Art Studios Come In All Shapes and Sizes

#SOVAST 4

The South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour attracted visitors for three days, Friday through Sunday.  Saturday morning could not have been more springy: crispy cool sunshine, pink peach buds lining Millwood Drive, and hillsides blanketed in flowing green and yellow robes. I opted to walk to a studio near me at the home of Linda Hengst.

South Valley Artists' Studio Tour
Artist Linda Hengst

All the artists we visited had prolific displays, and Linda was no exception. Her house can not hold all the art that she displays for the studio tour. She creates palette knife oil landscapes, watercolor stills, pencil drawings, collages, and like many artists turns her favorites into cards and prints.

South Valley Artists' Studio Tour
New studio building

Her studio inside where she paints overlooks stunning foothills decorated with orange trees against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in particular Saw Tooth peak. Her new display studio features outdoor seating and an open concept kitchen.  The setting can neither distract nor inspire her inside the new studio building.

South Valley Artists' Studio Tour
Hengst’s display studio

The homey outbuilding did feature some of my favorite paintings. I love water, boats, and bright colors so you can see my favorite in the left corner sitting on the floor. This room features some of her travel paintings from Alaska and the Netherlands.

South Valley Artists' Studio Tour
Hengst patio display

As always, I had a wonderful visit with my friend, Linda and left wishing I could pick up the brush or knife and work the magic she does on a canvas.

Thanks again to my friends Connie and Darrel Smith for the tickets and to their daughter Carolyn for organizing the event.


10 responses to “Art Studios Come In All Shapes and Sizes”

  1. janellmithani Avatar

    What a wonderful post! I love seeing other artist’s creative space and artwork! Linda’s artwork is really beautiful! I participate in the Altadena Open Studios Tour and it is always a fun weekend.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      I’m so glad I have s couple of other shows in my posts, buried in there somewhere. It’s always fun to go.

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      1. janellmithani Avatar

        I will check them out! 🙂

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  2. the eternal traveller Avatar

    I love seeing beautiful paintings and am amazed by the talent of the artists. Linda’s floral pieces in the last photo caught my eye.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      I’ll tell her. Are u having a great time?

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      1. the eternal traveller Avatar

        We’ve had a great beach week. The weather has been superb, water temperature is 25 degrees Celsius and we’re had lots of fun with our friends.

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          I’m a touch jealous with a whole bunch of glad for you! 🙂

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  3. anotherday2paradise Avatar

    What a wonderful display of artwork, Marsha. I am in awe of people who can paint really well. 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Me too, and you are one of them! 😀😀😄

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      1. anotherday2paradise Avatar

        Thanks, Marsha. 🙂

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