Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Hello Friends,  A new blog post to show you our new works hanging at the beautiful Goose Creek Gallery in Bedford.
Judy and Mary Anne have the pleasure of installing the work here and they always do a great job.

Judy took the photos for us and said they decided to put more space between the works.  I think it helps make each more pleasing. 

Every one has a different way of presenting each work and they still look as if they belong together.
A good point for collectors to remember when choosing their favorites, right?

Hoping some of you can get to Bedford this Friday evening for their 2nd Friday Art Walk and pick out your own favorites.

This show will be hanging until the first of September in case you can't be there this weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Trails

Monday, July 6, 2015

Gallery Space only Closes

Hello Dear Friends,
We are a sorry to announce that our framed art is no longer hanging at 2nd Helpings due to a re-configuration of the space formerly used as the gallery.   Flat works and cards will still be available by many of the artists.  We are sad to see such a wonderful venue for our art display end but understand that these changes will allow the Rescue Mission to continue its important work in the community.

However we are so fortunate to still have a wonderful wall space to display our art at Goose Creek Studio, 302 Court Street in Bedford. ( 540-586-8482  http://goosecreekstudio.com)   Their longer shop hours (and personal appointments) will hopefully allow you the time to travel and enjoy the artwork as well as take advantage of their custom framing.  Patrick and Mitchell will greet you warmly.  Be sure to tell them you want to see the art by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.

                                                                   Happy Trails

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Hello Friends,  We hung new works of art at the unique little coffee shop in Grandin Village yesterday.  Please tell Michelle Bennett (the owner) how much you enjoy the rotating art shows.  Linda Schaar has 3 hanging on the right.

Above is Bonnie and Sue adding the wall labels to hung works.

Above are 3 pieces by Mary Anne Meador and one by Bonnie Mason.

Above on the left is Mary Anne and 2 on the right by Judy Lochbrunner.

Bonnie Mason in the middle and Judy Lochbrunner on both sides.  And a nice young man that didn't mind us crawling all around him to get new work up !
Hope you get a chance to go by Cups and have a cup of their wonderful "JOE" while taking in the new view.
And please take a look at our NEW website.  It is beautiful too.
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to "forward to your friends".
Happy Trails

Saturday, June 27, 2015

WORKSHOP SUCCESS ! ! inspite of rain and mist

Hello Friends,  Today the Double Line Painters held a workshop in Appomattox, hosted by Bonnie Swanson at her Evergreen Lavender Farm.

The craft hut was cozy and a fun place to hold such an event.  Above we are setting up the spaces for everyone to have their own supplies.
Here the workshoppers are arriving.  Looks festive, right?

Here everyone has begun to apply the paints.
Here Judy takes some of the ladies outside to look at the lavender.  It helped to see it while they were pondering the next steps.  It would have been great if we could set up outside so they could be looking at the landscape while working.  It was very misty with the occasional shower.

Group shot with all the smiling faces!  Everyone seemed to be very pleased with their individual results.  Amazingly each was very different.

A beautiful spot to encourage creativity with so many warm and gracious folks.
Thank You.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


The panels were given a base coat of color this morning before we got busy with plein air.
It looks like we will be real close to a full house !  YAY!
You can still register.  Just click this link for Evergreen Lavender Farm.

We were at Longwood Park in Salem this morning.
Caught Judy and Bonnie busy in no time.
Mary Anne brought a big piece that she wanted to revise a wee bit.
I felt this shot of her standing back and perusing the next step was worth showing you.  Love the way the sunlight hits her shoulders.  Another painting, maybe !!
Linda and Sue in deep thought.  Or maybe deep confusion?

And I thought you may like to know the chair we painted to auction for the Artisan Trail was sold before the auction even started.!
See some of you Saturday morning at the workshop I hope.
Happy Trails

Friday, June 19, 2015

Plein Air Painting in the Humid Heat !

 Hello Friends,  Yay !  We all got out to paint yesterday.  Since it was a bazillion degrees, we decided the more shade and mountainous the location, the better.  We went up the BR Parkway to the Little lake at the bottom of the Peaks of Otter. 
 The lake feeds a little stream that runs over the most gorgeous rocks ever seen.  At one time, there must of been a lot of water running through here because the huge rocks are smooth and rounded.
 You can see that we all chose a shady spot.  And we all got a painting completed (like Mary Ann) below or a "start", to be finished at home.
Then one of our favorite things to do together is "LUNCH".  The Peaks Lodge restaurant is really good.  Most of us had the special.  A turkey burger with iced tea.
Another fantastic day spent in the beauty of SW Virginia with good friends, good food and brushes.

And don't forget the workshop at Evergreen Lavender Farm next Saturday, the 29th.  Go to EvergreenLavenderFarm to check it out and register.

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Trails

Friday, June 12, 2015

Seasons in Salem 4 Art Show at Salem Museum

An oil painting by Bonnie Mason and our sign welcome everyone to Seasons in Salem 4 at the Salem Museum in Salem, VA.   As the title indicates this is our 4th annual show in this beautiful light-filled space.  Admission to the museum is free so plan to stop by and cool off with some art and history.  The art show will be up from now until July 11, 2015.

It takes teamwork (and possibly a chair too) to hang a show as Linda Schaar (left) and Mary Anne Meador adjust the hanging chains for art in a corner.

Bonnie Mason moves a painting to make sure it is in exactly the right spot.

Linda Schaar labels each painting which are all for sale.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Salem Museum.
Sue Furrow was unable to join us for the show hanging so we have included a photo of one of her paintings in the art show.

More photos can be seen on the Salem Museum Facebook page.   

See you soon!