Saturday, March 31, 2007

Wekiva Report


This report is a bit late but I've been a bit busy. This is a group photo of many of the painters and staff from the Wekiva Invitational Paint Out in March.

It was a great event and many paintings were sold. The facilities were primitive but fine, cabins in the state park. We were treated royally, with catered meals, and a comfortable dining hall where we could relax, watch movies or paint at night. Some of the painters brought slides of their paintings, others brought books.

This was a wonderful event because most of us lived together at the camp for a week, and had a lot of social time, talking shop and just being kids together again. It was essentially, summer camp for painters.

The place was very pretty with lots of good painting sites. We were well taken care of. You can see more photos of the event on my Florida Paint Out Blog on the link list to the tight on this page.

Linda Blondheim

Goodbye to Yahoo

Dear Friends,

Effective immediately, please send all messages to the PAF blog if you are a team blogger, and occasional messages to me or if you are not on the blog team. I am closing down the Yahoo message service. I have gotten tons of very positive feedback from members about changing to the blog and no regrets, so I think we are on the right track.

The PAF blog will be for messages, workshop listings, reports on plein air paint outs, places to paint, exhibition announcements, etc. I want to keep the blog about our members and what they are doing. Also, the blog has a Comment feature at the bottom of each post, where anyone can make comments about each post. Just click on comments, type in your comments. You must have a blogger account to post in the comments.

Remember to use the web site for calendar listings, finding out of state and instate plein air info, your artist page and so forth. and it is of course much more extensive than our blog will be. Send info to be posted to the PAF Website to David Johnson:

Goodbye to Yahoo message service and hello to Blogging for PAF.



Friday, March 30, 2007

Visit Plein Air Florida Website

The PAF Blog is a great addition for members to share info and news. But, your missing much if you don't also visit the Plein Air Florida website regularly. There you will find a Calendar page that lists paintouts, exhibits, workshops and other events. You'll also see sections for each PAF group describing their events, Artist webpages that introduce our members and their artwork, News stories of activities, Highlights of members' accomplishments, an alphabetical Members List, Hints to make your painting experience more enjoyable, Galleries that exhibit plein air paintings, and a Links page that provides helpful resources for painters.
See it here: Plein Air Florida Website

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Oil Painting Class with John Larner

June 2,9,16, 2007

Create A Dream Workshop Center

30 NW Veterans Street

Lake City, Florida

For beginners and improvers

$50.00 for all 3 days

To Register: call 386.752.6954 or email

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

This and That About Our Transition to Blogger from Yahoo

TO: PAF members

I would like to suggest that you now start posting messages directly to the blog, as it is set up and ready. If you cannot figure out how to get on the blog team for PAF send me your messages and I will post for you. You will need to check your spam filters to find the invitation if you did not receive it. As I said previously, please leave posting to the leaders of your individual groups so that we do not have multiple posts of the same information.

RE: Posts about other peoples workshops

Please let the workshop teacher do their own posting or send it to me at my email and I will post. We are getting lots of posts from people other than the workshop teachers and it gets annoying after a time to keep getting post after post about workshops from people who are not teaching. All workshop teachers are welcome to post their own workshops but please do it yourself or give it to me to post for you. Do not ask your friends to do it for you. If you want to have friends pass them back and forth in your individual group emails, that's great, but not through PAF please.

I am shortly going to close this yahoo account so please switch over to reading the blog asap.

For those who are inexperienced in blogging, a blog stands for web log. It can be updated every day and is more attractive than a message group like Yahoo. Spam is controlled by me( owner of the blog ). Since people cannot post to the blog unless I invite them, spam will be at a minimum. It is possible to upload images as well as text, and live links to web sites. I have already begun to add web sites for Plein Air Florida members. The blog looks like a web page. If you wish to have non- Florida Plein Air information shared, please ask David to put it on the PAF web site. The blog is for members only, not out of state plein air organizations.

If you feel the need to post regularly and you have not received the invitation from me, please send me your email. If you want to just receive the posts in your email box, please put your email address in the FeedBlitz sign up box on this page. I believe if you will give this a chance, you will be very pleased with the blog.



Monday, March 26, 2007

L Diane Johnson Workshops

Each link is a complete Information/Registration package in PDF format:


August 24-26, 2007

Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, NC

Pastel-Workshop-August 2007

SEPTEMBER SONG LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP 5-days Comprehensive in Acrylic, Oil & Pastel

September 24-28, 2007

Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, NC

Landscape-Workshop-September 2007

BREATH OF AUTUMN LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP 5-days Comprehensive in Acrylic, Oil & Pastel

October 15-19, 2007

Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, NC

Landscape-Workshop-October 2007

AUTUMN SPLENDOR LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP 5-days Comprehensive in Acrylic, Oil & Pastel

November 12-16, 2007

Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh,NC

Landscape-Workshop-November 2007

About Blog Posting Privileges


I have sent out about 20 invitations to be a team blogger. I have only had responses from David Johnson and Lori McNamara. If you want to post to the blog, you must respond to the invitation to open the Google blogger account. If you did not get the invitation, check your spam filter.

The FeedBlitz Email sign up here at the blog sends the blog messages to your email but does not allow you to post. They are two different things.



Linda Blondheim Art Camps

Linda Blondheim Art Studio

Gainesville, FL

Let's Study Color!!!!

Studio Art Camp

Saturday, July 14, 2007

9 AM-5 PM

Breakfast and Lunch included


8 spaces left

This camp will focus on the way color works and on color mixing for painters. We will study the relationship of color to the elements of painting. I like to approach color with practical application and exercises, not doing boring color charts all day.

Design and Composition I - Plein Air

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, FL

Saturday, October 6, 2007

9 AM-4 PM

Notebooks, snacks, and beverages provided


13 spaces left

Entry fee for the Gardens is $5.00

Design and Composition II -Plein Air

Oleno State Park in High Springs, FL

Saturday, November 10, 2007

9 AM-4PM

Snacks and Beverages included


15 spaces left

For those of you who have taken my Design and Composition Workshop, this one is more detailed. It is an intensive look at the design elements which make up good art. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn and study good design out on location.

Entry fee for the Park is $4.00 per car

Contact: For more info call the Studio at 386.462.5726 or email

Sunday, March 25, 2007

White Springs Paintout

April 28 in White Springs, FL

A one day paintout in this old Florida town on the Suwannee River near Lake City and Gainesville is co-sponsored by the city and Suwannee Valley Plein Air Painters. It is open to all artists with $400 in prize money and only a $20 entry fee. Deadline is April 19. See details of this event at SVPAP Webpage

Welcome Plein Air Florida Members


I believe this will be a great blog for us to pass information to each other and to share activities. If you would like to have your URL link included, please email it to me at And if you wish to post to the blog, send me your email address.