Six Artists Six Prairies -

 Todays Painting

  Paynes Prairie Trees

 Paynes Prairie Trees

11x14 inches

acrylic on panel


I had a lot of trouble getting a digital image of this painting but I'm not a great photographer. You'll just  have to come to the studio soon and take a look at the real paintings. Everyone teases me about my poor photography skills. People often tell me they are amazed at how the paintings really look. That's the only good thing about being a lousy photographer. No one is ever disappointed when they see the real paintings. ;>) 




Tip of the Day-Ditch Junk Mail 

100 million trees are chopped down each year for junk mail. For every 1,000 of us who succeed in halving our personal bulk mail, we will save 170 trees, nearly 46,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, and 70,000 gallons of water each year. There are many services that will remove you from junk mail lists for a small fee; just type "stop junk mail" into your Internet search engine. From

Today's Recipe


Bacon Water Chestnut Rolls
Ingredients -
1 can water chestnuts ((8 ounce, halved )
1/2 Pound Bacon (cut in half)
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Tomato-Based Chili Sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees'.

2. Wrap each water chestnut with a piece of bacon.

3. Place the rolls seam-side down in a baking dish.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until bacon is crisp and cooked through.

5. Drain off the grease.

6. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, brown sugar and chili sauce; pour over the bacon-chestnut rolls. Return to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes.




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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July "Make an Offer" Painting

8x10 inches

oil on panel

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I will be doing a sky painting demonstration
 at Michaels this Sunday from 1-3 PM  in Gainesville, FL


Come enjoy a Michaels class with me, August 7 and August 21, 2011.




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