Thursday, August 17, 2017


Howdy Friends,  I have had a good day at home in spite of the blazing heat !  I got a new GO Cart for plein air painting.  See it above with some panels I toned for my next trip out.

And LOOK !  Everything fits, tripod and all.  And there is a seat that is built in on the back and just folds down.  This is the best design I have seen so far.  I used to have to put a tiny seat and the tripod and the canvas holder across the top and at least one or two would fall off.  NO More!

And when I ordered the cart, I order Thalo Turq. and Mars Black oil paints.
I was told to mix Mars Black with yellow to get greens.

As you might be able to see from my charts, Mars Black is not the right black.  So then I tried Lamp Black, the last line.  That one was not much better.  So I will have to do some research.  I am wanting some more greens for the upcoming plein air event at South Peak in October.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend, inspite of all the ugliness in our world.

Happy Trails

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Hey Friends,  Busy time of the year, right?
Have you gotten your Babes already for school?
Linda and I don't have to worry about that anymore, our Babes are all grown with Babes of their own.
So Thursday we went to South Peak, here in Roanoke, Va. and painted from inside an empty/under construction Home unit on the top floor.  With the windows and door open it was almost like being outside.  We wanted a little plein air practice because our event at South Peak will be here before you know it.

And I want to remind you there is still time to sign up for the "NO BRUSHES WORKSHOP" at the LAC.
CLICK HERE for registration info.

Go.....Do it Now....And I'll see you there.

Happy Trails

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Hey Dear Friend Friends,  Glad some of you made to the reception last night at Lynchburg Art Club.
We had a great time and as you can see the Club always puts out a grand table.

Everyone has to get a few bites before they start choosing their favorites.

And looky here, Sue standing on her own two legs !  Was I still under the effects of the anesthia when I painted these two?  Either that or I had something Hi-Octane in that glass.

The group, Double Line Painters had a good time at the event.

Check out the Art Clubs website HERE for times, etc. because the show is up through the end of August.

Happy Trails
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

LYNCHBURG ART CLUB Hanging the Show-"Gtd. to Make Your Couch

Hey Friends,  Even though I have been a wee bit lax with my blog, I am a busy gal.
Here I meet with two other members of the DLP's , Linda and Bonnie.
We wanted to make sure our giant works would all fit into two cars.!

We had to get a few off the floor in the office area.

But most were just placed where we wanted them to hang.

the LAC has their own hanging committee !  Above are a few of mine.

This is our promotional poster with the address and the times.
We do hope some of you will make the short trip to Lynchburg to see all the Monster sized
 paintings that will match your couch!!

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