Thursday, February 15, 2018

WATCHING LORI PUTNUM'S PLEIN AIR DVD AT SHELLEY'S


Hello Friends,  We (minus Bonnie) had a grand day at our wonderful friend's house watching her DVD about how Lori Putnum paints in the field.

Above is Shelley and Taloula with us discussing the current events!


And I had to get another of Taloula because she is so freaking cute & sweet.


And here is a photo of Lori Putnum from her on-line bio.  Click her name and you will find the video we watched.  Wouldn't you love to have her studio !!

Hopefully we will have some plein air work for you to see very soon, maybe next week.

In the meantime

HAPPY TRAILS

Thursday, February 8, 2018

RANDOM PHOTOS OF ORIGINAL ART WORKS


Hello Friends,  Here are some recent paintings done by Judy (above), Linda (below), and Sue (bottom).  


We have all been pretty busy with our paints, just inside for now.  Today was a beautiful afternoon and we anticipate more beauty soon.  We made some tentative plans if the weather cooperates.


Sue took part in a figure drawing class Monday.  She used squirt bottles of fluid acrylic paint instead of brushes with oils, the traditional approach to the figure.  She said it was a lot more fun than using a brush.

We hope you are able to get out and enjoy the warm sunshine when it strikes your area.  You must be ready at a moments notice this time of year.

HAPPY TRAILS

Friday, February 2, 2018

IT'S COMING OUR WAY IN A HURRY


Hello Dear Friends,  Can you believe that groundhog saw his shadow?  I already knew he was because the Farmers Almanac is always correct, maybe only for as long as I've been reading it.
So we have a ways to go before we can plant the garden or get the plein aire equipment out.
It has even been hard to get together to paint indoors !!
Someone is always sick or the roads are too slick.

So our post today is to say "Hope you get something sweet and lovely in your mail box or even your in box.  Hopefully the mail man can get through.

We will have some new work to show you soon.

Happy Trails

Thursday, January 25, 2018

STUDIO SHOTS OF SOME RECENT PAINTINGS


Hello Friends,  Hope this post finds you happy and healthy.  Both can be hard to hold onto in the cold of winter.


Thought you might like to see some sweet colors and blooms in the midst of January!
Top piece is by Mary Anne Meador.
Next piece is by Judith Lochbrunner.


This piece above is by Mary Anne, she is waiting for this acrylic pour to dry.  Hopefully she will show us what she will do to it soon.


These 2 (above and below) are by Judy.  She was participating in a challenge on line.


The one below is by Sue Furrow.  She painted this last summer in an un-disclosed location she just likes to call her Secret Place.  It is done on MITZ Terra Skin, a paper made from stones.


We have a few events coming up this year.  You may not remember one of our posts last year said we were cutting back this year on our activities.  So not as many shows or workshops this year.
We do have a show coming up in the spring at 2nd Helpings we hope you will put on your schedule.  Details will be posted very soon.  And we are having our annual workshop at the EVERGREEN LAVENDER FARM in Appomattox in June.  Details soon.

Stay Warm and Positive
Spring will be here soon

HAPPY TRAILS

Thursday, January 18, 2018

WINTER STORM INGA KEPT US ALL IN OUR STUDIOS


Hello Dear Friends,  Hoping you have not had any big problems with the winter storm coming through the south.
We have not had any troubles.  Most have stayed in their studios and enjoyed the quiet.
Bonnie Mason sent me this photo above looking out her studio window.  AND .....


this is what she was painting ! above.  The beach!!  So you know she was enjoying herself.
It is a wonderful life when you can paint this beautifully and there is snow outside.


Sue Furrow sent this photo as she was cleaning off her Subaru.  A great car for getting around in the snow and ice.  She has been painting when the flu bug leaves her alone and will send some of those for next week.
Mary Anne and Judy have been pretty busy with family stuff and Linda has been helping her husband with medical problems.  They all have been painting a little and will send soon.

SO....All in All we are busy and healthy and hope you are too.

Keeping our brushes wet until next week.

HAPPY TRAILS

Friday, January 12, 2018

NEW SHOWS ARE HUNG INSPITE OF OLD MAN WINTER


Hello Dear Friends,  Hope your winter is not keeping you shut in!
If you can get OUT, we have 2 new shows hung that you would enjoy!
Judy and Mary Anne hung new work at Goose Creek in Bedford on Tuesday.  Looks like a nice display of new work and they still work hanging at the Glebe in Roanoke.


Linda and Sue hung work at the Shenandoah Club in DT Roanoke Thursday.  Bonnie helped Linda hang and Bonnie still has a couple pieces hanging herself.
I will try to get more photos of both shows for your perusal, since you might stuck indoors like Sue.

'Til next week, have a grand weekend.

Happy Trails

Sunday, December 31, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S TO ALL


Hello Dear Friends,  Hope you enjoy your evening, ringing in the New Year.  We will !  We got some new supplies and some new work done.  YAY!!
Judy got some new Inktense sticks/blocks.  She has been using them in some mixed media sketches from life.  She was inspired to do since the winter project for the Double Line Painters is STILL LIFE set ups.  January will bring our next get together.


And after going through 4 brushes (which all went in the trash), in an attempt to find one to sign her name, Judy, Santa came to the rescue.  5 new brushes above.


Sue has been busy with abstracts and very small still life's on Terra Skin (a paper made from rocks) and Yupo (a paper made from plastic !  Both are difficult to work on.  You need a bucket of patience.  Sue was using acrylics and thinks oils would be easier.

Now have a joyful festive time tonight.
BE SAFE.

Thank you for following our journey.
See You in 2018.

Happy Trails