Thursday, June 14, 2018

UPDATE ON THE LAVENDER WORKSHOP


Hello Friends,  We met today at LONGWOOD PARK in Salem, Va.  Some painted, some were just there for the final details on the much anticipated workshop on June 23rd at EVERGREEN LAVENDER FARM in Appomattox, Va.  Click on the highlighted title to register.  Class size is limited to 14 but a few seats remain, so don't wait.


Above is an example of what you could paint yourself.  Using household items and acrylic paints, you will go home with an 11" x 14" painting.  All supplies are included.  The only thing you need to bring is an apron, maybe a drink and good humor!  We would love to hear your newest jokes and stories.  Workshops are always more fun with a friend, so get yours to sign up too.

See you on the 23rd!

HAPPY TRAILS
TRAVEL SAFELY

Saturday, June 2, 2018

PAINT THE LAVENDER WORKSHOP



Hello Dear Friends,  Hope the beginning of summer has been good for you!.  We are getting off to a great start here in the Blue Ridge Mountains in SW Virginia.  Plein air painting with your friends is such a joy.  Get your friends together and go DO it.


OR come to our Fourth annual "Paint the Lavender" workshop in Appomattox, Va. on June 23rd at the famous and gorgeous EVERGREEN LAVENDER FARM.  Click there to register for the workshop.


The second photo is an example made by Mary Anne of what will be demonstrated in this workshop.  All other photos are curtsy  of Evergreen. (I have tried 6 different spellings, curtesy of spell check and none are correct)  Anyway, the workshop is a NO stress fun way to make your own painting.  Using various house hold objects and your fingers to paint with, you will have your own unique creation.  Not like the other Paint Nite workshops where you make stroke for stroke like the instructor. 
We will guide you but encourage you to do it your way.
You will have fun and enjoy the farm.

See you soon.

HAPPY TRAILS 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

BEAUTIFUL DAY TO PAINT AT ROANOKE GARDEN CLUBS HEADQUARTERS


Hello Friends,  Only three of us made it out on this gorgeous day to paint.   We went to the Garden Clubs home on Colonial Ave.    They have beautiful grounds and we found some things in bloom.  The peonies were beaten up pretty bad from the hard rains Tuesday evening and the day lily's will be blooming next week.
This is Memorial Day weekend coming up and more rains are predicted, so the day lily's may be beaten too.  CLICK for their FaceBook page.

We wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day.  If you are driving, just don't do it if you are tired.

If you haven't seen our show at 2nd Helpings, it is still up until next Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by.

HAPPY TRAILS

Sunday, May 13, 2018

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL OUR MOM FRIENDS


Hello Moms,  Every one in these photos is a Mom, So Happy Mom Day to us all.


We enjoyed all the company and the staff at 2nd Helpings.  Sue painted for the crowd!


One visitor we especially enjoyed because of her hat, also the color of her dress.


Becky Layman and her daughter came by.  Sue went to high school with Becky and enjoyed having her visit.   We hope all that could not make it have a chance to go by before the show comes down on May 31st.

Here's to a summer filled with adventures and paints!
HAPPY TRAILS

Friday, May 11, 2018

RECEPTION AT 2ND HELPINGS AND VWCC



Hello Dear Friends, A reminder for you !  Hoping to see you at our reception at 2nd Helpings on Williamson Rd. close to the Orange Ave. intersection, where the Berglund Center is.  We will be there from 1pm to 3pm, so come have a sip and join the fun.


And yesterday, Thursday the 10th of May, yep half of our year is nearly over, We DLP's went to the beautiful grounds at VWCC on Colonial Ave.


We each got a paintings done.


And we were pretty fast yesterday.


I stopped at just the right place because when I got home, I decided to remove one side.  It is so helpful to put your work away for a bit to see how to make it stronger.

We can discuss such things tomorrow the 12th, at the 2nd Helpings reception !  Plus we have some more good news to share with you about other happenings this year.

HAPPY TRAILS

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

NEW ART SHOW AT 2nd HELPINGS GALLERY


Hello Friends,  Posting several photos of us hanging new work at 2nd Helpings Gallery.
Mary Anne showing her Newest work above.


Bonnie with her fabulous oil paintings.


Judy with her fabulous Florals, Not your Ordinary Garden series.


Linda with her newest mostly still lifes in Oil.


And Sue with her newest, acrylic Abstracts.

2nd Helpings Gallery and Re-store is at 1502 Williamson Rd., close to the intersection with Orange Ave.  Click on the red link to see their FB page and map.
The reception is May 12th from 1-3.  We hope you will come by and visit, peruse, discuss, critique and even buy some art work.  Mom would like one !

Thanks for stopping by.

HAPPY TRAILS

Thursday, April 26, 2018

WONDERFUL DAY FOR PLEIN AIR AT IKENBERRY ORCHARD


Hello Friends,  I merged 3 photos into one above, hoping for a more panoramic view of one of Ikenberry's Orchard's, here in Virginia.  The two orchards we saw today are HUGE and beautiful.  Well kept.
They even bring in Bee's to help with the pollination.

Their fruit is delicious too.

We had a fun day and appreciated the beautiful weather.  It has been rainy and gray most of this week, so the timing was perfect.

I will post again soon to remind you to come to 2nd Helpings for our new show and the reception on May 12th.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay off of I81.

HAPPY TRAILS