Sunday, April 23, 2017

ART ON THE GREEN - LEXINGTON, VA.


Hey Friends and Fellow Artists,  This coming Saturday, April 29th, on the sidewalks of Lexington, I will be displaying some of my artwork for sale.  This is the first time I have done this show, so wish me luck and pray for sunny skies.


This is one of the pieces from my FRACKING SERIES.  It is a 9x12 wrapped canvas, half an inch deep as you can see.  It started life in the cemetery on the hill in Fincastle, Va.  It was finished in my studio.

The art show is from 10am to 4pm.  Please stop and introduce yourself and sign up for a free give away.

Happy Trails

Thursday, April 20, 2017

PLEIN AIR AT GREENHILL PARK IN SALEM, VA.


Hey Friends,  Right this minute I can hear thunder and rain !!  A drastic change since this morning at Green Hill Park in Salem, Va. along the Roanoke River.


I usually take a million pictures every spring of the Mertensia (Va. Blue Bells) along the banks of this river.  Not this year, too late, the wild phlox is blooming now.  And I have felt really under the weather with all the allergies and colds that's why I missed the mertensia  and why I didn't feel like painting this morning.


I just took my sketchbook and made several little studies that I should paint from right away before the memories fade.

You can go to the DLP blog to see a couple little videos I made of the other gals painting.

It was a beautiful morning and the sun made me feel better.

Happy Trails

Sunday, April 16, 2017

ORIENTAL CHERRY - SPRING SENSATIONS ART EXHIBIT


Hey Friends,  Bee's are a favorite subject of mine, I've painted many of them.  The bumble bee more than others.  Probably because I have more models of them than any others.


Here is what she could look on a wall in anyone's home.  Original works of art have a quality that you will never find in a print or a canvas reproduction, no matter what any one tells you.  Of course you need them side by side to see what I mean.  Of course there are better repro's made at some facilities, such as Fine Art America, and you can get a print of this painting there.
Or you can go to my website and buy the Original there.  Or you can go right now to 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke and purchase it right off the wall !

Thank you for visiting
Happy Trails


STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY AHEAD - EXHIBIT AT 2ND HELPINGS


Hey Friends,  One of my most favorite things to paint is the sky.  The big puffy clouds, the long skinny dark clouds of storms, of sunsets.  I could still lay on a blanket and watch them go by but you know how adults are.  No one wants to waste time, no one wants to appear lazy.  No one would consider that a meaningful use of time.  I'm thinking maybe the next time I go to plein air, I will just take a blanket and a camera.


Ya never know, maybe I will capture some glorious clouds on film for future paintings.
I would never consider that a waste of time, if I wound up with another painting I love, like the one above.

She is available to grace your home at my website HERE.
Or prints are available HERE.

Have a lovely week.
Happy Trails

Friday, April 14, 2017

VASES - SPRING SENSATIONS ART SHOW

Hey Friends,  I'm shaking it up here.  The photos aren't in their usual places.  And that's only 'cause they would not move to the places I wanted them.

Both of these paintings are in the SPRING SENSATIONS SHOW 
at 2nd Helpings Gallery on Williamson Rd. in Roanoke, Va.

 And a room photo showing how goofy they would look on these big walls.  The one above is a 24" x 12"  and below is 20" x 10".
Besides some really handsome ART you will find gently used furniture and glass items and gently used clothing, some of it still has the original sales tags.  And childrens stuff and mens.  And of course their famous cafe, with fantastic foods and sweets.







These two paintings were created with painted papers, ribbon, lots of gel
and mark making tools I found everywhere.  And of course lots of acrylic
paint.  And being vertical, it should be easy to find wall spaces for them to fit.                        
Hope you have a wonderful weekend
and a Happy Easter.
Hug all your bunnies tight.

Happy Trails

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A GIFT TO THE GIVER - AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING


Hey Friends,  Does this look like SPRING to you?  Forsythia is a favorite because it means winter is finally over.  Then it's gone.  HE should of given this bush a little more thought, don't ya think?


This pretty thing is hanging at 2nd Helpings Gallery HERE.  It is included in the SPRING SENSATIONS exhibit hanging there for a couple of months.  Go visit them and tell them Sue sent you.  Prints are also available at FAA.
Plein Aire time is here once again.  I will be out with the Double Line painters if it is not raining every week, watch for us and stop to say Hello!

Happy Trails

Monday, April 10, 2017

PINK MORNING - ORIGINAL SKYSCAPE PAINTING


Hey Friends,  This is one of the paintings hanging in the new art show "SPRING SENSATIONS" at 2nd Helpings Gallery.  Located in the old Sears Building on Williamson Rd. near Rt.460.


And here is a shot of what it could look like hanging in a home.
You can go by 2nd Helpings to see it in person and THEN take it home. HeHe!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Trails

Friday, April 7, 2017

SMOKE OVER OUR VALLEY - ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING


Hey Friends,  It's over whelming so I'm trying to make some room in my studio.  If I think a painting has some merit, I will offer it on Ebay as the last channel.  This was started on Mill Mountain, back when Wytheville was suffering with a lot of brush fires.  The wind blew the smoke into our valley and it sat there for a day and an evening.


This painted with oils and is 10" x 19".  This is a nice hand made frame and is not the garrish gold seen in the photo.  It has a softer golden look.

It is up for auction HERE on Ebay.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Trails

Thursday, April 6, 2017

PINK BOXWOOD - ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING


Hey Friends, The DLP's installed the new show "SPRING SENSATIONS" at 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke on Williamson Rd.  This painting is hanging in the show along with a few more I will post about soon.


This is how it started it's life.  I gelled some quotes and words on to an 18x24 deep canvas along with a few pieces of hand colored papers.


I kept adding papers in the blue sky and the green grassy areas.


Here is a close up of one corner and maybe you can see some of the verbiage.  You can click on the image to make it bigger.

And here is what it would like hanging on your wall.  It is varnished and wired and ready to hang.
Shipping is free in the continental US.
It is available at my website FASO.
Repros and pillows and such are available at FAA.

Hope to see you at 2nd Helpings Sat. the 8th from 1-3 for our reception.  We will be painting and visiting with you.

Happy Trails

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SPRING SENSATIONS ART SHOW AT 2ND HELPINGS GALLERY


Hey Friends, a reminder to let you know the Double Line Painters will be hanging the art show called SPRING SENSATIONS at 2nd Helpings Gallery on Williamson Rd. tomorrow, Tues. the 4th.
The reception will be Sat. the 8th from 1pm to 3pm.   

We will all be there and set up with our plein air gear to paint.  We hope you will be able to stop in and say Hi.  Maybe you can find an interesting gift for Mothers Day or Fathers Day.
Read the note above, maybe you will be the lucky person to win the cards.

Happy Trails