "special" someone now is the time to get
in touch and get on the list !
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rainy Day - People shopping

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Rainy Day"
oil on canvas - 8"x10"

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Fortune Telling - woman on street

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"See the Future"
oil on canvas - 8"x10" - sold

Want to know what is in your future?
Now you can know~ take a seat~ it's just $5.oo!
Here is a fun scene on the city street.


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Hoorah - bicycle


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Hoorah"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"

A bit of celebration for the bicycle!

 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, November 02, 2009

Xmas Cheer - English Bulldog

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Bah Humbug"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"

"All right, this is the last time I do this....
Where's the presents?"

I thought you might need a bit of Xmas Cheer
to get you in the mood for the upcoming Holiday season.



With the Holidays arriving, my commissions have begun~
So, if you are thinking that you would like a painting
for your "special" someone now is the time to get
in touch and get on the list !
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Brambles - black cat portrait

"Brambles"
oil on canvas -9"x12"
animal portrait

Meet Brambles - this is a commissioned portrait.
I was told that he had a few disagreements in
his day.....as you can see by the tattered ears!


With the Holidays arriving, my commissions have begun~
So, if you are thinking that you would like a painting
for your "special" someone now is the time to get
in touch and get on the list !

Click here if you would like to email

I See You - nostalgic still life

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"I See You!"
oil on canvas - 9"x12"

Back into the attic today. A hummingbird seems to
have found something interesting among a few old
items of the past.

With the Holidays arriving, my commissions have begun~
So, if you are thinking that you would like a painting
for your "special" someone now is the time to get
in touch and get on the list !
Click here if you would like to email

Friday, October 23, 2009

Woman & Monet


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"A Moment with Monet"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"

To celebrate my Birthday, I am posting a new piece
from my Art Museum Series with a touch of Claude Monet,
one of my favorite artists of French Impressionism.


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Man with Hot Pretzel cart

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Hot Pretzels"- sold
oil on canvas - 8"x10"

One of our familiar scenes in the city are the food carts
with one of my favorite items - Hot Pretzels!
Caught this young guy pulling his cart to his special corner
to begin his work day.
Many, many years ago I attempted this job. All I remember is that
it was a LOT harder than it looks and.....I didn't last very long :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Two Tricycles


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Touching Trikes"
oil on canvas
Large - 20"x30"

This large painting was a commission from a previous
client who wanted a painting with red & blue old style
tricycles w/shadows. This one was really fun but needed
a bit of research. I found out that it is not as easy
to find the old metal trikes anymore........

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Family Day - Sitting on a Bench

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Family Day"
oil canvas - 8"x10 "

Last month I went to the yearly Greek Festival which is always fun
and of course, great FOOD! I noticed a young service guy sitting with
his family and thought it was a touching scene but I was also drawn
to the way they were sitting and their interesting shadows.


 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

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Friends - Picasso Women



Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Friends"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas
9"x12 "- sold
Art Museum Series

Women viewing a 1908 Picasso painting titled: "Friendship"
Thanksgiving time is just around the corner but there is no time
like the present to be thankful.
What would we do without our good friends?

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Blue Sky Factory Buildings


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Factory Blues"
8"x8"-oil on canvas

I found these buildings on the south edge of town. We often
see large factories that have either closed down or view
them as an ugly blotch but on this day the light was shining
through a beautiful blue sky and these big old structures
seemed to take on a life of their own and reveal a hidden beauty.

 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, October 12, 2009

Green Bicycle - City Street Scene

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Going Green"
oil on canvas - 8"x8 "

A woman walks off to shop at the Farmers Market.
It is certainly the right place to be wearing green,
buying green and of course riding green!


Thursday, October 08, 2009

New Additions - Calendars

I have been working to create some 2010 Calendars for YOU.
They are all very different and could make the ideal gift
for the holiday season.
Below you will see 3 different choices. Click on the calendar or text
& it
will take you to a page to review all it's images and also
purchase info. I hope you enjoy this new addition to my work!!
Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple





#1- "Everyday Moments"
A variety of my work: Art museum,people on the street,still life& landscape.

























#2- "Nostalgic Bit of Fantasy"
A variety from Appletree Hollow,imaginary still life & other flights of fancy.




















#3- "Our Four-legged Friends"
Last but not least is for all my animal lovers. A mix of cat & dog portraits!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Woman in Black - art museum

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Bold in Black"
oil on canvas - 8"x10 "-sold
Art Museum Series
A couple weeks ago on one of my visits to the museum,
I was drawn to an older woman visitor who made
a strong impression on my artistic eye. Dressed in a
flowing black coat she made a bold expressive statement
similar to the large abstract expressionistic paintings
of artist Franz Kline.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Men's Fashion - city scene


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Sense of Fashion"
6"x8"-oil on canvas

I have taken to the streets today with a view from our art district.
Thought this was a fun fashion statement! : )

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Aqua Bicycle - city shadows

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Aqua Angle"
oil on canvas
12"x12"

A different angle of approach today with a
larger perspective on color and shadows.



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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Art Museum - woman & guard

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Close Inspection"
oil on canvas - 10"x10"
Art Museum Series

A larger painting today to capture a moment of close inspection.




Monday, September 28, 2009

The Owl and Crow

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Hooooo's There?"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"
animal art, Halloween

Are you in the mood yet?
Just had to get in another HALLOWEEN hoot ~
before it arrives!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

City Street - light & shadows



Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Street Patterns"
oil on canvas - 8"x8"

There are those moments when I am out and about that I see
something that just clicks for me...This was one of those
times when the light and shadows combined with shapes of
colors caught my eye.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Group Hug - bicycles

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Group Hug"
oil on canvas - 9"x12"

A larger painting today to have a bit of fun with shadows.
How many do YOU see? :)

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Monday, September 21, 2009

French Market Day

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"French Market Day #1"
12"x16"-oil on canvas
This was commissioned by a client to create a painting depicting a
European street scene for a future business concept.
It was to contain art and a woman carrying a basket full of food, flowers etc.
Really had fun with her ideas and this is one of two completed works.

Woman at Art Museum


Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"What's in the Pose?" - sold
oil on canvas - 6"x8 "
Art Museum Series

I noticed this guard at the museum in a familiar pose
There are some things that remain the same throughout
time and speak a thousand words.