Thursday, September 3, 2015


Hey Friends,  I may be getting back into the swing of  computers.  I find it hard when it's nice outside to stay indoors.  I'm not too disciplined.

I painted this little whimsical piece last week, Maybe?  I'm trying to make pieces for ebay and etsy and shows coming up.  Such as the Lynchburg Fest. at EC Glass High School and Art on the Lawn and Ikenberrys and MORE.

Please go see the news at for more info.  And you can share, we would love that and we would love to see some familiar faces at these shows.

Go check out the family on Ebay - CLICK HERE.

Thanks for stopping in.

Happy Trails 
Travel Well

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FRENCH LAVENDER II - Original painting

Hey Friends,  Still working hard on new paintings for the upcoming Fall Art Festivals.

This lavender farm was painted earlier, in the spring?  So it's time for it to go in my Etsy shop

CLICK HERE for the details in etsy.

Tomorrow I will post a new painting.  A little teaser, hoping to make you want to visit one of the shows.

Until then,
Happy Trails

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Hey Friends,  It's true.  It's Over.  I have been silently working in the background.  Been getting ready for the festival type art shows coming up very soon.  In Lynchburg, Pearisburg, and right here in Salem, Va.
I have worked on a couple smaller pieces for my ETSY shop.  Click HERE for the above.

I went with my paint buddies, the DLP's, to Buchanan, Va. this morning to enjoy painting in this beautiful weather we have been having.
Enjoyed every minute of it !  Only managed to paint one.  But I have a few decent photos to work from.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Trails

Saturday, August 8, 2015


Hey Friends,  Thought it might be of interest for you to see the beginning of this last piece for the ELEMENTS show.  This will be a dyptch.  This is the stained Masa Paper drying in the parched grass.

And this shot shows you what gelato containers are good for when empty! Gesso is easier to deal with in smaller jars.  The cradled panels had to have gesso barriers before gluing the Masa down.

This is the beginning of adding bird shapes.  Very loose and splashy.

I have a water soluable graphite pencil that I love and it proved useful on this wet paper.
I had forgotten how much I love to work on Masa.  I must use it more often. 
It should be easier to deal with on hardboard versus stretched canvas, the gluing stage I mean.
I will do the gluing in the morning so we shall see.
Have a wonderful and peaceful Sunday.
Happy Trails

Friday, August 7, 2015


Hey Friends,  the Double Line Painters had a reception this evening at the Glebe in Botetourt.
We all squeezed into one shot, which doesn't happen too often.
In case you don't know-starting on the left, Sue, Bonnie, Judy, Mary Ann, Linda.

One little photo of a few small paintings I did for 150 challenge.
We all enjoyed the crowd and the gracious lady that invited us to show, Patricia Huber.
Several of the visitors were artist themselves so  they enjoyed seeing how other artists work.
Glad you could stop by.
Happy Trails

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Hey Friends,  I have wanted for a long time to show my work in an actual home setting.  I know this can be done virtually but have not found any DIY or tutorials on such.
So the only thing left, is do it manually.  And what a job !  And no, I did not feel like painting the wall or doing hours of house keeping.  I'm not much of a house wife, would much rather be painting.

I took photos of most of the larger work on hand.  That took several hours.  Now if anyone out there would please take a moment to let me know if this stinks or is it acceptable?

And while you are visiting, go take a look at the DLP Blog.  Maybe the timing of some of our local shows will fit into your schedule and you can come by to say HI !

                                                             Happy Trails

Saturday, August 1, 2015

My Blue Moon Photo

Hey Friends,  OK,  the VACATION is over.  YEP, I did exactly what an artist is NOT supposed to do.
Not showing up for work is BAD for business.
But since I don't have an actual building to go to - I thought I could get away with it.
I've had a fabulous summer so far.  And I have painted pretty often.  And I do have most of the work done for some shows coming up.
The Double Line Painters has kept me occupied a bit too.
I was in the Food Lion parking lot when I took this photo.  I'm never in a pictureessqq place when a beauty like this occurs.  I almost missed it because of the massive amount of traffic in Salem now a days. (Spell check isn't working)
Glad you stopped in.
Happy Trails

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Hey Friends,  I thought #Robert Sarsony was going to demo (a bit disappointed) but it's OK.  I enjoyed meeting Robert and his wife.  And he was busy talking with LG customers/collectors anyway.

And I got Pam Bryant (new owner of the LG@sml) to stop a minute for a picture with Robert.
Isn't she pretty?

So I thought why not just do a blog post on what I saw at the gallery today. 

Of course, the place was hopping so I can't show all the photos I took.

This is a very sweet lady that bought one of his masterpieces.  She said she was going to buy one of his every year.  Good news for him.  All the paintings on that left wall are his.
The 2 on the far wall, straight back, are #Bonnie Mason's.

And of course, I had to have a photo of a customer perusing #Greg Osterhaus's Cows.
Hope you enjoyed visiting my blog and all the pretty pictures !
Happy Trails

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Hey Friends,  A few shots to prove to you I'm still alive AND still painting.
#The Double Line Painters went to the little "Rotary Park" on Rt.419 also on the Greenway.

We all started one or two that will probably be finished back in the studios.

The water level is extremely low right now.  We need a long, steady rain of several days.
Don't think this is going to happen.

I suspect most of these little paintings will end up in our "150 Challenge".  Or maybe some of the festivals coming up this fall.
I'm pretty busy painting for our "Elements Show" and the Lynchburg and Pearisburg shows.
AND playing with the Gran Babes right now too.  They will be back in school soon so gotta enjoy summer while we can.
Thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Venue in Salem, Va. - PENNY LANE SHOPTIQUE

Hey Friends,  Hope you an help spread the word about this neat little gift shop called "Penny Lane Shoptique" on West Main Street, Salem, Va.  For my friends in Salem, just go past the street to Green Hill Park (Duiquids)(sp) about a block or so and it is on the left.  I'm told the building was a Mexican restaurant at one time.
And I just wanted to add these last 2 photos 'cuz I thought they were such a HOOT!!

Bonnie was photo bombing me !  But I don't think she believed me so I'm proving it.
Happy Trails