Art

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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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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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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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 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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Still the Birds Darryl Purpose CD

I told you earlier about doing a commissioned painting for the singer songwriter Darryl Purpose. Now I’m excited to receive my very own copy of the “Still the Birds” Darryl Purpose CD. My painting was used on the cover! It’s so fun to finally see the real thing and hold it in my hand. Wow, I’m so honored! I love Darryl’s music! I’m going to listen to it right after I post this. The art direction, design and layout of…

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Gnome Painting for Twitter Art Exhibit

gnome painting

Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC – 2016 OPEN TO ALL PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR ARTISTS WORLDWIDE WORKING IN 2D MEDIUMS WHAT Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC (2016) Benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program WHEN Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM Show runs March 31st – April 21st, 2016 Website: http://twitterartexhibit.org/ I’m finding myself really attracted to gnomes lately. I think it’s because we’re surrounded by some pretty wet, mossy, green forest where we’re living in Maple Falls, Washington. When I go on hikes through…

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30 reasons why we need art in our lives.

30 reasons why we need art in our lives

Art touches the soul and deepens the spirit and here are 30 reasons why we need art in our lives. 1. Art helps us feel emotion. 2. Art makes us feel alive. 3. Art can adorn our bodies and make us feel beautiful, peaceful, independent, playful, a rebel (you choose the noun/adjective/verb). 4. Art can take us to another world like a dream can. 5. Art can make us forget our troubles. “Art is not a thing, it is a…

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Mermaid Painting “She Carried the Light”

Mermaid painting

I will admit it. I’m a weanie when it comes to swimming in big waves at the ocean so I don’t go in very deep when I see waves crashing. Since I’m not a mermaid, I decided at least I could paint one. “She Carried the Light”, acrylic on paper, 9″ x 9″ So here she is carrying the light through the depths of the deep blue sea. There are prints for sale in my Etsy Shop.

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Gecko Painting titled “Mi Amigo”

Gecko painting

I was outside painting and getting a lot of layers down but it wasn’t turning into anything in particular. Then a little gecko came by and sat next to my painting as if to say “Paint me.” And so I did. He was like a little messenger. First I took his photo so I wouldn’t forget what he looked like. Then it was fun to paint him. I’ve titled the piece “Mi Amigo”, acrylic on paper, 17″ x 21″, unframed.…

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Sending Love and Healing Light Painting

I painted this painting intuitively as I often do with my art. Sometimes my paintings feel as if they develop all by themselves and I am just the channel for the creativity. When I was through with it the title instantly came to me as that was what I was feeling from it. It uplifted me and I felt the positive energy radiating from it. I decided to dedicate it to my hubby, Greg, as he was feeling under the…

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“Dream a Little Dream of You” Teardrop Trailer Art

raven on tear drop trailer

This is my new painting of a little hippy teardrop trailer titled “Dream a Little Dream of You.” My new whimsical teardrop trailer art features a raven riding on top. It makes me smile. There are prayer flags waving in the wind under a tropical paradise of purple palm trees. And it all rides on dreamy waves of blue and pink. © Lindy Gaskill, “Dream a Little Dream of You,” 12 in. x 12 in. acrylic on paper Purchase the…

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“Transcend” Lotus Painting Celebrates My 2015 Word

Lotus Painting

I finally chose my word to represent 2015. It has been a tradition for many as the new year approaches to choose a word to focus on to set the intention for the year. Actually, last year, I don’t think I chose a word. But “Focus” was my word for 2013. This year I chose a word a little late in the game. It was January before I finally decided what it would be. It wasn’t until I painted this…

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New Flying Fish Painting

I have a new colorful, flying fish painting titled “A Fantastic Journey.” It’s a magical forest with a wise owl, one flying fish and wind swept leaves cavorting under a glowing moon. I wanted to create something that is not of this world. Where do you find flying fish but in a magical forest. © Lindy Gaskill, “A Fantastic Journey”, Acrylic on wood panel, 24″ x 30″ Prints are for sale in my Etsy Shop here>

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Art + Healing continued

Inspiration and Dedication Every artist finds inspiration in a different way. For some, their creativity is as essential as breathing. It is an absolute necessity to life and frequently an unconscious but burning desire, part of their psyche and their persona. But this creativity simply has to be expressed and they come to know this yearning and hunger early on in life. Theirs is a gift that brings great joy and also a deeper understanding of the world around them.…

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Art + Healing

I believe in art and healing. They go hand in hand as far as I’m concerned. From way back, I’ve felt that art had healing powers. It is why when I was in my late 30’s I decided to go back to school to become an art therapist (that’s another story). Although I didn’t become an “actual” art therapist, I’ve used art as a tool for my own healing and I’ve seen it help others lives as well. And with…

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Commissioned Painting and CD Design for L.A. Flutist Rumi Flute

I wanted to share with you a recent commissioned painting and a little about the story behind it. Rumi Flute is a performer, composer and recording artist in L.A. She specializes in jazz and other music on flute. She holds a Master of Music degree in Afro-Latin Music Performance from California State Los Angeles. This would be Rumi’s first CD and she wanted to find an artist that she connected with who she could commission to do a colorful painting…

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New Southwest Steer Skull Acrylic Painting

I wake up every morning to look at a small decoratively painted ceramic steer skull hanging on the wall in our bedroom. It was a souvenir from one of our Mexico trips. I love the decorations and color of it not to mention the symbolism of strength, protection and courage. I’ve been wanting to paint a steer skull acrylic painting since we moved to the Southwest and now I have!           Signing my work “Lindy” in…

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#twitterartexhibit created by David Sandum and my “Flying From a Leap of Faith” Art

I’ve finished and mailed my #twitterartexhibit piece titled “Flying From a Leap of Faith.” It will be entered into the Twitter Art Exhibit in L.A. I donated a piece last year to the exhibit when it was held in Moss, Norway. This year it’s in Los Angeles on January 12, 2013. The Twitter Art website says, “Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles is the third installment of an open international exhibition of handmade postcard art for charity, donated by hundreds of participating artists from around…

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Three Treasures from the Day

Our Native American Acoma Wedding Vase that we’ll use in our wedding ceremony on September 22. We purchased it from Vision Quest Traders and it’s made by Santana Phillips. We love the design.   Peace cranes that I’m folding for our wedding decorations. I learned how from a diagram I found on the web.   Greg’s wedding ring arrived in this gold box in a sparkly pouch! Fun! We bought it from the Silvercrush Shop on Etsy. Sorry you can’t see…

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Update on what I’m working on in the studio

These are the peace tree paintings I worked on yesterday in the studio. They still have more layers to go but this shows a good start. I build up layers with the black. I especially like the way it looks like aspen markings in the tree trunk.   I mainly worked on the two on the left yesterday. Today the one on the right is calling to me. I like watching them progress by taking the photos.  

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