new collector: Care Dimensions in Lincoln, MA

2Koi

“Two Koi”

Oil on Panel

30×40 inches

2013

FollowtheLeader

“Follow the Leader”

Oil on Panel

40×30 inches

2010

3_Blooms

“Three Blooms”

Oil on Canvas

50 inches square

2006

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

organization.

Earlier they had commissioned me to make a koi triptych painting

for their Kaplan House facility located in Danvers,  MA.

pug dog portrait commission

jellybean

“Jelly Bean”

oil on panel

12×9 inches

2017

 

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!!!

🙂

 

 

cobalt blue abstract commission

IMG_3989

“Cobalt Abstraction”

oil on canvas

12×12 inches

2017

 

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

inventory.

 

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!!

 

awesome work in Sydney, Australia

SyndeyWellington

 

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!   🙂

 

look what just sold to Delta Airlines, Logan Airport

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koi paintings

oil on board

 

All eight 12×12 koi images purchased together

from my October 2017 show in Boston!

Am so happy they remained together as a series,  since that’s

how I had imaged them to be.

The series had been on display for awhile at Delta Airlines premier

lounge in Logan Airport,  Boston.

As the display came to a close,  they decided to keep them there!!!

Thank you Beth Urdang Gallery!

All was negotiated while I was on a trip out of the country.

And thank you internet!   🙂

back to the 70’s

To the Water

oil on canvas

36×12 inches

private collection

 

The above image is from a series of paintings done while I was a student for 6 weeks at the Skowhegan School in Maine during the summer of 1974.

Faceless people,  free form,   endless color.     I loved doing them!

Recently,  a client from Cambridge,  MA visited my studio and loved this idea too.     He also noted a watercolor I had hanging on my wall of musicians and dancers by Zygmund Jankowski.    He was drawn to the free-form playfulness of both approaches.

When I incorporated these ideas together,  including other romantic elements he wanted to include,  this is what evolved on the canvas,  41 years later 🙂

Beach_Party-48x30-forWeb

Beach Party

oil on canvas

32×48 inches

private collection