My takeaway from the Degas show at Boston’s MFA some years ago.
It takes my breath away still.
oil on canvas
When you arrive at the 31st floor, the top of 101 Federal Street,
my koi painting awaits you. It’s just outside the elevators upon
entering the law offices of Sherin & Lodgen.
A new social media contact via Alignable (and Sherin employee)
told me where to find it. She added that my painting was
her favorite piece in their firm’s corporate art collection 🙂
Great spot for it, and fun for me to see it again.
A client recently purchased the mostly white 30×30 inch
larger abstraction on the right. She wanted me to
blow up the little mostly blue 8×8 inch abstraction on the
wall above it, as a companion piece.
(She also purchased a separate 8×8 inch
green/white abstraction not pictured here.)
As usual, I love these new challenges.
How did I do? 🙂
Oil on Panel
“Follow the Leader”
Oil on Panel
Oil on Canvas
50 inches square
These three paintings have just been added
to the collection of Care Dimensions
at their brand new location
in Lincoln, MA. “Three Blooms” and
“Two Koi” were purchased. “Follow the Leader”
was my donation to this wonderful hospice care
Earlier they had commissioned me to make a koi triptych painting
for their Kaplan House facility located in Danvers, MA.
oil on panel
This portrait was a collaborative effort with the dog’s
owner to create a surprise gift for her husband in time for
Christmas. He is crazy about his little female pug dog!
Earlier in the Fall, she and I had done a photo shoot of Jelly Bean,
inside and outside their lovely home in Magnolia. But,
as it turned out, Jelly Bean was in no mood to be photographed
that day. None of the two hundred images were worthy of
transferring into a painting. The pug looked angry instead of
her natural soulfulness.
What to do? Re-shoot? We decided instead to use the
adorable iPhone candid shot that her daughter had taken of Jelly
Bean sometime earlier. The photo was beautifully framed and
had been placed in a prominent spot in their bedroom. We
agreed I should borrow the photo in its frame to use for the
painting. Thank goodness, her husband never noticed it was missing.
What was the verdict Xmas morning?
He loved it!!!
oil on canvas
It’s always interesting when a client places an order.
I had done a 12×12 abstraction for her earlier this year
which was a variation of an 8×8 abstraction already in my
In this case she wanted another 12×12 abstraction as
a companion piece with more specific color choices.
The predominant color would be cobalt blue.
(Hence the title).
The other colors she requested were kelley green,
pink, yellow and white – all in specific quantities for each
color. Mind you, these were not colors I would have
thought of using on my own. New challenges.
I’ve always loved them!!
It’s so gratifying to receive a surprise email
like the one below from one of my clients ….
Her headline read “Awesome work in Sydney”
“Dear Linda – I am visiting Sydney….
and walked into the offices of Wellington Management…
to find a large koi painting by you in the reception area!
You are global!!!
My iphone image does not do your work justice!”
Wellington has seven of my paintings, mostly koi,
plus a rain forest with parrots.
The above koi painting was in their corporate
office lobby here in Boston for many years.
I had no idea it had been moved to Australia! 🙂