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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ikenberry's and Workshops

Hello Dear Friends,  Getting close but wanted to invite you to visit us this Saturday on the porch at Ikenberry's Store on Rt. 220 in Daleville.  This Saturday we, the DLP's will be showing some of our work and painting en plein aire.
Please stop by and visit and get a bag of the delicious peaches grown there/here at their local orchard.  I believe they have been growing these wonderful fruits for over 100 years !
Check out the newsletter HERE for more info and to read about the workshops the Double Line Painters are presenting this year
Happy Trails