Sunday, May 13, 2018

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL OUR MOM FRIENDS


Hello Moms,  Every one in these photos is a Mom, So Happy Mom Day to us all.


We enjoyed all the company and the staff at 2nd Helpings.  Sue painted for the crowd!


One visitor we especially enjoyed because of her hat, also the color of her dress.


Becky Layman and her daughter came by.  Sue went to high school with Becky and enjoyed having her visit.   We hope all that could not make it have a chance to go by before the show comes down on May 31st.

Here's to a summer filled with adventures and paints!
HAPPY TRAILS

Friday, May 11, 2018

RECEPTION AT 2ND HELPINGS AND VWCC



Hello Dear Friends, A reminder for you !  Hoping to see you at our reception at 2nd Helpings on Williamson Rd. close to the Orange Ave. intersection, where the Berglund Center is.  We will be there from 1pm to 3pm, so come have a sip and join the fun.


And yesterday, Thursday the 10th of May, yep half of our year is nearly over, We DLP's went to the beautiful grounds at VWCC on Colonial Ave.


We each got a paintings done.


And we were pretty fast yesterday.


I stopped at just the right place because when I got home, I decided to remove one side.  It is so helpful to put your work away for a bit to see how to make it stronger.

We can discuss such things tomorrow the 12th, at the 2nd Helpings reception !  Plus we have some more good news to share with you about other happenings this year.

HAPPY TRAILS

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

NEW ART SHOW AT 2nd HELPINGS GALLERY


Hello Friends,  Posting several photos of us hanging new work at 2nd Helpings Gallery.
Mary Anne showing her Newest work above.


Bonnie with her fabulous oil paintings.


Judy with her fabulous Florals, Not your Ordinary Garden series.


Linda with her newest mostly still lifes in Oil.


And Sue with her newest, acrylic Abstracts.

2nd Helpings Gallery and Re-store is at 1502 Williamson Rd., close to the intersection with Orange Ave.  Click on the red link to see their FB page and map.
The reception is May 12th from 1-3.  We hope you will come by and visit, peruse, discuss, critique and even buy some art work.  Mom would like one !

Thanks for stopping by.

HAPPY TRAILS

Thursday, April 26, 2018

WONDERFUL DAY FOR PLEIN AIR AT IKENBERRY ORCHARD


Hello Friends,  I merged 3 photos into one above, hoping for a more panoramic view of one of Ikenberry's Orchard's, here in Virginia.  The two orchards we saw today are HUGE and beautiful.  Well kept.
They even bring in Bee's to help with the pollination.

Their fruit is delicious too.

We had a fun day and appreciated the beautiful weather.  It has been rainy and gray most of this week, so the timing was perfect.

I will post again soon to remind you to come to 2nd Helpings for our new show and the reception on May 12th.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay off of I81.

HAPPY TRAILS

Thursday, April 19, 2018

COMING SOON NEW ART SHOW AT 2ND HELPINGS


Hello Friends,  We Winter Weary Souls did not venture out to paint en Plein Aire today..
Just a wee bit too chilly and for sure the wind would have been a problem.
Next week looks promising.

But we wanted to let you know, we will be hanging a new show at 2nd Helpings this coming May 1st, a Tuesday.  A reception will be held Saturday, May 12th from 1 til 3PM.
We hope you will come by to have a sweet treat and discuss our art and look around the thrift shop.

The art work above is one Sue Furrow will have in the show.
You can find more of our planned activities HERE on our website.
Hope to see you soon.

HAPPY TRAILS


Thursday, April 12, 2018

LOVELY MORNING FOR PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS


Hello Friends,  Hope you are still hanging onto that one slim little vine leading to SPRING.
This morning was lovely here in the heart of Blue Ridge Country, Buchanan to be exact.  Off Rt. 11 onto Rt. 639, a back road that takes you through some gorgeous country and drops you off in Fincastle on Rt. 220.


We all scurried around taking photos, I suppose the feeling that all this beautiful sunshine could disappear again in the blink of an eye.
Then we hurriedly set up our gear and got busy.



Not much was said for about an hour.  It was great listening to the birds and tractors, way off in the distance and the breeze.


After a while the breeze stiffened and you were almost chilly !
We just kept going until some one lost all their stuff when it fell over.  I did not get a photo or I would show it and probably be laughing.  Only funny if it doesn't happen to you.
We are a great gang and grateful for every opportunity to paint together and outside.

Life doesn't get too much better!

Hope to see you out there too.

HAPPY TRAILS

Friday, April 6, 2018

RIVERSIDE NURSERY FOR PLEIN AIRISH PAINTING


Hello Friends,  Is the weather driving you nuts?  It has been a challenge to find places to paint out of the wind and rain/snow.  We found a perfect spot yesterday inside plein air at RIVERSIDE NURSERY in Salem, Va.  


This beautiful nursery is owned and run by Bruce (last name?) seen above watering pansies.
We thank you again for letting us use the colors of your labor.


Here is Mary Anne, busy getting her interpretation of the colors down fast.


Judy is showing Linda her INKTENSE PENCILS !


And here is her mixed media approach today.  Judy loves to experiment and doesn't mind lugging this stuff to plein air outings.

We enjoyed our short session today and Sue has plans to go back to paint the exterior when it isn't quite so windy.

We may be going to a sunflower farm very soon.
Will keep you posted.

HAPPY TRAILS