Sunday, May 29, 2016

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO YOU


Hello Dear Friends,  Just take a minute and let us wish you a nice long weekend.

Have lots of fun with your loved ones.

And know we appreciate you stopping by.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

the DLP  Gang

Thursday, May 26, 2016

YAY !! WE MADE IT BACK - MOTHER NATURE SMILED ON US


Hey Friends,  Yep, We were able to make it out to Wasena Park again today.  It drizzled this morning and was very cloudy but the weather man said it would clear up for a little while before raining again.
We took a chance that paid off.
Mary Anne painted the Green Goat Restaurant, where we all set up to paint in their parking lot area.


Linda was painting the distant Blue Ridge Mountains


And Sue was painting an elderly, gnarly tree right beside the Green Goat.
Learn more about this restaurant by clicking on their FaceBook page in the link above.

We had a fabulous lunch there and the service was great too.

We all agreed the Green Goat should sponsor a PLEIN AIR EVENT because they have the perfect setting.  A beautiful park, the Roanoke River, the mountains and a great place to get lunch !!

Go tell them if you agree.
Until next week,

Happy Trails

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

PLEIN AIR AT WASENA PARK


Hello Friends,  More photos than usual because it was such a beautiful day !


Look at all that sunshine.  We hope you were able to go outside too.  There were a lot - A LOT - of people and babies in strollers and many bicycle riders out today on the Greenway.


We had a good time with our paints.  Above Sue got a good start and hopes to finish at home.


Above Mary Anne almost finished her painting and will finish at home.


And Linda was off to a roaring start too!  She will finish at home too. 
Two of our members were missing today.  Bonnie is finishing up work for the Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show to be held this weekend in DT Roanoke, Va.
And Judy is traveling back after a visit with family up north.

We hope to repeat this beautiful day on Thursday.  Just depends on Mother Nature.

Enjoy your week.

Happy Trails

Sunday, May 22, 2016

PLEIN AIR ON RT.460


Hello Friends,  Sorry for the absence but the weather has not been very cooperative here in SW Virginia.  It has been very chilly and if it wasn't raining it was misting heavily.  We decided to paint without any sun a few days ago.  I was hoping to catch the heavy air but the others were happy to pretend the sun was shining.


Wanted you to see how heavy the air was without raining.  Fog!  Or just clouds slowly moving on their journey?  It was a beautiful day just more difficult to create on a 2D surface.

We have plans for at least one day the MAN says will be sunny this week!

Feel free to forward this to anyone that might enjoy plein air painting.

Happy Trails

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

GOOSE CREEK SWITCH OUT


Hello Friends,  Mary Anne and Judy were at GOOSE CREEK STUDIOS AND GALLERY in Bedford, Va.  yesterday switching out the old and putting in the new art work from us, the DLP.!


Goose Creek has a wide variety of local artists varying from glass to wood and paintings to photos.


There are beauties for your walls, your tables, your patio and for your gifts.
Hope to see you there soon.

Happy Trails


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

the RECEPTION at the ARTS DEPOT in ABINGDON, VA.


Hello Friends,  We had a grand time at the Arts Depot in Abingdon Thursday night.  Lots of people attended and enjoyed looking at the new works of art.


There was music, a poetry reading and delish refreshments.  And best of all the many people to chat with.  There are about 8 studios in the building and all the owners of them were there too add to the festivities.  A great group of people and Susan Yates, the director, was so very helpful and considerate.
Linda and Sue were the only members of DLP to stay over and enjoy wandering around the wonderful little historic town of Abingdon.  We got lots of photos and really enjoyed the beautiful vineyard.   We are planning to return May 21 & 22 for the PAINT OUT and POP UP GALLERY. CLICK HERE for Va.Highlands Festival website.
Hope to see you there.

Happy Trails