Thursday, January 18, 2018


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.


Friday, January 12, 2018


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


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.

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

Happy Trails

Sunday, December 24, 2017


Hello Friends,  A quick minute to say ...  Merry Christmas !

Hoping all your wishes come true.

Bonnie, Linda, Judy, Mary Anne and Sue

Friday, December 15, 2017


Hello Friends,  We hope your holiday schedule has been working as planned.  We have not had any bad weather here in SW Virginia to wreck havoc on our plans thus far in the final stretch of 2017.
YAY !!

We got together yesterday in Mary Anne's second studio, how many artist have 2 studios?
She set up a lovely still life in the corner and we enjoyed painting and small talk .

Then we had a delish lunch at AppleBee's, near by.

We do not plan on meeting again until mid January.  Everyone has a lot of family visits on their schedules and we have had a very busy 2017.  So we all need a long break and you may not hear too much from us for a couple weeks.

We hope 2017 finishes off with great joy for you.

Bonnie, Judy, Linda, Mary Anne and Sue

Thursday, December 7, 2017


This Sunday Dec. 10th Judy Lochbrunner will be at Goose Creek Studio for the Holiday Art Studio & Gallery Tour from 1 to 5pm.   Businesses in Centertown Bedford, Va. offering original art by Virginia artists will open their doors for you.
Judy will be doing a demo and hopes that you can come by to see all that is happening at the many locations that day.

Friday Dec. 15th, Mary Ann Meador and Judy Lochbrunner will be at the Glebe, Daleville, Va. to talk about the paintings and answer questions about the art in the Glebe's Art Gallery.  Their two-person show will run from Dec. 4, 2017 - Jan. 26, 2018.

Above are some practice pieces done by Linda Schaar after the tiny workshop at Art of the Carolina's.

Other fun news:

Our new website is up and running!  The Double Line Painters have switched to Fine Art Studio On-line and one of the perks (besides the beautiful website) is participation in a monthly  'Bold Brush' painting competition.

We want to congratulate Bonnie Mason as "Slow Summer Day" was selected as part of the jury's favorite 15% in the October Bold Brush Painting competition.  You can go to the page and vote for her painting if you'd like, which will help it show up on a page for popular entries.

Linda Schaar's "James River" painting will be the Double Line Painter's entry for the Nov. contest and Mary Anne Meador's "First Friday" will be our Dec. contest entry.

Not too many days left to get ready for the Holidays.
Hope your travels are safe but fun and may you complete everything on your list!

Happy Holidays
Happy Trails

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Hello Dear Friends,  Hope you have your Holiday outfits pressed and ready to shine !
Tomorrow or tonight, Thursday the 30th of Nov.  plan to engage with Bonnie Mason and the friendly folks at the opening of the 6th Annual Miniature show at Gallery Flux from 5:30 to 8pm.
Gallery Flux is located at 307B England Street in Ashland, Va.  23005

Friday Dec. 1st meet Sue Furrow at the opening reception for the small works show at Alexander Heath's Gallery in downtown Roanoke, Va. from 6-10pm.

Sue has recently joined Gallery 202 in downtown Roanoke on the Market Square.  You will find her in Studio #13.  Art by Night happens Dec. 1st also and Gallery 202 will be open for your shopping pleasures along with all the local gallerys in DT.

Please stop and introduce yourself.

Happy Trails