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Lotus 1

 

 

Lotus 3

 

Lotus 4

 

Pears

 

Peonies 2

 

Peonies 2

 

Peonies 2

Original Paintings: Still Life

Linda works in a variety of media, including oil pastel, soft pastel, colored pencil, water-soluble colored pencil, pen & ink, & graphite. Sometimes she combines media, such as in her series of "mini" paintings, where she uses water-soluble colored pencil with pen & ink & gouache.

Being skilled with many different media gives Linda a tremendous amount of freedom to express herself & to communicate with her viewers. For example, in Peonies, she specifically wanted to communicate the fluffy - yet volumetric - quality of the flowers in a rather large composition, so she chose Sennelier oil pastels because of their full-bodied creaminess. On the other hand, the depiction of texture required for her rendering of Gargoyle was better handled by colored pencil on vellum bristol board.

Tulips
Watercolor
6x5" image
$90 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
Linda couldn't resist capturing the warm yellows of these tulips alongside the cool yellow of the vase.

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Autumn Bouquet 2
Oil pastel
12x7.5"
$200 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
This is the second in the still life series featuring late blossoms from Linda's garden. 

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Lotus 1
Graphite
8x13.5"
$1200 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$1415 framed (includes shipping & handling)
Linda came upon this lotus plant at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. The platter-sized leaves, the symmetry of the petals, the delightful shape of the pods…all were incredibly rewarding to capture with her pencil.

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Lotus 3
Graphite
8x13.5"
$1200 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$1415 framed (includes shipping & handling)
This is the very same lotus blossom as in Lotus 1 but the challenge was completely different. This time it was essential for Linda to capture the three-dimensionality of the flower: The petals had to look like they were actually curling off the paper.

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Lotus 4
Graphite
8x12
$1200 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$1415 framed (includes shipping & handling)
The raindrops from a brief summer shower added unexpected interest to this lotus blossom, which was in the aquatic garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

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Pears
Pastel
10x13.5"
$1000 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$1215 framed (includes shipping & handling)
Linda found these luscious Bartlett pears at the local supermarket & wanted to immortalize them just because they were so lovely. And, no, she didn't eat them afterwards…

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Peonies
Oil pastel
15.5x11.5"
$600 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$815 framed (includes shipping & handling)
Linda arranged these peonies from her garden in one of her favorite vases.  Its globe shape is echoed in the plump blossoms. 

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Peonies 2
Oil pastel
15x15"
$800 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$1000 framed (includes shipping & handling)
The shapes found within the peonies from Linda’s garden continue to fascinate her. Here she arranged them in a plaid-patterned pot whose chartreuse color is complementary to the pink blossoms. 

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Autumn Bouquet
Oil pastel
8.5 x 8.5"
$300 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$500 framed (includes shipping & handling)
This is the first in a series of still life paintings of the very last blossoms from Linda's garden at the end of the year. More information can be found in her blogs, On Bouquets & On Coming Full Circle. 

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