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