Saturday, May 3, 2008

Creative Arts Guild sponsored paint-out in Dalton, GA in 2009

It's just in the planning stage, but the Creative Arts Guild in Dalton, GA, has agreed to help sponsor a paint-out in 2009 (most likely in the Spring).

We need a data base of plein air painters who would be interested in participating. With 20-30 artist's names and contact information, the Arts Guild can begin to line up sponsors.

Everyone interested please contact me at and I will pass your information along to Megan at the the Guild. bjwright

Friday, May 2, 2008

Linda Blondheim Tree Painting Workshop

Linda Blondheim Art Studio

Tree Painting Workshop

Freddy Wood's Farm Evinston Florida

November 8-9, 2008

9 AM- 4 PM

150.00 includes the class notebook and instruction.

Register at:

This is your opportunity to paint on a Florida Heritage Farm in North
Central Florida in Historical Evinston Florida. We will meet at the Wood
Swink Post Office , the oldest post office and country store in Florida.
Take a step back in time and enjoy painting the huge Live Oaks and tall
graceful Sabal palms with lovely views of Orange Lake. There are beautiful
cattle on the land as well and it is completely private so there will be no

We will focus our study on trees for this workshop, including trunks,
limbs, texture, lighting, values, moss, vines color mixing and composition.

The closest restaurant is in Micanopy at Pearl Country Store. It is just
about 5 miles away and that is where the closest available bathroom facility
is located. We will take a break for lunch and bathroom breaks as needed.
Believe me, these minor inconveniences are nothing compared to the beauty
and opportunity of painting this landscape. It is my personal favorite
location to paint in North Florida.

Camping is available at nearby Paynes Prairie State Park and there are
several fish camps in the McIntosh- Orange Lake area which offer clean 2
bedroom trailers for 55.00 per night. US 441 in South Gainesville has many
motels available as well ranging from 50.00-125.00 per night.

Come join me to paint this beautiful private farm in North Central Florida.

All painting mediums are welcome, including gouache, acrylic, oils,
watercolor, casein and pastels

Email me at: to register.