Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Expressionistic Figurative - "Energy of One"

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Energy of One"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

You might be saying: "This doesn't look like her work"......
and you would be right.
This large painting was a commission. The request was:
Colorful,movement,on the verge of abstract expressionism with
a spiritual feeling or meaning.
It was really a challenge for me..... as I wanted to capture his
energy and wonderful connection to people and life.

He finally saw it yesterday and I am happy to say: He loved it!! :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Contemporary City Scene - Go With The Flow

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Go with the Flow"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
6"x8" - sold

Life in the city can certainly be more enjoyable when you
are riding your bike. It is faster (and cheaper)
than taking a taxi.....just relax and "go with the flow".

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Contemporary City Scene - Exception

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"The Exception"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

There were quite a few thoughts that came to mind while
I was sketching this painting.

The same but different.
There's always one in the crowd
and of course........The exception to the rule.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Contemporary figurative realism - The Rose

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"The Rose"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

"A rose is a rose is a rose".

The sentence "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" was written by
Gertrude Stein in 1913. This is probably her most famous quote,
often interpreted as meaning "things are what they are".

Monday, June 21, 2010

Contemporary Figurative Art - Three in a Room

Contemporary Figurative Art - Three in a Room
Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Three in a Room"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

I have always enjoyed parts of the old style layout of our museum,
like being able to look through the rooms to the opposite hallway.
Our museum remains open, even though it is now under renovation,
with new parts being built and some old sections being changed.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Figurative Art - Yearning

 Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

oil on gallery wrapped canvas
12"x12" - sold

It is always exciting to do larger imaginary paintings like this one.

I have been working on a large commission that requires a looser,
abstract expressive painting style and it has created a "yearning"
for more. I hope you enjoy this larger, in the window, painting
as much as I did creating it!! :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Figurative City Scene - Rush Hour

 Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Busy Day"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas

It's going downtown today. Busy day but always time for a call.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bicycle Art - "Two Bits"

 Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Two Bits"
oil on canvas
- sold

This was a really fun and interesting commission!
When she was little,visiting her grandfather,he would often
give her two quarters and say, "Here's your two bits".
So, in honor of her grandfather after his passing and to raise
money to fight Diabetes,she started a bike riding group and
named it TWO BITS.
She wanted a painting,for her home, that depicted more than
one bike and quarters in the wheels but she also wanted to be
able to have the image on their shirts.
This is what I created! Hope you enjoy it!!! :)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Figurative Art Museum - Colorful Layers

 Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Colorful Layers"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas
- sold

Although we no longer wear the flowing draped garments from the classic
times, we have definitely brought back the colorful layered look.

The painting in the background is my rendition of the famous
romantic artist: John William Godward 1869-1922

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Figurative City Art - The Diner

 Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Night at the Diner"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
8"x10"- sold

A late night moment in the city.
Who doesn't love an old diner? Something very nostalgic
about them. I wanted to paint some neon and evening light.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Old Brownstone - In the Window

 Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"In the Window #1"
oil on canvas
- sold

Here is a fun size for the first painting of a possible new series -
"In the Window". This idea popped in my head while watching a CSI
episode. It made me remember a series of paintings that I did in the
70's of the neighborhood where I had my first studio/gallery.
Oh the things I saw in the windows then, might make your hair curl,
but it was great, from an artist point of view.
Anyway, it's a little bit of voyeurism but could be great fun...

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Figurative art - Surf & Turf

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple

"Surf and Turf"
oil on canvas
- sold

Sunshine,palm trees,beaches and,of course,surfing.
Some of us go on a summer vacation and some of us dream!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Figurative City Art - The Stroller Brigade

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Stroller Brigade"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas

Summer is almost here and the warm weather
brings the mothers out to walk their new arrivals!!