Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Little Pug - original pencil sketch

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple

"Little Pug"
8"x10" - sold

pencil drawing on archival paper
Thought I would post a sketch to show you how many of my paintings begin.
I did this sketch for a client as an idea for a portrait.
I am working on the painting now and will post it when it is complete.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Secrets - fantasy surreal oil painting

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple

"Secrets"- sold
oil on 1.5" deep gallery wrapped canvas
When you visit the world of "All Things Possible" you will find out
that there are a lot of secrets. These hidden mysteries are open to
interpretation but the truth can be found when you least expect it!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sewing - Contemporary still life

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple

"Spring is Here" - sold
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
  For all of you out there that are like me and enjoy a bit of sewing.
SPRING has arrived!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Contemporary Still Life - Farm Fresh Eggs

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple

"Group Hug"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
8"x8" - sold

There's nothing like a good FARM FRESH egg!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

figurative cityscene - City Reflections

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple

"City Reflections"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Colorful reflections in the art district of the city.
I find it interesting how someone who is just walking along,
can unknowingly create art.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Walt "Wit"man - dog fantasy portrait

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple

"Walter (Wit)man" oil on gallery wrapped canvas
An Appletree Hollow update:

Walter (Wit)Man
May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892

The third of nine children, he was nicknamed "Walt" to distinguish him from his father, Walter Man Sr. At age four, he moved with his family from Brooklyn, living in a series of homes, in part due to his father’s bad investments. Walt looked back on his childhood as restless and unhappy, given his family's difficult economic status.
At age eleven Walt concluded formal schooling. He then sought employment for further income for his family; he was an apprentice and printer's devil for the weekly newspaper. There, he learned about the printing press and typesetting. He wrote "sentimental bits" of filler material for occasional issues.
He attempted to find further work but had difficulty due to a general collapse in the economy leading up to the Panic of 1837. He taught intermittently at various schools until the spring of 1838, though he was not satisfied as a teacher.
He moved to Appletree Hollow in 1939 and founded his own newspaper, the Hollow Gazette. He served as publisher, editor, pressman, and distributor and even provided home delivery. During this time, he published a series of editorials called "Sun-Down on the Hollow ". Based on his poetry, he was given the nickname of “Wit”. His poetry depicts love and sexuality in a more earthy, individualistic way common in American culture before the late 19th century, although it was often labeled pornographic or obscene. A biographer wrote, "the discussion of Walt's sexual orientation will probably continue in spite of whatever evidence emerges."
He sold the Hollow Gazette and continued his writing until his peaceful passing in 1892. Appletree residents built a monument to honor his contribution to the community.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Classic Black Austin Taxi - Vintage Car

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple
"Classic Black"- sold
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

This is the classic black "London Taxi". An old Austin which is still
in use at the Granville Inn in Granville, Ohio.
I think it looks like it is a stealth mode! :)

Monday, March 07, 2011

surreal fantasy landscape - Lotus Blossom Lane

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple
"Lotus Blossom Lane"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

On a recent trip to the world of "All Things Possible",I went on a
tour that took me to the edge. There, at the crossroads of
Aloha Boulevard and Lotus Blossom Lane, I found the most amazing
view and was lucky enough to witness someone harvesting the seeds
of the Lotus plants. These seeds are said to help one attain a
new level of spiritual enlightenment.