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English Walled Garden 1

 

English Walled Garden 2

 

Gargoyle

 

Les Jardins Des Monet

 

Mission Door

 

Redwoods

 

Waterfall 2

Original Paintings: Landscapes

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.

English Walled Garden 1
Water-soluble colored pencil, pen & ink, & gouache
5.5x7.5"
$300 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$515 framed (includes shipping & handling)
Except for the aquatic gardens, the English garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens is Linda's favorite. And in July, it is at the height of its glory. All of its formal lines are slightly blurred & softened by the profusion of plants & flowers: Another example of Linda's beloved Order & Beauty, side by side!

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English Walled Garden 2
Water-soluble colored pencil, pen & ink, & gouache
7.75x10.25"
$350 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$565 framed (includes shipping & handling)
A different vantage point from English Walled Garden 1, again we see the slight softening of the hard structural edges of the garden. Here the checkerboard pattern of dusty miller & clipped boxwood leads our eye to the bubbling fountain.

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Gargoyle
Colored pencil
8x11"
$600 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$815 framed (includes shipping & handling)
Yes, this is the famous gargoyle decorating Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Linda & her husband Tom climbed the stairs & shot a photo of it, which then became the basis for this painting.

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Les Jardins des Monet
Oil pastel
12x8"
$850 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$1065 framed (includes shipping & handling)
When Tom & Linda visited Monet's gardens in Givery, France in the month of October, they were amazed at the wealth of colorful flowers still available in the Clos Normand. And this painting in particular shows the layer upon layer of texture contained in this relatively small space as your eye moves back into the distance.

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Mission Door
Graphite
10x13.5"
$1600 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$1815 framed (includes shipping & handling)
This is a much-beloved & -photographed door at the San Juan Capistrano Mission in Southern California. Its other claim to fame is its returning swallows.

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Redwoods
Oil pastel
16x20"
$600 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$815 framed (includes shipping & handling)
Hiking through the California redwoods, Linda was impressed by several things: the sheer immensity of the trees, the silence, & the late afternoon sunlight streaming down & collecting in golden pools.

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Waterfall 2
Pen & ink
6x9"
$200 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
$415 framed (includes shipping & handling)
The action of the water tumbling over the rocks was the fascination here. Linda used .13mm & .18mm Rapidograph pens. These are delicate instruments & all of the stippling was hard on them. In fact, Linda went through at least 3 of the .13mm pens on this one drawing alone!

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