Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Hello Friends,  A few photos from all of us to let you know we are still around and Busy!
The beautiful WIP (work in progress) above is from Bonnie Mason.
Check her website for places to view her work.

This work is from Linda Schaar.  She says it is one she started in a Bob Burridge morning workshop last week at ART OF THE CAROLINAS, in Raleigh, NC.

This piece is from Mary Anne Meador.  A surprise for someone ! and I hope they don't keep up with our blog or the cat is outta the bag!

This is from Judith Lochbrunner.  She said she is always looking for new inspirations.

And this last piece is from Sue Furrow.  She is stretching her wings and practicing new inspirations.

Next week is THANKSGIVING.
Can you believe that?
Once Thanksgiving rolls through town, the next thing you know, it's time for a New Years party.!
Yeah, 2017 is almost history.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Trails

Friday, November 3, 2017


Hello Dear Friends,  It was time for us to pick up our art show at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library in Covington yesterday.  We thank everyone who came to see the art for their wonderful comments as well as the library staff who were so helpful.

And it was a perfect day with beautiful blue skies to enjoy the fall color.  Kyle Keyser, who coordinates the library art displays, gave us a walking tour of the historic buildings downtown.  We enjoyed our tour and do have plans to return again for plein air.

Hope that you all had a chance to enjoy this warm November weather.

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hello Friends,  Hope all of you are enjoying the arrival of autumn.
The artists you see above love autumn but the weather man was IFFY about what would happen today so they chose to visit the TAUBMAN MUSEUM today.
The one artist missing is not so crazy about cold weather so she decided to head for the coast.

Click the link above and find out what exhibits are happening now at the museum.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Hello Friends,  I thought the photo above was unusual because when taking the photo I never noticed the inverted triangle that mirrors the Peaks.  DUH.

The entrance to the lodge restaurant is very pretty for the season.

My view across Abbott Lake.  Bonnie and Linda are visible, just barely.  And they both had lovely plein air pieces.

Judy and Mary Anne making their way down the steep path to the picnic tables.  What I found a wee bit disturbing is the image just to the right of Judy.  I never saw this until I was resizing some photos taken today.  Do ya think it could be a lost soul?  Maybe a lost hiker or a bear victim?  That only shows up at this time of year?  Just to spook the rangers and hotel guests???

Back on a sunny note - Mary Anne in full warm sun, creating a master piece.

And here we are lunching and critiquing and laughing.  Having a good ole time in the daylight in the spooky woods.

It's coming folks !  Are you ready?

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Hello Friends,  Yes, we did.  Yes, it was a hard day.  Yes, that IS Shelley and can't you tell by her face what a Ruff day it was ?
We love this woman and if you don't know, she is one of the kindest, most generous persons walking this earth.

We all got at least one painting done today.   Judy may have done 2.

Mary Anne already finished one and starting another!

Linda on her first.

Sue thinks she did two.  They have to be studied a bit.

This fantastic farm belongs to Shelley's SON.  I would love to show some photo's of the landscape but we don't want everyone to know.  It's a plein air secret.  We do hope to go back if Mother Nature ever sees fit to change the leaves.
Or maybe snows.

Thank you for coming by.

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Hello Friends,  We Double Line Painters went to Sinkland Farms just outside of Christiansburg today.
There is a wealth of vistas to paint and a lot of activities for the wee ones.

This beautiful farm has a lot of little people visiting.  They come by the bus loads.  All hyper, squealing and ready to run.  They love it here too.

Not for sure but it looks like Mary Anne is working on 2 canvas'.  We call that Passion.

This is the pretty little vignette Sue chose to paint.  And she said it turned out to be a complicated little piece.

Judy is taking in the Big Picture.  Wonder if the horses made the cut.

This is a view that I liked a lot.  Susan is quite the inventive lady using all this natural bling in such creative ways.  Did you notice the Tin Man or the Turbine Head up there?  LOVE that.

Stay tuned, next week we plan to be in the Smith Mountain Lake area.

Until then, HAPPY TRAILS

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Hello Friends,  What a beautiful day we had at this sunflower farm in Buchanan.  The young lady above is Candace and she was gracious enough to let all of us come to her farm and paint !
Thank You Candace.
CLICK HERE to visit their FB page.

One of the sunflower fields.  Will be gone soon.

Some villagers on the back side of the farm.

Linda and Bonnie finishing up their starts.  All five of us were spread out over acres so I only got a few shots of anyone at work.

Judy sent this photo.  It was right around the corner from me and I never saw it.

But isn't that a lovely way to spell LOVE?

Until next time have a wonderful week with your paints and loved ones.

Happy Trails