Thursday, March 28, 2013

Red Barn country rural landscape

Copyright © Linda Apple  
"Red Barn" - sold
oil on gallery wrapped canvas 10"x 10" 

 The old red barn.

 I have always been drawn to the old red barns that dot the countryside. 

 Do you know why they are painted red? 
I did some research and actually found many theories. So here's a bit of history today :) 
The most popular one theory seems to be: Early 18th-century bridges and barns 
went unpainted. However,by the late 1700's, natural wood seasoning gave
 way to artificial preservation. Virginia farmers were the first to become pa
int-conscious. Since ready-made paint was not available, a farmer mixed his own. 
Skimmed milk, lime and ferrous oxide, otherwise known as rust, 
made a plastic-like coating that hardened quickly and lasted for years. 
Rust was plentiful on farms and is a poison to many fungi, including mold and moss.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Day Together art museum oil painting

Copyright © 2013 Linda Apple

 "A Day Together" -sold
oil on gallery wrapped canvas 6"x 8" 

 Quality time together at the art museum. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Country living oil landscape farm

Copyright © 2013 Linda Apple

 "A Bit of Country" 
oil on gallery wrapped canvas 8"x 8" 

 Here's a sweet little landscape for you.
 I have been working on two large landscape commissions, 
so I guess it got me in the mood!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Dramatic clouds blue sky landscape

Copyright © 2013 Linda Apple

 "Beautiful Day" 
oil on gallery wrapped canvas 12"x 16" 

Enjoying some ever changing clouds. 
This is a large painting on a 1.5" deep gallery wrapped canvas. 
The painting extends around the sides to give it a lot of depth on the wall 
and will not need to be framed (unless you prefer it). 

PAYMENT PLANS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE - just email me (include title of painting)

Monday, March 04, 2013

Happy Day - sheep lamb animal landscape

Copyright © 2013 Linda Apple 

 "On the Lamb" - sold
oil on canvas 11"x 14" 
animal portrait landscape

 Here is a nice larger painting for those who like the cuddly lamb! 
For me this painting is seeing life anew and being open to new possibilities! 

All paintings have sides painted black and come ready to hang.