Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Fruit and Flowers

Fruit and Flower

The above oil painting was entered in the
Thirty-Third Annual Showcase of the Arts
presented by the League of Roanoke Artists.  
I was very fortunate to receive the Judges Choice Honorable Mention Award.
The Judge was
Nancy Stark

Friday, August 24, 2018

Plein Air

     The Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge (Plein Air group I paint with) have not had many opportunities to paint this last year.  We did go yesterday and is was a beautiful day but very windy.
We went to Explorer Park on The Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.  There is so much beauty it is difficult to choose the scene you want to put on canvas.
     After painting we had a meeting and planed where to go for our next Plein Air meeting.  We also had lunch and just enjoyed the outdoors.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Misty Day

Misty Day

For the last few weeks we have not had ideal weather for Plein Air Painting. 
I am looking forward to an event October 11th-14th 2018 in Roanoke Virginia.
A 2-day workshop with Ha Ou Hou (haiouhoufineart.com), our internationally
 recognized judge, and two days Plein Air Painting. 

Painting above "Misty Day" is a painting I did last year at the "Plein Air Roanoke" 
event at South Peak.  This year there will be several locations where you will be able to paint.  
Will be a lot of fun. 

For more information and entry forms contact Margaret Sue Turner Wright at 

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Spring Home Show at the Salem Civic Center (in Salem,VA) opened this afternoon.  It was a windy day today but the sun was shining. There is a weather prediction that we may see Snow tomorrow afternoon. The Show will continue thru Saturday and Sunday.  I and nine other artists would like to see you there and hope that the snow will wait for another day.
A painting of Max and other art.

Monday, March 19, 2018

New web site

Check out my new web site on FASO

I know it needs a lot of work but I am swimming in new waters.
Sort of like the Lilies in painting below.
 Water Lily

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Salem Civic Center

Bottle of Wine
 Friends and I will be taking part in an Art Show at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA on the 23,24 and 25 of March.  The other artist taking part in the show are

Sue Furrow, Karen Carter, Patrick Calloway, Lisa Dabareiner, Susan Oller, Lynn Hunt, Patricia Placona, Byron Dickson, Mary Tousman, and Margaret Sue Turner Wright.  
When you get that many artists together you can bet there will be conversation and fun.
Should be very exciting.  Come and check us out.

Friday, February 9, 2018


Berries of Red
Don't know where the time goes.
  Christmas has come and gone and the new year is already flying by.  We, The Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge, have not been able to paint plein air.  Illness and not so great weather has kept us in.  I have been putting up still live settings for subjects and playing around with abstract painting.  I don't find it to be easy at all.