Friday, October 21, 2016


Hello Friends, Yep, We beat the bad weather by going to Lynchburg yesterday.  I had to take this shot of the beautiful, soft clouds that floated by all day at the CITY CEMETERY.

And I must admit I was slack with my job as the DLP blogger.  I usually take way too many photos but this is a large place and my knee does not care for the hilly terrain.  And, you guessed it, every one spread out and I could not find them.
Judy above is packing up to move to another view.

This Linda and she is a bit like me.  She has to watch the hills too.  So she wasn't too far away.  And she had several folks stop to inquire about her painting.

Judy took this shot of us about to chow down on the cemetery's golf cart.

And Judy took this shot of me, the blogging queen, sitting on the job.  I managed to finish 3 paintings and we ALL had a great day.  So glad we were able to out run the rainy weather we have today, here in the beautiful mountains of SW Virginia.

Thank you for visiting our blog today.

And visit our FACEBOOK page for some important dates.

Happy Trails

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Hello Friends,  In case you haven't heard, two of the DLP's have won awards in the AHACC Fall Exhibit.  That is the Allegheny Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, as mentioned in previous post.
Above Bonnie Mason's beautiful oil painting "Heads and Tails" won Best in Show.

And Judith Lochbrunner's gorgeous acrylic painting "Brighten the Grey Day" won Honorable Mention. !

We hope you are able to visit this show.  It is a beautiful drive through the Blue Ridge landscape and a lovely little town.

Happy Trails
Drive Carefully

Friday, October 14, 2016


Hello Again Friends,  Almost forgot to tell you about the exhibit opening in Clifton Forge At the AHACC, pictured above   It is a delightful space with exceptional staff.

All of the DLP artists have work in this show this year.  Last year a couple even got awards!

The show opens tonight and you can get more info and directions HERE.

Hope you can see it before the show ends on Nov.25. also

Sunday October 30 - Monday December 4
The Holiday Show for the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge will be up at the  Jefferson Center .  We will line the halls with art from the past year.   Plan to come by when you are in the area or attending a concert.  A portion of art sales benefit the Jefferson Center.

Thursday November 3 - Tuesday January 10
The meeting room of the Salem Museum will be filled with even more art by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge for the holiday season.  Admission to the museum is free and makes a great outing for friends and family during the holidays.  A portion of art sales benefit the Salem Museum.

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Hello Friends,  If you have not been to Sinklands Farm on Rt. 8 in Christiansburg, then you need to grab your family and friends and get there.  From Roanoke and Salem the most pleasant ride is on Rt. 460 thru Elliston and Shawsville.

Top photo is Linda's beautiful work of a barn you see in the background.  This photo shows the excited school children on a field trip .

This is Bonnie painting in the middle field overlooking the cow pasture.

This photo shows their cows out in the pasture !

This is Judy painting with the view of the growing pumpkin patch.

This is ONE face.

This is the remaining faces !

This beautiful farm is open on the weekends in October.
You should take a look at their WEBSITE for more info on dates and hours and activities.  And they host a big variety of events.  Here is their FACEBOOK link.

Hope you can take the time to visit and enjoy this beautiful place.

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 6, 2016


 Mary Anne and Judy waited for the fog to burn off on Thursday morning and then headed to Roanoke to the greenway just in back of Black Dog Salvage (you can see the truck behind Judy’s set-up).  Mary Anne did some sketching, setting up her supplies beside her on the bench.  We could not have picked a more social place to be.  I saw some artist friends and family out on a walk as well as talking to several others who walked by the easel.  It was a fun morning.

                                                 Please visit again, Happy Trails

Sunday, October 2, 2016

WE ARE SPLITTING UP - Sounds like a Hollywood Headline !!

Hello Friends,  Yes, We are splitting up but just for the weekend.  You know how everything happens at the same time ?!  We wanted to support South Peak's plein air event and we wanted to find out more about the event going on in Bath County.

So we had to divide and conquer!

Next week you should get two posts from us.  IF everyone remembers to slow down and take photos.

In the meantime, we hope you have a fab weekend, 'cuz we know we will.

Thank you for stopping by and please pass on to others of your nature.
Thank You

Happy Trails

Friday, September 23, 2016

Plein Aire at BOOK T. WASHINGTON MONUMENT and a HGTV episode

Hello Friends,  Yesterday (Thursday) was a beautiful weather day so we, the DLP's, were happy we had chosen BTWashington's Birthplace on Rt. 122!
See how lovely all looked?  Up there.  Busy, Busy.

Bonnie's version of the hillside.

Mary Anne's version.  So clever to paint this way and with the same palette.  This way the series looks cohesive.  She had a 3rd already finished.

Sue's version as a "Start".  She was trying out her new JUDSON box.  And Judy and Linda were too far away for photos, but they were with us.

Had to include this beauty.  It was so friendly, it came over to cuddle and nibble.  It's mane was so course, it felt like a scrub brush.  Sweet heart.

And the finale shot.  HGTV is making an episode about local farm houses and using POTENTIALLY CHIC to help and our Artwork !!!  How cool is that??
We will announce any info as we learn it.  Do not know when or how.

Glad you could stop in to catch up on our news.

Happy Trails