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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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Sunday, May 20, 2012

St Augustine beach Residency Day 7




Notes From My Residency Journal

I took these photos in front of Chad and Sarah's Condo before leaving. What a beautiful beach!!

I will have several hundred reference photos so that I will enjoy many happy hours of painting from them when I get back to the studio. What great memories to go with these images. These residencies are such a vital part of my experience as a landscape painter. Only by actually living in an area for a week or more can I really begin to understand the region and it's subtleties. Staying in an area allows me to explore the land and the culture of a region. The more I understand the area, the better the paintings will be later in the studio. I did eight paintings this week. I will do many more over the next few months. I add bits and pieces of Florida to my work as I go to these residencies and my understanding of it grows.  After more than 60 years as a Floridian, I still have so much to learn.  Thanks to my sponsors, this study continues. Chad and Sarah will enjoy selecting one of the paintings as my thanks for the residency.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Linda, for this delightful diary of your time at St. Augustine Beach. It's wonderful to hear what a restorative and productive time this was for you--plus you've provided a nice tour guide to some of the "wild places" all around--super! These residencies are a well-deserved treat for a fine person, a devoted lover of natural Florida, and a very gifted painter of the area.

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  2. Mary,
    Thank you so much for reading the bog and for your very kind comments.
    Love,
    Linda

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