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 Todays Painting

River Trees


River Trees

18x24 inches

acrylic on stretched canvas with palette knife



I'd love to have a boat to ride along Florida rivers whenever I want to. They are ever changing with lovely palm hammocks and estuaries. I often see river otters, alligators,turtles, many species of birds and water snakes. It is always an education to visit these beautiful places.

 It's time for another contest!! Send me a tip of the day and I'll post them. I'll put your name in the pot and you will win any painting from my browse bins at the loft studio. If you live out of town, I'll send you a nice 5x7 painting if you win. 

Tip of the Day  -

Write a list before you go shopping - and stick to it. One should never go into a store without a strong idea of what one will be buying while in there. Make a careful plan of what you'll buy before you go, then stick strictly to that list when you go to the store. Don't put anything in the cart that's not on the list, no matter how tempting, and you'll come out of the store saving a bundle. -From

Today's Recipe

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I created a pretty good recipe last night.


I microed a  butternut squash for 10 minutes.

After it cooled, I split it in half lengthwise and cleaned out seed cavity. Set aside.


I diced three uncooked center cut pork chops, trimming off the fat.

I chopped one small onion and cut 10 grape tomatoes in half.

I sauted the pork and vegetables and added 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce. I filled the 2 halves of the cleaned butternut squash with the pork vegetable mixture. I placed in a deep baking pan and added a little water for steaming.  I covered with foil and roasted for one hour at 350.


I removed foil and covered with cheese and baked another five minutes.


Serves two.




Studio News and Specials 


"The Mob"


Thornebrook Gallery, September 9th, 6:00pm-9:00pm.


 The opening of "The Mob", a showing of thirty of the phenomenally talented painters in our area. Each artist will bring in one piece to display for the five day show. Live music will be performed for the opening by Eric Diamond. A closing party will also be held on Wednesday September 14th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. with live music by Cathy DeWitt. Refreshments will be served.

 Come find my painting at this exhibit. 

Post Card

I'll be in booth number 60 at the
Thornebrook Village Fine Art Festival
September 23-25, 2011 




 Melrose exhibit

I'll have three paintings in the Melrose Fundraiser.



Come meet the Six Artists at Wild Birds Unlimited and Paddiwhack Gallery during Art Hop  November 18, 5:30 - 9 PM. Enjoy the Cake Party at my Loft Studio with Creative Hands artisans November 18 5:30 - 9PM and on Saturday November 19th from 10 AM - 4 PM  (Next to Fresh Market) 4122 NW 16th BLVD, Gainesville, FL





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 Open Studio 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. (Bring your painting projects and let me help you with them)


Saturdays from 3:00-5:30 PM 

Includes a snack and drink. 

30.00 per class. Pay at the class. 

Limited to eight painters.(I have five 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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Current High Offer is 20.00 




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