Thursday, July 27, 2017


Hello Dear Friends,

A small group of us met at Explore Park today.  It was good to see how the park is back to life after being closed for several years.  We are so happy that Roanoke County is now in its second year of taking care of it and has great plans for this wonderful place.  (Read more about Explore Park at

We separated into two groups as Linda and Mary Anne were both trying out new plein air equipment and they stayed up at the historic Brugh’s Tavern.

Judy traveled down to “Journey’s End” to the area where the largest grouping of historic buildings are located.  She painted the Leininger Cabin.  She had painted this cabin before but wanted to repeat the painting with the (new to her) Open Acrylics.

It is easy to overlook those days of practice as they are not flashy or exciting …….but oh so important.

We hope you have a grand weekend

Happy Trails

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Hello Friends,  Four of the Double Line Painters had a pleasant morning in Clifton Forge today.
Yep, we like these sleepy little towns within an hour of the Roanoke/Salem area.

And it was about a 1/2 degree cooler there !

In these photos we are behind the Clifton Forge School of Arts.  They have a lovely creek and a flowering garden that we all enjoyed putting on canvas.

And Judy took this photo of me with Henrietta Crandall, one of the directors.  A lovely lady whose work I LOVE.  She gave me a tour of the big mill that houses studios and a supply store and an exhibit space AND a huge party room.
I love it there and they do so much for their community by way of youth classes and music events and yoga classes.  Something for everyone. 
Check out their FB page HERE.

Happy Trails

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Art Works Hung at the Shenandoah Club in DT Roanoke, Va.

Hello Friends,  We have a new show up now at the Shenandoah Club in Roanoke, Va. at 24 Franklin Rd.  This will stay in place until September 8th, 2017.

The public may view the work between 2 and 4 Monday thru Friday, NO appt. necessary.

Above photos show Linda, Mary Anne and Judy adding tags to some of the hung works.

It is a super nice club and I know you would enjoy viewing the works.

Leave a comment if you get to see it.

Stay Cool.

Happy Trails

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


The BIG times 5 show has come down at Goose Creek and we so appreciated the opportunity to be up front in the gallery.  Happily we are now back to our comfortable and friendly walls in the back of the studio.  We have delivered a wide variety of shapes, sizes, styles and subjects just in time for 2nd Fridays in Bedford.  Everyone should be able to find a painting that they would enjoy purchasing.

There is no better way to spend a warm July Friday evening than strolling downtown Bedford and visiting the artisan trail shops, art center and galleries including Goose Creek Studio. This month is extra special with the opening of Beale's Brewery & BBQ at 510 Grove Street to add to the selection of dinner options.  We hope to see you at 2nd Fridays on July 14 from 5 - 8 PM.

We will have another post tomorrow and hope you will come back to see what is next in our line-up!

Happy Trails

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Hello Friends,  Having a great summer so far?  Tired of the rain yet?

The Double Line Painters will have their paintings on display at the Shenandoah Club in Downtown Roanoke.  Mary Anne, Sue, Linda, and Judy will have a group show July 17th through the end of August.  Bonnie will have a solo show beginning in September.

The Shenandoah Club, located at 24 Franklin Rd. in Roanoke, is the oldest, continuously-operating private club in Virginia, having been established by the original members in 1893.  For more than a century, the club has provided members with a quiet and luxurious setting for lunches and dinners, receptions, business meetings, educational events, holiday programs and other activities for the lady and gentlemen members, their children and guests

The public may come view the art between the hours of 2-4 in the afternoon Monday through Friday. No appointment necessary.

Above is just one example of the work to be hung.

We sincerely hope you can arrange a visit to view the beautiful new works.

Happy Trails

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Hello Friends,  We wanted to wish you a very happy, peaceful, patriotic FOURTH OF JULY .

Enjoy the cook outs and your Family with Friends.

Happy Trails