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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, Time to Say Thank You

After another beautiful fall here in Western Virginia it is time to celebrate. 
 I wish to send you my best wishes for a warm, happy and enjoyable day!

Bonnie, Sue, Linda, Mary Anne and I, the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge, will celebrate with a reception on Sunday, November 29 to thank you - our family, friends and supporters. 

Without you we would not be painting, hanging art shows, teaching workshops and sharing our adventures through social media.  
Please consider joining us at the Jefferson Center from 2-4 PM.  

Thank you for stopping by the blog.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Roanoke Valley SPCA Best in Show Art Show November 20, 2015

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has shuffled its calendar and moved the Best in Show Art Exhibit and Sale to November, specifically November 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke.

Please mark your calendars to attend this fun event.  And this show is just in time for holiday shopping.  The animals under the care of the SPCA are the real winners of this art show as proceeds from the sale of art provide much needed funding.

This art show is also unique in that work by school children, high school students, amateur, professional and animals lovers of every age is displayed side by side.  All art is on the same 12 inch by 12 inch canvas making it easy to transport and display.

This year my "model" is Opus the bunny.  He is a very happy, "hoppy" and busy rabbit.

"Stop, Look and Listen"
mixed media on canvas
by Judith Flynn Lochbrunner
12 x 12 inches
available at the RVSPCA Best in Show Art Exhibit and Sale

Opus says "Please plan to attend to support the animals and thanks for stopping by the blog". 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

New Paintings Delivered as Elements Show Closes

And so it goes for an artist to continue to create new works in anticipation of the next show or display.   It was wonderful to have our Elements Art Show up these past two months at Goose Creek Studio and share the works with everyone who came in the shop.  But another show is arriving this week for that space.  Today I delivered and then hung new work by myself and the other Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge in another part of the gallery.

For the upcoming couple months that will include many holiday shoppers and visitors, I chose a couple plein air paintings.   These two works represent early fall and my attempts to capture the "essence"of the time and place in a loose, painterly approach.

On the Bank of the James River at Buchanan
by Judith Flynn Lochbrunner
acrylic on canvas

Ring Bell for Service (Whipledale Farm Greenhouse)
by Judith Flynn Lochbrunner
acrylic on canvas

The third painting is an abstracted landscape as that has also been an important directions for me since the beginning of the year.  In fact another larger landscape is on the easel in the studio.  I can't wait to get painting.  

Visit Goose Creek Studio if you can.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.