Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DLP have workshops in the Works

 
Hey Friends, Listed this little painting the other day on EBAY.   I painted this while sitting at the playground under an umbrella last week.  Of course you know the colors are made up.  The Blue Ridge Mountains are in the background on the left.
 
 
And wanted to give you a sneak peek at a new workshop scheduled for June 2015 at the Evergreen Lavender Farm.  Go HERE to check on their other workshops coming up soon.
It's a short drive (between Lynchburg & Appomattox) and well worth it.
It's a beautiful farm and you will love Bonnie, the owner.
 
Happy Trails

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

River Rocks

 
Hey friends,  This is a small plein air painted last week while playing at the waters edge with my Gran Babes.  I always feel bad when kids have to go back to school and they start this coming Monday.  I realize it's my problem because I hated school.  Not all kids hate school.  I was much happier playing in the water all day, catching craw dads or just laying under the pines, watching the sunlight flicker in the breeze.  Day dreaming about when Roy Rogers and Dale would come to adopt me.  The point is only 2 days left for my Babes to be free to play all day and/or drive me nuts.  Kids can't entertain themselves like we used to.  The only time I get to paint is when I take them to play in the water.
Click Here to check out ebay.
The popcorn is calling.
 
Happy Trails

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ending Soon on Ebay

 
Hey Friends,  Thought you might want to see what will be ending soon on Ebay.  The mini above is framed and ready to display or give as a gift.  Click Here for this auction.

 
And this one is a collage and acrylic mixed media.  A whimsical type of expression.  The nest is actually matte gel scratched with a tooth pick, over and over.  Takes a bit of patience.  But You have wonderful textures and hi-lights.  The birds along the left side is just paper doll cuts like you did in elementary school.  I used a couple stencils in the background.  Click Here for this auction.
 
Thanks for stopping in.
Happy Trails

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Original Art for Auction on Ebay

 
Hey Friends,  This contemporary bird (I do not know what to call this style except creative) is painted with acrylics on canvas panel.  I did this several years ago.  I made a rather lengthy series of various birds in this same creative motif?  CLICK HERE for ebay.

 
And here is a plein air piece painted last week.  July 28th the sky was changing rapidly, every few minutes it looked so different and beautiful.  So I climbed to the flat roof of my studio and made a fast small painting every 30 minutes.  I so enjoyed the marathon, I plan to do it again soon as the weather agrees.  CLICK HERE for ebay.
 
Happy Trails

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Just a Reminder about 1 PM and 1:30 PM

 
Hey Friends, Thankfully it has been raining here in Salem, Va. for a couple days.  A nice slow, steady rain.  We need it.  But a day with NO sun tends to make me lazy.  Uninspired.
So I'm just taking the lazy route and giving anyone that cares,  a reminder that the auctions end on these two plein air pieces soon.
For the one above, CLICK HERE.

 
For this one, CLICK HERE.
 
Hope your weekend is going just the way you wanted.
 
Happy Trails
Travel Well

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Short series from July 28th

 
Hey Friends,  Posting in the morning while my Babes are busy watching the Toons.  July 28th here in Salem, Va. was a beautiful day.  The sky changed so often I took my gear to the roof of my studio and painted a small one every half hour.  The one above is titled " 1:30 ".  I'm putting all of them for auction in Ebay.  Click HERE for this one.

 
Here I am on the roof. 

 
Here is the view looking north.  Odd how the sky changed so much.  Looking at the painting you would think it was going to burst out with lightning but the sky wasn't so dark.  But it was.
Honest.
And it was pretty ominous several times.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Trails

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Some New Work on Ebay and Painted Papers Workshop at Sedalia Center

 
Hey Friends,  Listed these little jewels in Ebay the other day.  Please check them out by Clicking Here for Ebay
 
 

 
And go to our website for the Double Line Painters to find out more about the workshop coming up on August 23rd.
And go to the website for the Sedalia Center where the workshop is being held.
 
Happy Trails

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Another Series and Workshop

 
Hey Friends,  Last Thursday I started a little series of little paintings about the sky.  I went to the roof of my studio (it's a flat roof) this is where I usually paint "My Field" paintings.  This year we have had a lot of interesting skys because of various weather factors but more so because of Hurricane Arthur and the freaky vortex that came down from Canada last week.

 
Here I am with all my gear up on the roof.  That little painting is available in EBAY.

 
Yesterday Saturday August 2, we, the Double Line Painters held a small workshop at 2nd Helpings Gallery on Williamson Rd. (the old Sears Bldg.)  A Painted Papers workshop.  Click Here to read more about it and sign up for the workshop to be held at the Sedalia Center on Aug. 23rd.

 
As I said on the DLP blog, it is worth the drive to this beautiful area of our Virginia.  You will have a great time and go home with a stash of beautiful papers and inspiration to last all year.
Feel free to share and forward to all your creative friends, they will love you for it.
Happy Trails

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Windflowers and Swinging

 
Hey Friends,  I really lost track of time didn't I ?  Summer fun will do that.  And can you believe summer is almost gone? !  I have to say this is available in an Ebay auction in this first paragraph because DPW has such NINNY rules.  They cut me off last post 'cuz I didn't follow the rules.
 
 
I returned to my sisters last week to get a couple more flower bed paintings done before summer calls it quits.  Plants change from week to week so I could get a new view/painting every week.
This time the windflowers were right on the verge of opening.  I helped them open a bit.  They are the white ones.

 
And I wanted to show you my little grandson swinging on Sister's giant rope swing.  I pull the tail out as far as possible and he is really high.  Can't tell in this photo 'cuz I was trying for this shot.

 
Then he swings way out over the flower bed and grins from ear to ear.  They love it.  And they love to go there 'cuz they have 2 dogs !!
 
Thanks for stopping by and visit again.
Happy Trails


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fun in the Mountains

 
Hey Friends, Yesterday I delivered plein aire paintings to 2nd Helpings Gallery on Williamson Rd. which is close to DT Roanoke right off of Rt.460.  Pictured above.

 
After helping the DLP group work on our Barns of Bedford guitar (I'll show you tomorrow) I raced up to Mill Mountain to see what the beautiful sky looked like.  I sat on the curb close to the overlook and painted the above 5x7.

 
Then I raced home to get into shorts and an icy drink, then raced over to Greenhill Park in Salem, Va. on the Roanoke River to see what I could practice on.  The river is seriously low.  We will be calling it the Roanoke Creek soon.  Lots of rocks to include in paintings.

 
For the locals, aren't you surprised at how low the water is?  I knocked out 2- 9"x 12" panels and then hauled it all back up to the car.  Those rocks are hard on your knees !

 
When I got back to the car, the sky was so pretty I had to sit on the bumper and do another !
A 12" sq. panel of the treeline and beautiful clouds.  Most days I paint outside it is because of the sky.  I may not always put the sky in but that's what pulls me out there.  I would like to do a grand vista.  A large wide open valley with a big sky.  Some day soon.
Happy Trails
Travel Well