Six Artists Six Prairies -

 Todays Painting

 Bird Island Sea Sunflowers

Bird Island

18x24 inches

acrylic on birch panel


Henry had a big adventure a few days ago. He likes to explore in the morning after we get up. He sniffs around the yard while I read my smart phone email on my front porch. Suddenly I heard an odd sounding animal behind me. I turned around just in time to see Henry in hot pursuit of a wild turkey. The turkey was squealing in terror and Henry's little legs were going as fast as he could run. The bird won the race by taking off in flight. With Henry, life is a laugh every day.


It's time for another contest!! Send me a tip of the day and I'll post them. I'll put your name in the pot and you will win any painting from my browse bins at the loft studio. If you live out of town, I'll send you a nice 5x7 painting if you win. Contest ends Sunday at 5 PM.

Tip of the Day  -

From Linda Pottberg


 "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."  

 - Dr. Seuss

Today's Recipe

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   Avocado Tomato Salad

 5 tomatoes, quartered
 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, chopped in bite size pieces
 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 juice of one lemon
 1/3 cup red onion, sliced
 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted light brown in the oven
 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
 Italian Salad Dressing (optional)

Place tomatoes, onion and avocado in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix well.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 Remove from refrigerator and transfer to individual serving salad bowls. Cover top with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese and salad dressing if desired.




Studio News and Specials 


Painting Knife Landscape Workshop



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"The Mob"


Thornebrook Gallery, September 9th, 6:00pm-9:00pm.


 The opening of "The Mob", a showing of thirty of the phenomenally talented painters in our area. Each artist will bring in one piece to display for the five day show. Live music will be performed for the opening by Eric Diamond. A closing party will also be held on Wednesday September 14th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. with live music by Cathy DeWitt. Refreshments will be served.

 Come find my painting at this exhibit. 

Post Card

I'll be in booth number 60 at the
Thornebrook Village Fine Art Festival
September 23-25, 2011 




 Melrose exhibit

I'll have three paintings in the Melrose Fundraiser.



Come meet the Six Artists at Wild Birds Unlimited and Paddiwhack Gallery during Art Hop  November 18, 5:30 - 9 PM. Enjoy the Cake Party at my Loft Studio with Creative Hands artisans November 18 5:30 - 9PM and on Saturday November 19th from 10 AM - 4 PM  (Next to Fresh Market) 4122 NW 16th BLVD, Gainesville, FL





Take advantage of my layaway plan. I offer up to 12 months to pay for your painting. I store the painting for you until it is paid for in full.  No interest on payments. you can start at $25.00 A great way to buy the painting of your dreams.




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


Saturdays from 3:00-5:30 PM 

Includes a snack and drink. 

30.00 per class. Pay at the class. 

Limited to eight painters.(I have five 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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Current High Offer is 20.00 




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