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 Field and Sky

Field and Sky

9x12 inches

acrylic on panel


I've always loved clouds. I enjoy the challenge of painting them regularly. I miss the fun of cloud gazing that we all did as a child. Florida  truely has spectacular clouds. This fall I intend to lay out in a field at Fair Oaks and watch them, just for the fun of it.



Tip of the Day


The best way to clean and refresh your glass coffee carafe is with ice,lemon juice and kosher salt. (Make sure the carafe is not hot.)  Fill it a third full of ice, pour in about a 1/4 cup salt and a few Tablespoons of lemon juice. Swirl the contents around and around until it is sparkling clean. Rinse out thoroughly.

Today's Recipe


Lemon Cheese Cake


1 box Pudding Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix

16 oz cream cheese

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup sugar


Measure and set aside 1 cup dry cake mix.


Combine remaining mix with 1 egg and 1/3 cup oil. Press into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.


Combine reserved cake mix with 2 eggs and remaining ingredients.. Beat for 2 minutes. Spread over the baked mix in the pan and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.



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 along with my paintings. Guitarist Bob Brounley will play from 1-3 PM. Come have a snack, a drink and 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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Opening offer must be 10.00 




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