Welcome to My Project!

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.
Contact me at: linda@lindablondheim.com

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Getting Ready for the Next Adventure

Notes From my Residency Journal

I'm excited today. Tomorrow I start my next residency at Hibiscus Condominiums in lovely St Augustine Beach. Thank you so much Nan and Bob Sherwood for your generous sponsorship. I'm told that my home for a week is beach front with a nice patio, so you know where I'll be painting!!

I stayed home from Fair Oaks, regretfully, to clean house, finish packing and to load my car. I'm told  the weather will be perfect for the week, so I will be painting everything from miniatures to 20x24. I will be continuing my afternoon painting on the patio as I did in May for my other residency. It is so swell to get out a big canvas and work on it for a couple of hours each afternoon from 5-7 PM, hopefully completing it during the residency. I make myself an afternoon cocktail and turn on my Pandora radio to Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald and watch the light change ever so gradually. This is living.

I'll be exploring state parks and nature preserves down the coast this time, and will put in a stop at Hobby Lobby for frames, since we don't have one in Gainesville. I will try to post on this blog each afternoon to share the adventure with all of you. 

More to come........

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