painting

Original Painted Steer Skull

steer skull art by lindy gaskill

I love the look of a southwest style painted steer skull. And I thought it would be fun to paint one myself. When we were in Baja last Spring I got the chance. A man stopped by our place one day with a pick up truck full of plain, white steer skulls. All of them were beautiful. It’s often hard to find ones that are so complete and not deteriorated. I chose one to paint and purchased it. We cleaned…

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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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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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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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Dec. 17, 2013 – An Artist’s Day Notes

An Artist's Day Notes

I TAKE A MOMENT to enjoy the lights on our Christmas tree I AM GRATEFUL for Greg’s new job I AM FEELING thankful for where I’m at I CAN SEE a cute card on my desk that lifts my spirit I AM HEARING Christmas music I AM CREATING 2 big paintings I AM MISSING eating dark chocolate I AM HOPING to keep doing yoga in the morning on a regular basis in 2014 I AM PLANNING new marketing ideas for…

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My peace tree painting inspired 7th Graders in Illinois

On occasion, I’ll get an email from someone who has seen one of my images online or visited my youtube channel and lets me know they’re using my painting technique or image to inspire their own paintings or life.  I feel honored and humbled that my art is touching so many people! And I appreciate the feedback, it keeps me doing what I’m doing, creating uplifting art! A couple weeks ago, I got three emails in one week from three separate…

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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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Development of a painting – Protecting the Nest III

I was painting about a dozen canvases and pieces on wood while I was taking the Bloom True e-course by Flora Bowley. I’m still working on some of the pieces and they are developing and changing and don’t look anything like the way they started. It’s always interesting to me to watch a painting develop. In the future I’ll be posting some of these pieces to show you. What I love about the Bloom True e-course is you can take…

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Learning new approaches in my art

As I wrote earlier, I’m taking the super awesome painting e-course by Flora Bowley called Bloom True. But it’s not just about painting! It’s about intuition, meditation, playfulness, yoga, letting go, not judging, trusting the process, being open and a whole lot more! I just love it! I’m painting on 2 canvases (actually wood boards) for the class but then I have a bunch more pieces I’m working on too.  I’m incorporating what I’ve learned from the course with a…

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Having Fun in the Studio

My new studio is shaping up. I’m working on some paintings that I started a while ago but got interrupted because of our move to Prescott, AZ. Now I can finally get back to them! Yay! I’m working on some mini’s and some pieces on paper. What are you working on?

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"Touching the Light: One Danced with the Fireflies" New Acrylic Painting

I made a print from my new painting. The painting is titled “Touching the Light: One Danced with the Fireflies.” On the print of this painting, I added these words: May you be courageous in spite of your fears and see that as your life has changed course you are surrounded with love. May that light of love illuminate darkened paths, lighten your spirit and help you to find your way. Here’s the painting in my art studio. It is an…

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2010 Life and Art in Review

Last year I did a post about my 2009 Life and Art in Review so I thought I’d do one for 2010. This is where I pair some of my art with some photos from 2010. I made 12 images, one for each month and then 3 at the end to wish you a Happy New Year! In January of 2010, I began painting what I call “Mindscapes” from my Metaphysical Landscape series. I also had an art show at the…

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What I've Been Enjoying Lately

sweet, juicy pears beautiful winter roses mini prayer flags my nutcracker collection word magnets studying pottery glazes the antics of my dog Belle painting Peace Trees What have you been enjoying lately? peace to you, Lindy

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An Artist's Day Notes – December 27, 2010

I TAKE A MOMENT to listen to what my body is telling me I AM GRATEFUL for spending Christmas with my sister and her family I AM FEELING overly sugared from eating too many sweets I CAN SEE a whimsical peace tree painting waiting to be finished I AM HEARING the hum of the heater in my studio I AM CREATING a marketing plan for 2011 I AM MISSING snowflakes falling softly by my studio window I AM HOPING to…

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Three Paintings I Would Never Sell

I know, I know, never say never. But I think, no, I’m pretty down right positive, that I would never sell these three. I was asked this question the other day. Are there some paintings you would never sell? And it got me to thinking which ones that would be? I’ve been told that an artist should keep a painting from each of their series. Or atleast a painting from each phase of their career so when they have a…

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New Mini Paintings – Original Acrylic Paintings for Sale

I’ve been really busy getting some mini paintings created. I’ve been having a lot of fun making them! Each one feels like a little colorful jewel. They look sweet all together especially when they’re hung on the wall in multiples. Some of them will be in a Small Works show opening on Dec. 3rd at the Tumalo Art Co. and some will be for sale on my website beginning Dec. 8th. I especially like these bicycle paintings. They are a…

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Never doubt the impossible.

Never doubt the impossible. Halleluja! I found our lost photos on our new camera! They’re some of my fav pics from our trip so when I thought they were deleted I was pretty bummed. They’re from when we visited Kristen in Provo on our recent road trip. See my previous blog post about losing the photos. There was a folder on our camera called private1 and that’s where they were hidden. How I found them is a miracle. Truly. I really…

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We Went to Moab on our Road Trip

We loved Moab. It’s home to Arches National Park. A beautiful area with towering spires, big canyons and magnificent arches! I loved seeing these huge, expansive arches! And in Moab we found a cool camp spot near Slick Rock with an awesome view! Check out the beautiful fluffy clouds below. We had gorgeous weather. The landscape makes me want to paint it! I’ve only painted a few landscapes before. One of them was my “Superstition Mountains” painting from 2006. See…

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Painting and Making Whimsical Recycled Garden Art

One way to bring a little color into your home is to make colorful garden planters using paint and recycled washing machine drums. I painted the one above last year. It’s great for cactus because they don’t need much water. I made a bright flower motif one this year. I’ll show you the progression of one I decorated with a cactus design below. I started with an empty washing machine drum that I cleaned up to look like this. Next…

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Painting in the studio and other projects

Where does the time go? I meant to make more posts this week but have been busy with painting in the studio and working on our casita. We have a big project happening in our kitchen. We hired some help to create our new palido counter tops. It’s quite a project and takes a few days to complete. So things are a bit chaotic at our place. They’re doing a great job. I love the color of them. A yellowish…

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Creating colorful, whimsical paintings in the studio

I unplugged last Friday and tried not to use my computer except for email so I could spend all my time in the art studio working on six new paintings on board. I have some minis and medium sized paintings in the works as well but I put those on hold to concentrate on the six. I’ve accomplished a lot! I’ll share a bit of what I’ve done and then I’m back to the studio to keep working on them.…

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I'm unplugging for a few days

This computer can be so distracting at times. I’m sure many of you who are online will agree that it can suck up the time. So I’ve decided to unplug from my computer till Thursday morning. Oh, the idea of it. Unplugging. What words come to mind? Liberty. Freedom. Flexibility. Disengagement. Unrestrained time for art. Enjoying free rein. Creativity. Managing time more wisely. Opportunity. How nice. My friend, artist Amy Komar did this and unplugged for three days. When I read she…

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Life and Art in the Sun

Granted, it is has been gorgeous sunny weather since we’ve been in Baja. Just beautiful! But not every weekend is about the sun for us. One of the things we do while we’re down here in Baja is work on our little casita. We did a lot last year for sure but there is lots more we’d like to do. This past weekend I tore out the tile on the kitchen counter tops that we’re going to replace with either…

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