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I was born and raised in Florida. After many years of travel, attending plein air paint outs, I discovered that residencies are the best way to explore the natural world I love. Working for an extended period from seven to ten days really enhances my painting experience. I am lucky to have friends and collectors who make it possible to explore the exciting and interesting locations I love to paint. Supporters provide their unoccupied vacation homes or hotel lodging for my residencies throughout the year. I am always delighted to leave an original framed painting for them as my thanks for their generous gift. If you would like to sponsor a residency, I would love to hear from you.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My First Red Cedar

This painting is almost finished. One more session should do it. It is the first Red Cedar I have painted and it was a challenge I loved. We saw many of these trees in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The grow along the edge of canals and estuaries and on the road edges. Many of them look like they have been trimmed, but perhaps the wind blows the limbs off. You can see the limbs and trunks clearly on them which adds to their beauty. I love the rich green against the white limbs and trunks. The shadows fall blue and purple over the limbs making a lovely palette. The trees stand out beautifully against the fall and winter colors in the marsh. I imagine they are not nearly as noticeable in the summer when everything is green.

Linda Blondheim

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