Six Artists Six Prairies -

 Todays Painting


  Evinston packing House circa 1890 

Packing House

12x16 inches

oil on birch panel





Hen Party


I had a great weekend of teaching painting and hosting a party at my studio. We had a great time and sales were good, considering that it is August in Gainesville, which means there is nobody here. It was so much fun we will do it again in November, with a cake party theme, so more to come on that plan.  


With the party plan came a good clean out of my loft studio. it is roomier now with things I was storing for my landlord, now gone!! The painting space is so much nicer now, just in time to start my Saturday afternoon Open Studio Class to start the first Saturday in September. I have six spaces left. Come join us for some fun, cameraderie and good painting time.

Tip of the Day 

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Today's Recipe

   My friend Wendy sent me three new recipes to share with ya'll.


 From Wendy Ledbetter



Summer Squash Cheese Pie
1  9-inch pie crust (can use Crescent Roll dough in a greased pie plate)
1tsp Dijon mustard
4 cups sliced yellow squash and zuchinni mix
1 cup (or less if you prefer) chopped white onion
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2tsp pepper
2Tbsp dried parsley, or finely chopped fresh
1/4 tsp dry basil
1/4 tsp oregano
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups shredded swiss cheese
Spread mustard on pie crust and set aside.
Saute squash and onions in butter.
Stir in spices and herbs to squash mixture.
In seperate bowl beat eggs and cheese together.
Add squash mixture to egg mixture and lightly fold ingredients.
Pour squash mixture into crust.
Bake  at 375 degrees F at 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Let stand 10 minutes.

Can serve warm or cold. ( I like it warm with the cheese a little runny).


Studio News and Specials 


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 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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Opening offer must be 10.00 




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