Tuesday, July 18, 2017

NEW WORK HANGING AT HARROGATE BY ME AND LINDA


Hey Friends,  Just letting you know, in case you are in the area, Linda Schaar and I changed out the art work hanging at Harrogate in Salem, Va. today.

Linda took this photo and sent it to me (my camera ran out of power).  Her phone has an excellent camera in it.

We did this after our meeting at South Peak this morning, with Bonnie Hooper.
We feel like this Plein Air event at South Peak this Oct. is gonna be GOOD!!
We sure are hoping so and we are putting in the time and effort and planning to make it top notch.

Even if you don't paint, you should make plans to be there.  There will be fun and vendors with food and drink.  And the Judge, Trey Finney, will give a demo !  And let me mention that if you aren't interested in watching a demo, just watch him.  Yum.

More info to follow.

Thanks for visiting
Happy Trails

Saturday, July 15, 2017

BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY HERE IN SW VIRGINIA


Hey Friends,  I have been outside in the yard painting this morning.  Too lazy to go find a pretty spot.  I have been painting from memory.
Set up under the big Ginko Tree.


What I have been doing is, making a few shapes/lines from photos taken before hand of my Secret Place, just down the road from me.


This Secret Place is where the local brick company has been getting their clay to make bricks.  The excavating and blasting they have done is, of course, changing the landscape.


I will look at the photo on my computer screen and then come back outside to paint what I remember.  And I only look at the screen once, I don't want to remember every detail.


This makes it a bit more interpretive and more like really being there.  I made four 8x10's of this place.  Now I must wait for my scanner to be re-installed before I can do anything else with them.
They will go into my EBAY store..  Can anyone tell me why my scanner just decided to leave home?  Do storms do it?


This last bitty fella came from a farm on Rt. 220 going to Clifton Forge.  I was riding this trip with a friend so I was able to take some fairly decent photos.  When I'm driving I get nothing but a blur.


I had to bring the easel and all inside because I can't make a cow look like anything from memory.
Love it when I find black and white cows!

So I'll post again when the scanner works.

Happy Trails

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NEW WORKS HANGING AT THE SHENANDOAH CLUB IN ROANOKE


Hey Friends,  We (myself & the DLP's) hung new works of art in the oldest private club in the area. the Shenandoah Club at 24 Franklin Rd. in DT Roanoke.
My piece in the middle above called "FRACKING".


This one is called "BROKEN WORDS".


Two, one on each end.  'HAWAIIAN SONG' and 'PROTEA'.

You can see the works Monday thru Friday from 2 til 4 pm.  No appointment is necessary.
No charge.  Go visit next time you are DT.

Happy Trails

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

NEW WORKS INSTALLED AT GOOSE CREEK IN BEDFORD, VA.


Hey Friends,  The Double Line Painters switched up the art work at Goose Creek today.  Just in time for 2nd Friday Art Walk this 14th of July .  From 5-8pm.  I see a couple of mine up there.


And I see a couple small ones up there.
Judy and Mary Anne always do a great job of making the art work together.
Hope you can get out and see the new work and visit with the gallery artists.

Happy Trails

Thursday, July 6, 2017

I FEEL THE NEED TO TOOT MY HORN



Hey Friends,  I am a proud member of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge and we are going to have a new show at the famous Shenandoah Club on Franklin Rd.  From July 17th until the end of August.  Two examples here that will be included


And we are having a show at the Lynchburg Art Club's Gallery in Lynchburg of course.  Hoping you can join us for First Fridays Art Walk on August 4th.  More details will be coming up soon.  AND we will have a workshop at the Club on August 26th.  More on that next week.

And I rarely tell you about any sales so that's why I said I would Toot My Own Horn.
A few of the recent Sales below







These are a few of them.







Don't want to make this too long or Braggy.

Happy Trails

Saturday, July 1, 2017

HAPPY FOURTH TO ALL MY FRIENDS


Hey Dear Friends,  A quick note to wish you a very peaceful, happy fourth.

Hope you have a lot of sparklers to light with your family and friends.

Sparklers are my fav on the fourth.

Happy Trails