Thursday, February 26, 2015

ONE MORE POST OF INTEREST

 
Hello Friends,  Wanted to make sure you and all your friends saw the article the Roanoke Valley's Tourism site posted a couple days ago.
 
It's a list of reasons to visit to visit our beautiful valley.  CLICK HERE to read more.
Pass it on to everyone you know and the friends that live out of town.
 
Be sure to scroll down just a little bit until you our logo - Double Line Painters.
 
Thanks for helping spread the word about our town.
 
Happy Trails

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NOW THE LAST DLP BUT NOT THE LEAST !

 
Hello Friends,  Here is Linda's snow job (LOL) .  She put the base coat of Kilz on this chair, that we all are going to paint for a Charity auction that will benefit the youth art programming on the Bedford Artisan Trail.
Chairs will be sold in a silent auction to be held the first weekend of May.
Hopefully I will not forget to post more information as it becomes available.
 
We have a beautiful plan for this chair, but I believe it's a secret for now, or at least until we get started on it.
 
Thanks Linda for getting the chair started.
 
Happy Trails
Be careful when slip sliding all over the next 4" of white stuff  headed our way tonight.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ANOTHER INDUSTRIOUS DLP ARTIST PAINTING big !

 
Hello Friends,  Hope you all have stocked the frig and cupboards for the next round of snow here in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia.  We are all hunkered down in our studios with paints and brushes, painting our memories of spring and summer.  Just waiting to get out there and enjoy the sunshine.
 
Bonnie has posted on her blog about her process of creating this beautiful big painting.  Please go read her words and see the beginning of this beauty at Third Day Studios
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Trails

Sunday, February 22, 2015

AND ANOTHER DLP HAS BEEN REALLY BUSY - 'CUZ SHE IS SNOWED IN !!

 
Hello Friends,  'Tis good to be back inside.  I've been shoveling snow, inbetween painting and eating.

 
Since I've been snowed in for days, I've been on a painting marathon.  And loving every minute of the painting.

 
I have worked on what we call bin pieces.  These will be matted and shrink wrapped to go into a bin at Goose Creek Gallery in Bedford, Va.

 
Most are painted on Terra Skin (a paper made from stone and I love it) or gessoed matboard.



 
The snow doesn't appear to be melting very fast and the TV says we may get more this coming weekend so maybe I will get more done.
 
We, the Double Line Painters, will gather at 2nd Helpings Gallery on Williamson Road, close to downtown Roanoke, Va. this coming Thursday, the 26th of Feb.
Come out and visit.  We can chat, have some lunch from their wonderful cafĂ© and buy some art !
 
Visit Sue's Blog HERE.
 
Happy Trails
Travel Safely

Thursday, February 19, 2015

ANOTHER DLP HAS BEEN BUSY - STONE COAL STUDIO

 
"The Winter Weather has meant lots of time in the studio.  I have included a couple works from the week as well as a photo of my favorite part of the newly re-arranged studio.  I took the base of the bakers rack that held all my paints and mediums and placed it on top of the re-cycled kitchen island (it fit perfectly!).  The top of the bakers rack was then attached to the wall.  The hooks hold my aprons and art notes and the metal grids hold my color and composition charts. 
Then I placed my easel in front of it all for an efficient workspace.
I can actually walk back to look at the painting without falling over anything."
 
The paragraph above came straight from Judy at Stone Coal Studio.
Click on her name to look at her blog.
 
Happy Trails
Travel Safely
 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ONE ARTIST IS STAYING BUSY !! ONLY ONE?

 
Hello Friends,  Just a note to let you know not all of the Double Line Painters have frozen.
 
Mary Anne sent these Pic Monkey Collages today and I wanted you to see them.

 
 
She went to a workshop in Calabash and learned some enjoyable lessons.
 
 
I encourage you to go read her blog.  It gives more details Just Click Here.
 
 
Stay safe and warm.
Don't try to shovel out in one day.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

GETTIN' THE CREATIVE GROOVE ON AT GOOSE CREEK


 
Hello Good Friends,  Today was beautiful....except for the frigid wind that kept blowing us all over the highway !   We went to Goose Creek Gallery in Bedford today to work on anything we wanted.
 
I looked out the window again for a cloudscape.  Judy worked on a lavender cat.  Linda worked on a still life.  Mary Anne worked on abstracts.  Bonnie had to stay home with her parents.
 
I put these two photos up there just so the other gals can see that I actually can combine two or three photos into one in Photoshop.   Too bad that's ALL I can do.
 
We will meet Thursday after next for more painting at 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke.  Stop in and say HI !
 
Happy Trails