Monday, October 31, 2016


Hey Friends,  We, the DLP's, hung our show of new work at the Jefferson Center yesterday.
A wide assortment of work to peruse.  And if you click HERE you can see a few more photos.

Top photo, 2 landscapes on the ends are my work.  And this photo has 2 of my abstracts.

And here is a defibrillator  device with my abstract "Can't You Feel My Heart Beat" ( do you remember that old song?) hanging OVER it, not under it !!  I have tried, at least a dozen times to straighten this photo.  Could be my computer but I know how to do it and it looks correct in the folder it's saved in but when I load it to blogger it flips !!  WHY?

This is a great show and I hope you will allow enough time to see it when you go for one of their performances.  CLICK HERE to see their schedule

Glad you stopped in.
Happy Trails

Thursday, October 27, 2016

THE MAKING OF STILT MAN !! (say it in loud boomy voice, like in the superman movies)

Hey Friends, I finally have gotten around to painting this man I saw on stilts about 2-3 years at the Bedford Centerfest.

Top photo are some of the papers I made for it.  And this photo is the new canvas with a bit of texture, that you can't see.

This is where I start adding the various reds !

Making a decision on where the MAN goes.

Putting down the gel for the MAN to stick tight.

His shirt went down first.

Then his LONG pants came next.

Next his hat and some more papers.

A close up to see the texture.

Here is the final.  SO O O O O O ooooo very disappointed, I was.
I can't even say this needs more work, it's so bad.  Just needs to be burned.

I will attempt it again.
Lord knows when.

Any Hoo, just wanted you to see the long road to a DUD.
Thanks for hanging around this long.

Enjoy your autumn,
Happy Trails

Friday, October 21, 2016


Hey Friends,  I would like to Thank Judy Lochbrunner for sending this photo of ME painting in the City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va. yesterday.  The DoubleLinePaintersoftheBlueRidge were in Lynchburg yesterday sharing the beauty of City Cemetery.

This is one of my recent finished studio paintings.  It is 18x24 and listed in my website for sale.

CLICK HERE for a closer look!

Glad you stopped in today.

Happy Trails

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Right Path - Progress shots

Hey Friends,  Thought you might enjoy perusing a few photos I took as I worked on this in the studio.  Obviously  I started with making the entire canvas red.  Threw in a bit of dark cherry red too. Then using 2-3 sized circles (cups etc.) and using different colors, applied the circles.

In the next to the last photo I have cut out white and black circles and taped to the canvas.  You can see I did not follow the layout exactly. 

Now it is up to you to take the Right Path.

I would never post a blog like this (all the verbiage at the bottom) but there are times when Blogger has do things his way.  I always let him win.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Trails

Monday, October 17, 2016

Another Abstract Added to My Website

Hey Friends,  I have enjoyed this side of my brain working.  Actually, It's probably the same side I've always used, it just feels different.

I started with a circle and some bead gel.  From there it took on it's own life !  As I was adding the diagonal marks, they looked like liquid spinning off the wheel.  That made me think of a time or two when children have gotten sick on carnival rides.   And that made me think the ferris wheel did not like them doing that, so the wheel just spit the children OUT!

Sometimes my imagination is in over drive, just like my GranBabes.

Anyway, now you know how some Titles come about.

You can check out the details and purchase on my website - HERE.

Thanks for stopping in.

Happy Trails

Friday, October 14, 2016


Hey Friends,  A few Happenings to tell you about.
First is a new exhibit opening today at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center in Clifton Forge.  Last year I won a very nice award and prize.  More info HERE


Sunday October 30 - Monday December 4
The Holiday Show for the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge will be up at the  Jefferson Center .  We will line the halls with art from the past year.   Plan to come by when you are in the area or attending a concert.  A portion of art sales benefit the Jefferson Center.

Thursday November 3 - Tuesday January 10
The meeting room of the Salem Museum will be filled with even more art by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge for the holiday season.  Admission to the museum is free and makes a great outing for friends and family during the holidays.  A portion of art sales benefit the Salem Museum.

Hope you can visit one of these shows coming up and that I run into you there

Happy Trails

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Hey Friends, this will be a photo post...not much verbiage today.  Only to say what a difference one night can make.  Rain & more rain yesterday.  Wake-up and it's sunny and beautiful (just a bit windy)

Linda and myself had a grand time.  I didn't even mind the wind the first couple hours.

Lots of favorite artists there and among them, Mz.Suz and Charles above.  Then I forgot to get everyone's photo.  Will try harder next year.

Go ahead and pencil it in for 2017.  We will be back.
Thank you Bonnie Hooper and Staff.

Happy Trails

Saturday, October 8, 2016


Hey Folks,  Not many of you wanted to come play in the rain.  Can't blame you, this kind of weather is really good for sleeping.  It is still beautiful, in my opinion.  Look at that view.!

Suzanne Ross, above, came to play with her watercolors. above.
NO kin to Bob Ross, haha.

And Ms. Suzy came with her oils, above.  The rain blew in sideways and got everyones stuff wet.

Here is Linda, smoozzing with Dana Phillips.  He gave a demo earlier that I missed, dang it.

This is his demo and it really looks much better in person. My colors are off.  It is 581 and/or 220 at Tanglewood.  He made such a common, drab view, beautiful

Then on my way home, I stopped at the Greenway along the Roanoke River in Salem, to show you how it looks like the Great Muddy Mississippi, when this full.  It has covered the walkway!

Such a beautiful place we live in.

Very thankful Hurricane Matthew did not cause any more damage than it did.  It spared most of the people and homes along Florida's coast.  I have a dear friend in the Ormond beach area, that I was very worried about but she only lost a few trees and palms and some of her roof.  Of course, she has a mess to clean up but she and her fur babies are safe.

I'll be back with another report on the SoPeak Paint Out tomorrow.

Everyone has a pleasant evening and thanks for stopping in.

Happy Trails

Friday, October 7, 2016


Hey All You Lovely's Out There,  It may wind up being a bit wet tomorrow for the Paint Out but only in the morning according to the weather channel.

So you can still come by in the afternoon.  It would be interesting to watch artists paint in the rain!
Bring Irish Coffee's with you if you want to make sure it's fun.

Look at these gorgeous views I took a few weeks ago.  I think you can see West Va.!

I'm looking forward to it - Rain or Shine.

Happy Trails
Until We Meet Again

Sunday, October 2, 2016


Hey Dear Friends,  This photo is from last year at South Peak's First Paint Out.
The weather that weekend was a little raw.  They have a wonderful gazebo up there with a giant fireplace so we were cozy and happy.  Seems maybe about 6 or 7 of us crammed ourselves into this gazebo to stay warm and cut the wind a bit that morning.

As the day went on it go nicer and sunnier.

I do not know what Mother Nature has in store for us this year.

Just in case you do not know where South Peak is Click HERE.

Some of the other gals with DLP's will be checking out the Bath County Paint Out, so Click HERE to learn more and Here for DLP blog.

Hope to see you there, you will love the view.

Happy Trails
Travel Safely