Six Artists Six Prairies -

 Todays Painting





9x12 inches

acrylic on panel


Every now and then  I feel like doing a painting that is fast and loose! I had about an hour yesterday to do a painting. I love the combination of the purple cabbade and the sunflowers. The original reference photo had only two sunflowers in front, and some rosemary stems behind the cabbage. I decided to add the third sunflower and some colorful  red salvia to make a more interesting composition.

Tip of the Day- Snack Mixes make great gifts


Keep plenty of tins filled with snack mixes handy for unexpected drop-in guests. Make extra of the snack mixes and package them as presents in tins, boxes or gift bags for unexpected guests and neighbors.  

Most snack mixes can be stored in containers at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. If you're giving these as gifts, it's a good idea to include storing directions with the packages. 

Today's Recipe


 Traditional Snack Mix


  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal squares
  • 2 cups crispy corn cereal squares
  • 2 cups crispy wheat cereal squares
  • 2 cups toasted oat cereal
  • 1 cup mini pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. In a large roasting pan, melt margarine. Mix in seasoning salt, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and garlic salt.
  3. Stir crispy rice, corn, wheat and oat cereals, pretzels and nuts into the butter mixture and coat well.
  4. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.


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 and bears along with my paintings.  Catering by Jackie Tucker. Come browse our artisan market. Men are invited too ;>)


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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 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.



Values and Notan Study in the Landscape


Four week session


Thursday Morning from 10:00AM-12:30PM


September 8


September 15


September 22


September 29




Payable in advance. No refund for missed classes.


Limited to eight painters. Register on this page using the blue paypal link.






Open Studio Class


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


Saturdays from 3:00-5:30 PM


This is a casual, on-going class for painters who wish to work on individual painting projects. I'll be happy to answer questions on marketing art, equipment, art materials, and technique.


Includes a snack and drink.


30.00 per class. Pay at the class.


Limited to eight painters, first come first serve.





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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