Hey Friends, I just added this pretty to my ETSY Store-Click there.
It was painted with oils and cold wax so it has a different feel and a softer look. 'Tis fun to paint that way.
Thursday, three of us with the DLP went over Catawba Mountain to an area called Paint Bank. I love to go there. The grounds around the Paint Bank Store and restaurant are beautiful. Simple but you can see a painting every where you turn. There is a lovely creek and the old Tingler Mill and there is a fish pond feeding into the mill wheel.
And if you drive a couple miles past the store you will run into the buffalo herds. Much bigger than the last time I saw them. They always appear to be very cautious or anxious around humans. Not like the buffalo in commercials with the big long sticky tongues trying to get a French Fry!
So now I have some new fodder for paintings and I need to get busy.
Hope your week is wonderful. And if you know of a colorful gang of maples please let me know.
Hey Friends, Yesterday we, theDouble Line Painters, went to Explore Park hoping to see a riot of fall colors. There was NO riot, barely a gathering. We are hoping it's still a bit early
After we called it a day, I went on up to the Peaks of Otter. It's a higher elevation so I was hopeful.
The bus driver (yeah, I took the bus, I only had a few hours) was excellent and slow.
LOOK at that path he took the bus up!
I have proof I made it the 1500 ft. to the top. I think 1500 ft. is a BIG FAT LIE.
I really thought this was IT. I really thought some one would find me next spring, in one of the giant cracks. My chest felt like a heart attack. And what a headache !
This trip is not for couch potatoes. Thankfully I was not the only one out of shape. A couple was just as bad off, even worse. The poor ole fella, fell going down and had to be helped the remainder of the walk. Thank goodness the bus driver was in good shape. The fella hung onto his neck all the way down.
As you can see, the views are FAB. For me these mountains are spiritual. They have such a calming effect on my soul. Just wish I could have started earlier so I could sit up there like a bird and enjoy the beauty so many unfortunate souls will never see.
Hey Friends, Came across this 8x10 acrylic painting I did in May at Pleasant Grove Farm in Botetourt, Va. the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy sponsored a paint out at Whitney Feldman's farm. I put this and another in a safe place to dry after varnishing and forgot about them.
Hey Friends, I painted this just a couple weeks ago. It was sunny and warm not much thought of autumn. Than BAM, it all changed so fast.
My sisters place again. She found this vintage swing in Salem. It's much prettier than pictured here. I love this curly willow and when you are in the swing, it makes me think of Alice in Wonderland. The curly foliage envelopes you, so it's sort of a wonderland.
Hey Friends, Something a little different from the Key West Roosters. A nest my sister found after a storm. We imagined it was a robin's nest because there were a few pieces of turquoise shells nearby.
A long format of 6" x 13" painted with acrylics on gessoed mat board.
Hey Friends, And here is my fifteenth Raven ! It's a long running series. And he seems a bit rude or self absorbed like his message is more important than yours. So I gave him the title "HOLD THAT THOUGHT"!
Another reminder every day until Sat. the 10th. Please come say HI! to me and my Friends, the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge at South Peak. The hill top village across from Tanglewood. We will be there in the afternoon, I will need to get the exact time.
And just wanted you to know, the DLP's are participating in the South Peak Paint Out , Sat. Oct. 10th. South Peak is the little village at the top of the monstrous hill across from Tanglewood. Should be lots of fun from 9-6pm. Hope you can come up.