Monday, August 31, 2009

Sweet Pete

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Sweet Pete"
11"x14"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow

Through the years of Appletree Hollow history, few residents became as
well liked as Peter M.Cakenhafer. Like many others in the village his parents
were immigrants from Germany & England. He was born in New York, trapped
in an immigration camp until his parents passed away.
He was rescued by a lovely young woman who moved to the Ohio hills where
he eventually found Appletree Hollow and became a permanent resident.
Perhaps he was inspired by his love of good food or his need to help others that
he found success in 1908 by creating hard cake treats to sustain sailors on
long journeys. This idea eventually developed into a specialty biscuit, shaped
like a bone. He loved holidays and would often dress up for Halloween,
handing out his biscuit treats to everyone, which earned him the nickname
of "Sweet Pete". Because of his just and fair treatment to others, in his later
years, he became a negotiator, settling any disputes that arose in the village.

This was a commissioned piece by one of my clever subscribers who
loves the Appletree Hollow people and saw her loving 4-legged
friend as an old gentleman, with a monocle. One of his quirks is
that every night, at exactly 10:oo p.m. no matter what, he awakes
for his milk-bone treat!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Green Sneakers

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Green Sneakers"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"

There are those "special days" when you are little and get
a trip to the best ice cream shop in town! It was such a day
for this little boy dressed in his new green sneakers.

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8 East Popular Avenue (arts district)
Columbus, Ohio 43215 ph. (614) - 228-4188
They have a really nice place, so check them out!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Stellar Blue - bike

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Stellar Blue"
Bicycle Series
9"x12"-oil on canvas

We have had some wonderful cool weather for summer
these past few days so I don't see how you would
need any other "Motive" to get on that bike and
ride around,but if you it is!!

I found this cool bike waiting on it's owner at the library.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

The Potting Shed

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"The Potting Shed"

oil on 1.5" deep canvas & painted on sides
Retro Vintage Still Life

It seems as though there is a visitor in the potting shed!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Notes on the Abstract Art

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Attraction to the Abstract"
oil on canvas - 8"x8 "
Art Museum Series

Young woman sketching an abstract painting at the art museum.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Chico - dog portrait

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
oil on canvas -10"x10"
Today's painting is one of my newest commission works.
His name is Chico. He lives in Calif. and has to be one
of the cutest little guys I have done in a while.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bird Watchers - Colorado

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Bird Watchers" - Colorado
Dreamscape Series
9"x12"-oil on 1.5" deep canvas(painted on sides)

Abigale,Bernice and Mildred became friends on a hiking trip,
many years ago. They were all avid bird watchers and every
year they would choose a new location to go on a field trip.
It was the brochure that Abigale found, that told about the
lush forests, meadows filled with colorful alpine flowers,
soaring cliffs, snowcapped peaks, picturesque valleys and
rivers of the Rocky Mountain National Park that was the deciding
factor for their latest adventure.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Soup & Sandwich - cafe

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"White Shirts"
oil on canvas - 8"x8"

A few sharp guys have lunch at the new Soup & Sandwich Cafe.
If you drive down the street near our university campus these
days, you will find a renewed & updated area for the college
students as well as the downtown business crowd. Most of the
old shabby hangouts have disappeared and given way to the new.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Scooting Along - motorcycle

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Scooting Along" - sold
oil on canvas - 8"x8"

Out for an enjoyable ride?
This is a very common scene on the city streets...
A lot more people have taken to the smaller
vehicle for everyday transportation and fun.

Monday, August 03, 2009

A Funny Thing About Time

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Funny Thing About Time"
oil on canvas - 8"x8 "
Art Museum Series

This was a commission request to revisit a previous painting.
A different view with a great Kandinsky painting.