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Monday, November 10, 2008

Changes Here on the Blog

My Yard IV
12x16 inches
oil on panel
Purchase HERE

I have neglected this blog and I apologise. I have decided to change it into a collector's blog with stories about the rural South, tips for collectors on framing, hanging paintings, archival information, choosing a collection, how to work with an artist on commissions, and various topics related to art collecting. I will also feature small paintings with a rural theme from the ranches and farms I paint on here in the South. I will post about once a week. Enjoy it and share the blog with your friends.

The above painting was done in my yard last week. My home was once part of a large farm here near Lacrosse Florida. The entire farm was owned by farmer Earnest Bethea. He grew all kinds of crops, including Broccoli, potatoes, corn, beans ,squash and other vegetables. He would take them to the packing house down the road about 7 miles to Lacrosse. There are packing houses all over this part of Florida and farms in every direction. My neighbors have beef cattle and other neighbors have horses. Living in rural Florida is wonderful for a landscape painter. There is nothing like it. I have many fond memories of the fish camps and farms I used to roam as a child. I walk my dog each day through the fields of tall grasses and can hear the neighbor's cattle lowing in the dusk of the day. Many foxes, owls,turkeys,bald eagles,other wild birds and deer live on these farms.


Jean Levert Hood said...

IV is an awesome painting, Linda!!

I look ahead to the changes in your blog, knowing that we all change and adjust with the times. We must. Your blog has been a wealth of information and great paintings, and I know that the future will be great as well.

I find it difficult to post more than once a week, or every 5 days or so. There is just so very much to do as an artist!

Neglected your blog?? No, I don't think so, Linda, you've given us so much! I look forward to your stories about the South, your local area, as well as tips for collectors. I love history and the local stories of our country's many wonderful places. To combine that with art will be so rich. I see great things to come!

I am hoping that Studio Dog is resting well tonight, and improving as would be expected. You certainly did get a spirited one in Henri! But, knowing you, Linda, I would expect nothing less.

With much love,

Gardenia said...

Sounds like heaven. The painting is exquisite. I thought of you this weekend as the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival was in full swing.

Linda Blondheim said...

Thanks so much Jean, The stories and patron stuff has been in the back of my mind for a lomg time. I gave the advice to one of my clients to do this with her blog so I thought, It's about time I use my ideas for others for myself too. I will update about once a week here and keep my daily blog at art notes. You are right, Henry is the perfect dog for me!!

Wow Gardenia,
It's been a long time since I thought about that show. I hope it is still excellent. I gave up ourtdoor shows a number of years ago. Now and then I think about returning to them,shake my head and say NO!!

The Epiphany Artist said...

I Ditto Jean's Post :)