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Today's Painting 




Lake Alice

Lake Alice

20x24 inches

acrylic on birch board


silver frame

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Lake Alice is a wonderful oasis on the University of Florida campus. I have painted there for many years. I like to go on Sunday morning and do little paintings of the lake, the marshy grasses and patterns in the water. This is the chapel on the lake where many young couples tie the knot. In the winter the cypress trees are a beautiful color. Once I had a close encounter with an alligator there. I stepped on his tail in the dark and we both thrashed around trying to escape each other. Not a fun experience and it taught me not to get there before sunlight. There is all kinds of wildlife living around and in the lake, so be careful there.

Tip of the Day 

Observing wildlife


The very first important tip is to respect wildlife. Leave nothing in the woods except your footprints. Don't disturb nests or other habitats. Start observing early in the morning. When the day breaks, the waking wildlife is spectacular. Move quietly and as soundlessly as you can. Be very patient, it takes time. Stay observant at all times. Follow your intuition and senses. Do not forget that animals can smell you so keep a low profile. Choose the right time and place. Look for signs. Bring your camera or a journal to record your findings. Collecting seeds and leaves can be a fun way to add to your book. I often collect wildflower seeds when I'm out in the woods and fields. I give them to friends.



Today's Recipe

 Chocolate Chip Pizza

1 package chocolate chip cookie dough

2/3 cup dry oatmeal

1 8 oz package cream cheese

1 egg

1/4 cup sour cream

1 T sugar

1/3 cup chopped pecans

chocolate sauce


Heat oven to 350

Combine cookie dough with oatmeal. Press into bottom of well greased 10 inch pizza pan or a small sheet pan. Bake about 10 minutes and remove from oven.


Beat cream cheese egg sour cream and sugar until smooth. Spoon on top of cookie mixture and top with pecans. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool and top with drizzled chocolate sauce.






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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Bob Brounley will perform at Paddiwhack Gallery
July 9th from 1-3 PM
Come join us and enjoy 20% off all Jewelry and 20% off my 8x10 inch paintings from 1-3 PM

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July "Make an Offer" Painting

8x10 inches

oil on panel

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cabbage palm 

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Linda and Mike the Bull
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