Month: May 2015

End of an Era

The one thing in life that is inevitable is change. This week marked the end of an era for me, and I wanted to share that very emotional moment in my life with you. It feels as if for my whole career I’ve been creating a painting each year for the American Cancer Society’s holiday cards, though actually, it’s only been 16 years since I started in 1998. I always felt it was a way of giving back to the community in gratitude for my art career. I have been so blessed to make a living doing what I love,

Texas? West Virginia? Finleyville???: Where in the World is Linda Barnicott?

Back at last from our relaxing (but also educational) Texas vacation! We explored the beautiful cities of San Antonio and Austin and the surrounding Hill Country, taking tons of photos that may someday turn into gorgeous paintings. So many wonderful things to paint… I think there just isn’t enough time in one lifetime to paint all the wonders our country has to offer. And to think, I haven’t even been off this continent! Imagine how many lifetimes it would take to see the whole world. But there was no time to rest! We flew in on Thursday and then the

Everything’s Bigger in Texas!

Howdy, it’s Linda… Here we are in the Lone Star State, enjoying this beautiful piece of our wonderful country. I envisioned rocks, dessert and cowboy boots, but instead we’re seeing densely lush rolling hills and the beautiful cities of Austin and San Antonio. We’re seeing quaint old-fashioned small towns, and we’re seeing modern cityscapes. Above all, we’re seeing outsized Texas-style welcoming hospitality. Not to mention extremely large cattle, like the one in this picture! We’re having a wonderful time this week visiting what they call the Hill Country of Texas and enjoying a perfect view of Canyon Lake. Yesterday we