Stone Coal Studio

Stone Coal Studio

Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 2016 NewsBlog

Brighten Up a Gray Day 
by Judith F Lochbrunner
acrylic on canvas
11 x 14 inches

October has been filled with beautiful fall colors, plein air and holiday show preparations.

Every fall we pick some of the most beautiful plein air locations or maybe they just seem that way this time of the year.    And the best part about going to new places to paint is making new friends.

Plein air at Sinkland Farm: we do plan to return to this wonderful farm next year.

Holiday Art Shows

October 14 – November 25
Allegheny Highlands Arts and Crafts Center  45th Annual Fall Festival Art Exhibit  If you have not been to Clifton Forge lately then you are in for a surprise with new restaurants, renovated historic theater and great shopping at the arts and crafts center.  The art exhibit is always a good show and this year is no exception.

And I received an Honorable Mention in the oil/acrylic category for the painting at the top of the blog:  "Brighten Up a Gray Day" -- it certainly did!

New Date -Thursday November 17 from 6-8 PM 
Please change your calendar to join in the fun.
Thursday October 27 from 5 - 7 PM 
Art Night at the Dog: at Black Dog Salvage  This is a special evening shopping opportunity at the marketplace.   Artists who regularly display art at Black Dog Salvage will be in attendance.  I am looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new friends, and talking about art.

Looking Ahead:  More Holiday Shows and a Gallery tour are scheduled for this festive season.

Sunday October 30 - Monday December 4
The Holiday Show with the other members of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge will be up at the Jefferson Center.  We will line the halls with art from the past year.   Plan to come by when you are in the area or attending a concert.  A portion of art sales benefit the Jefferson Center.

Thursday November 3 - Thursday January 6
The meeting room of the Salem Museum will be filled with even more art by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.  Admission to the museum is free and makes a great outing for friends and family during the holidays.  A portion of art sales benefit the Salem Museu

Sunday December 4Holiday Studio and Gallery Tour at Goose Creek as well as other art venues in Bedford.  This is a fun afternoon as Bedford's Artisan Trail will be stocked with wonderful arts and crafts.

Can't find a painting or have a question?

Because I work with so many wonderful local shops, you may not find exactly the art you wish in a particular location or on Etsy.  Please do not hesitate to contact me through my website or email: for assistance.

Thank you for keeping up with the news from my art studio.   



  1. Congratulations and Best Wishes! Love the painting :)

  2. This painting was actually from the 30 in 30 Challenge last January. I only finished about 8 paintings then. But it was good practice and had a few that I thought worked. Thanks.

  3. I love the beautiful, soothing colour palette here!

  4. Thank you for your nice comments. I love to paint abstracted florals and it is so hear that others like them as well.