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Lake Path

Lake Path

20x24 inches

acrylic on panel


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I'm going to take a few weeks off from my sidewalk painting adventure on Saturdays with musician Linda Pottberg. It is becoming torturous with the heat and humidity right now.We will start again in September. Yes, it will be just as hot but in my mind it will be starting the fall season. Football fans will be arriving. Kids will be back in school and I expect that it will begin to be great fun with all of the activities. Gainesville is a ghost town in August, so I'll enjoy a brief break from that adventure. For those who don't know, I paint out on the sidewalk in front of Paddiwhack Gallery every Saturday that I'm in town. Linda Pottberg usually joins me with her guitar and banjo. We have a wonderful time, meeting lots of people and entertaining them.

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Today's Recipe

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 From Wendy Ledbetter


Key Lime Pie
Graham Crackers
1/3 sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
5Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs, yolks seperated
1 14 oz. can condensed mil
2/3 cup fresh lime juice**
fresh lime zest **
In food processor crush graham crackers until crumbs. 
Add sugar and cinnamon.
Pulse until fully mixed. 
Add butter.  Pulse until mix and crumbs hold together. 
Press into a greased 9 inch pie plate. Set aside.
In bowl beat eggs.  Add milk.
Add juice and zest.
Pour into pie crust.
Top with meringue to the edge of pie if desired.**
Bake 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Cool pie in frig. 15-20 minutes to set before serving.
*If you desire a less tart pie add juice and zest to taste.
** Or serve with whipped cream when served.
Chill a stainless steel bowl and mixer beaters.
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Beat on high until stiff peaks form.
Spread on top of pie to the edges of pie before baking. 


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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.

( I have six 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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Opening offer must be 10.00 




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