Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
My work is thematic in approach. I will explore themes and subjects for long periods, because intense study of a subject reveals its soul. I also base many of my paintings on particular studies of technique. This is the way we grow as a painter.
I love the land, animals, people, cooking and culture of my beloved South. I am particularly indebted to the farmers, ranchers and land conservationists who allow me to paint on their private lands.
Picture credit: "Wood Farm", 18 inches by 24 inches, oil on canvas
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Picture credit: "Red Roof Barn", pastel on paper
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Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
There is no substitute for easel time. Work hard, study hard. Do many practice paintings, Study areas of painting like values, color mixing,composition in small studies. That will improve your painting.
Picture credit: "Wacahoota Cattle Ranch", oil on canvas, 18 inches by 24 inches
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Picture credit: "Curiosity", pencil drawing on rag paper
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
All the time. Those are the most instructive. I consider painting to be an ongoing study, never a finished skill set.
Picture credit: "North Florida Cattle Ranch", oil on birch panel, 20 inches by 24 inches
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Pastel and mixed media artist Robin Maria Pedrero has become the newest artist on Cow Art and More. Robin's use of bold colors and captivating style have elevated her to that of elected signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Robin has also won awards at fine art shows throughout Florida, including a best in show award. Robin is exhibiting her original cattle pastel drawings in addition to note card reproductions of those images.
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Picture credit: "Grazing Beneath a Garnet Sky", pastel, 10" x 13" framed to a 23 1/2" x 27" finished size
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Small paintings are done alla prima, from start to finish in one session, usually from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Large format paintings can take from 1-3 weeks.
Picture credit: A 5 stages board showing how Linda does a painting from start to finish
Friday, March 13, 2009
Her blog can be found at lindablondheimartnotes.blogspot.com
Picture credit: "Henry", Linda Blondheim's faithful Boston Terrier and studio companion
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I became very interested in the Southern Landscape about 20 years ago. I started painting on location then and continue to work both on location with a small paint box and in the studio for larger format work. My fascination with the landscape goes on endlessly. I also enjoy Bovines and Canines as subjects.
Picture credit: Linda painting on location
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Picture credit: "Old Misty in Winter," pastel, 18 inches by 24 inches
Winner of the American Academy of Equine Art calendar competition
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Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I have a BFA (bachelor of fine arts) in Fine Art and advanced study. I studied with Joe Testa Secca in undergraduate school and with Bruce Marsh, in graduate school, both fine painters. After I finished school I self studied for many years and I still do.
Picture credit: Linda painting on location
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I paint with oils, acrylics and gouache. I am representational expressionist, in that I don't copy nature but rather invent it in my on style.
Picture credit: "Wood Farm", oil on canvas, 18 inches by 24 inches, framed
Friday, March 6, 2009
I have to admit that I am a bit "star struck" when I view the artwork of the participants for this show. I follow the work of a few of the jewelry artists, including Jack and Elizabeth Gualtieri, who produce exquisite granulation jewelry. I also make granulation jewelry for the local Florida market and realize the time and effort that goes into making such detailed art.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I started an art club for the neighborhood kids when I was nine. We painted together one day a week. I also had a horse club which crossed over into horse art. We were all horse crazy at that age.
Picture credit: "Florida Cattle Ranch", oil on birch panel, 24 inches by 30 inches
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
For the month of March only, purchase any of Linda's paintings and receive free shipping. Go to our specials page to see her work.