Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine Chocolates

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Sweets for the Sweet"
oil on canvas

With Valentines Day just around the corner, I decided to
indulge myself in CHOCOLATE! Here are definitely some
sweets that are NO calories and NO fat!! :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sun Dog - black lab

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Sun Dog"
oil on canvas -8"x10"
- sold
animal portrait- dog days

Today is a collaboration of sorts...My dearest friend,who is now in
Germany for a couple of years, has a neighbor that has a dog....THIS DOG.
She took photos and thought that it looked like a possible painting.....
I totally agreed and set out to create this painting of the dog taking
a nap in the sun. It was fun to do and I liked the final result!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Sweet Strawberries"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas - sold

Starting to think about the arrival of Valentines Day, a day
to indulge in the color red and special sweets...
like a few choice strawberries!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hot Peppers - still life

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Hot Peppers"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas - 6"x6"

I guess I am in a colorful mood today.
Here is a little piece that would be fun in the kitchen.
Almost makes me want to cook something spicy!
Hope this colors your day - bright.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Old Red Classic - bicycle

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Classic Red"
oil on canvas - 9"x12"- sold

This is your old classic red having a good earned rest in the sun!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First Impressions - art museum series

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"First Impressions"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas
8"x 10 "Art Museum Series

Today we are getting a view of some Matisse
style paintings at the art museum.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Three on High Street

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Three on High" - sold
oil on canvas - 8"x8"

We definitely spend a lot of time waiting for things.......
I often find myself observing the body language of people
on the street and trying to capture these little moments,
like waiting for a light to change.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Moments with Edward Hopper

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Moments with Hopper"
oil on canvas
8"x 8 "Art Museum Series

My paintings are of everyday moments and today's
painting captures that concept for me in every way.
Edward Hopper is one of my all time favorite artists because
his work captured the moments of his time. So, today's painting
is a painting of a man in the moment of viewing the Hopper's
view of his everyday moment.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tykes Bike

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Tykes Bike"
oil on canvas - 8"x10"

It may be that our earliest sense of freedom was the
moment we took off on our first set of wheels!
A family on my street has four kids and own this
wonderful old tricycle. Actually it is hard to
find ones that are still in good shape.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ellie - Anique Teddy Bear

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
oil on canvas - 8"x8"

One of my old antique bears. I have quite a little family of them
that sit in my cupboard and watch me paint.
I began a series of portraits on them a few years ago and haven't
done any in a while. There is just something about the old ones
that I matter how many I see, they seem to acquire
their own unique personality.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Piano Keys

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Piano Keys" - sold
oil on canvas - 6"x8"

My old spinet piano...It was the family piano that I learned on when
I was a little kid. My father played great old tunes on it most of
his life. Now, when I take a painting break, I sit down and play
for a while,it often seems as though he is with me..

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Abandoned Bird Nest - nature still life

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Abandoned Nest #2"
oil on canvas - 8"x8"- sold

For today, I thought I would do one of my little nests
that I have found.
It still has a few puffs of down from its past inhabitants.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Black Cat & Mouse - friends

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Black Cat and Mouse #2"
oil on canvas
12"x 12"

I was commissioned to revisit a painting that I did in 2007.
They wanted a larger painting and I did a few revisions.
It is fun to go back and revisit an earlier image because
it seems like I can always find things I want to do a bit

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Lost in the Attic - vintage still life

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Want a Ride?"
oil on canvas
Retro Vintage Still Life Series

Back in the corner of the attic, on the top of an old
battered bureau,sit a few items that still hold a bit of charm.
Mickey seems to be beckoning the old toy horse. A few beads,
and a well read book wait to be used again.

I really enjoy doing these still life paintings.
It may be because they take me back to my childhood.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Rocks & Twigs 2 - Nature

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple

"Rocks and Twigs"
oil on canvas
12"x 12"
Back to the basics today with a little bit of nature. 

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Cosmo - dog portrait

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
oil on canvas
6"x 8"

  A portrait of sweet Cosmo....

a holiday gift for my son & daughter-in-law