Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Today's Special" SOLD



Happy Year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat!
Sun Neen Fai Lok & Sun Neen Gin Hong!
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"Today's Special"
acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16, ©Linny D. Vine (sold)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Kitty and Crow"




From the imagined interiors/exteriors of Linnyland...
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"Kitty and Crow"
oil on canvas, 20 x 10, ©Linny D. Vine

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Pink Shirt Day!



Happy Pink Shirt Day from Linnyland!

And Rosie says, 

"Remember, it's all about love & kindness!"

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"Rosie"
oil on canvas, 10 x 8, ©Linny D. Vine

Saturday, February 14, 2015

"Rosie"




HaPpY Love Day from Linnyland!

This is Cupid's older sister, Rosie. 
Although she's a bit flighty Rosie is a real straight shooter.
(And she's available, if you know what I mean.)
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"Rosie"
oil on canvas, 10 x 8
©Linny D. Vine

"PINKING"...


Just in time for Valentine's Day 
Linnyland AND the city of Victoria BC are "PINKING"! 

And, Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery, 
Hampton Gallery, West End Gallery and 
the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (sales & rentals) 
are abloom, too - with Linny D. Vine paintings!!




Cherry Blossom Harbour, 24 x 30, acrylic on canvas, ©Linny D. Vine
available through Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery, Whistler BC Canada.




Bikes and Blossoms, 12 x 12, oil on canvas, ©Linny D. Vine
available through Hampton Gallery, Kamloops BC Canada. 




Buds and Blossoms, 24 x 12, oil on canvas, ©Linny D. Vine
available through West End Gallery, Victoria BC Canada. 




Blossomtime by the Blue Bridge, 36 x 48, acrylic on canvas, ©Linny D. Vine
available through Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (sales & rentals), Victoria BC Canada.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

"Late Summer's Dream"




The imaginary interior/exterior Linnyland adventure
continues and, like a dream, the Linnyland VW van
zoomed in for the fun!
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"Late Summer's Dream"
oil on canvas
24 x 12
©Linny D, Vine

Sunday, February 1, 2015

"Spring on Linnyland Ave"



Another from the adventures in imagined interior/exteriors 
of Linnyland--this one with hints of "from the studio view"!
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"Spring on Linnyland Ave"
oil on canvas
20 x 10
© Linny D. Vine

Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Chat de l'allée"



From an imagined interior/exterior adventure in Linnyland;
kitty and flowers inside and outside the golden canopy alleé. 
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"Chat de l'allée"
oil on canvas
48 x 24
©Linny D. Vine

Sunday, January 11, 2015

"Village Cat"



From the Linnyland interiors/exteriors adventuring...
sort of Whistler Village-ish.
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"Village Cat"
oil on canvas
36 x 18
©Linny D. Vine

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"Red House & Crows"



From a "not too far from home Linnyland painting adventure".
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"Red House & Crows"
oil on wood
8 x 6
©Linny D. Vine

Monday, December 29, 2014

"The Christmas Day Miracle Walk 2014"


As you may recall, one of our holiday traditions 
 is the "Christmas Day Miracle Walk".
While the festive meal cooks we enjoy a walk
 where we look for Christmas miracles and most often
 discover them in nature.
For this year's CDMW the weather was sunny and 
unseasonably warm - miracle number one!
As we wander the shoreline of Saxe Point Park 
we spy a trio of otters just off shore. 
One of the otters swims towards us and comes ashore 
with a large crab in it's mouth.
While the onshore otter feasts the other two otters 
swim around the point and out of sight.


Once the meal is finished the single otter returns 
to the sea and starts to search and call for the other two. 
Before long the otter calls sound more distressed 
and still the other two otters are no where in sight. 
The single otter swims back and forth along the shoreline,
it's calls louder and louder. 



Finally the two missing otters reappear from around the point, 
the single otter spies them and calls once more, 
the three enjoy a playful reunion before they swim away.

Another Christmas, another magical CDMW!

Hope yours was magical, too!


Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery 's New Artist - Linny D. Vine



"New Artist - Linny D. Vine ... The Adele Campbell Gallery 
is pleased to be representing this great Canadian artist."
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Thank-you for the warm welcome Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

West End Gallery's Walls of Warm and "Wonder-fulls"!



From West End Gallery's walls of warm and wonder-fulls;
paintings by Grant Leier, Peter Wyse, Paul Jorgensen 
and Linny D. Vine!
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West End Gallery
Victoria BC Canada

Saturday, December 27, 2014

"Train & Tranquille"



From the Linnyland painting adventure 
(right after the TV interview with Sue Edgell) 
at Tranquille Farm, Kamloops BC Canada.
AND, I saw my first Magpie; 
an exotic looking, visual WOW bird!
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"Train and Tranquille"
oil on on wood
10 x 8

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wishing you...




Wishing you peace, love, light & joy 
for the holidays and throughout the new year.
~
Merry merry and happy healthy 2015!
with joy, Linny
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"Prairie Lights"
oil on canvas
20 x 10

Sunday, December 21, 2014

"HaPpY HaPpY Winter Solstice & HaPpY RETURN of the LIGHT!



HaPpY HaPpY Winter Solstice 
& HaPpY RETURN of the LIGHT!
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"The One and Only"
acrylic on canvas
48 x 24

(SOLD a number of whiles ago to Linnyland Collectors
 in Austin Texas USA)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Emily Carr!




Happy Birthday Emily!

(detail from "Emily and Woo", 24 x 12, acrylic on canvas, ©Linny D. Vine sold)

"Robert Amos, Victoria art writer, includes Linny D. Vine painting on Christmas Wish List!"



Tickled to be on the "Christmas Wish List "
of Victoria Art Writer, Robert Amos!
--from "Art Tips: Tips for putting art under the tree"--
Dec 6, 2014 Times Colonist, Victoria BC Canada:

..."West End Gallery made it hard to choose 
(1203 Broad St,. 250-388-0009, westendgallery.com). 
I love their more whimsical work 
Paul Chester's extruded townscapes, Linny D. Vine's
wonky local scenes in high-key colour, 
and Grant Leier's homilies set in a garnish
 of liberated graphic design. 
There was just one joyous canvas
 of flowers by Claude A. Simard of Quebec. 
Simard has gone to the big studio in the sky."...
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"Snowy Delight"
oil on canvas
36 x 18






Saturday, December 6, 2014

"Holiday Moon"



Happy Full Cold Moon or Happy Full Cold Nights Moon!!
Another from the Linnyland imagined interiors/exteriors adventure.
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"Holiday Moon"
oil on canvas
24 x 12

Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Fishing and Wishing"



Still on the "imaginative interiors/exteriors 
of Linnyland" adventure/jag.
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Fishing and Wishing
oil on canvas
20 x 10

Saturday, November 22, 2014

West End Gallery's 20th Anniversary Private Party and Preview



West End Gallery sparkles with 20th Anniversary Show!



The Exhibition "kick off" with a private party on Thursday night.
 (Linnyland painting by Linny D. Vine and "kick off sculpture" by Cameron Douglas.)



Congratulations on 20 years West End Gallery, 
Victoria BC Canada!
Celebrate!
The West End Gallery 20th Anniversary Collection 
opens today, be there!
Celebrate!

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Sun Seekers"




Lately I've been on an imaginary interior jag 
(or an interior imaginary jag), 
either way, having fun!

With wishes from Linnyland
 for a sunshiny week for everyone!
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"Sun Seekers"
oil on canvas
20 x 10

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Linny D. Vine Exhibition at Victoria International (YYJ) Airport 2013


                                                       Photo credit Ronnie Wilson

Last year's Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 
Linny D. Vine Exhibition 
at the Victoria International (YYJ) Airport - 2013.

Friday, November 7, 2014

"Swan Lake Golds"



From "a warm and sunny afternoon 
Linnyland friend's birthday painting adventure 
at Swan Lake last week". 
Yes, here in Victoria BC Canada, we are 
setting new high temperature records
for November, it's fabulous!
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"Swan Lake Golds"
oil on wood
12 x 9

Sunday, October 19, 2014

"Casey's" SOLD




Sometimes, in Linnyland, I'm commissioned
 to paint a painting that's similar to painting 
that has already sold.
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"Casey's"
acrylic on canvas
5 x 7
SOLD

(Hush - this little Linnylander is for a X-mas gift.)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

"Fulford Farm"



Another Linnyland painting from 
another Saltspring/Salt Spring Linnyland painting adventure.
While I painted a small audience gradually gathered; first a woman visiting SSI on her annual writer's retreat, then one popsicle eating child, then two more, then a father and a sculptor sprawled on the ground next to the easel, and finally a neighbour and her children joined them - and me.
Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! 
May you and your gathering enjoy.
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"Fulford Farm"
oil on canvas
12 x 16

Friday, October 3, 2014

"Neighbourhood Friends" SOLD



This was the 9th consecutive year 
that the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
 has invited me to participate in their TD Art Gallery Paint-In
(sometimes still known as the Moss Street Paint-In).
Each year the "Let's all Go to Linnyland demonstration painting"
has included a building from somewhere 
along Victoria's Moss Street. Here is 2014's 
"somewhere along Moss Street Linnyland loooonnng and leaner".
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"Neighbourhood Friends"
oil on canvas
36 x 12

SOLD
to a new Linnyland Collector 
Edmonton AB Canada

Sunday, September 21, 2014

"The Double Umbrella Cabin"




Another from a recent 
Linnyland painting/swimming adventure 
on Saltspring/Salt Spring Island.
From the middle of the lake,
where an Osprey circled and visited during my swim, 
I could see a little blue cabin that I thought I'd like to paint.
But later, when I set up to paint, I discovered that 
there was a tree that blocked the view
of the fine little blue cabin. So, this is
somewhat of "a recollection of that cabin, 
combined with moving a different cabin 
down the mountain side and closer to the lake, 
plus the addition of a couple of yellow striped
 straight out of Linnyland umbrellas type of painting". 
*And, just for a "fun" challenge 
I thought, "I'll forgo using any red paint";
whenever I try this, 
(and all the while that I paint),
my inner voice screams out,
"NO RED - WHY, LINNY, WHY?!!"
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"The Double Umbrella Cabin"
oil on wood
10 x 8

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Cusheon Lake Colors"



Just home from a Saltspring/Salt Spring Island 
Linnyland swimming/painting/swimming/painting/
swimming/swimming/swimming/swimming adventure... 
this one was from the very end of the day with
 a view of the very end of the lake, 
at the (almost) very end of summer. 
It was so dark while I packed my paints 
that the bats were already swooping and 
the little tree frog was headed
out for the night...
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"Cusheon Lake Colors" 
oil on wood
8 x 6


Friday, September 5, 2014

Wolf Brewing Company's "Black & Tan and the Linnyland VW Van"!!


"A New Adventure" & something to HOWL about:
Wolf Brewing Company's BLACK & TAN is sporting
the Linnyland Volkswagen VAN!!
(Original painting, "A New Adventure", 36 x 36, 
is available through West End Gallery, Victoria BC CANADA)
~

"Black & Tan and the Linnyland Volkswagen Van":





Linnyland's "A New Adventure" image licensed by 
Wolf Brewing Company, Nanaimo BC Canada:





Remember, don't drink and drive OR drink and dive.


Thank-you for a new adventure for 
"A New Adventure", Wolf Brewing Company!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

"Me, Myself and I" SOLD



Earlier this summer I was commissioned by 
a lovely couple to create a painting in
remembrance of a special daughter.
It was my honour to create this painting
for new Linnyland Collectors, Jim and Alice.
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"Me, Myself and I"
oil on canvas
60 x 24
SOLD

Upon first viewing, with the colours in the 
Collectors' beautiful home reflected in their painting, 
the immediate response was, 
"Linny, it's as though you painted the painting here!", 
followed by the happy exclamation of, 
"It's even better than I thought it would be!" 
And later, "We see something new, something 
more complex every time we look at it. 
We cannot thank you enough." 
~

Monday, August 4, 2014

"Classic Turner's"



One of the city of Victoria's landmark buildings;
Turner's - and a Linnyland classic!
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"Classic Turner's"
oil on canvas
36 x 36

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Another Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Paint-In - Another Moss Street Miracle!!


The 27th Annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In was another 
"Miracle on Moss Street" 
with clouds & CROWDS, FUN & SUN, 
and many a magical moment in Linnyland
Thank-you to Mary-ellen Threadkell and everyone 
at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 
plus the many, many, many volunteers, the new and old friends 
& Linnyland Collectors, the art lovers, the other artists, 
all of the amazing residents of Moss Street 
and the great sponsors & supporters, too!! 


First, "Clouds & CROWDS":

                               - photo credit Darren D. Stone (Times Colonist) 

"The annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In was as popular as ever 
Saturday during its 27th year, with artists lining Moss Street
 for 14 blocks from Fort Street to Dallas Road.
The free community event was a success, as usual, thanks to 
the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and many sponsors and supporters.
Organizers expected a crowd of about 35,000 to mingle 
with the artists and view their work."  Times Colonist, July 20, 2014

Then, "SUN & FUN":

                        -photo credit Jeffrey J. Boron

Rain in the forecast & nary a drop...
the Moss Street Miracle, once again! 
   

                                                     -photo credit Jeffrey J. Boron       

Linny visits with a new Linnyland Collector! 
                                         

One of Moss Street Paint-In's many MAGICAL MOMENTS: 


A young artist named Aneuva (sp?) 
visited each artist with a gift of her own beautiful art. 
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"Aneuva's Rainbow", 
paint on paper, 
2 inch x 2 inch

Thank-you, little Aneuva!! 

~

Friday, July 18, 2014

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's 27th Annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In





WHO: ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA, LINNYLAND & LINNY D. VINE plus 180 other artists

WHAT: The 27th ANNUAL TD ART GALLERY PAINT-IN (previously known as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Moss Street Paint-In)

WHERE: Find LINNY in LINNYLAND just up from the corner of Rockland Avenue and Moss Street; same block as the  ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA & on the same side of the street as the gallery! (Moss Street is closed to vehicular traffic with artists stationed all along both sides of Moss Street from Dallas Road to Fort Street [Victoria BC Canada]) 

WHEN: Saturday, July 19th 2014 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

WHY: This fabulous event is annually named  as the city’s “ART EVENT OF THE YEAR”: Don’t miss it!  (PLUS Gallery Open House 10 am - 5pm, Food and Beverage Garden 11 am - 9pm, Dancing to Kumbia 5-9 pm)


& WOW!!: LINNY "POSTERGIRL" in LINNYLAND painting at last year’s Paint-In (photo courtesy AGGV)



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