Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Lot of Art

Saturday was our day to show our art in Lynchburg and there were about 142 artists showing their
beautiful and creative work.  It was a great experience seeing so much beautiful art, talk with old friends and meet new people.One of the things  I really enjoyed was the opportunity to talk with parents, kids and begining artists about some of my art.  One of the paintings that seemed to capture the imagination of kids was the painting of Snowball .....Lots of texture in this collage and acrylic
painting.  Another painting that gained a lot of interest was Summer's Garden with all the bright colors.  Thanks to the Lynchburg Art Club for all the hard work to make this event possible.
Summer's Garden

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Be Sure to Visit the Lynchburg Art Show

This year sounds like it will be one of the best for the Lynchburg Art Show with 150 spaces filled with art from 142 artists.  This is one of the best art shows in the area and I always look forward
to seeing lots of friends, other artists and art lovers.  I will be showing art in my usual space (#99)
along the fence row close to the EC Glass High School parking lot along with the other members of
the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.

Summer;s Garden
I have been busy painting this summer...some plein air and some
in the inside cool when the weather did not always cooperate. I also
had some inspiration and new approaches for some pieces from my visit
to Santa Fe this summer.

I hope to see you in Lynchburg for the festival at E.C. Glass High School on Saturday, September 17th from 9 AM-4 PM .  We are hoping for good weather but the rain date is Sunday, September 18th in case we
have to miss the Saturday date.

The Red Boat

If you are in Lynchburg for the festival and have time, stop by the Lynchburg Humane Society to see the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge Art Show at their location on 1211  Old Graves Mill Road.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

For the Love of Dogs

Our Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge spent a lovely evening with great music and exploring a new dinner menu from the Jacked Rabbit Food Truck at the Lynchburg Humane Society for the first Friday art event.  It was so much fun to see these precious animals being so well kept in their temporary homes at this beautiful facility.  We met a lot of animal lovers with the opportunity to show some of our animal paintings at the facility.

I began painting a number of dogs portraits this past year.  This was
one I really enjoyed because her personality just seemed to come forward as I painted.  It was a dog I would have loved to had in my family and so glad I had the opportunity to paint her portrait.

The last dog I had in my family was truly one of my best friends and I truly miss her. I was fortunate to have her in the family for 14 years and she had an unbelievable personality.  That is one of the reasons I really enjoy painting animals......I was just sorry I did not have a really good photograph to work from to do a portrait my "Pooh".  So always be sure you have photographs of your pet family.

If you happen to be in Lynchburg during September be sure and drop by the Humane Society and see the animals, the great facility and stop in to see the art work of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.