Sunday, April 30, 2017


Hello Friends,  A quick note for you today.  Wanted to Toot Our Horn a bit.
The photo above was cute so I included it.  Something was funny.

This shot is Judy Lochbrunner accepting her award for BEST in the ACRYLIC Division.
Just wanted everyone to know her hard work has earned her some recognition.

This small art festival is set in a very nice little park in DT Lexington and was a very pleasant
way to pass a Saturday on the hottest day so far this year.  Thanks sent to their committee.

Happy Trails

Friday, April 28, 2017


Hello Friends,  We, the DLP's, went to Bedford, Va. yesterday afternoon to support Goose Creek's Studio/Gallery with their Chamber of Commerce event.

We first went to the Wharton Garden (located 'tween the library and Bower Center) to start a plein air painting or two, which we intended to finish while at the Goose Creek Event.

Here you can see the people are beginning to arrive and Linda and Mary Anne are setting up their plein air gear again.  Patrick back there in the royal blue.

Here is a demo going on about making silk scarves and my gear with the 2nd painting from Wharton Garden.  A wood worker is there in the green shirt.

An interior shot, a few minutes later, you couldn't walk, it was so crowded.
Taken from the rear of gallery.

A beautiful gallery, loaded with beauty for your home and so close to Roanoke.
Taken from the front of the gallery.

Hopefully the artist, Pat Daughtery, will not mind showing her work.
Her paintings of Patrick and Mitchell, the cosmopolitan owners of Goose Creek.

Don't miss our next post about the "BIG X 5" Art Show going up first of May here at Goose Creek Studio's.
Some of the DLP's will be at the Lexington ART ON THE GREEN in the morning.
Hope to see you there.

Happy Trails

Tuesday, April 25, 2017



"Big Times 5" Art Show by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge will open Friday
May 12, 2017 at Goose Creek Studio, 302 Court St., Bedford, Va. for 2nd Fridays.  The gallery as well as many other shops, galleries and restaurants in Bedford will be open late that evening.

"Each one of us accepted the challenge to paint big", says artist member Linda Schaar.
"All the members of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge have completed a painting that measures 36 by 48 inches.  The paintings vary from realistic to abstract."

We are excited to share this new work in the front gallery space at Goose Creek Studio," adds artist member Mary Anne Meador.  "Members of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge include myself, Linda Schaar, Sue Furrow, Bonnie Mason, and Judy Lochbrunner.  The art show will be on display until July 8, 2017."

Information about the Double Line Painters can be found at 

Information about the show or 2nd Fridays is available by calling Goose Creek at 540-586-8482 or or their facebook HERE.

Images and more coming soon!

Happy Trails

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Hello Friends,  Please stay about 2-3 minutes and watch the silly videos below.  I have fun messing with these videos and hope you enjoy them too.
Above Everyone is picking their view to paint.

Bonnie's windy spot.


Mary Anne and Judy finishing up.


Linda in Process.

We have much more to blog about but not within this post.
We have workshop announcements and show announcements coming up.
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Sign for updates on our blog (just up there on right) and visit our website for more info HERE.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Hello Friends,  Lovely, Lovely Day it was.  And it found us headed for Fincastle and the hill top with their cemetery.  This is a pretty steep little incline for lugging all your painting equipment.

Some of us are better at reducing the load than others.  Doesn't matter, we can take our time and soak up all the wonderful sounds, smells and sights along the way.

Just need to be mindful of where you step. 


And I made a few short video's.  Worked much better with this camera.  I would like to post a couple more but feel I must get permission first.  They didn't know they were being videoed so I had better be safe.

Spring is HERE......Get out there and enjoy. It's gone before you know it.
Happy Easter to Everyone.

Happy Trails

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Hello Friends,  We took a few photos after getting all the paintings hung and labeled, just for you.

Of course, it looks so much better in person, but hope these photos will tease you enough to compel you  to visit on Saturday while we are painting at the reception.

2nd Helpings is located on Williamson Rd. in the old Sears Bldg. near Rt. 460.  A quick, easy ride from most points in town.  The reception on Sat. the 8th, is from 1-3 pm.

We will be set up inside or maybe outside if the wind isn't to blustery and would love for you to come out and chat and sign up for the free giveaway.

Until then, enjoy your spring sensations
Happy Trails

Monday, April 3, 2017

Hello Friends,  SPRING SENSATIONS art show will open tomorrow, April 4th, 2017 at 2nd Helpings Gallery, 1502 Williamson Rd.NE, Roanoke, Va. 24012.  The art show will celebrate the joy of spring in paintings created by us, the "Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge";  Mary Anne Meador, Bonnie Mason, Judy Lochbrunner, Linda Schaar and Sue Furrow.

The public is invited to "Meet the Artists" reception on Saturday, April 8th from 1 pm to 3 pm.  All of the Double Line Painters will be working on paintings, according to member Sue Furrow.  "The art on display will make the spring season last longer as it always seems to end too quickly" she adds.

The show will include works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media.  More info about us can be found on our website, .

This show will hang from April 4th to June 30, 2017.  2nd Helpings Gallery hours are 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday.  Additional information on the art show can be obtained by calling (540) 491-9405.  Their FB page is HERE.  The Double Line Painters can be contacted at

We sincerely hope to see you at the reception!

Happy Trails

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Hello Friends,  We met at Longwood Park in Salem, Va. this morning.  We planned on painting for a bit but Mother Nature said NO.  It is chilly and misty/foggy and a fairly swift breeze up on top of their hill.

So we just finished up some of the details, like postcards, for our show at 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke, Va.  The show opens on April 4th.
The reception will be April 8th from 1 - 3pm and the artists will be painting.  So please plan to stop by and say hello and watch us paint.

SPRING SENSATIONS  is the title of the show.  You will find art work that reflects the warm, sometimes cool, and wonderful sensations that we call Spring.  My favorite time of the year !

2nd Helpings has a wonderful little cafe and you can have lunch after wards.

See You There
Sue, Judy, Linda, Mary Anne and Bonnie

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Hello Friends,  Isn't that a pretty photo up there??  We, DLP, women had a very pleasant morning roaming around in the beautiful Taubman Museum in DT Roanoke, Va. today.

Here is a long shot of one wall with fantastic examples of the Impressionist Work, by such artist as Twachtman, Hassam, Chadwick, Dewing and my favorite, Sargent.  You learn a lot when your nose is 1 inch from the canvas!

The museum set up a special area for people to sit and sketch their beautiful floral arrangements from some ones garden.

Everyone but Bonnie sketched, she took the photos for us.  This exhibit will be up until May 14th, 2017.  Go see it, it's well worth the price of $8.00.

Just a little side note now to mention one of our members, Bonnie, is being featured by Alyson Stanfield on her blog tomorrow. CLICK HERE to see.

We intend to be outside painting next week, if Mother Nature takes pity on us, at Longwood Park in Salem.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Trails

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Hello Friends,  Giving you a peek at some beauties you will find in April at the 2nd Helpings Gallery located on Williamson Rd., Roanoke, Va.

There will be a drawing for a set of note cards made by the Double Line Painters to be presented to one lucky person.  All you have to do is come visit us at the shows opening reception on Saturday, April 8th from  1 to 3 pm.  Sign our guestbook and add your email to our mailing list
We will be set up to paint and would love to chat with you while you watch.

This photo shows Mary Anne creating a plein aire piece with spring time pastel colors.  She may use pastels or oils or acrylics during the reception.
We all work differently and with different mediums and promise there will not be a lack of entertainment.

Hope to see you there 
Happy Trails

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Hello Friends,  Judy and Mary Anne changed up the art work on display at Goose Creek Studios and Gallery in Bedford, Va. yesterday.
Judy's above.

Linda's above.

Sue's above.

Mary Anne's above.

Bonnie's above.

And shot of the extra special gallery above.
This Friday the 10th of March is 2nd Friday walk in DT Bedford.
So grab your guy or your girl and get down there and walk around. Visit the interesting shops and galleries.  Tell Patrick and Mitchell how much you love their work at the gallery.
Hope to see you there.

Happy Trails

Friday, March 3, 2017

'SPRING SENSATIONS' A New Art Show at 2nd Helpings

Hello Dear Friends,  Announcing the new art show "Spring Sensations" that will open April 4th, 2017 at 2nd Helpings Gallery at 1502 Williamson Rd, NW, Roanoke, Va. 24012.   The art show will celebrate the joy of Spring in paintings by the "Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge":  Mary Anne Meador, Bonnie Mason, Judy Lochbrunner, Linda Schaar and Sue Furrow.

The public is invited to "Meet the Artists" reception on Saturday,  April 8th from 1 PM to 3 PM.    All the Double Line Painters will be working on paintings.  The art on display will help make the spring season last longer.  It always seems to end too quickly.

The show will include works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media.  More information on us can be found HERE.

The show will hang from April 4 to June 30, 2017.  2nd Helping Gallery hours are 10AM to 5PM, Monday through Saturday.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (540) 491-9405.  You can contact us at

More about this show will be posted in the next few weeks with additional art images and surprises.  
Hope to see you at 2nd Helpings !

Happy Trails

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Never to Early to Start Planning

Soon enough the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge will be leading a Paint a-Long workshop at the Evergreen Lavender Farm in Appomattox, Va.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 10 AM - 12 Noon.

The cost is $40.00 and includes all materials to create an 11" x 14" acrylic painting.

Registration questions should be directed to  For additional info about the workshop contact the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge at or click on 

We will be reminding you several times before the big event.  Here is the Evergreen Farm's Facebook Page, always fun to peruse.

Have a wonderful weekend
Happy Trails

Friday, February 17, 2017


Hello Friends,  the winner is Audrey !  of the Newsletter sign up promotion/giveaway and she has already received the note cards.

A couple new photos from the members about what they have been doing in the studio this month.  Judy loves her assistant and lets him assist anytime he feels it is nap time.

Bonnie has been enjoying her time in the studio, mooooving the cows on her canvas.

Linda has enjoyed very little time in her studio this month.  But she is a dedicated artist and dabbles every free moment.

We hope you have signed up for our blogs and newsletters so you can be the first to know of new exhibits and workshops.

Have a fantastic weekend.  It is going to be springlike here in SW Virginia.

Happy Trails

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Hello Friends,  Everyone wanted to show you what they have painted with Valentine colors in them, such as red or pink.

Above is Mary Anne's "BIG RED".  He looks like a LOVER, right?

This one, above, is called "SHASTA SIZZLE" by Judy Lochbrunner.

This one is called "I LOVE YOU" by Sue Furrow.

This is called "SIMPLE THINGS" by Bonnie Mason.

This one is called "PROUD SWAN" by Linda Schaar.

And we want to remind you the give away is coming up real soon.
One lucky person that subscribes to our newsletter will be chosen to receive this set of cards from all of us at DLP.  If you are already signed up you will be included.  This sign up form is at the top of our blog - the big white box.! 
The winner will be announced on Feb.14, 2017, next week !

And Judy sent this photo to remind everyone to go to the 2nd Friday walk at Goose Creek in Bedford, Va.  Go HERE to see their FB page.
I do believe the weather is going to be nice.

Have fun.
Happy Trails