Saturday, August 6, 2011

"Baxter" hand painted ornament of a white golden retriever by Linda Bein

Meet Baxter, a white Golden Retriever.
He was done from the photo below
You can order your custom hand painted ornament by emailing Linda at
You will need to email a good photo for great results.
$37each , includes tax & shipping.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Black Beauty" charcoal by Texas fine artist Linda Bein

"Black Beauty"
This was a class demo using charcoal that I didn't post.  Hard for some of my students to visualize in just one color while looking at a real life photo.  Just a little exercise of seeing the value in one color.  I have used this photograph for several demonstrations; I need to get out and take some new photos but it is too hot!!  Soon my fall classes will resume and we will start with drawing and shading and move on to monochromatic watercolor paintings.  I usually save the charcoal for the end but I think we will start with the charcoal instead of pencil, even though I will probably have to wash the walls when we are done.
To inquire contact Linda at

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Blizzard" by Texas Fine Artist Linda Bein

I was just thinking of cooler weather and my childhood home.  In the winter the blizzard winds create white-outs.  One second you can see bits and pieces of the landscape; the next you see nothing.  I love the tall pines in the north.  "Blizzard" combines the trees and the snow....wishfull thinking since it was 113 at my pool yesterday, now it says 116!!!!
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