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My Yard

My Yard

20x24 inches

oil on panel


Yesterday my sister and I went to the pet store to buy a little comet goldfish for my fish bowl. My beloved pet goldfish Murphy died a few days ago. I had him for 8 years. We ended up with a ten gallon tank with filter, siphon,hood with lights,gravel and two fan tail gold fish. Needless to say, I have moved up in the world with this gift from my sis. Life is good!!


Tip of the Day 

You can customize your system web browser toolbar according to your need. There are many toolbar buttons you never used. You can add some mostly used buttons for example "Paste" or "Print Preview" in your browser toolbar or remove with same option.


If you are using Internet Explorer then right click on the empty area of the toolbar and select the option "Customize". Here you will find a list of options in left and right panel, if you want to add any toolbar button then simply highlight it from the left panel and click on the "Add" button. But if you want to remove any toolbar button then first highlight it from the right panel and click on the "Remove" button.


Today's Recipe


Last night I invented a fabulous dinner. You can use Kilbasa, smoked sausage, country sausage like Nettles Brand or Italian sausage. I used Kilbasa.


Slice sausage in 1 inch wide pieces.

1/2 fresh pineapple diced

1 onion cut in half lengthwise and thick sliced

24 grape tomatoes halved

1 bell pepper diced

1 teaspoon Country Dijon mustard

salt and cracked black pepper to taste


Place everything except the bell pepper in a deep skillet and saute with a bit of oil to keep it from sticking. Saute in the green pepper just before the dish is cooked so they stay crisp.  Vegetables shoild be carmelized before adding the green peppers.


It is really good and easy.



Studio News and Specials 
Hen Party


I'm having a "Hen Party" on Saturday August 6th from Noon to 4 PM in my Loft Studio.
I have invited three Craft artisans to join me for the day. We will have handmade jewelry, handmade soaps and wash cloths and handmade hand bags and bears along with my paintings.  Catering by Jackie Tucker. Come browse our artisan market. Men are invited too ;>)


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 Linda's Loft Studio Classes
These classes are designed for students who have some experience in painting. They are in a casual fun atmosphere and not at all intimidating.


My Thursday morning classes are designed to increase your knowledge in design and composing, values, and in working with various color palettes. We do many studies to increase our skills for painting. These classes are in four week sessions on a particular theme.



My Saturday afternoon class is designed to allow you the freedom to work on your own painting projects as individuals. It is a casual class with positive useful critiques and suggestions on composing, color and values, brushwork or anything you need help with. We can discuss marketing, materials,equipment or any art related questions you may have. You may use any medium for this class except transparent watercolor.



Values and Notan Study in the Landscape


Four week session


Thursday Morning from 10:00AM-12:30PM


September 8


September 15


September 22


September 29




Payable in advance. No refund for missed classes.


Limited to eight painters. Register on this page using the blue paypal link.






Open Studio Class


(Bring your painting projects and let me help you with them)


Saturdays from 3:00-5:30 PM


This is a casual, on-going class for painters who wish to work on individual painting projects. I'll be happy to answer questions on marketing art, equipment, art materials, and technique.


Includes a snack and drink.


30.00 per class. Pay at the class.


Limited to eight painters, first come first serve.





For beginning painters, take a Michaels Beginning Acrylic class with Linda, 2 Sundays a month. Register at the Gainesville Michaels store at the courtesy desk.


My Yard IV 

August "Make an Offer" Painting

9x12 inches

acrylic on panel

shipping 10.00

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Opening offer must be 10.00 




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