May 252014
 
A sheep and a lamb

Artwork by Alexandra Cook aka Linandara. An impressionist acrylic painting from Wales.

Spring in the countryside

An original acrylic painting

A sheep and a lamb

A Welsh countryside scene – details

We are often walk in the fields taking pictures of the Welsh countryside. This acrylic painting is the result of one of these walks.

 

 

To the shop

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Feb 242014
 

Sometime they say there are two types of intelligence: ours and a collective one, the ants intelligence. I don’t think we are so different. Our personalities divide us into workers, soldiers and much more. If somebody just can’t understand somebody else, it may be that they are different kinds of ants…

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 February 24, 2014  Posted by at 07:06 civilization, life, relationship, wild nature Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Jun 152013
 

When East and West, North and South embraced each other, when prints became produced and sold on global scale, when the way we see the world became firmly affected by photography… 1890s-1950s. Beautiful postery style, both decorative and realistic, traditional and modern, Oriental and European reigned. Areas of flat color, bold composition and outlines are very typical for this period.

Russian Ballet Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Keith by Ito Shinsui, 1922

 

 

 

A Gate at the Stupa of Sanchi by Hiroshi Yoshida. 1932

 

 

 

 

‘Lanterns’ (1906) by American artist Bertha Lum (1869-1954)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Moser “Strickende Frau mit Booten” 1926

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And much, much more

 

 

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Jun 022013
 

Tribal Dancer Large Original Life Drawing Monoprint by Linandara  Local customs, costumes, crafts, foods… It’s all seems to melt gradually into some new globalised uniformity. In a way, this is a sad picture, a loss of our beautiful diversity. Western people often feel touched looking at tribal portraits, especially of children, in exotic attires.  But what these people from distant lands would prefer themselves, given choise? Modern living with its salaries, doctors, schools, pensions, benefits, equality and human rights or posing for tourists for a few coins? Is wearing those heavy earring painful? Did that beautiful bride choose her future husband herself? How old is she? How well is she educated? Do we have to stay in a fantasy land? Why so many people are migrating to cities and leaving traditional way of life behind?

 

The solution to the loss of traditional cultures seems to lay in our free will to explore them and carry their achievements into the future. Lets enjoy the color and sound, lets experiment without being afraid of onlookers. Lets celebrate free creative life. Nobody should ever try to force anybody into the past. Rather we should help to grow a free and equal for all future – firmly rooted in the best from our past.

 

 

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Jan 022013
 

Air Show (Red Arrows)

by Alexandra Cook Aka Linandara

Throw Pillow / Cover (16″ x 16″)

$20.00

Throw Pillow Cover made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a stylish statement that will liven up any room. Individually cut and sewn by hand, the pillow cover measures 16″ x 16″, features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care. Does not include pillow insert.

Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show 2009
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 January 2, 2013  Posted by at 09:08 aviation, print, sales No Responses »
Apr 292012
 

Thank you! Will try to post early but probably it will be Wednesday.

A quick sketch of East Midlands countryside (UK), 8 x 6 inches

A quick sketch of East Midlands countryside (UK), 8 x 6 inches
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Another of my “train” pictures – done on a journey from Nottingham to Norwich, probably somewhere near Grantham. This is not an exact rendition of a landscape, rather a collective impression of many landscapes rushing by behing the train windows.

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 April 29, 2012  Posted by at 07:20 countryside, sales, sketch No Responses »
Feb 122012
 
Summer Twilight Garden in Russia

This image © Linandara 2012
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Product Description

The picture is about 31 x 49 cm 12 x 19 inches

unframed

oil on hardboard

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I did this in my friends garden which I like very much. Flowers are everywhere: pink dahlias, white hydrangeas, red pelargonium in container on the porch, clematis arch. Warm light started to pour from the windows of a log summer cottage near Moscow.
Materials Used

oil, hardboard, ink

  

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 February 12, 2012  Posted by at 14:48 clematis, cottage, dahlia, garden, Hydrangea, log cabin, oil, painting, Russia, Russian, summer No Responses »
Dec 082011
 
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 December 8, 2011  Posted by at 10:49 farm, farm animals, green, lamb, photography, white No Responses »
Nov 242011
 

Kerry Ridgeway View Photographic Print
 

This print has been done with Epson archival and waterproof ink on satin heavyweight photographic paper. Signed. Unframed.

Printed area is measuring about 30 x 18 cm (12 x 7 inches), the paper is A4 in size.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

Me and my family love to go walking around Newtown, Powys where we live.
Materials Used

ink, paper
More Info

Non-fading picturesque photographic print
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 November 24, 2011  Posted by at 16:40 countryside, Dolfor, hills, Kerry, landscape, photography, Powys, print, Wales No Responses »
Nov 222011
 
Sandy beach in Aberdyfi / Aberdovey, Wales, UK by Linandara

A little picturesque village along the beach and on the hillside (nicknamed by kids Balamory), river estuary, white sails and a terrific view. Our favourite beach in the area. The original painting have been done on a warm september day in 2008, during low tide, while kids were busy splashing in shallow warm pools. Quite a lot of beach sand turned out to be incorporated in the picture…
After selling the original picture I played a bit with color to make this print more “impressionist”

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 November 22, 2011  Posted by at 16:39 beach, boat, colorful, impressionist, oil pastel, print, river, sea, seaside, Wales No Responses »