Classes Art Tutorials


Open Studio Class

This class is in a relaxed studio environment with assistance from Linda for individual painting projects. Bring your painting in progress or start one in the studio. All mediums are welcome. You are also welcome to paint on Deer Woods Trail adjacent to Linda’s studio. Critiques are offered for those who desire one. Linda will paint with the class with brief demos.

Scheduled from 9:00 AM – Noon

The second Tuesday each month January- December 2018


Tutorials For Artists

Planning a Studio Party Tutorial PDF 10.00

Brush Work Tutorial for Oil and Acrylic Painters PDF 20.00

Values in Landscape Painting Tutorial PDF 20.00

Painting Palm Trees Tutorial -PDF 20.00

Painting Trees Tutorial PDF 20.00   

Painting Grasses Tutorial PDF – 20.00

Tree Painting Recipes PDF 10.00

Cloud Painting Tutorial PDF-20.00 

Painting Recipes for Clouds PDF 10.00

5 Landscape Painting Exercises PDF 10.00

Podcast with Youngman Brown  Creative Push


Classes Palettes

The two optional palettes I like to have my students use are:

Ultramarine blue

Cad red light

Cad yellow light or medium

Mars black

Titanium white

The above palette is called a single primary palette.

Option 2

Ultramarine blue

Cad red light

Cad yellow light

Mars black or Paynes Gray

Titanium white

Alizarin Crimson or Rose

Thalo Blue

Yellow Ochre

This palette is called a split or double primary palette because it has both warm and cool primary colors. You will have many more options to color mixing with this palette, but it is not necessary for good painting.

The single primary with five colors is adequate. I encourage you to also purchase a ¼ inch flat brush, a small round brush, and a signature liner brush, also called a rigger brush. I would like to use 8×10 inch painting panels for the classes as you can more easily find frames for that size. 9×12 is fine too. A spray mist bottle of water will be most helpful, as well as a table top easel and a paper palette with tear off sheets, or a sta-wet palette. If you don’t have a palette, bring large paper plates. You will also need paper towels. A bottle of  airbrush or glazing medium is nice as a painting medium.You will find these products at stores like  Michaels, Lanza Art Supplies in High Springs.  Amazon, Dick Blick or Utrecht have them for order. I look forward to painting with you at our next class.

USE the same palette colors and brushes for oils and add a low odor solvent for rinsing your brushes. I recommend Gamisol.


Linda’s retail studio: 1510 NW 13th Street-Gainesville,FL 32601  inside Paddiwhack Gallery.

Linda’s Country Studio: 3032 NW 161st Court- Gainesville,FL 32609

Linda’s phone:352.363.0797

Linda’s Studio Assistant is Carolyn Smith-

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My workshops are sponsored by Gamblin, and French Canvas. Please support these fine companies and businesses who lend support to artists.

 Classes – Linda’s Teaching Style

Let me say that all of us are students of painting, including me. I give all of my students and myself permission to paint poorly at workshops. It is a place for learning, not painting at your best. If you are worried about looking bad, put that to rest. We  all do poor work sometimes; and now and then get lucky and do great work. The students there will be in various stages of progress in their journey. Some are beginners and some are long time students of mine. If your goal is to learn something about painting then you will accomplish that goal.

Having said that, a lot depends on how you answer these questions for yourself:

Do you have the equipment you need to go outdoors to paint or will you be more comfy in my studio? I teach both in studio and on location.

Are you the kind of artists who get easily frustrated if you don’t paint well? Painting should be fun and joyful. If you don’t enjoy the challenge and mystery of painting, you will not enjoy my class.

Are you willing to try things that might be different or unlike what you have studied before? I do some pretty wacky stuff which helps me learn to paint. You will not learn to be an instant success by studying with me. You will learn the tools that will help you find your own way as a painter.

Do you have an eager to learn personality? Enthusiasm is a must to be successful in my class or workshop.

Do you like being outdoors in unpredictable climate conditions? Painting on location can be lovely and pleasant and it can be a terror, with bugs and foul weather. If you need a consistent environment you will not like painting on location. It is different than studio work and more challenging.

Do you like the camaraderie of meeting and painting with a group? My classes are controlled chaos. We have a wonderful time and stay fairly on task. There is chatter and noise but the good kind. I have from 4-12 students in any class or workshop.

Are you willing to take notes, and ask questions if you don’t understand? I always encourage my students to keep notebooks for the various subjects we study. There are no bad questions. If I can’t answer for you in class, I will research and find the answers. I will email them to you after the class. Take your time and ask questions of me and other students. You will learn more. Don’t be shy.

Do you like interactive or passive workshops? Mine are very interactive. I do not spend the day doing demos with my students sitting behind me. I do simple quick demos that point out aspects of painting. You will be painting for most of the day, doing multiple exercises in the morning and a larger painting after lunch. My students paint!!

Think about these issues before you sign up for my classes or workshops. I have taught every stage of painter from those who have never picked up a brush, to experienced painters. I have the student attitude, in that I will continue to be a painting student for the rest of my life. If you have subjects you would like to have as a workshop theme, please email me from the contact page or at Each class and workshop has a supply list and directions to my country studio where I teach one day workshops. *Join me and let’s have fun!

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