Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Workshop Announcements

Hello Friends,  We Double Line Painters have a new workshop in the developing stages.  Planned for June 2015 at the Evergreen Lavender Farm, right outside of Appomattox, Va.
We will of course have more information as time goes on.
Meantime please go visit Evergreens Site by clicking HERE.
They have a couple nice workshops real soon about lavender.
And one more reminder about the painted papers workshop at the Sedalia Center this Saturday,    Aug. 23rd.
Check out our website for more information HERE.
You can still get into the workshop, right now
Thanks for stopping by and See you at the workshops.
Happy Trails

Saturday, August 9, 2014

DLP Member wins an Award !

Hello Friends,  Bonnie Mason won Second Place in the National Show on display now at the Bower Center in Bedford.  The title of her beautiful oil painting is "Mountain Majesty".

I will inject a little reminder here about the up coming workshop to be held at the Sedalia Center.
You can read more on our website HERE.
And you can get directions to Sedalia Center HERE.
We would love to see you there and guarantee you will have a great time.
Happy Trails

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Plein Air in Salem, Virginia

Hello Friends,  All of us, the DLP, met at Salem Terrace this morning to install new art. Hope you have a chance to stop by this beautiful facility and check it out.
Then four of us headed out to Green Hill Park to make a few paintings and share some ideas.
We have lots of plans and several offerings for you.

First up is a workshop at the Sedalia Center on August 23rd.  Please Click Here to read about it on the Double Line Painters website.  And Check out the Sedalia Center HERE.
Thanks for stopping in.
Happy Trails

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Painted Papers at 2nd Helpings on the Patio

Hello Friends,  We missed you yesterday at 2nd Helpings Gallery on Williamson Road, close to DT Roanoke, Va.  This workshop was about making painted papers for use in scrapbooking and mixed media collages.

It was great fun. A small crowd that got lots of individual attention and made a stack of papers to take home.  A big hit was the bubble printed papers.  Linda is demonstrating above.

Here a young lady named Tesa did a great job getting the bubbles to pile up.  And below...
This young lady named Lillie is about to print some bubbles on a a paper she had already gotten one coat of paint on.

Here is where everyone hung the papers to dry.  Paper Laundry !

Here the ladies are using make-up sponges on stencils.  They can also sub due the colors and patterns by scrubbing on more paint with the sponges.  You don't need a lot of expensive artists materials to make these painted papers.  In most cases you have the stuff needed, already laying about your home.

Above Judy is showing the Bedford guitar to a customer.  Click here to read more about the guitar.

Here is another view of the Guitar .  We used painted papers on this guitar to cover between the painted images.

Close up of some of the papers created yesterday.  We are holding another workshop on August 23rd at the Sedalia Center.  Click Here to read more about this workshop on the Double Line Painters Website.  And Click Here to visit the Sedalia Center website.
The drive alone is worth your time.  This is a beautiful area of Virginia.
We do hope you will join us on Aug. 23.
Please pass any of this information on to your friends and family that enjoy creative time.
Happy Trails

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"The Ballad of Bedford" is the title of this work

Hello Dear Friends,  We wanted to share our fun day with you.  We started work on the Bedford guitar.  We each painted a version of the barn in Bedford we decided to work on.  I don't think I'm supposed to disclose the location so I'm generalizing with "Bedford".

Judy had already prepped the guitar surface with Kilz and gesso.  BTW, a portion of the sales of the guitar will go to the Rescue Mission, which operates the 2nd Helpings Gallery.  Above the larger barn paintings have been gelled on.

Here Mary Anne and Sue are making the background a sky blue.

Here we have started adding the small farm critters to the sides and putting the painted papers in torn bits to finish the sides.

Here it's getting close to the finish.

Here is the finished back.

And here is the finished front.  It's very creative and unique.  A real conversation piece.  Now Judy has the task of varnishing the instrument.  And I know everyone says this, but it is really better looking in person.  In fact you should make a note on your calendar to see the show.  Just click HERE to read about the Barns of Bedford on the Bower Center's website !
Happy Trails

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Art on the Porch Ikenberry's Orchard Store

Hello Dear Friends,  A short post to let you know we had a great time, as usual, on the porch of Ikenberry's  Orchard Store on Rt. 220 in Daleville area of SW Virginia.

It was a beautiful day and a couple of us even did some painting.  Working on small stuff for the guitar we are going to be assembling this Thursday at 2nd Helpings Gallery on Williamson road.
We will be there from >< 9am til noon or so.  Stop by and say Hi and chat about our up coming workshops.  Click here for the newsletter Judy puts together every month.
These workshops are terrific fun and most everyone goes home with something they love.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Trails

Thursday, July 10, 2014

PleinAire Painting off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Hello Friends,  We had the fantastic pleasure of painting in the open air today.  All day!  Looking out over the James River with a cool breeze blowing all day.  And the swallows must have done a great job with the insects.  Never had to use the repellent.

The fishermen were eyeing the "Art" as they passed with an empty bucket.

One lonely little woman, churning out the mini's.

More passing visitors.  This couple looks confused.  Are they coming or going?
You can't beat a day like this.  Paints & Friends.
You should make every effort to come out to Ikenberry's on Rt. 220 in Daleville this Saturday.
We the DLP's will be there from 9 til 2-3pm.  And we may have some of these plein aire pieces there for you to check out.  AND you can get a big box of peaches and sit on the wonderful old porch and chat with us.
I have been informed there is a Bakery inside now.  Maybe we can have peach cobbler !
Please check out our newsletter on our website and plan on coming to our painted paper workshops.
You won't regret all the fun.
Happy Trails