My art studio nestled in the forest

art studio plants

I painted my art studio green. I may have a lot of bright colors in my paintings but I love earthy colors too. Green seemed perfect for my art studio as it is nestled in the woods. I think I will paint the trim brown but that will be another day.

There is a path down to it. Here it is before I put some shade loving plants in front of it.

You have to walk down some wooden stairs to get to it. There are a bunch of wild cherry trees around it. And ferns and thimble berries and laurel bushes.

Won’t you come in?

I have lots of my favorite things in my art studio.

I have paintings up on the walls of course.

And my favorite art table. A table that used to belong to my Swedish grandmother.

My art studio seems the perfect place for my gnome collection.

My gnome Quinn sits on my table. Maybe it’s my Scandinavian blood that makes me adore gnomes.

I like sketching gnomes.

This is my other art studio gnome – Oleg.

Studio gnome "Oleg"

He was the inspiration for my painting “Spreading Enormous Joy.” He feels like he could inspire magic.

So I put him on a mug that says “My Magic Mug.”

Magic Gnome Mug

Maybe Quinn will inspire a new painting. He looks so wise and sweet.

wooden gnome

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a magical week ahead.

Hugs to you ♥


Gnome Painting for Twitter Art Exhibit

gnome painting

Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC – 2016


Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC (2016)
Benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM
Show runs March 31st – April 21st, 2016


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 the woods, I think about trolls, gnomes and fairies because it’s just that kind of forest. You can’t help but think about magical beings living in the enchanted forest.

I’ve been a big fan of gnomes since I was in my teens and I have this really great gnome book that I got in about 1977.

Gnome book by Wil HuygenGnome book by Wil Huygen

It’s one of my favorite books from when I was young. It’s about the life of gnomes. It’s pretty cute!

So the art I created for the Twitter art exhibit is a Gnome.

I’ve titled it “Spreading Enormous Joy under the Moon.” It’s acrylic on thick, postcard size, fine art paper.

Gnome painting
© Lindy Gaskill, “Spreading Enormous Joy under the Moon,” acrylic on paper