Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hello Friends,  Hope all of you are enjoying the arrival of autumn.
The artists you see above love autumn but the weather man was IFFY about what would happen today so they chose to visit the TAUBMAN MUSEUM today.
The one artist missing is not so crazy about cold weather so she decided to head for the coast.

Click the link above and find out what exhibits are happening now at the museum.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Hello Friends,  I thought the photo above was unusual because when taking the photo I never noticed the inverted triangle that mirrors the Peaks.  DUH.

The entrance to the lodge restaurant is very pretty for the season.

My view across Abbott Lake.  Bonnie and Linda are visible, just barely.  And they both had lovely plein air pieces.

Judy and Mary Anne making their way down the steep path to the picnic tables.  What I found a wee bit disturbing is the image just to the right of Judy.  I never saw this until I was resizing some photos taken today.  Do ya think it could be a lost soul?  Maybe a lost hiker or a bear victim?  That only shows up at this time of year?  Just to spook the rangers and hotel guests???

Back on a sunny note - Mary Anne in full warm sun, creating a master piece.

And here we are lunching and critiquing and laughing.  Having a good ole time in the daylight in the spooky woods.

It's coming folks !  Are you ready?

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Hello Friends,  Yes, we did.  Yes, it was a hard day.  Yes, that IS Shelley and can't you tell by her face what a Ruff day it was ?
We love this woman and if you don't know, she is one of the kindest, most generous persons walking this earth.

We all got at least one painting done today.   Judy may have done 2.

Mary Anne already finished one and starting another!

Linda on her first.

Sue thinks she did two.  They have to be studied a bit.

This fantastic farm belongs to Shelley's SON.  I would love to show some photo's of the landscape but we don't want everyone to know.  It's a plein air secret.  We do hope to go back if Mother Nature ever sees fit to change the leaves.
Or maybe snows.

Thank you for coming by.

Happy Trails

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Hello Friends,  We Double Line Painters went to Sinkland Farms just outside of Christiansburg today.
There is a wealth of vistas to paint and a lot of activities for the wee ones.

This beautiful farm has a lot of little people visiting.  They come by the bus loads.  All hyper, squealing and ready to run.  They love it here too.

Not for sure but it looks like Mary Anne is working on 2 canvas'.  We call that Passion.

This is the pretty little vignette Sue chose to paint.  And she said it turned out to be a complicated little piece.

Judy is taking in the Big Picture.  Wonder if the horses made the cut.

This is a view that I liked a lot.  Susan is quite the inventive lady using all this natural bling in such creative ways.  Did you notice the Tin Man or the Turbine Head up there?  LOVE that.

Stay tuned, next week we plan to be in the Smith Mountain Lake area.

Until then, HAPPY TRAILS