Six Artists Six Prairies -

 Todays Painting




Over the fence 

 Over the Fence

5x7 inches

acrylic on panel




 I recently bought a CD from a friend who is in a band. Yesterday I finally got the time while in the painting studio, to listen to it. I was delightfully surprised. Naturally, it is suited for young college age kids, but I really enjoyed the lyrics in several of the songs. It's nice to step outside of my routine of Billie Holiday and Puccini to hear something from the next generation. The music is what I would call garage band, but fun and interesting. The band is called Lunars and they play locally in Gainesville. Check them out the next time you are out and about at the club scene around town. My friend Matt plays in the band and I'm very proud of him.

Tip of the Day - The Basic Stain Removal Rules

 The quicker, the better. The optimum time to treat a stain is within moments of its occurrence. The longer a stain sets, the more likely it is to become permanent.

  1. Identify or try to identify both the staining agefactors affect how you treat the stain. Cotton is treated differently than rayon or silk. Knowing what the stained surface is helps you choose the proper treatment technique and avoid damaging the surface.
  2. Remove as much as possible of the stainingnt and the stained surface before you begin treatment. Both  mayonnaise you have to deal with on the blouse front, the better; so scrape off as much as possible. Excess liquids can be blotted. (If there is enough liquid to form a puddle, spoon it out or remove it by dipping the corner of a clean, white cloth or paper towel into it and allowing the cloth to draw up the liquid.) If the staining agent is a solid, scrape off excess with a dull knife, agent before treating with a stain-removal product. The less spoon, or spatula. Powders can be shaken or brushed off. Be careful not to spread the stain when removing the excess staining material.
  3. Handle stained items gently. Rubbing, folding, wringing, or squeezing can cause the stain to penetrate more deeply and may damage delicate fibers.
  4. Avoid using heat. Don't use hot water on stains, don't dry stained articles with heat, and never iron stained fabrics. Heat can make a stain impossible to remove. (Heat, however, is used to remove wax from certain fibers.)
  5. Pretest any stain-removing agent. Even water may damage some surfaces, so always run a sample test on some inconspicuous spot-the seam allowance or under the hem of a garment, the part of the rug that's hidden under a table or chair, the part of the upholstery that faces the wall-to avoid costly mistakes.
  6. Follow directions to the letter. Read all the manufacturer's directions on the product container. If you make your own cleaning supplies, be sure you're using the proper ingredients and that you are using the cleaning agent exactly as described.
  7. Work from the center of the stain outward. Most stains are best treated with movements that are directed outward. Such movements help avoid leaving a ring around the cleaned area.

By using these proven cleanup methods specialized for the stain at hand, you can rest assured you are cleaning each individual stain safely and effectively. 



Today's Recipe

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


 From my caterer Jackie


Turkey Tacos


1 package of ground turkey
1 tablespoon favorite taco seasoning
1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Chipotle Seasoning
1-2 teaspoons chipotle sauce
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat.  Add the turkey and brown.  When the meat is browned add the seasonings and water.  Stir together and reduce heat.  Simmer, stirring until the sauce thickens.

Top tacos with favorite toppings.



Studio News and Specials 



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





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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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