Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jefferson Center - Individual Artists - Day Five - Martha Rhodes

Hello Friends,  Moving on to Martha Rhoades work.  Martha enjoys experimental work and collage. She likes a high horizon.

Martha travels a lot and the travels inspire a lot of paintings.

Here is a high horizon line and believe me this is 10 times prettier in person.

And the same for the work under glass.  My camera just doesn't do well indoors..

It seems OK outdoors.  I apologize to Martha for these bad photos.  But please go to the Jefferson Center your self and see how good looking her works are in person.

Another High Horizon.
This show will be hanging through Mid January but I bet some of these pieces find new homes before then.  So go look while they are all there.
Christmas will be here before you know it.
Happy Holidays
Travel Carefully.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jefferson Center - Individual Artist - Day Four - Linda Schaar

Hello Friends,  Forgive me for not posting for 2 days.  I have been in the bed, deathly ill (imo) for 2 days.  I'm able to sit up now so here we go !
Linda took a workshop this past summer, along with the other DLP's.  I guess a good way to sum up that workshop is "how to see everyday things abstractly". And again, in my opinion, Linda did a great job of seeing abstractly.  Above is one example.

Here is her typical more realistic work with tulips and lemons.

Another abstracted view.

A view of Downtown Roanoke.

How cool is this abstraction?

And her view of the beautiful Bird of Paradise.
These and many more are hanging at the Jefferson Center in DT Roanoke, next to the YMCA.
Go take a look at the 2nd & 3rd floors.
Happy Trails

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Jefferson Center - Indiviual Artists - Day Three - Judith Lochbrunner

Hello Friends,  More beauties to show you.  Remember these look so much better in person.  My camera tends to make everything a flatter golden color.

I am not critiquing, just trying to describe.  Judy has lots of textures and builds up more texture.

She is an avid gardener so has lots of references to work from.

You need to go to the Jefferson Center.  In DT Roanoke, next to the YMCA.

Here is an especially handsome abstract.

One of her light and airy floral pieces.
We all hope you are enjoying your search for the perfect gifts. 
And remember that original artwork is a PERFECT gift.
Happy Trails
Happy Shopping

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Jefferson Center - Individual Artists - Day Two - Bud Shaw

Hello Friends,  Today you should go to the Jefferson Center in DT Roanoke, Va.  The Jefferson Center is next door to the YMCA.

You will get to see Bud Shaw's Stained glass.  Beautiful Work !

Of course you know this is a sun.

Bud said this is a tree.

A sun variation, reminds me of a lion.

This looks like an African Sun.
Forgive me Bud, if you think I'm inappropriate commenting on your Suns.
They are even better looking in person.
Happy Trails
Happy Holidays

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jefferson Center - The Work of Each Artist - Day One - Bonnie Mason

Hello Friends,  I'm posting the work of each artist in alphabetical order.

This post is all about Bonnie Mason's beautiful work.

I shall not go into sizes or titles.

I would be at the Jefferson Center 'til New Years if I tried that.

You can go and check the art on 2nd & 3rd floors

Please come back tomorrow for Bud Shaw's stained glass.
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Holidays to You.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Open House at Goose Creek and Salem Terrace at Harrogate

Hello Dear Friends,  I keep monkeying with the layout on this blog so I had to delete the mess I just made and start over.  The Salem gals had a grand time at the Holiday Open House at Salem Terrace today.  They had a good sized crowd show up for the wonderful entertainment and art work.

The top photo is of Judy Lochbrunner's work and the one here is by Mary Anne Meador.

This one is by Sue Furrow.

This one is by Bonnie Mason.  And I hope Linda Schaar will forgive me but I did not get a shot of her winter scene.  I guess I had to much lemonade.

Here is a shot of some of the feisty ones dancing with Dana.  They had a great DJ?, singer?, Kareoke?

Here are the driving forces at this top notch facility - Dana on the left and Mardi on the right.   Two of the most pleasant professionals you will ever meet.  They take extremely good care of their residents.

I only got one photo from Judy and Mary Anne at Goose Creek Gallery in Bedford, Va.
I was told the crowd was big and varied.  From all over the SW area of Va.  This photo must be first thing before the crowds came in.  I'm sure they all had a great time.  Mitchell and Patrick know how to treat their guests.  First Class !
And I haven't forgotten my promise to show you all the prettys hanging at the Jefferson Center.
We have had so many activities going on, I had to put that on the back burner for a bit.
I can catch up now.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog, and sharing our journey.
We love our job.
Happy Trails

Friday, December 5, 2014

We Elves were Helping at 2nd Helpings Gallery Tonight !

Hello Friends,  I thought you may like to know what we, the DLP artists were up to tonight.
We helped manage the frenzied crowds of shoppers at 2nd Helpings Gallery on Williamson Rd. in the Roanoke, Va. area.  When it was quiet we spread our art supplies out on 2 tables and stayed busy.

Above is Linda's work of art, done with a heavy hand on a clear plate with chocolate and raspberrys.

Bonnie, above, took a more traditional route and actually used real oil paint and brushes.
Personnally  at this stage I find Linda's more appealing.

Here is Mary Anne, tangled up in a new creation.  Appears to need just a bit of dark chocolate.

Here is Judy's underpainting.  Maybe with a few sprinkles and a drizzle of caramel, it will be ready for gift giving.  Needs time to dry.
All kidding aside, We Always have a good time, wherever we are.  And always enjoy our time at 2nd Helpings.  Lovely people to work with.  A great place to shop.  And you are doing a good thing for our community when you buy here.
Happy Trails