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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Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Short Residency at Bird Island

Bird Island

Bird Island

Notes From My Residency Journal

I'll be off on a short adventure to Bird Island on Friday, October 12-14th. Bird Island is a privately owned island on Florida's west coast. It is lovely and peaceful with views of the gulf, the town of Horseshoe Beach and the marshes, my favorite. It is accessible by boat only. I've been invited as part of a painting group by the owner's family so I am looking forward to the opportunity. I got to go there for a weekend in 2009 and I loved it. In October the wild sea sunflowers bloom so I will be able to gather seeds to give away to visitors to my studio. There will be several painters there, so I will spend most of my time taking reference photos and doing small quick paintings. I'll use that to do some larger paintings back in the studio in 2013. This is a special privilege that I look forward to.