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Tuscawilla Trees  


Tuscawilla Trees

5x7 inches

acrylic on panel

espresso frame



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I sure had a busy weekend. A couple of musicians played banjo while I painted out in front of Paddiwhack Gallery/Loft Studio on Saturday morning. I look forward to that adventure each week. My friend Linda Pottberg brings her banjo and practices her tunes while I paint. We laugh and joke through the process. I run into old and new friends who pass by.  Football season will be really fun with the crowds going to Flying Biscuit and Fresh Market before the games.


On Sunday I worked all day in completely reorganizing my painting studio near Lacrosse. A dear friend removed the old wall to wall carpet for me and now I have a concrete floor. It is perfect for a painter. i can spill all of the paint I want to and just a sweep and quick mop is all it needs. So much more efficient. I will need to get a good gel mat for the floor in front of my easel. There is nothing like a well organized studio. The project continues today.






Tip of the Day 

 My rule of thumb for organizing is that if I have not used it in a year I probably won't again. I give it away.  

Today's Recipe

 Roasted Chicken

For years I have roasted whole chickens and they are very good. I love the dark meat and I decided to roast chicken pieces this week instead of a whole roaster. I used chicken thighs and drumsticks, both with skin removed. I did not brown them first. I put them in a cast iron pot with carrots,celery,grape tomatoes and onions, thyme,salt,cracked pepper for seasoning. Roasted them at 300 degrees for about 4 hours. The flavor was deep and rich like no other chicken I've tasted. Awesome!!



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 along with my paintings. Guitarist Bob Brounley will play from 1-3 PM. Come have a snack, a drink and browse our artisan market. Men are invited too ;>)


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oil on panel

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cabbage palm 

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Wonderful musicians Ellen,Tom Linda and Jim

 enjoy a jam while I paint at Paddiwhack Gallery.

 Saturday Morning from 10-12. I never know who will stop by.





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