Saturday, March 29, 2014

This and That and Then Some

 Hello Friends,  Just couldn't wait to tell you one of the violins that we, the DLP's, painted was sold while on display at the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center.  Shown above, barely visible.
So here is another shot, still doesn't do it justice.  Birds are painted on this one.  And in some more news,  go look at our new LOGO.  Pretty nifty....Click here...

 And mark your calendars, so you don't forget, we have been invited to have an art show at the Blue Ridge Vineyards in Eagle Rock, Va.  The drive is worth it too.  Check out their website.... ... ...       Blue RidgeVineyards.  This should be a lot of fun for us and you, so bring your friends and family.  Make a caravan !

Happy Trails

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Plein Aire Painting Today ?

 Hello Friends,  We all met today at the Greenway in Wasena Park which is in the Old SW section of Roanoke, Va,  It was a glorious morning, first we had in a long time.  But the wind was a little stiff.

So we decided to wait a little bit, maybe the wind would die down a bit.  To the "Black Dog Salvage" we went !   You should make every effort to get over there.  Allow at least two hours or more. 
You have never seen so much stuff in your life.  I found a bunch I would love to have
This little fella would be the first thing I loaded on the truck. 
Happy Trails

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Take a Little Trip to view new show "Intersections"

 Hello Dear Friends,  Thought you might enjoy seeing a few photos of the new show hanging at the Allegany High Arts and Crafts Center.  It's a short day trip and worth the ride, I hear. I plan to make this trip to Clifton Forge myself real soon.
 Our violins are on display along with a selection from all the members. 
Mary Anne
The folks at the art center can direct you to places to visit (such as the Railroad Exhibit and Humpback Bridge), eat and shop after you take in all that the arts center has to offer.
Here is the link to Highlands Art & Crafts .org
Happy Trails

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Winter Time Work and More News

 Hello Dear Friends,  Hoping all of you have been productive during all this nasty ole weather we can't seem to get rid of.  Just hang on a little longer, Spring can't be too far away because the Robins are back !  Bless their little round hearts.
Wednesday, March 5th, above photo shows Mary Anne on the left and Judy on the right at 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke, Va. on Williamson Road.  The gallery loves for their artists to come spend the day and paint for the shoppers.  The customers love it too.  I just happened to come in at lunch time but look below . . . . .
 Judy is working on a lovely impressionistic rendition of her tulips at home.  She is an avid gardener as you might already know from past posts.  She has a beautiful landscape with lots of flowers and even a vegetable and blueberry garden.  She has been very productive this nasty winter.  She, Judy also spends a good bit of time maintaining DLP's website and newsletter.  Please click here and once on the site, sign up to receive the newsletter in your in box.  And I'm sure you know it's a free sign up.  You will get news first hand of upcoming workshops and exhibitions produced by the Double Line Painters.
This is an image of a collage that Mary Anne has been working on for a workshop coming up the end of May at the Sedalia Center in Bedford.  You can find out more info on the website and newsletter mentioned above.  This workshop will help you get started with making collages out of your own painted papers and found or purchased papers.  This collage is going to be an easy beginner project because Mary Anne has done all the work for you, by making a pattern for you to trace and cut !
The workshop will feature more projects by the other members of the DLP's.   So make plans to be there.  Now get back in that studio and have some fun.
Happy Trails