Friday, September 22, 2017

ROARING RUN IN BOTETOURT COUNTY


Hello Friends,  Yesterday was a beautiful day here in South West Virginia and we took advantage of it the best way we know how !  We plein air painted in Roaring Run a National Recreation Area, in the Eagle Rock area of Botetourt County.
You can see the beauty above.


Judy and I were in the same general area so I was able to get a photo of  her finishing up her 3 little studies.  From here it looks like one study but it's 3 butted together.  She told me she set the timer on her phone and did each one in 20 minutes.  They were about 4-5 inches square.
She feels happier with these timed studies instead of spending all of her time on one because she winds up fiddly too much, or overworking is a better term.


I remembered to stop and take a few photos as I worked.  About half way in this photo.
I was real happy with this one.  I did not Overwork it !  And enjoyed the process more than usual.  Maybe it was because I was comfortable on my new art pack/chair.  And I was using oils which are of course more forgiving than acrylics.  Just have to wait forever to dry.

The other ladies were packed up and ready for lunch by the time I got close enough to photograph them.  I think they did it on purpose. HeeHee

ALL IN ALL - another day well spent with paints and friends.

Here is a toast to Mother Nature.
Happy Trails

Thursday, September 14, 2017

PLEIN AIRE PAINTING INSPITE OF THE WEATHER


Hello Dear Friends,
The unsettled weather did not deter a few of us this morning.  We set up under cover of the picnic pavilion at Garst Mill Park in Roanoke.  The weather changed from cloudy to partly cloudy to sunny and then raining with the sun shining and back to clouds




Mary Anne set up looking towards the path to the tennis court area.  She brought a well-organzied box filled with little covered containers of acrylic paint.  There is a photo with a closer look at the box.



Linda set up and looked directly across the path to the wooded area.

Judy placed her easel at the opposite end of the pavilion (west?) and painted the early changes of color in the leaves of the large trees by the path.  She painted three “timed” studies to capture the scene without too many details.

Despite the weather conditions our pre-planning for cover worked well as we all enjoyed a successful morning of painting topped off with a yummy lunch out.  

We hope for better weather next week so check back!


Happy Trails

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A PERFECT DAY AT THE LYNCHBURG ART FESTIVAL AT EC GLASS


Hello Friends,  We got the report that the Lynchburg Art Festival held yesterday at EC Glass High School was a resounding success for the two DLP's that participated.
Congrats are in order for their successful sales and contacts.

Above is Judy's display.


Above is Mary Anne's display in the early morning.

They had one of the best weather days ever at this festival.
Judy said the beautiful weather brought out huge crowds and serious shoppers.

When you do outdoor shows you never know what Mother Nature will throw at you.
So we are happy you guys had a wonderful day.

Happy Trails

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

NEW WORKS OF ART AT GOOSE CREEK GALLERY


Hello Friends,  Judy and Mary Anne hung new works of art at Goose Creek Gallery in Bedford, Va. today.


If you ask me it looks pretty darned good.  It's funny how well they go together.


We all have such different styles you would think it would be a problem.
Or could it be that Judy and Mary Anne are just SO DARNED good at this?


We will have new work up again in November for the Holidays !!  Can you believe I said that? !
YEP, the Summer is over, school is back in session, the birds are flying south, the Hurricanes are swirling everywhere and the Lynchburg Art Festival is this coming Saturday.

Yep, time to be thinking about the Holidays.

Happy Trails

Thursday, August 31, 2017

NEW ART EXHIBIT AT LIBRARY IN COVINGTON, VA.



“Colorful Seasons” art show opens today, August 31, 2017, at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library 406 W Riverside St, Covington, VA 24426. The art show will celebrate the colors and changes of the seasons in paintings by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge: Mary Anne Meador, Bonnie Mason, Judy Lochbrunner, Linda Schaar, and Sue Furrow.


“The show will include works in oil, acrylic and even mixed media, says member artist Judy Lochbrunner.  “Many of the paintings are inspired by locations in and around our area of Western Virginia.”


The art show will hang from August 31- November 2, 2017.   The art show can be seen during regular library hours (9:30 AM- 5:30 PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9:30 AM -8:30 PM Tuesday and Thursday; 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday) .  Additional information on the art show can be obtained by calling the library at (540) 962-3321.  



We were delighted to see the bright and beautiful space at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library in downtown Covington.  Kyle Keyser who coordinates the art show displays made it so easy for us by hanging the artwork.  His expertise with the space really made it look good.  

We invite everyone in and around Covington to come by to see this art show.  And let us know your favorite painting!

Happy Trails

Sunday, August 27, 2017

A GRAND SATURDAY FOR THE DOUBLE LINE PAINTERS


Hello Friends, We had a fantastic group yesterday for our NO BRUSHES art workshop at the Lynchburg Art Club.  Although they had very different backgrounds in art, their enthusiasm to learn new techniques enabled them to complete a painting in the two hours.


And as the photos show, the results were beautiful and exciting.
WELL DONE !!




We hope to see YOU at the next workshop .

Happy Trails




Wednesday, August 23, 2017

STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR LYNCHBURG ART CLUB WORKSHOP


Hi Friends,

We still have room left for a few more workshoppers to join us Saturday, Aug. 26th.


is the link to sign up !

HOPING to see you there.

We will have a grand time.

Happy Trails