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.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fair Oaks Residency- Day 7

Collins Field
518x24 inches
oil on canvas

Fish Prairie

Fish Prairie in Light

Notes From My Residency Journal

The temperature has gone from the 20's on last Sunday to the 80's with high humidity today on Saturday. Florida is amazing that way. 

Today was full of activity around Fair Oaks with lively college boys here and there planting and doing other chores around the fields. I love being around them. They are so smart and enthusiastic. What they learn here, they will take along with them into their bright futures. They are always interested in whatever I am painting and are amazed that anyone would actually choose painting as a career. They are all future engineers, scientists, lawyers and doctors, seeking sensible professions, ;>)

Tonight I will have dinner with friends at the Yearling in Cross Creek. It is a wonderful restaurant with indigenous regional specialties. My favorite is the sampler with frog legs, gator, and fried green tomatoes. What a special treat!!

As I wrap up this year's residency at Fair Oaks, I think about all I learned about the discipline of painting. I worked very hard and consistently, with routine each day. I believe that is the key to my success at every residency and in my own studio. A sense of purpose and real goals help me to improve and  understand my work. Tomorrow I will pack and head for home with fond memories of a wonderful week in my very favorite place.


  1. congratulations Linda with the satisfaction of a job well done! Some weather variation to contend with...and the subtleties you capture of Florida flora !