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 Todays Painting


Bird Island Palms

Bird Island Palms

9x12 inches

acrylic on birch panel

 espresso frame


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Life is good for landscape painters in Florida, especially in the northern half. We have a rich diversity of subjects and climates here, a bit less tropical than south Florida and less crowded. I love the seasonal changes in north Florida. I love everything about it from September-April. Summer might be better somewhere else like the coast. I'd love to have a little beach cottage for May-August on the east coast. I would never want to live very far from the coast. If I can't find palm trees, I'm not happy ;>) As far as I'm concerned, rural Florida is our best asset. Let's try to hold onto it by supporting land conservation.



Tip of the Day-   


When using a broiler to cook meat, pre-heat oven until it's really hot. This will sear the outside of the meat and keep the juices in. And don't use a fork to turn  steaks, use thongs or a spatula to prevent juices from leaking out. 

Today's Recipe

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 Black Bean Mango Salsa from

  • � cup cooked black beans - you can cook them yourself but canned beans will work quite nicely.
  • 1 ripe medium sized mango
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • � red onion
  • Juice from 3 limes
  • 8 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1-tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeno chili pepper
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Prep the ingredients:

  • Peel & pit the mango and then dice it into � inch pieces.
  • Core and seed the bell pepper and dice into small pieces.
  • Peel and dice the onion into equal sized pieces.
  • Squeeze the juice from the limes and have it ready.
  • Chop the cilantro finely.
  • Stem, seed and mince the jalapeno pepper. Be careful not to touch your hands to your eyes after working with this chile pepper.


How to Prepare at Home:

Combine all the ingredients together in one good sized bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings with the salt and pepper. Don't overwork the salsa or it will become a big mush.

You can serve this whenever, but it will taste even better if you let it size a while in the refrigerator up to a few days.



Studio News and Specials 


Painting Knife Landscape Workshop



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"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. 

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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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