Wishing you a Merry Christmas and thanking you for all the love shown to me this past year!  Your friendship and support is such a gift and I want to express my gratitude to you.  Thank you for all the Merry Christmas wishes! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas  filled with love, family and celebration! I'm looking forward to the New Year with new hopes and dreams! 


With Love,


Linda W Clark


Velvet Rose ~ This is my third assignment in the online art class, painting glass and practicing the direct stroke technique.  I bought myself a dozen red roses and spent quite a while practicing compositions.   I put together some beautiful compositions that will be used for future paintings.



Appomattox Manor, an oil painting on cotton canvas. The original measuring 20 x 16 x 2 inches was completed in the fall of 2017.
I was inspired to paint Appomattox Manor for a project in my Civil War class taught by Stephen Walker at Southside Community College. In this class we are not only learning about the details that took place in the war but also visiting many of the locations of the Civil War.
Appomattox Manor is located in Hopewell, Virginia, once known as City Point. The port on the James River was once the busiest in the world. The land looking over both the James River and the Appomattox River was patented to Francis Eppe in 1635. The manor was first built in 1763 with several additions added over the years. At the time of the Civil War, Dr. Richard Eppes owned the plantation. He left the manor when it became the headquarters for the union soldiers. The port was used to supply the union soldiers during the 10-month siege of Petersburg. General Ulyssess S. Grant commanded his army at the location from June 1864 to April 1865. 
Dr. Richard Eppes joined a local cavalry unit and later left the army to become a surgeon at a Confederate hospital in Petersburg. The Eppes returned to the plantation to restore their family home after the war. The Appomattox Manor was home to the Eppes family until 1979. It is now a historic home museum and is part of the Petersburg Nation Battlefield.

10 x 10 Palette knife painting for my online art class!  I am really enjoying  class! I have been busy with my contact list and hope to have a  newsletter out this week. There will be a winner of a painting named inside so be sure you have signed up so you will have a chance to win! Link is http://www.creativeworksoflindaclark.com/pages/sign-up-for-my-newsletter

Hello All!!   I have been really enjoying my online course with  Artist Roisin Oferrell!  It is so much more than I expected.  The first modular gives us lots tips and  how to's to prep for the class.  Roisin shares an interview  and gives us a podcast to feed our well and food for thought.   It feels so good to hear such uplifting messages!  We even get to watch Roisin paint before practicing the techniques ourselves.   This is my first assignment,  Apple Crisp.  I set up a still life of a single apple, sketched my drawing, prepared my canvas with an acrylic wash and then using a direct approach of painting (lots of brush strokes with little blending) I painted.  I normally paint in an indirect approach so this assignment was difficult for me.  I was even terrified to even give it a try but so glad I did. I think with lots of practice I will learn the new technique.  Also we are learning how to mix paints using a split palette.  I'm so glad that I joined the group on facebook where we share our work and encourage each other.    It's the best class unless of course I were to go to Ireland to take the course in person!!  I hope you have joined my mailing list because I'm planning a giveaway from that list.  Now if you haven't just go to this link and register!  

Just finish putting together a collage of my 30 paintings in 30 days and wanted to share it with you!  It was a great challenge and I thank Leslie Saeta for the challenge.  I got in losts of practice and have sold 9 of the 30 paintings.  If you are interested in any of the paintings you can find them on my website at www.creativeworksoflindaclark.com Today I start my new online class with Artist Roisin O'Ferrell so I hope you will follow along with me on this journey.  I'm  sure it will not be a painting everyday but I will be posting some of my paintings for you to enjoy as well as some positive inspiration!  If you know of a friend that you think will enjoy my page please share my page or any of my work.  I also am going to have a giveaway soon from the  people on my mailing list so if you have not joined my mailing list please join so you can have a chance to win. http://www.creativeworksoflindaclark.com/pages/sign-up-for-my-newsletter Hope you go out today and enjoy the beautiful weather.  I just finished up a 30 minute walk and it is just lovely outside.  God bless, Linda

Frances~ This is it!!!  Day 30 in Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge!!  Frances is on a 4 x 4 canvas board and is available.  If you might be interested in any of the available paintings from this challenge  you will find them listed on my website, www.creativeworksoflindaclark.com.

Through the days of painting,  practice, pressure and the discovery of new techniques,  this journey has been quite unique. The excitement, sharing, and finished paintings have made the challenge so worthwhile. I love what I do and who God has made me to be. Thank you for following me on this journey and for all of your messages, comments and support. I do appreciate them and I love each one of you!!  Thanks to those of you who have purchased one of the paintings, I do hope you will enjoy it.   I think 8 of the 30 have sold!!!  Monday I start my new class so I hope you will follow me along this journey and see my paintings improve along the way!  Thanks again!!     

Goldie ~ Day 29 of the 30 paintings in 30 days!! This painting measures 6 x 6 x 1.5 inches.  It is listed on my website http://www.creativeworksoflindaclark.com/images/goldie along with   the other challenge paintings that have not already sold.  Wow!!  Can you believe only one more??  Thanks for following along with me on this journey!  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.  I will be feeling a little sad posting my last painting tomorrow!    I was in the city today gather supplies for my online art class with Artist Roisin O'Farrell that starts this Monday so hope you will follow along with me on my new journey!  I'll be posting my paintings from the class as well as the barn series paintings I will be working on.  It has been a long day!!  Enjoy your evening!!  Until tomorrow !!!