Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Workshops for Art & Artisan Fair at Sedalia, May 31, 2014

Hello Friends,  The Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge will teach two mini-workshops at the Art and Artisan Fair.
Morning:  Painted papers for Scrapbooking, Journals, and Mixed Media Art.
Using simple and inexpensive materials, the Double Line Painters will teach several ways to embellish and decorate papers.  By painting your own papers you always have the right color and have papers that won't fade or bleed.  Several types of paper and techniques will be covered in this mini-workshop.  All participants will finish the class with several painted papers.
Supply list: 3 - 2 oz. bottles of craft paint (not store brands) in favorite colors
Cost for 2  1/2 hour class is $35 or both classes for $60
Class size: 12
For registration contact -
Afternoon:  Create a Painting with Collage and Painted Papers
(students will have a choice of paintings; two options pictured here)

Using simple and inexpensive materials, the Double Line Painters will lead a class in using collage, painted papers and acrylic paints to create a painting.  All participants will go home with a finished artwork.
Supply list:  $5 packet* of papers purchased at class
*(not need if enrolled in morning class as those students will have a supply of painted papers)
Cost for 2  1/2 hour class:  $35 or both classes for $60.
Class size: 12
For registration contact -
Happy Trails

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Beautiful Day at the Blue Ridge Vineyard

Hello Friends,  We missed YOU at the Sunday Festivities at the Vineyard.  We set up our little tent and flats and hung some work for perusal.  And happy to say, Some work did sell. 

Here is a big shot of the whole barn layout.  It's really a party barn, and lovely rustic inside.  Quite a few people showed up for the elixirs and music.

The band (a wife and husband team) were outstanding.  Everyone loved everything they sang.  If I find out their name I'll revise this post.  I wish I could remember to write this stuff down.  Barbara, the owner of the vineyard, told us all about them but no I didn't write it down.  She has them booked again in June, if you want to make plans.  Click Here to find out more.

This Thursday we will be at Cups hanging new artwork.  Cups is in the Grandin Village.  Click Here for directions and info.  Come out at about noon and have a cup with us.
Happy Trails

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Plein Aire Painting in Bedford

Hello Friends, The DLP's had a good day in Bedford County today.  Getting some studies done for the upcoming "Barns of Bedford " art exhibit.
Above is Mary Anne. She found a spot to her liking.

Above is Bonnie and Linda, looking real studious.
I missed all the fun, so I guess I get to work from photos and memory.  And no one took a photo of Judy so this is all the eye candy you get today.
And please don't forget to come visit us at the Blue Ridge Vineyard this Sunday from 1 to 4.
To read more go to the DLP website, Click Here.  We really hope you can come out for a beautiful day in the country (Eagle Rock area) and enjoy real art, real music and locally produced wine.
The weather men are calling for all the best.
Happy Trails

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Double Line Paints at 2nd Helpings Gallery

 Hello Dear Friends,  We had a fun day painting and answering questions at 2nd Helpings today.  Above, Bonnie, Linda and Martha set up on the stage to work on their paintings.  They had lots of people stop and quiz them.
 Above, Judy got a good shot of Sue working on a painting for the Blue Ridge Vineyard show coming up on April 27th.

 Above is Linda and Martha engrossed in their creative process.  Forget to ask if the works were for any particular show.
Above is Mary Anne painting an abstracted nature scene for her gallery in Myrtle Beach/Calabash area of NC.  Hope I got that right.  And where is Judy?   Don't know how she slipped away from the camera.  I took one but it was a blurred mess.  Sorry Judy.

Next week if the weather co-operates we will be in Bedford working on some barn scenes for an upcoming exhibit sponsored by the Bower Center in Bedford.  Should be lots of fun !
Happy Trails

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2nd Helpings Gallery and Blue Ridge Vineyard

 Hello Dear Friends,  Just posting a reminder for you to come by 2nd Helpings Gallery tomorrow, Thursday the 17th between 11am and maybe 2 ish.  We will be there painting for your entertainment and chatting about all the great stuff we have coming up this year.  Try to come by and say Hello
And have a delicious lunch in the café.  Everything is really good.

And in case you haven't marked your calendar yet, on April 27th, a Sunday, from about 1pm til 4pm we will again be painting for you, plein air.  The vineyard will have a band, wine tasting and of course the wine and art will be for sale.  Please let us know if you heard about this event from our blog or other ads.  Or maybe even facebook. 
Happy Trails

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Reception at the Electric Co. Co-Op Gallery, Bedford, Virginia

Hello Friends,  We had a wonderful evening at the opening of our new show in Bedford, Va. last night.  And I must say first off that we were so o o oo ooo  impressed with the way the paintings were hung. 
They just flowed so beautifully across the space.!  So we want to say with great enthusiasm "Thank You" to Suzanne Paddock and Perri Mason for taking so much time to make our work look so good

Can you see how smoothly it flows across the wall ?  You should go see it in person.  The rest of this gallery is pretty impressive too.  All the members are excellent artists.

The gallery had some very tasty little treats for everyone also.  We had the pleasure of several member artists company.

Judy and Sue painted most of the evening.  Judy is very good at chatting with visitors while painting.
Sue not so much.  We actually got a painting or two well on its way to finishing.
If you are in Bedford or on your way to Lynchburg or Roanoke, this gallery is just a minute off  Rt.460.   And well worth the stop.  Click Here is visit the Elect Co.'s Blog

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Trails

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gearing Up for a Busy Season

Hello Dear Friends,  We artists had a busy morning getting ready for a busy season coming soon. We hung new art at the Harrogate Salem Terrace,  which is behind the Walmart on Main Street, Salem, Virginia.  A wonderful place to live.  They have a full time staff keeping up with activities for their residents.  Go by to see all they have to offer and look at the new artwork in the Cyber Café.
 This coming May 31st, the DLP's will be holding a workshop during the Festivities at the Sedalia Center.  It will be a painted paper collage workshop and it's always a ton of fun.  You should sign up before  visiting the festival.  Click Here for more information.

After hanging new work at Harrogate, we went to Longwood Park which is beside the famous Salem Museum also on Main Street Salem.  We set up under the picnic shelter to make more painted papers for the Sedalia workshop.

We hung the wet papers on a line to dry.  Which took about 3 seconds because the wind was really blowing.  We were on a hill top so it was worse than other spots.  We got a lot of papers done though.

And this photo is from a previous workshop held at the Sedalia Center.  Lots of room and plenty of individual attention.

This Friday from 5 til 8 we will be at the Electric Co. Co-Op in Bedford.  We have a new show opening that night titled "Spring Break".  Some of us will be painting to entertain the crowd and others will be answering your questions.  Please stop by and say Hello & visit a bit.

You can keep up with changing information a bit better at our Website.

Happy Trails

Friday, April 4, 2014

Blue Ridge Vineyard in Eagle Rock, Virginia

 Hello Friends,  Yesterday we, DLP, had the tremendous pleasure of traveling up RT. 220 to the Eagle Rock area to the "Blue Ridge Vineyards/Events....Visit their website for directions, etc.   We wasted no time in spreading out over the 300 acres to paint and sketch.  I walked and walked, taking photos.  Above photo is Bonnie set up on a really steep hill overlooking all the property.
 Here is Mary Anne, with her pastel set-up, looking in the direction of the entrance, along the road.
 Here is a shot of the entrance sign, close to where Mary Anne is set up.  That is an old cedar I'm told.
 Here is Judy set up at the entrance to the actual vines.  Over the hill top are more beautiful vistas of other properties with barns and cows!   I could stay here for months and paint.
 In previous photo of Judy, notice the poles at each end of a grape row.  They have the names of the vines in tree rounds carved out.   And look at that beautiful gnarly vine.
 After a couple hours everyone headed back to the festival "pavilion" (I don't know what to call this huge shelter.)  That's Hazel, painting on the wine bottles.  She paints various little landmarks of the property, that visitors can see from this spot.  And if I remember right, the Ruritans get a portion of sales.
 Here is a shot of the festival building, that we are sitting under in the shot above.  And I took this photo from where Bonnie was set up to paint.

And here is a better shot of Hazel painting and yours truly making a couple sketches.  I enjoy painting from sketches and memory. 
On April 27th, the last Sunday of this month, the Double Line Painters along with a music group will be set up at this pavilion to show our art work and we will be painting as you visit.  Should be a fun day for everyone involved.  So mark your calendar to ride out to this little piece of heaven and join us.  You can find more info and directions, etc, here at Blue Ridge

Happy Trails