Thursday, December 7, 2017

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE'S AND MORE


This Sunday Dec. 10th Judy Lochbrunner will be at Goose Creek Studio for the Holiday Art Studio & Gallery Tour from 1 to 5pm.   Businesses in Centertown Bedford, Va. offering original art by Virginia artists will open their doors for you.
Judy will be doing a demo and hopes that you can come by to see all that is happening at the many locations that day.   www.goosecreekstudio.com



Friday Dec. 15th, Mary Ann Meador and Judy Lochbrunner will be at the Glebe, Daleville, Va. to talk about the paintings and answer questions about the art in the Glebe's Art Gallery.  Their two-person show will run from Dec. 4, 2017 - Jan. 26, 2018.



Above are some practice pieces done by Linda Schaar after the tiny workshop at Art of the Carolina's.

Other fun news:

Our new website is up and running!  The Double Line Painters have switched to Fine Art Studio On-line and one of the perks (besides the beautiful website) is participation in a monthly  'Bold Brush' painting competition.

We want to congratulate Bonnie Mason as "Slow Summer Day" was selected as part of the jury's favorite 15% in the October Bold Brush Painting competition.  You can go to the page and vote for her painting if you'd like, which will help it show up on a page for popular entries.
http://faso.com/boldbrush/fav15/202

Linda Schaar's "James River" painting will be the Double Line Painter's entry for the Nov. contest and Mary Anne Meador's "First Friday" will be our Dec. contest entry.

Not too many days left to get ready for the Holidays.
Hope your travels are safe but fun and may you complete everything on your list!

Happy Holidays
Happy Trails



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

THE HOLIDAYS ARE UPON US !!!!! YIKES !!!!!


Hello Dear Friends,  Hope you have your Holiday outfits pressed and ready to shine !
Tomorrow or tonight, Thursday the 30th of Nov.  plan to engage with Bonnie Mason and the friendly folks at the opening of the 6th Annual Miniature show at Gallery Flux from 5:30 to 8pm.
Gallery Flux is located at 307B England Street in Ashland, Va.  23005  www.galleryflux.com


Friday Dec. 1st meet Sue Furrow at the opening reception for the small works show at Alexander Heath's Gallery in downtown Roanoke, Va. from 6-10pm.

Sue has recently joined Gallery 202 in downtown Roanoke on the Market Square.  You will find her in Studio #13.  Art by Night happens Dec. 1st also and Gallery 202 will be open for your shopping pleasures along with all the local gallerys in DT.

Please stop and introduce yourself.

Happy Trails

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

GIVING THANKS


Hello Dear Readers,   Hoping you have the most blessed Thanksgiving EVER !

Thankful you have joined us on the wonderful ride through life.

HAPPY TRAILS

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ARTISTS HONING THEIR SKILLS


Hello Friends,  A few photos from all of us to let you know we are still around and Busy!
The beautiful WIP (work in progress) above is from Bonnie Mason.
Check her website for places to view her work.


This work is from Linda Schaar.  She says it is one she started in a Bob Burridge morning workshop last week at ART OF THE CAROLINAS, in Raleigh, NC.


This piece is from Mary Anne Meador.  A surprise for someone ! and I hope they don't keep up with our blog or the cat is outta the bag!


This is from Judith Lochbrunner.  She said she is always looking for new inspirations.


And this last piece is from Sue Furrow.  She is stretching her wings and practicing new inspirations.

Next week is THANKSGIVING.
Can you believe that?
Once Thanksgiving rolls through town, the next thing you know, it's time for a New Years party.!
Yeah, 2017 is almost history.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Trails

Friday, November 3, 2017

DOWNTOWN COVINGTON VIRGINIA


Hello Dear Friends,  It was time for us to pick up our art show at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library in Covington yesterday.  We thank everyone who came to see the art for their wonderful comments as well as the library staff who were so helpful.



And it was a perfect day with beautiful blue skies to enjoy the fall color.  Kyle Keyser, who coordinates the library art displays, gave us a walking tour of the historic buildings downtown.  We enjoyed our tour and do have plans to return again for plein air.

Hope that you all had a chance to enjoy this warm November weather.

Happy Trails




Thursday, October 26, 2017


Hello Friends,  Hope all of you are enjoying the arrival of autumn.
The artists you see above love autumn but the weather man was IFFY about what would happen today so they chose to visit the TAUBMAN MUSEUM today.
The one artist missing is not so crazy about cold weather so she decided to head for the coast.

Click the link above and find out what exhibits are happening now at the museum.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 19, 2017

PEAKS OF OTTER ! NO COLOR THERE


Hello Friends,  I thought the photo above was unusual because when taking the photo I never noticed the inverted triangle that mirrors the Peaks.  DUH.


The entrance to the lodge restaurant is very pretty for the season.


My view across Abbott Lake.  Bonnie and Linda are visible, just barely.  And they both had lovely plein air pieces.


Judy and Mary Anne making their way down the steep path to the picnic tables.  What I found a wee bit disturbing is the image just to the right of Judy.  I never saw this until I was resizing some photos taken today.  Do ya think it could be a lost soul?  Maybe a lost hiker or a bear victim?  That only shows up at this time of year?  Just to spook the rangers and hotel guests???


Back on a sunny note - Mary Anne in full warm sun, creating a master piece.



And here we are lunching and critiquing and laughing.  Having a good ole time in the daylight in the spooky woods.

It's coming folks !  Are you ready?

Happy Trails