Linda Barnicott (.com) Got a Makeover!

Hi, it’s Linda!

Not me, exactly… but my cyber-self,, had a complete makeover and she is looking fantastic!

Yes! After months of brainstorming and hard, detailed work, my new website is finally live. I would love to hear your opinions, so check it out and let me know what you think!

It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned my work on the Forbes Hospital History/Community Wall mural. I had the opportunity to meet with the CEO of the Allegheny Health Network last Friday when several of us sat around a table and envisioned the final panel for the wall. What I love about this project is their interest in including the human experience… sure, there will be plenty of buildings, but my favorite part is the people who will be prominent in the painting and their place in the history of Forbes Hospital.

They’re planning a big gala event in April, and the plan is to unveil the entire painting then – Yikes! Nothing like a little pressure, right?

Well, let me be completely honest – I am extremely nervous about that because I’m just getting started painting it. The finished painting will be 1 foot by 10 feet in pastel chalk. There is a total of five panels with five different themes. It will be enlarged to 4 feet x 40 feet for the wall!

This is the biggest project I have ever done. Please pray for me, as my fall show season is starting. I have so many shows to take me away from the studio, and there is only one of me! I wish I could clone myself.

Speaking of shows… last week I had a tremendous show at the Covered Bridge Festival. I’m so grateful to all of you who came down to the Ebenezer Bridge and said hello. This weekend, September 23rd and 24th, I will be at the Mt. Lebanon Artist Market. The hours are Saturday 10 to 6 pm and Sunday 10 to 5 pm. The show is on Academy Avenue in the parking lot behind PNC Bank in the Washington Road Business District. This is my second year at the Artist Market, and I’m really looking forward to it.

It looks like the weather will hold for another glorious fall weekend. If you’re out and about, I hope you get a chance to stop by!