Thursday, April 20, 2017

A GORGEOUS DAY PLEIN AIRING AT GREENHILL PARK IN SALEM, VA.


Hello Friends,  Please stay about 2-3 minutes and watch the silly videos below.  I have fun messing with these videos and hope you enjoy them too.
Above Everyone is picking their view to paint.
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Bonnie's windy spot.


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Mary Anne and Judy finishing up.

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Linda in Process.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR PLEIN AIRE PAINTING IN FINCASTLE, VA.


Hello Friends,  Lovely, Lovely Day it was.  And it found us headed for Fincastle and the hill top with their cemetery.  This is a pretty steep little incline for lugging all your painting equipment.


Some of us are better at reducing the load than others.  Doesn't matter, we can take our time and soak up all the wonderful sounds, smells and sights along the way.


Just need to be mindful of where you step. 

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And I made a few short video's.  Worked much better with this camera.  I would like to post a couple more but feel I must get permission first.  They didn't know they were being videoed so I had better be safe.

Spring is HERE......Get out there and enjoy. It's gone before you know it.
Happy Easter to Everyone.

Happy Trails

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SPRING SENSATIONS IS HANGING AT 2nd HELPINGS


Hello Friends,  We took a few photos after getting all the paintings hung and labeled, just for you.


Of course, it looks so much better in person, but hope these photos will tease you enough to compel you  to visit on Saturday while we are painting at the reception.


2nd Helpings is located on Williamson Rd. in the old Sears Bldg. near Rt. 460.  A quick, easy ride from most points in town.  The reception on Sat. the 8th, is from 1-3 pm.


We will be set up inside or maybe outside if the wind isn't to blustery and would love for you to come out and chat and sign up for the free giveaway.


Until then, enjoy your spring sensations
Happy Trails

Monday, April 3, 2017


Hello Friends,  SPRING SENSATIONS art show will open tomorrow, April 4th, 2017 at 2nd Helpings Gallery, 1502 Williamson Rd.NE, Roanoke, Va. 24012.  The art show will celebrate the joy of spring in paintings created by us, the "Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge";  Mary Anne Meador, Bonnie Mason, Judy Lochbrunner, Linda Schaar and Sue Furrow.

The public is invited to "Meet the Artists" reception on Saturday, April 8th from 1 pm to 3 pm.  All of the Double Line Painters will be working on paintings, according to member Sue Furrow.  "The art on display will make the spring season last longer as it always seems to end too quickly" she adds.

The show will include works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media.  More info about us can be found on our website, www.thedoublelinepaintersoftheblueridge.com .

This show will hang from April 4th to June 30, 2017.  2nd Helpings Gallery hours are 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday.  Additional information on the art show can be obtained by calling (540) 491-9405.  Their FB page is HERE.  The Double Line Painters can be contacted at doublelinepainters@gmail.com.

We sincerely hope to see you at the reception!

Happy Trails

Thursday, March 30, 2017

MOTHER NATURE FOOLED US AGAIN


Hello Friends,  We met at Longwood Park in Salem, Va. this morning.  We planned on painting for a bit but Mother Nature said NO.  It is chilly and misty/foggy and a fairly swift breeze up on top of their hill.

So we just finished up some of the details, like postcards, for our show at 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke, Va.  The show opens on April 4th.
The reception will be April 8th from 1 - 3pm and the artists will be painting.  So please plan to stop by and say hello and watch us paint.

SPRING SENSATIONS  is the title of the show.  You will find art work that reflects the warm, sometimes cool, and wonderful sensations that we call Spring.  My favorite time of the year !

2nd Helpings has a wonderful little cafe and you can have lunch after wards.

See You There
Sue, Judy, Linda, Mary Anne and Bonnie

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM IN THE GARDEN - TAUBMAN MUSEUM OF ART


Hello Friends,  Isn't that a pretty photo up there??  We, DLP, women had a very pleasant morning roaming around in the beautiful Taubman Museum in DT Roanoke, Va. today.


Here is a long shot of one wall with fantastic examples of the Impressionist Work, by such artist as Twachtman, Hassam, Chadwick, Dewing and my favorite, Sargent.  You learn a lot when your nose is 1 inch from the canvas!


The museum set up a special area for people to sit and sketch their beautiful floral arrangements from some ones garden.





Everyone but Bonnie sketched, she took the photos for us.  This exhibit will be up until May 14th, 2017.  Go see it, it's well worth the price of $8.00.

Just a little side note now to mention one of our members, Bonnie, is being featured by Alyson Stanfield on her blog tomorrow. CLICK HERE to see.

We intend to be outside painting next week, if Mother Nature takes pity on us, at Longwood Park in Salem.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Trails

Thursday, March 16, 2017

PREVIEW - SPRING SENSATIONS ART SHOW AT 2ND HELPINGS GALLERY


Hello Friends,  Giving you a peek at some beauties you will find in April at the 2nd Helpings Gallery located on Williamson Rd., Roanoke, Va.


There will be a drawing for a set of note cards made by the Double Line Painters to be presented to one lucky person.  All you have to do is come visit us at the shows opening reception on Saturday, April 8th from  1 to 3 pm.  Sign our guestbook and add your email to our mailing list
We will be set up to paint and would love to chat with you while you watch.


This photo shows Mary Anne creating a plein aire piece with spring time pastel colors.  She may use pastels or oils or acrylics during the reception.
We all work differently and with different mediums and promise there will not be a lack of entertainment.

Hope to see you there 
Happy Trails