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 Todays Painting

Fair Oaks Dry Pond 

Fair Oaks Dry Pond

8x10 inches

acrylic on birch panel

 espresso frame


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I had a marvelous day at Fair Oaks on my first day out on location since April. It's time to get back out to paint, even though it is hot still. It was bearable in the shade and I enjoyed the experience so much.


Today I'm off to Perry FL to do a mini Art Lover Salon on request. I am winging this one with no prepared speech. I think it's more fun to talk about what i do than to read from notes.

Congratulations to Nan S who won the Tip Context. Stop by and get your painting at the studio Wednesday-Saturday Nan. It pays to read my newsletter! 



Tip of the Day- Storing Cheese 

Store cheese in your refrigerator, which approximates the


 temperature of aging rooms. Keep it wrapped tightly in plastic,


 away from air. Air helps mold grow on cheese. If you get a little


 mold on the outside, just cut it off. The English say if mold


 won't eat your cheddar it can't taste very good.


  Bring cheese to room temperature before melting. Melt cheese


 over a low heat to help prevent toughening and separation of


 oils and liquids.  Most ripened or aged cheese is low in moisture content and


 can be frozen without drastic flavor and texture changes. Thaw


 slowly in the refrigerator for 24 hours or more. If frozen for


 several months, the cheese may dry out somewhat and become


 crumbly when thawed.


Today's Recipe

   I love getting recipes from my readers. Please send them to me at


  Sweet Potato Casserole from Tina


4 cups sweet potato, cubed

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 cup chopped pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.



Studio News and Specials 


Painting Knife Landscape Workshop



Register at:




"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 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 


Since I have been selling regularly on Ebay, it is easier to use that instead of doing the monthly auction. This will be my last one for awhile. Go to my ebay link after this month to bid on my small paintings.


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