Thursday, April 27, 2017

Upcoming Events


Spring events have me painting outside getting ready for shows and events.  I will be joining other artists from the area in Lexington, Virginia for Art on the Green which is scheduled for
Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM until 4 PM.
The show is at 140 W. Nelson Street/intersecting with Jefferson Street.

The Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge will
be hanging their BIG show in Bedford at Goose Creek Studio and Gallery in May.  Each of the artists have met the challenge of completing
a painting on a 36 x 48 inch wrapped canvas.

We are looking forward to displaying the work in the front Gallery Space.  Come to the Meet the Artist Reception on the 2nd Friday Art Walk on May 12 from 5 PM until 8 PM.  The art will continue on display until July 8th.

Our Painting Group is also planning 2 workshops for later this summer.  Check the website for the
Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.Com  or the facebook page of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge for additional information/  More from this blog later.






Monday, April 10, 2017

Art on the Green

I have always loved the beauty of the Lexington, Virginia area and have visited there a number of times but I have not participated in the Art on the Green Art Show .  This year, scheduling seemed to be a positive to make this trip and I am looking forward to this event.  It is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM until 4 PM.  Three of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge will be participating as well as a number of the artists I know well from the Smith Mountain Lake and Roanoke area art events.
The Color of Sunset

Here are a couple of the paintings that I will be bringing to the event.
The Color of Sunset is a plein air acrylic started on site in Botetourt County and then completed after I returned home.
The Social Event


"The Social Event" was a painting I did in studio which was an exercise in imagination and color.  Just an enjoyable artistic exercise!

I am still in the decision making process for the choices I will make on art to travel to Lexington.  What really makes choices difficult is that I enjoy painting a little of everything....plein air or studio
or just experimenting with our painting friends.

I am looking forward to seeing friends I done often see and meeting new folks.  Please come by Hopkins Green  (corner of Nelson and Jefferson Street ) in Lexington to see
the art and artists.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Sensations

Today was the day for hanging the art for the Spring Sensations Art Show at 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke.  It was a great opportunity to show off some of the paintings we had worked on during the winter.
Just a Sample of Some of the Art

This is a lovely space to show art and to work with the great people who make the 2nd Helpings Gallery work successfully as part of the network for supporting the services of the Rescue Mission.

With the opening of the Spring Sensations show the artists will be painting at 2nd Helping Gallery on Saturday April 8th, from 1 PM until 3 PM. we will look forward to seeing friends stopping by to take a look at the artistic  creations, enjoy the Cafe and have fun searching for those unexpected treasures in the Gallery Shops.

With the arrival of more opportunities for good painting weather we will be heading out to paint the lovely scenes of spring and find all types of things to explore.