Thursday, November 26, 2009

Amulet Message Pendents

Fun new idea I came up with- recycled corks with any message you would like or, choose one of mine like "Wisdom, Love, Protect Me" Some with crystals, others with dove enhanced with stones, feathers etc. Suggestions taken. Check out my Etsy:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Farmer plowing his field

New pastel painting 14 x 19" that is framed with a double mat and a black frame.
Saugerties area farm summer 2009 by me Linda Stella
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Etsy Artist showing in Hudson

I'll be showing three pastels in the J. Daminani Gallery on 237 Warren St, Hudson along with other Tivoli Artist Co-Op and Etsy HV team member Janet Jappen. We'll be there till Oct.27th.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dutch ship visit the Hudson River

We are so glad we got to see the Dutch Royal Fleet docking in Catskill on Friday Sept. 18Th 2009. What a treat!!!! They are heading up the Hudson River to Albany on Sunday. Frank Stella took these photos. He will be getting them up on his site in the next couple of days. Enjoy these and many other photos on

Monday, August 24, 2009

Painting the Hudson

Pastel of Esopus Lighthouse, Kingston, NY. Today Frank & I went down to Bear mountain to take photos and paint. Beautiful spot....Stony Point near Cold Spring. I'll have some Hudson River paintings at the ASK gallery in Sept. show-Historic Hudson

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lake George Visit

We spend a few days in Bolton Landing every year at our family camp. Fantastic day, did some painting..view on my Etsy site. Photos by Frank Stella

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fireworks on the Rondout /09

Sunday night on the very comfy tourboat "Teal" go to Great folks, great food, and very great fireworks. (Thanks Kingston)
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tivoli Artists co-op

My work and other artists at the Tivoli artist co-op.
This month the "Travel show" Artist and photographers take you around the world... for information go to
Show runs until Aug. 16th

Piano for sale

I am selling this piano that sounds great, made by baldwin. Let me know if you want more info.

Ring on

Thursday, June 18, 2009

With all the rain we've have lately I just had to paint something that took me away to someplace warm and sunny.

This painting and others will be in the "Travel" show happening at the Tivoli Co-op July 24-Aug. 16

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Great night on the Hudson

We had a great time on the Hudson last night going out on the Teal with several friends to see the Half Moon, the Clearwater and several other ships come into the Rondout Creek . Check out my painting with scenes of the Hudson and jewelry at For more info on the Teal go to Have a great day!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Nina & Pinta on the Rondout in Kingston, NY

The Teal will be going out of the Rondout Creek on June 10th Wed. 6pm to view the large ships coming up the Hudson celebrating Henry Hudson's discovery.For all interested can check out photos below that Frank Stella took last summer. This one was taken today. The replicas of the Nina and Pinta were in the Rondout. They are surprisingly small...a treat to see.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Tears running down my face"

After hearing the Dave Mathews concert on the fuse last night I just had to list these earrings on my etsy site. He sang "sister sister-feel your tears running down my face", great song. I love him!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

"Impression Jasper"

I just love this new jasper I recently bought. It's called Aqua Terea impression Jasper. I put it together with an earring that I re-configured and I think it really came out nice.It will be on my Etsy site later tonight. There is citrine and amethyst in the sterling part and a rubber cord finish off this pendent.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Rainy and cold, what's up. Have to take Rocky for a walk. He doesn't need sunglasses today.

Later we'll go down to the strand and check out the Teal's progress and stop into ASK to check out the paintings. I'm also working on a pastel of a great shot that Frank Stella took of a conductor on the Arkville train many years ago.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Amanda's graduation

Congratulations to Paul's daughter graduating from Russell Sage today!!! She is working on Dad's farm...Engelke Farm and is very interested in farming. You go girl!!!! The farm is located outside Troy, NY in Eagle Mills doing vegetables, haunted hay rides and pumpkins as well as winter sports.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spring and Narcissus

Spring is finally here and except for the heat ruining all my daffodils things are looking great! I took photos of my narcissus on some interesting paper that I will be making into cards for my site.

Friday, May 1, 2009

My son Ben took this shot driving along a country road in Cape Cod. I love the movement and mode it has.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hudson River show and cruises

I will be showing this pastel and two other paintings this month at the Tivoli Artist Co-op in Tivoli, NY The opening is Sat. May 2nd
7-9PM The theme is Hudson River and will feature paintings done by several members. Wine & cheese!!! Please come.
More paintings and jewelry at

Photo by Frank Stella taken from the Teal last summer. A great day! This is the Esopus Lighthouse just south of Kingston.

Johnny and the crew are hard at work getting the Teal ready for another season of parties and tours on the Hudson River.

Frank and I enjoyed several trips last summer and can't wait to do it again.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Maternal Tree

In the Mother's Day showcase today I have my new design called "Maternal Tree". A combination of the "Tree of Life" idea and Mother earth" Infant, child and mother in the Tree of Life.

Jade is sandwiched between two sheets of sterling.

Check it out at

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hand Painted Silk Tie

Made earrings this week with red amber and sterling.

New item on Etsy is a hand-painted tie that looks so nice on my son Ben.

Daria, Karen & Marley visit

Pet Portraits and other paintings on

Daria, Karen and Marley visit today. Marley is their beautiful dog that I did a pastel painting of last year.

My dog Rocky loves to have him visit.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Painting hats for CAS

This pig painted on a cap for Catskill animal Sanctuary

Rambo is a favorite at the Sanctuary. It's a great orginazation dedicated to saving animals

I've been painting this goat on caps all week for the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NY Botanical Gardens

I was lucky enough last month
to see the Henry Moore sculpture

show along with the orchid show

at the NY Botanical Gardens.
What a treat!

My husband Frank Stella is a great photographer

and got a few good shots that day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our Cabin in Maplecrest NY is for available for weekly rentals.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

A Great Day

A walk on the railtrail with Frank & Rocky!