Six Artists Six Prairies -

 Todays Painting








810 inches

acrylic on panel


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The Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail


The Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail is a 16-mile recreational trail designed for walking, cycling, in-line skating, and horseback riding.

In 2008, the Friends of the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail (The Froghat Committee) merged with the Friends of Paynes Prairie, a citizen support organization that works with Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park who manages the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail. - From  


 I remember ones walking along the trail and running into a Bobcat one afternoon. We faced each other for a good five minutes before he sauntered off in the weeds. He was beautiful and larger than I epected a Bobcat to be.


We are so very blessed to live in north central Florida with so much nature surrounding us.


Tip of the Day 


Steps to insuring your valuables:


To prevent an underinsured loss, three basic precautions are essential:


1. Go over your collection and put a dollar value on it.


2. If you're not sure, or think the value exceeds $1,000 (easy in this era, even with simple silverware), have an appraiser give you an estimate.


3. If the value of your collectables exceeds the limit of your policy, adjust your coverage for your own protection.


 Whether you own a Queen Anne side table, an 18th-century tollhouse or a modern silver service for 12, the basic point remains the same: A personal articles floater is the best way to insure valuables and collectibles.


Today's Recipe

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Mushroom Cheese Bread
I would like to thank Publix for this idea.

1 loaf crusty bread, cut in half
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup italian cheese shredded cheese blend
1 cup of baby Portabello mushrooms, sliced

Preheat the oven to 350.  Brush olive oil on both pieces of bread (on the cut side, not the crust side).  Lay the mushroom slices on top of the bread and sprinkle with garlic and cheese.

Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly



 From my daughter the caterer-


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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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