Friday, 24 December 2010

Winter Memory SOLD

Wishing you peace,
love, light and joy
for the holidays and
throughout the new year.
"Winter Memory"
oil on canvas
20 x 10

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

"Little, Little Lighthouse" (Race Rocks Lighthouse) SOLD

In honor of the winter solstice
here's a little light for everyone.
Happy Winter Solstice!
As of today we, in the northern hemisphere,
begin to experience an increasing amount of
daylight in every day.
According to Linny lore, the Winter solstice
is a day to release whatever
you'd like into the dark days of the past
and welcome whatever you'd like in to your life
along with the return of the light.
(I can see the Race Rocks Light from my studio window,
so, with a pair of binoculars and some Linnyland imaginings,
I welcomed this little painting into being.)
"Little, Little Lighthouse"
(Race Rocks Lighthouse)
oil on canvas
12 x 6

Friday, 17 December 2010

River Rocks - Sooke

This is another Linnyland tale of dark and light...
I painted this one way back in
late October, (it seems to me like way, way back).
Fellow , fellow artist, Jeffrey J. Boron and I went out
to the Sooke Potholes for a painting adventure.
It was a decent day with a sky full of promises.
While we did our exploring the sky
continued to promise even more light.
After a warm and very sunny picnic lunch we set up to paint.
All was well at the start but about 10 minutes into painting
the clouds came in and it was so dark that
there were bats flying
back and forth and all around.
I really like bats so
I concentrated on the shapes that I
could still make out, (the rock shapes not the bat shapes),
and continued on with an "afternoon nocturnal paint".
And, amazingly, (as you know how it sometimes goes),
the sun didn't reappear once we were done.
"River Rocks - Sooke"
oil on wood panel
10 x 8

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Cherry Tree and Red House SOLD

This painting is from my recent demonstration/mini workshop
with the wonderful and adventurous
Windsor Park Art Group.
The group joined me in a visit to Linnyland by
"putting their hands in the air like they didn't care",
(a Linnyism that involves an enthusiastic dive into
each new painting adventure combined with
a fearless surrender to the unknown of where
the painting experience may lead...)
We enjoyed fearlessness
and fun that showed in everyone's paintings!
"Cherry Tree and Red House"
acrylic on canvas
20 x 10

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Little, Little Light (Fisgard Lighthouse) STOLEN

This is a tale of dark and light from Linnyland.
I was going to wait and post
this little, little Linnyland lighthouse painting
to celebrate Winter Solstice.
Winter Solstice is the day of the year
just before we, in the northern hemisphere,
begin our return towards the light and, little by little,
we begin to experience longer days of daylight.
Unfortunately, "Little, Little Light"
has vanished into the dark,
the victim of a little, little art heist.
On Friday I delivered "Little, Little Light",
along with other small paintings, to my Victoria art galleries,
(in time for December's season of the small painting).
Sadly, over the weekend, a grinch took
"Little Little Light" from the wall of one of the galleries.
"Little, Little Light" stands 12 inches high and 6 inches wide
and was last seen wearing a black wooden floater frame.
If you have any information regarding
"Little Little Light" and/or it's whereabouts
please contact me, the gallery, or the Victoria police.
Please help return "Little Little Light" from the dark to the light.
Help me to spread the news...
Make it right, return "Little, Little Light!"
"Little Little Light" (Fisgard Lighthouse)
oil on canvas
12 x 6

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A Classic Evening - Fulford Harbour SOLD

From start to finish this painting was a joy to paint!
We're back on Salt Spring Island on a classic summer evening
with a pair of vintage gems cruising by each other
down in "feel good Fulford Harbour".
This painting is a gift from Jane to Robb,
(who I met one classic summer evening when I was painting en plein air
atop of Salt Spring Island's Mount Maxwell).
Again, Happy Birthday Robb!
And, to all that are wondering, YES,
I am happy to consider commissions
of Linnyland/Linnyism style paintings
for your gifts and otherwise.
To inquire contact me at
"A Classic Evening - Fulford Harbour"
oil on canvas
24 x 24

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Studio Cat

This painting is from last Thursday when I was invited
to give an acrylics painting demonstration
with a great group of artists,
the Painters Group of the Juan de Fuca Arts Club.
We all had fun during the adventure in Linnyland.
Next week I am doing a mini workshop
on painting Linnyism buildings
and I've asked the participants to bring a photo
of their home or studio to work/play from.
This painting and the photo of it will be an example
of where one might be going;
it has two painters painting (up there with their hands in the air)
on the fourth floor - plus one studio cat.
"Studio Cat"
acrylic on canvas
24 x 12

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Autumn-Turner's SOLD

And, as I promised yesterday,
here's one more
little painting of the Turner's building.
"Autumn - Turner's"
oil on canvas
6 x 6

Saturday, 20 November 2010

September - Turner's SOLD

It seems that it's the season of
small paintings.
(Four of my galleries have recently
asked for some of my small paintings.)
This little painting is of one of my favourite
Victoria landmarks, the Turner's building. Yes, I've painted it
a few times and tomorrow I'll post another.
"September - Turner's"
oil on canvas
6 x 6

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Little Red Lighthouse SOLD

It seems that I paint
at this time of year.
Based on my composition I
thought that maybe it was from a desire
for balance and boundaries
during the holiday season but
maybe it's simply a need for more light
at this time of year
- or perhaps the message is to lighten up!
"Little Red Lighthouse"
oil on canvas
24 x 12

Saturday, 6 November 2010

One Day Last Summer

This studio piece grew from,
'Late Afternoon - Lake Cowichan'
an en plein air painting from an
"one day last summer adventure" to Cowichan Lake.
(It was the afternoon that I swam amongst the
orange bellied newts.)
It's entirely possible that me painting this painting
may have inadvertently caused summer weather
to linger longer here in Victoria;
I was able to have breaky out on the deck
on the 4th of November - unheard of in our climes!
(Oddly, now that the painting is finished
the autumn weather has started...)
"One Day Last Summer"
oil on canvas
30 x 36

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Evening Sky - Highrock

This little one is from a few whiles ago.
I was at Highrock Park in the late afternoon
and the pillowcase clouds lined up in a row
and said, "Hey, Linny, paint us!"
"Evening Sky - Highrock Park"
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
6 x 8

Saturday, 23 October 2010

High Hopes

This one is the latest from
my grain elevator series
(these old wooden buildings are one of my
few memories of the prairies).
This one is a "sunny side of the tracks,
long and leaner".
Thanks to Erik and the Skiff, Alberta elevator
for the inspiration.
"High Hopes"
oil on canvas
20 x 10

Monday, 18 October 2010

Forest Gold

This is another from my
recent Cowichan River adventure.
"Forest Gold"
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
12 x 9

Monday, 11 October 2010

Cowichan River Gold SOLD

Here, in Victoria BC, it's a beautiful,
sunny and warm day.
So warm that this morning I enjoyed
breakfast outside on the balcony - in October.
Happy Thanksgiving Day in Linnyland!
This painting is from another recent warm day adventure,
further north on Vancouver Island, along the Cowichan River.
Thanks to all of my friends and patrons
and land of blog buddies for all of your
comments and support.
Wishing you all a beautiful day, too!
"Cowichan River Gold"
oil on canvas
(plein air)
12 x 9

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Rainbow Park Gold

This is another little one from
a recent road trip, painted in
the postcard beautiful Rainbow Park
at Alta Lake.
There I was surrounded by
beautiful mountains,
and yet, it was
trees that inspired me.
"Rainbow Park Gold"
oil on wood panel
6 x 8

Thanks and credit for the photo go to Jason Boron.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

September on the River

This one is from
a recent roadtrip
painted above and beside the powerful
Cheakamus River falls.
"September on the River"
oil on board
10 x 8

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Late Summer Evening SOLD

This one is
from a recent adventure
atop Highrock Park as a
late summer storm approached. 
I wish that I had at least three
more sets of hands along with
three more easels so that
I could have made an attempt
to capture all of the
changing and increasingly
intense colors.
As it was, I feel fortunate to have
been out painting on that
particular evening.
Plus, imagine how long
it would take to clean up eight hands,
four easels
and all of the brushes, too.
Late Summer Evening
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
12 x 9

Saturday, 11 September 2010

A Full Day

This is from a late August
late afternoon
"A Full Day"
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
9 x 12

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Late Summer - Cowichan Lake

This one came back with me from
last week's Cowichan Lake adventure.
During late August
and September Vancouver Island
has a soft, gentleness added to it's
"Late Summer - Cowichan Lake'
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
9 x 12

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Prairie Gold

Here's another
in my grain
elevator series.
It's based on
one of the three
(as far as I know)
still standing
wooden elevators
of Mossleigh, Alberta.
"Prairie Gold"
oil on canvas
20 x 10

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Katie's Window & The Gallery Below

Wednesday night was great, thank-you
to all of my collectors and friends who attended!
'Life is good', truly good, having all of you in it
-including, you, my blogger friends.
This is the painting from
that lovely, lively, fun-filled evening at
The Gallery where Katie, from the suite above,
came by and said that she
has always wanted to live in a building that
was "cool enough that someone would
want to do a painting of it".
"Katie's Window & The Gallery Below"
oil on canvas
(semi-plein air)
12 x 9

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Summer Fields SOLD

I painted this little one a few whiles back,
it's from an evening paint on the way
home from an afternoon paint.
A magical evening next to
the freshly mowed hayfields.
"Summer Fields"
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
6 x 8
If you're in Oak Bay tomorrow night stop by
at The Gallery in the Oak Bay Village for the start of,

Local landmarks & other happy places
paintings by Linny D. Vine
18 August - 25 August
2223A Oak Bay Avenue

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Cherry Blossom Castle

 This one is a Linnyland long and leaner
version of Victoria's castle on the hill,
"Cherry Blossom Castle"
oil on canvas
24 x 12

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Late Afternoon - Lake Cowichan SOLD

And, after the picnic and an afternoon
of swimming among the small orange bellied newts
(the first that I've ever seen - maybe the young of
the lake's legendary "Stin-Qua") I painted this one,
then another swim...
'Late Afternoon - Lake Cowichan'
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Summer Morning - Lake Cowichan SOLD

Last week
I enjoyed an up island
adventure to Lake Cowichan with
fellow, fellow painter
We arrived at a quiet spot on the lake
early in the day and I painted this little one
before my first swim.
"Summer Morning - Lake Cowichan"
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
6 x 8

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Gallery Treasure

I mentioned in my earlier post on this year's
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Moss Street Paint-In
that I would post the painting
that I worked on during the event and this is it.
Each year at the Paint -In I have worked on a painting
of a building that is located somewhere along Moss Street
so, this year I decided to get a few reference shots
of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria from the angle of it's
beautiful Asian themed garden.
While I was in the garden getting the photos
I saw the door to the gallery open and I was delighted
to see, Mary-ellen, the co-ordinator of the Paint-In,
come through the door for a coffee break in the beautiful garden!
And, as I mentioned (approximately 30,000 times) during the
Paint-In, the gallery's special garden is a gentle place
to calm one's senses after the stimulation
of taking in all that there is to experience
during a visit to the gallery and/or
to the Moss Street Paint-In.
"Gallery Treasure"
oil on canvas
20 x 20

Friday, 23 July 2010

Sunset Sheep SOLD

This one is from a recent
summer evening
painting adventure.
"Sunset Sheep"
(plein air)
oil on board
12 x 9

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 23rd Annual Moss Street Paint - In

photo credit Shirley Grosser
photo credit Jeffrey Boron

photo credit Jeffrey Boron
Last Saturday was
the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
23rd Annual Moss Street Paint -In. This year 140 artists
were invited by the gallery "to bring their studios to the street".
Each year there are approximately 30,000 in attendance
at this ever popular "crazy fun" art event.
Thank-you to all of my old and new friends
and collectors who stopped by to visit.
And welcome to the world wee, precious Juno
who, at 5 days old, attended her first AGGV Paint-In
and congratulations Janice and Darren!
(I'll post the painting that I was working on there soon...)

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Amber Sky

This painting grew (& grew) from the smaller
plein air painting, "Gold Sky and Firs".
(Emily Carr watched while I painted both.)
"Amber Sky"
oil on canvas
36 x 24

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Roadside Attraction

This one is from an evening painting adventure to
the hay fields where this field in front
of the Garry oaks had yet to be mowed.
(It's a drive in the country
on the way to an old style bowling alley
kind of painting.)
"Roadside Attraction"
oil on wood panel
(plein air)
8 x 10

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Red Railing SOLD

Another with a holiday color theme,
(this time red, white and blue),
Happy July 4th to our
friends to the south!
"Red Railing"
acrylic on canvas
24 x 12

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Red Barn Ruckle Park

Happy Canada Day!
As I was getting set to do this post
I realized that, although I use red paint in just about
every one of my paintings, none of my recent
"hot of the easels" (that are photographed)
are red enough for Canada Day. So,this is one from
a few whiles ago, it's of a barn that's
at Ruckle Park on Salt Spring Island.
(It was a red hot day on Salt Spring Island
when I painted this one!)
"Red Barn - Ruckle Park"
(plein air)
oil on canvas
14 x 11

Friday, 25 June 2010

Late Day Light SOLD

This little lighthouse painting
is another that "grew"
from a plein air adventure
to the Fort Rodd Hill Light.
It's one of three little paintings
that I have in the
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Summer Small Work Exhibition and Sale
~ June 26th - August 29th 2010 ~
"A salon - style exhibition and sale
of approximately 200 works by some of
Vancouver Island's finest artists."
1040 Moss Street
Victoria BC
"Late Day Light"
oil on canvas
8 x 6

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Prairie Red SOLD

This is the latest
in my long and lean
grain elevator series.
Thank-you to Bill
for the inspiration;
Fuedal, Saskatchewan's
giant landmark.
(Along with the
painting come wishes
for better weather
conditions for
the prairies.)
"Prairie Red"
oil on canvas
20 x 10

Monday, 14 June 2010

Friday, 4 June 2010

Burgoyne Bay Barn

This one is from a recent adventure
to Salt Spring Island.
The old barn in this painting is in a field in
Burgoyne Bay Park which is at the base
of Mount Maxwell.
It was a grey sky afternoon as I painted yet, flying above me, there
were three varieties of swallows (Barn, Tree and Violet Green) and I had my
first dragonfly sighting of the year.
Plus, with the miracle of paint (in Linnyland), the sun
was shining on my canvas.
"Burgoyne Bay Barn"
oil on wood panel
(plein air)
14 x 11

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Woman with Grey Cat

One morning,
a few whiles ago,
this image was in my mind
as I surfaced from sleep.
"Woman with Grey Cat"
oil on canvas
10 x 10

Monday, 17 May 2010

Afternoon Clouds - Strait of Juan de Fuca SOLD

This one is from last week's
sunny and warm afternoon adventure
among the Camas lilies at Anderson Park .
I painted facing west looking across
the Strait of Juan de Fuca toward Bentinck Island,
(and with two bald eagles over my right shoulder.)
While I was painting a kind couple, Larry and Susan,
stopped by for a visit and to let me know that
I had been photographed.
"Afternoon Clouds - Strait of Juan de Fuca"
oil on board
(plein air)
9 x 12

Photo credit Larry McCann.
Thank-you, Larry!

Friday, 14 May 2010

May Afternoon

Last Friday, late in the afternoon, I enjoyed
another wee rendezvous to High Rock Park.
The cloud formations were magical and
my inspiration.
And speaking of clouds and inspiration and magical visit
talented multi media artist Melinda Esparza
on her blog - she's amazing!
"May Afternoon"
(plein air)
oil on board
6 x 6

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Silver Afternoon

Here is one more from my afternoon
adventure at High Rock park.
(Any guesses on the order in which I painted these three?)
"Silver Afternoon"
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
6 x 6

Monday, 10 May 2010

Blue Sky and Clouds

This is another little one from
one of my recent
High Rock afternoon
(Same location, opposite
from yesterday's post.)
"Blue Sky and Clouds"
(plein air)
oil on board
6 x 6

Sunday, 9 May 2010

To the Top SOLD

This is a little one from an afternoon adventure
at High Rock Park in Esquimalt.
(I have two more little paintings from that afternoon
that I'll post later this week.)
"To the Top"
(plein air)
oil on board
5 x 5

Sunday, 2 May 2010

"a little LINNY show"

You're Invited!
She Said Gallery
"a little LINNY show"
~ Linny's new paintings from daily life and other adventures ~

2 May - 31 May 2010
Opening with artist: Sunday, 2 May 1:30 - 4:30 pm
2000 Fernwood Road
(across the square from the Belfry Theatre)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Magnolia Sky

Happy Earth Day!
(Lorna's magnolia tree inspired this one.)
"Magnolia Sky"
oil on canvas
18 x 36

Sunday, 11 April 2010

View from French Beach SOLD

This little quick one is from way back in January
when fellow fellow painter, Jeffrey J. Boron, and I had an
up island adventure to French Beach Provincial Park.
The view is across the Strait of Juan de Fuca
to the Olympic Mountains.
'View from French Beach'
(plein air)
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

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