Friday, December 28, 2012

"HITCHED"- #181

10"X8" Original Oil painting by ©
 #181/"HITCHED"/Original oil painting on panel 10"X8"

These two boats were poised for painting at a Dominican port of call. The reflected light in the shadows of the boats boasted  beautiful ocean blues and greens.  The colorful boats echoed quietly in the still waters in this calm harbor scene. The fact that the boats were paired and "posed" personified them; an attractive characteristic for any portrait artist.  

   Enjoy, Eileen      

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Solo Exhibit Tonight: LAND, SEA AND STUDIO

Land, Sea and Studio
Featuring plein aire paintings done locally, during travel, and from live studio sets.

Artist Reception December 14th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Hope to see you tonight!
    Enjoy, Eileen      

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Caricature on a Cake

Caricature on a Cake-Retirement Caricature
   Clients will often add their caricatures to a sheet cake for a special occasion.
This client was thoughtful to send this photo in to me.
Thanks Krista and Congrats to Pat!

    Enjoy, Eileen      

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

MARRY ME? St Louis Proposal Caricature

Marry Me? Caricature of Bride-to-Be and Groom in St Louis

  Another emergency caricature illustration (I need to start wearing a pager).  
This one, a wedding proposal in St Louis. What a privilege to be part of such a momentous occasion! 
Here is what the groom-to-be said about the drawing:

"I absolutely love (the caricature)! Thanks so much for getting this done on short notice and doing such a fantastic job."  

Enjoy, Eileen      

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

One Woman Show: Over 100 paintings by Eileen McCoy-DEC 14




The Arts Council of Prairie Village presents:

"Land, Sea and Studio"
 Eileen D. McCoy, solo exhibit
Over 100 paintings by Eileen

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: December 14, 2012 from 6:30-8:30
Drawing for a free painting valued at $100. Winner announced at reception.
The R.G. Endres Gallery is located in the Prairie Village Municipal Offices at 7700 Mission Road Prairie Village, KS 66208
Show is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m, beginning December 3rd

    Enjoy, Eileen      

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Grocery Bag Dump"-Or "Why A Painter Needs to Draw"

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Dumping the groceries on the kitchen table was never so much fun; the rhythm of this setup caught my eye and I ran for the sketchpad. The light and contrasting shapes made for an interesting study.  Yes, I did put away the pantry products when I was finished.

The past month, I have been framing and cataloging over 100 paintings in preparation for the solo show in December. I make it a point, however, to take a break each day and sketch; to study and plan for the next paintings.

 Enjoy, Eileen      

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Courtroom Drawings- Hereford House Arson Trial, Kansas City, Missouri

Courtroom drawing done live at Hereford House Arson Trial ©Eileen McCoy

The defendants drawn live at the  Hereford House Arson Trial ©Eileen McCoy

The defense wraps it up at the Hereford House Arson Trial ©Eileen McCoy

  Drawing in public requires quick observation and speed. When drawing in a courtroom setting, an artist typically cannot move around (thereby disrupting the court) and must respectfully adapt to the situation by creating time-lapse vignettes of the room's activities. It is a fascinating series of observations.    

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Friday, November 2, 2012



Professional photographers, Jenny and Josh Solar at Solar Photography shared
this photos of me drawing, first some guests, then the bride and groom at this fall outdoor wedding reception in Kansas City.

I'm still here, dear followers. I've been traveling to and from events, giving speeches,  working on exhibits and some larger paintings and painting at workshops. 
The daily paintings shall soon return! 
   Enjoy, Eileen      

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


It was an honor to serve as the courtroom artist for the Hereford House arson trial. Here's the link for the
video from KSHB TV 41 featuring some close-ups:


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Germany Paintings: "Point and Shoot in Yellow Suit""

  Daily Painting #180/"Point and Shoot in Yellow Suit"/Original oil painting on panel 8"X6"

Not sure you can tackle a particular painting challenge?  Sometimes you've got to push yourself and dare to make mistakes in order to progress. This little gem was one of those. I was avoiding it, thinking it too complex-but the reflected light bouncing around in the yellow shadows were most enticing. It was a balancing act of certain strokes of warm and cool colors. 

This subject was part of a small wedding party on the City Hall steps in Freudenstadt, Germany.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Paintings of Germany: "Freudenstadt Field" #178

 Daily Painting #178/"Freudenstadt Field"/Original oil painting on panel 10"X8"
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words...This was one of many breathtaking views in Freudenstadt Germany, home of our beloved German friends.

"I am speechless. I am without speech"  (Jerry Seinfeld)

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Paintings of Germany: White Rose of Travemunde

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 Daily Painting #177/"White Rose of Travemunde"/Original oil painting on panel 8"X6"

 Yes, I took time to stop and smell the roses on our vacation. This beautiful white rose welcomed us to our cottage on the northern coast of Germany in Travemunde.
It interests me how the grand weight of this top-heavy rose is held aloft by the remarkably thin stem; nature's balancing-act, if you will...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Oil painting: "Freudenstadt Wedding, Germany"- #176

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  Daily Painting #176/"Freudenstadt Wedding, Germany"/Original oil painting on panel 8"X6"
 In Freudenstadt, Germany, this lovely wedding party posed for pictures on the stairs of the City Hall in the market place. I couldn't resist capturing the postures of these darling children who were part of this quaint event in the City's marketplace; the largest
of it's kind in Germany. 

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