“Art in the Window” will be held at Tinkerings, 4 E Main St, Salem, on Dec. 8 from 11 to 2, or longer. There will be an open house, with other events, also. Salem artist Sue Furrow will be set up and painting in the front window at Tinkerings. Other area artists painting live in the window will be Judith Lochbrunner and Mary Ann Meador, who paints Salem and surrounding landmarks. All three are award-winning artists.
The Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge seek the unique beauty of our area of Western Virginia by exploring the backroads, recreation areas and neighborhoods of our communities. Some of us work in traditional oil painting methods, others in watercolor, and still others in mixed media. Our work can be realistic or abstract, contemporary or in the style of the old masters or serious and somber or playful and fun.
We enjoy the company as much as the activity of painting outdoors (plein air). We bounce ideas off each other, share interesting books or magazine articles, offer critique and suggestions as well as a “cheering section” for support.
For the past two and a half years we have met in various locations. Our group may vary slightly in members or numbers, but we remain consistent in our desire to improve as artists, learn to see what this beautiful region has to show us and share our art through exhibits and blogs.
For more information, visit http://doublelinepaintersoftheblueridge.blogspot.com.
– Submitted by Katrina Baker