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Sunflowers 2

8x10 inches

acrylic on panel


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I can't think of any flower that is happier than the sunflower. They always make me smile. I've been in the mood to paint them lately. They are harder to paint well than one might think. I've seen lots of paintings of them over the years. I need to keep practicing to get them right. It's all about the light, with flowers. I've been doing some small ones over the last couple of weeks and now I'm ready to tackle a larger Sunflower painting.

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Today's Recipe

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My low carb Chocolate Mousse


1 package of sugar free chocolate pudding or refrigerated sugar free pudding that you buy in the mild and dairy isle. You would use six of those.

1 carton of regular cool whip

dash of vanilla


Put pudding into a large bowl. Fold in the cool whip and vanilla until mixed but not over blended. Serve in chilled dessert glasses and top with raspberries or strawberries.  Yummy and guilt free if you are on a low carb/sugar diet.


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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.

( I have six spaces left for this class) 




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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