Surging Encore

Surge 19 40×30 inches oil on canvas

Since two 40×30 inch koi paintings just sold in a row, it was time to replenish my stock. This is a good start. Then I need to make more 8×8 abstractions for a summer show at the Beth Urdang Gallery in Boston. They make a wonderful grid. 12 in the works so far. Need to get as many done as possible before we begin traveling again starting in late May.

Ice in Hong Kong

“Silver Ice” oil on panel 12×9 inches

All ready to ship this portrait of Silver Ice to her owner in Hong Kong.

I never had the opportunity to meet this beautiful animal when I

visited Hong Kong for a few days over Xmas.

Fortunately her owner provided me with lots of photographs that gave me a

sense of the gentle elegance of this sweet dog.

Here is what the owner said after seeing the finished portrait image

via email last night:

“This is amazing… You did a really great job. I can’t express my gratitude

in words. In your painting Ice is so cute and beautiful.”

Ozzie and Lucas dog portrait

Here’s the better picture …. crummy one was deleted. Still need to tweak background stroke ‘ghosts.’

Not the best photo yet, nor is the painting quite finished, but in the interest of making my February blog deadline, here it is.

11×14 inches, oil on canvas.

These are the sweetist dogs, rescues both. My fellow artists and dear

friends are the owners. I was a bit nervous at the start because they are

both artists – RISDI grads- so I felt the need to really ‘up’ my game.

They are thrilled with the outcome. I’m really the one who’s thrilled.

Here’s what they said:

Per: Bow-WOW
I’m impressed with how you have captured the Boys’ likenesses!

Ana:
THAT IS OZ !!!!!!!!!! you are the best !

WOW YOU ARE GOOOOOOOD!THAT’S MY LUCAS!!!!!!!!

Linda again : I think this is one of my best on many levels 🙂


Ahhhh January

Squeezing in a post before February arrives tomorrow.

Omg, so so cold in Boston!

2 degrees low, 18 high today.

actual temps, sans windchill.

Back from long holiday celebration December 10th – January 21st

6 weeks total.

longest I’ve ever had.

All Asia – China, Thailand, Cambodia.

Diverse climates:

winter in Beijing to the tropics on Koh Samui.

I’ll spare you image overload with this one photo of Koh Samui island off Thailand.

Did I remember to post something in December?

Hope so, will have to check.

(hurrah, I did)

New Year’s resolutions?

Nope.

At least never on New Year’s.

Maybe I’ll make some on April 1st –

the day I successfully quit smoking. 🙂

Am thinking of writing a newsletter.

Interested?






halloween art parade

 

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The annual Halloween parade in the city of Kawasaki, Japan usually includes thousands of human participants, but few living paintings. However, this year’s event included a cadre of possessed masterworks who miraculously stumbled into the streets of the Greater Tokyo Area wearing fishnet stockings and heels.

new abstractions exhibition in Boston

LINDA  HOLT

Abstractions

September 21  –  October 28,  2018

FIRST  FRIDAY  RECEPTION  FOR  THE  ARTIST
Friday,  October 5,   6 – 8 PM


Some Yellow
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 Inches

Bongos 2
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 Inches

Mostly White
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 Inches

Orange Red
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 Inches

#53 Bigger (Cobalt)
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 Inches

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Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 Inches

Mostly Blue
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 Inches

Yellow-Orange Red Abstraction
Oil on Canvas
36 x 36 Inches

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8 x 8 Inches

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Mostly Primary
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40 Inches

Medium Abstraction, Turquoise-Orange
Oil on Canvas
12 x 12 Inches

Medium Abstraction, Turquoise-Orange
Oil on Canvas
12 x 12 Inches