Thursday, November 14, 2013

Painting the Beauty surrounding RR Donnelly in Salem, VA.

 Hello Friends,  We had a fantastic, fun day painting the scenery here in Salem, Va. today.  RR Donnelly was kind enough to let us set up on their gorgeous little neck of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They are located in a techy park right off I81 and between Salem and Dixie Caverns.
The views are beautiful and luckily the building lets the employees enjoy all of it.  Above is the view straight out of their front door.  Sue painted this 9x12 in oils.
 Here is a shot of everybody (except the photographer) as they are getting set up.

 First on the left is Mary Anne.  She is brave enough to be using pastels!  It was very windy today.
 Linda is getting a good start with her oils on about a 9x12.
 Bonnie told me she is using the "Zorn" palette and it looks to be about 9x12 also.
 Judy is using her acrylics today on something like a 6 x 12.
 Another shot of Judy and Bonnie with the beautiful mountains.  Somewhere over to the right is a  hiking trail and we want to venture out that way in the spring for more painting pleasures.
 Above is a view of the mountains behind the building on a 3 x 6 with the red tree included.
 Here is Bonnie's at the finish.  She was happy with how it turned out using the Zorn palette.
 Here is Mary Anne's at the finish of painting session.  She and most all of us will probably add a few flourishes after studying them a while.
Here is Sue getting on with the hard work in spite of the wind blowing her palette away and getting oil paint on the grass which she stepped in and got all over her shoe.  The life of an artist is tuff at times but one we can't give up.
We want to thank Mr. Searles at RR Donnelly for allowing us to paint their beautiful property .  We would love to go back again this spring..

Happy Trails

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