Monday, May 11, 2015

Painting st the Blue Ridge Vineyards

May 10 was the starting date for the artist challenge that the members of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge made for themselves.  During this plein air season, the 5 members will be painting daily to complete a total of 150 paintings which will be completed by October 3rd.

We will be participating in various art events during the season and these will be on display for you to see at the event.

We began our painting adventures at the Blue Ridge Vineyards in Eagle Rock, Virginia at a Mother's Day event where we enjoyed the lovely day, beautiful scenes and music.  We enjoyed talking with those who were at the event.  This is the painting that I did at the Vineyard which is a view across
the green fields looking toward the mountains.  I challenged myself to paint a fair sized canvas, 12" x 24", which can be an interesting format but also difficult to capture the light and shadows in the changing light of the day.  Since we had a lot of clouds floating through rather rapidly, it was important to remember what I wanted to capture with this painting.

Follow along and see the paintings as they develop with this challenge and catch a view of all the artist's work on the website ( or the blog at

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