Sunday, April 30, 2017

LEXINGTON ART ON THE GREEN


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.
GO JUDY!!

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

GOOSE CREEK STUDIO-GALLERY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT


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 COMING SOON



BIG TIMES 5 ART SHOW OPENS FRIDAY MAY 12, AT GOOSE CREEK STUDIO

"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 www.goosecreekstudio.com or their facebook HERE.

Images and more coming soon!

Happy Trails

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A GORGEOUS DAY PLEIN AIRING AT GREENHILL PARK IN SALEM, VA.


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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Thursday, April 13, 2017

BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR PLEIN AIRE PAINTING IN FINCASTLE, VA.


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

SPRING SENSATIONS IS HANGING AT 2nd HELPINGS


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, www.thedoublelinepaintersoftheblueridge.com .

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 doublelinepainters@gmail.com.

We sincerely hope to see you at the reception!

Happy Trails