Tuesday, April 10, 2012


"DAYBREAK" Small Work - 7 x 7 - Cold Wax & Oil on Cradled Panel

This is a new medium for me that I am really enjoying working with...Dorland's or Gamblin's Cold Wax which you add to oil paint. This piece was sold immediately upon completion.

Linda Benton McCloskey, Non-Objective & Abstract Artist
Website: www.LindaBentonMcCloskey.com

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"My Sacred Place"

This piece is quite different for me.   When I paint, one of my priorities is value (contrast) and as you can see, this painting has very little.  This painting was completed in November of last year when I was in a very meditative mood.  It was finished quickly listening to soft music.  Normally I will look at a piece for several days or weeks and decide if it’s finished.  With this particular piece I didn’t want to change a thing.  It also has lots of soft lines which do not show up in the picture.  Mixed Media - 40 x 30 on canvas.

If you would like to view more of my work, please go to my website - www,LindaBentonMcCloskey.com.

Linda Benton McCloskey
Email - mccloskeyart@gmail.com

Saturday, January 7, 2012


"Daybreak" was painted in mid-November and is one of my latest pieces.  I haven't been painting since I broke my leg back on November 29th and haven't been able to paint since then.  I fractured my weight bearing bone in my right leg was have been "wheelchair and home boand" ever since.  It's been difficult since I am accustomed to painting daily and teaching several classes a week.  

Since my studio is down one very long flight of steps, I have asked my husband, Bob, to bring me some supplies upstairs and I will start on some small pieces on the dining room table.  I want to experiment with cold wax and oil paint as well. We'll see if anything comes of it.  

Daybreak is one of my favorite pieces.  I may just hang in my home for awhile. 

Website:  www.LindaBentonMcCloskey