Thursday, July 20, 2017


Hello Friends,  Four of the Double Line Painters had a pleasant morning in Clifton Forge today.
Yep, we like these sleepy little towns within an hour of the Roanoke/Salem area.

And it was about a 1/2 degree cooler there !

In these photos we are behind the Clifton Forge School of Arts.  They have a lovely creek and a flowering garden that we all enjoyed putting on canvas.

And Judy took this photo of me with Henrietta Crandall, one of the directors.  A lovely lady whose work I LOVE.  She gave me a tour of the big mill that houses studios and a supply store and an exhibit space AND a huge party room.
I love it there and they do so much for their community by way of youth classes and music events and yoga classes.  Something for everyone. 
Check out their FB page HERE.

Happy Trails

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Art Works Hung at the Shenandoah Club in DT Roanoke, Va.

Hello Friends,  We have a new show up now at the Shenandoah Club in Roanoke, Va. at 24 Franklin Rd.  This will stay in place until September 8th, 2017.

The public may view the work between 2 and 4 Monday thru Friday, NO appt. necessary.

Above photos show Linda, Mary Anne and Judy adding tags to some of the hung works.

It is a super nice club and I know you would enjoy viewing the works.

Leave a comment if you get to see it.

Stay Cool.

Happy Trails

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


The BIG times 5 show has come down at Goose Creek and we so appreciated the opportunity to be up front in the gallery.  Happily we are now back to our comfortable and friendly walls in the back of the studio.  We have delivered a wide variety of shapes, sizes, styles and subjects just in time for 2nd Fridays in Bedford.  Everyone should be able to find a painting that they would enjoy purchasing.

There is no better way to spend a warm July Friday evening than strolling downtown Bedford and visiting the artisan trail shops, art center and galleries including Goose Creek Studio. This month is extra special with the opening of Beale's Brewery & BBQ at 510 Grove Street to add to the selection of dinner options.  We hope to see you at 2nd Fridays on July 14 from 5 - 8 PM.

We will have another post tomorrow and hope you will come back to see what is next in our line-up!

Happy Trails

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Hello Friends,  Having a great summer so far?  Tired of the rain yet?

The Double Line Painters will have their paintings on display at the Shenandoah Club in Downtown Roanoke.  Mary Anne, Sue, Linda, and Judy will have a group show July 17th through the end of August.  Bonnie will have a solo show beginning in September.

The Shenandoah Club, located at 24 Franklin Rd. in Roanoke, is the oldest, continuously-operating private club in Virginia, having been established by the original members in 1893.  For more than a century, the club has provided members with a quiet and luxurious setting for lunches and dinners, receptions, business meetings, educational events, holiday programs and other activities for the lady and gentlemen members, their children and guests

The public may come view the art between the hours of 2-4 in the afternoon Monday through Friday. No appointment necessary.

Above is just one example of the work to be hung.

We sincerely hope you can arrange a visit to view the beautiful new works.

Happy Trails

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Hello Friends,  We wanted to wish you a very happy, peaceful, patriotic FOURTH OF JULY .

Enjoy the cook outs and your Family with Friends.

Happy Trails

Friday, June 30, 2017


Hello Good Friends,
Maybe it was because so many people were headed out of town to the beach or to the lake for the holiday weekend that we decided to change our original plans for the morning.  The morning was bright and comfortable so we met by the water at Carvins Cove.  While many people visit the park to boat, hike or picnic, there is no doubt what we came to do as seen on the day pass.

Mary Anne painted the boats, Judy set up near the road along the shore and Linda chose a spot a little further inland with a larger view of the park.   We were all working with acrylic paints.   Linda painted with a limited palette completing a couple studies in her notebook.  Mary Anne was painting a more finished work of the boats tied up at the dock.  Judy’s was a small 6x6 study of the mountains and water

It was an excellent start to the 4th of July holiday. 
We hope you have a good and safe 4th of July weekend also.

Happy Trails

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Hello Friends,  Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.  Nice and cool out there.
This post is to show you the wonderful workshop held yesterday, Sat. the 24th at the Evergreen Lavender Farm in Appomattox, Va.
Bonnie Swanson is the gracious host for this workshop and the hard working woman that keeps this farm so beautiful.  You'll never want to leave.

Just a couple views of the farm.  It is all so pretty, hard to narrow down to just 2 shots.

The students dug right in and were soon on their way to a finished masterpiece.

Each lady had a unique interpretation of the farm.  And they did such a good job, we are always inspired by their enthusiasm.

They did not use any brushes !  They used a variety of household items and their fingers.
There was a wonderful breeze all day so we had to use small rocks to hold the palettes down.

These 2 friends were especially proud of their creations and wanted their own photo to share.

Here is the line up.  A couple students left before we realized it (spouses were waiting for them).  We are sorry they are not in the line up.  Click on the photo to make it bigger and see all the different views.  We were impressed and feel like the students were too.
Just think of what they could do if they came back for another workshop!

Thank you Bonnie for allowing us to hold workshops at your fabulous Farm.

You can always get in touch with Bonnie or us with questions about the next workshop. or Bonnie Swanson.

Happy Trails