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Update on Art Studio Remodel

sweeping walls of art studio

We’re back in Sedro Woolley and Greg and I have been working on my art studio remodel. I’m excited to say it’s almost done. I loved my old studio and this one is similar and about the same size. Both are sheds turned into an art studio. More Work to Do We still need to paint the outside of it and put some molding around the floor but then I can start moving stuff in! I can’t wait to start…

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New Whimsical Tree Painting with Floating Moon Shadows

Whimsical Tree Painting

Floating moons. A tattooed tree. Brilliant shades of blue. This is my latest whimsical tree painting titled “One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons II.” I call my whimsical trees with the tattooed bark “Peace Trees.” Peace Trees represent peace and good will. Often times I will have prayer flags with them. This one has floating moons. “One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons II”, 12″ x 24″, acrylic on wood panel, $575 When I first…

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“Protected by Warrior Spirit” Whimsical Painting

Warrior spirit painting

Today I’m thinking about my latest symbolic painting. I don’t often share the symbolism behind a painting as I like the viewer to create their own story about it. However, I’m going to share a bit about my newest whimsical painting titled “Protected by Warrior Spirit.” Symbolism of Protected by Warrior Spirit It is not a warrior as in the traditional soldier, fighting type. Rather it is a warrior of grace. A warrior of the divine. Of Spirit. It’s a…

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New Colorful Whimsical Acrylic Paintings

Whale, Raven, Sugar Skull Paintings

I’m in Mexico. I can see I’m being affected by it’s beauty, color and magic. I’ve always loved the sugar skulls in Mexico. I’ve done one other one a few years ago which you can purchase as a print. I felt the calling to create another. Full Bloom Sugar Skull, 8″ x 10″, Acrylic on Wood Panel, (sold) I’m fascinated by the raven and I’ve made quite a few paintings with him in it. This time I’ve added him to…

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Feb. 8 – An Artist’s Day Notes

An Artist's Day Notes

I TAKE A MOMENT to stretch to relieve the stress in my shoulders I AM GRATEFUL to be spending time in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico I AM FEELING full from a healthy dinner I CAN SEE I’m staying up to late and should go to bed earlier I AM HEARING Bonnie Raitt on Spotify I AM CREATING a painting with two whales, a palm tree and the sea I AM MISSING having close friends near by to visit with I…

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This 1964 International truck is inspiring me

1964 International Pickup

This truck is like a tank. It’s the hardiest vehicle I’ve ridden in. It’s our 1964 CL1100 Harvester International pickup. I’ve been thinking of putting one in a painting. I’ve used other vintage vehicles in some of my paintings and this truck has been calling me. This truck originally belonged to my late husband, Peter. The first time I rode in it I felt like I was in a tank because it’s so sturdy! It has 4 wheel drive and…

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Moody Black Clouds in My Paintings

Moody Black Clouds Palm Trees Sunset Photo

The other night when we were sitting and watching the sunset I realized where my moody black clouds come from in my work. I had never really thought about it before but there they were. The clouds that offered this inspiration. And here is an example of them in my art. I’ve always said nature inspires me and here is the perfect example! This cowboy print inspired by Darryl Purpose’s music is for sale in my Etsy Shop> Hope you…

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Art by Lindy Products on Zazzle

Colorful pillows

This is a post about some of my products on Zazzle. First I want to share my new phone case which I love. It is so bright, with vivid color! Here’s a detail of it. The great thing about zazzle is you can customize things. So if you want to add words or move the image around you can do that. I recently had someone request a product with one of my designs on it. They wanted to know if…

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This is my 6x6NW Art Show Submission

Follow the White Rabbit Painting

This is my 6″ x 6″ painting that I’m submitting to the 6x6NW Art Show put on by The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Art Council.  I do enjoy donating art on occasion. It is titled “Follow the White Rabbit.” It is an acrylic on wood panel. It features a little white bunny in a dense yet colorful forest. Is the sun setting or rising? I think it is setting. What do you think? I grew up in Lake Forest Park so…

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This shed is getting a remodel into an art studio

before studio shot

So many of you know we moved to Sedro Woolley to a place on the Skagit River. So I haven’t had a usable art studio for awhile. Today, we were finally able to empty out this little shed. It was used as a storage shed this past winter and has been waiting to have it’s contents moved into the garage! And now it’s done! I’m so excited because this is going to be the home of my new art studio!…

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I’m doing Flora Bowley’s Creative Revolution Challenge in Sept. #creativerevolutionchallenge

Creative Revolution Challenge

Flora Bowley, artist extraordinaire,  wrote in her email newsletter “Need a (free) Creative Kick in the Pants? Join Me for the Creative Revolution Challenge in September!” I said YES! I do need some inspiration! So I headed on over to Flora’s website and downloaded her free Creative Revolution Challenge for September. I’ll be doing the challenge starting September 1st. If you do too,  use the hashtag #creativerevolutionchallenge when you make a post. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated…

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Original Whimsical Acrylic Paintings for Sale

I call these new whimsical, acrylic paintings my 2017 Baja Series as I created them while down in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico this year. They are acrylic on wood panel with 3/8″ to 1/2″ black painted sides and a 3/8″ to 1/2″ wood block glued on the back of the painting so they stick out from the wall. They are wired and ready to hang. They all have vibrant colors and I love the way they came out! The backs…

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Would you like to know some acrylic painting techniques?

Studio in baja

I’ve made some acrylic painting techniques videos on my youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/lindygaskill I’m going to try to post a video every week and see how that goes. If you have an idea for a video, please put it in the comments and I will try to address it. Below are three new art videos that show some acrylic painting techniques. The below video shows how I add black outline to my paintings and when I put a wash over…

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My Favorite Raven Art Mugs

I love raven art mugs! Ravens are such mischievous, interesting characters. Some people love them, some people hate them. I love them! And you can find raven art in my paintings quite a bit. A few years ago, one of my art collectors, sent me this gorgeous mug by Natalie Warrens, a Portland, Oregon artist. I love the black with the blue background and the red spirals. It’s very dreamy! It’s funny how one tends to pick certain mugs to…

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Art for Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gifts for Your Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here! Does your Mama love art? I know you’ve got a wonderful Mom that deserves something really special for being the terrific person that she is. Someone who has made a big impact on your life, so I’ve got some great gift ideas for you! I bet she’d love some new, colorful artwork to decorate her home or office, so I’ve rounded up the best Mother’s Day Art Prints that will make it easy for you…

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How to apply for temporary residency in Mexico 2017

baja map

If you’re like many people you go online to find information on how to do things. However, we found a lot of outdated information on how to apply for temporary residency in Mexico so I thought I would share our process of getting a Temporary Residency Card. This is for those Americans who intend to live in Mexico (for non-lucrative purposes) and obtain a temporary residency card for the first time. This is what we did: First I emailed the…

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Visit to the waterfall at Santiago, Baja, Mexico

Santiago baja waterall

On our road trip over to the East Cape in Baja, we also went to visit the waterfall at Santiago. Bajainsider says, “Santiago is a small pueblo located 46 km north of the, Los Cabos Airport (SJD), San Jose Del Cabo, Baja Sur. At about 42km you make a left turn off Highway 1 to Santiago…” Follow the signs (or ask someone like we did) to a rancho officially called the Rancho Ecológico Sol de Mayo. There will be a…

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Free Art for You

I do love Free Stuff and I especially love free Art! So I decided to make some of mine available for my readers and art lovers. If you head on over to my page called Free Art, you can pick up some free jpgs of my art. Here’s a little sample of a couple of them. Go to the Free Art page to actually download the art in high resolution. Raven Spirit, 5″ x 5″ Little Blue Beach Shack, 8″…

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Snorkel Beach at Punta Pescadero on East Cape, Baja, Mexico

snorkel beach east cape baja

We headed over to the East Cape of Baja, Mexico to explore the area around Los Barriles. We wanted to look for great camp spots on the beach. We love camping and swimming in the beautiful water on the east side of Baja. This trip we were lucky to discover Snorkel Beach. We stopped in Los Barriles to get groceries and supplies and asked a couple people about where to camp. We were told about a place called Snorkel Beach…

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Creative Joy by Jennifer Louden

Creative Joy Art Studio

I just signed up recently for Jennifer Louden’s Newsletter.  One get’s a free download of her Guide “How to Follow Through on Your Creative Desires” when you sign up. It sounded intriguing so I signed up. She also has a free download on her website titled Creative Joy Journal + Playbook. She says about it, “Write in, draw in, and dribble crumbs on, paint on, and cry tears over! Download for free at http://jenniferlouden.com/workshops-retreats/ (near the bottom of the page).…

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Painting on a sunlit morning.

art studio window with forest

Painting on a sunlit morning. The forest shines beyond my window. Soaking up the light through the window, paint is selected. Cadmium yellow, Phalo blue, a vivid red, Mars black, white. A clear mind. Tapping into intention. I become a conduit of energy, conjuring images, my brush moves across the canvas. Pattern. Shapes. Texture. String dabbled in paint. Pattern scraped and printed, brushed and stamped. More color here… more color there. The art is magic. Harnessing the sacred moment of…

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Painting Inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle Art

Big Girl Wings

A number of years ago I discovered the art of Niki de Saint Phalle, a French-Swiss painter and sculptor. She created some colorful, full figured sculptures which I love! Here’s an example: I had created a few drawings in my sketchbooks over the years inspired by her work. Then recently I did this painting and I’m pretty sure it was inspired by Niki’s art and my other painting titled She Wanted the Rainbow So She Put Up with the Rain.…

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Bicycle and Raven painting

I just got my mt. bike tuned up and it’s been fun riding it! The gears weren’t shifting properly but now they are all good! I love my bike and I love creating bicycle and raven paintings. I have quite a few of them now. Here’s the latest one. I titled it Yay! Joy Ride! because that is how I feel when I’m riding…I feel pretty joyful and happy! I think mt. biking was the first time I ever felt…

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Spirit Bear Painting

I love it when the unexpected appears in my paintings. This spirit bear showed up as I was painting and I love that he did! There is much symbolism in this piece and it feels very special. The sacred spirit bear is the keeper of dreams and memory. I like that the symbols float above him as if the dreams and memories are floating through time and space. I really like the night sky with the stars and moon too!…

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Painting in the studio today

Artist Lindy Gaskill working in studio

It’s cloudy and rainy today. A good day to be working on my paintings. I love painting in the studio! It’s not that cold out but I am bundled up so I can have the door open and the fresh forest air come inside. This is what’s on my art table. Belle likes keeping me company. 🙂 What a sweetie! I like using my old 2007 Jubelale six pack packaging to store some supplies. My studio gnome “Oleg” watches over…

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