Sunday, 31 October 2010


Tatiana Myers's photo of our plein air site.
acrylic on stretched canvas

Our plein air group enjoyed another beautiful fall day painting at Negley Park in Lemoyne, PA. Below my spot on this hill were houses in Wormleysburg situated on the Susquehanna River, splendidly blue on this sunny day.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Last Bit of Green by Julie Riker

6x8 oil
This was painted at Pine Grove State Park during the group's painting and picnic outing. I was attracted to the way the light filtered through the trees illuminating the path. The colors were gorgeous that day - a great play of warms and cools. Fall is such a beautiful time of year. I am just a bit sad to see the lush foliage go.
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Thursday, 28 October 2010

by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Morning's Light'
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12

I painted this while participating in the first Artist's Colony
sponsored by the Gettysburg Festival.  The vantage point is
looking down from Little Round Top toward Devil's Den.
It was a beautiful summer morning, and we got there just
as the sun was starting to kiss the tops of the trees.

Morning's Light will be part of an exhibit of work created by
Daily Painters of Pennsylvania, and will take place at the
Brafferton Inn in Gettysburg during the month of November

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interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Monday, 25 October 2010

"Reflections of Autumn" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

"Reflections of Autumn" 10"x7.5" on 140lb Arches paper

This is a piece I did plein air painting at Fuller Lake last week. I finished the painting in my studio. It turned out to be almost abstract! So much activity going on in nature in the fall season. All the wonderful textures and colors. My senses seemed to go into overload! I thought this would be a different view as the last brightly colored leaves are hanging on and the branches are ever so close to the water. It was a beautiful day!

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Plein Air Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Falling Leaves at Fuller Lake'
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12

The day we were to meet at Fuller Lake in Pine
Grove Furnace, the day started out with dark clouds
and drizzle.  Fortunately, the clouds moved out quickly,
and we had a beautiful, sun-drenched day.  The breeze
skittered the leaves across the water and through the
air, and the colors were fantastic!

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please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Autumn Path - Acrylic Impressionistic Plein Air Landscape Painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Autumn Path
6" x 6"
Acrylic on canvas
This painting was started plein air at the Reimann conservancy off Waggoner Gap Road on the Perry County Side in Pennsylvania. I was told it was a area of land, woods, stream that was donated to a conservancy where no hunting or sale of the land would take place. It was done last fall, and I remember the air being crisp that morning. I wanted to try the smaller canvas to capture the essence of the morning, trying to stay loose and paint quickly. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact Pat at If interested in viewing more of my paintings, please visit my website and blogspot at:

Friday, 22 October 2010

Fall at Fuller Lake by Catherine Stone

Thanks to the supportive members of SVPAP who welcomed me to my first group paint out!

What a glorious day!  Bright sun, deep shadows, fast moving clouds and  just enough wind to throw colored leaves into the air like confetti!  Light sparkling through the trees like through stained glass windows..our own natural cathedral!

"God has cared for the trees saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.  But he cannot save them from fools." - John Muir

Acrylic on canvas board, 8 x 16, available.  Contact the artist.

Ashcombe Autumn by Julie Riker

plein air oil
Happy Fall everyone! This painting is over a year old and many of you have seen it before, but since we are entering that time of jack-o-lanterns and changing colors I wanted to post it. I painted this at Ashcombe Farm Market in Mechanicsburg. They had a gorgeous display of pumpkins in colors and shapes I had never seen before. This painting won an award in MAC's spring member show and is currently hanging at Gallerie 13.
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Yesterday, members of the Susquehanna Valley
Plein Air Painters met up at Fuller Lake in Pine Grove
Furnace to paint, and then came together for a picnic afterwards.
Although the morning started out grey and drizzling, by
the time we got up there to paint, the weather was

After the paint out, it was nice to sit down and break bread
with everyone (and it was quite delicious 'bread'), and then
gather around to look at the paintings that were created in the

We all had a great time - this is something we may have to
do every year!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

"Blooming fields." Plein Air pastel landscape by Tatiana Myers

"Blooming fields." by Tatiana Myers
14 x 11 " La Carte, Pastel. 
SOLD @ "Art and Soul gallery.

This pastel was painted Plein Air one nice evening we had last summer at our friend's hose farm at Duncannon area. horses were grazing around, sun was going down, beautiful and peaceful it was. I'm glad this work found its happy owner! 

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BACKYARD GATE By Cecelia Lyden

olil on canvas
This is another painting from my workshop at Plumsock Farm. The sun was bright, creating interesting shadows.

Monday, 18 October 2010


oil on canvasboard
oil on canvas board

This past Friday and Saturday I attended a plein air workshop in Newtown, PA. It was hosted by Valerie Craig, a wonderful plein air artist from the Philadelphia area. setting and scenery were perfect. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the autumn colors were glowing. BUT, the temperature was cold and there were gale force winds blowing non-stop. Easels were toppling everywhere. I lost all my turp. Luckily ,Valeri had some to spare. In spite of the constant pressure of holding my easel in place. I managed to do 3 paintings. Plus, I enjoyed the beautiful farmland, the instruction and being in the company of other artists.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Harrisburg across the Susquehanna - watercolor by Susan Gray

I did this mostly "en plein air" looking across the from where the Conodoguinit branches off from the Susquehanna River. It's size is roughly 8 x 20 inches. It's on exhibit at the Art & Soul Gallery in Lemoyne, PA

Sunflowers in Watercolor by Susan Gray

This is my Sunflower painting which I had begun on site at the Ashcombe Farm sunflower field. At that time many of them were faded and bowed, but beautiful none the less. This painting is 8x12 inches, and can be seen at the Art & Soul Gallery in Lemoyne, PA.

UP A LAZY RIVER By Ralph Hocker


Monday, 11 October 2010

Kings Gap Vista - Acrylic Impressionistic Plein Air Landscape Painting by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

Kings Gap Vista
6" x 12"
This painting was done plein air for the Kings Gap Garden Festival 2009. This view was looking out from the patio in the back of the mansion that is located at the top of Kings Gap State Park in Pennsylvania. It is a 4 mile ride on a narrow, winding road to get to the top. But the vista and gardens make the ride worthwhile. One of my favorite places to paint. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase contact Pat at If you would like to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my blogspot and website:

Conodoquinet Rapids by Julie Riker

6x8 oil
Saturday was a great day for a plein air painting session. I went to Willow Mill Park and decided to focus in on this small section of rapids. I wanted to try to keep enough realistic detail in the painting for the viewer to understand what it was, but border slightly on something more expressive. I found myself getting into the markings and movements of my brush strokes as I followed the path of the water.
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Friday, 8 October 2010


acrylic on stretched canvas
Cool, soft breezy weather-warm, dappled sunlight--a stream flowing slowly, peacefully --such a beautiful setting for plein air painting.

Thursday, 7 October 2010


oil on MDF Board
This view is from Fishing Creek, Fort Hunter.


acrylic on canvas
This scene is around Wildwood Lake, Harrisburg, PA.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

"View of Kings Gap" pastel landscape by Tatiana Myers.

"View of Kings Gap" by Tatiana Myers
9 x 12 ", La Carte, Pastels.

This is my version of Kings Gap vista. It took me long time of working on location and still - I didn't have enough time. I went with wide panoramic view of it and due so many details ran out of time. Enjoy some more pictures of our artists working on location at Kings Gap State park and pictures of group show we had there during our paint out session!

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

7 AM Haybales, Acrylic and Collage, by Catherine Stone

Across the lane from my home, we are lucky enough to have a field which exists in a semi-wild state most of the year; grasses, chicory, clover, Queen Anne's Lace, and goldenrod.  The farmer mows only twice a year.  It is an ever changing vista of color,  light and shadow, and weather patterns.  This piece was sketched and painted along the lane and added to in the studio with water soluble crayon and collaged papers, some found papers and some hand painted tissue paper for texture and added interest.  9 x 7 acrylic on canvas board. Available. Contact me for more information.

A hearty "Thank You" to the members of SVPAP who welcomed me at Gallery 13's First Friday.  Great looking displays and well worth the trip from anywhere to see the Daily Painter's Of PA show...I recommend it!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Two Vistas by Julie Riker

View From Samuel Lewis State Park
11x14 oil

King's Gap Visa
8x10 oil
It is just a coincidence that I ended up painting 2 overlook vistas this weekend. Though they look as if they were painted from the same location, the first was painted at Samuel Lewis State Park in Wrightsville, and the second was painted at King's Gap State Park where I painted with several plein air artists at the Garden Festival. Both were beautiful days for taking in a view like this....clear crisp light and perfect puffy could see for miles.
These were my first attempts at painting a vista like this. At first I found it to be a bit daunting, but I quickly came to love painting the abstract colors and shapes.
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The exhibit and paint out at King's Gap were a great way for SVPAP to formally introduce our group to the public. MANY thanks to Claire Beadon Carnell for all her hard work in arranging the show and designing the program!

KINGS GAP VISTA By Cecelia Lyden

acrylic on canvas

Sunday was a beautiful day in every way. The sun was shining. The view was gorgeous and the people at the Kings Gap Harvest Day Festival were friendly. It was such fun to paint under these conditions and I enjoyed the whole experience. This is a view from the Mansion terrace. Five of us painted a portion of this wide vista from the terrace. It will be intersting to see the other versions.


On Sunday, October 3, 2010, the Susquehanna Valley
Plein Air Painters held their first exhibit as an
organization at Kings Gap State Park for the Garden
Harvest Day festival. Six artists painted on site during
the five hour festival, many of whom found their
way to the back porch of the mansion or to the garden
to capture the gorgeous view.

My thanks to everyone who helped with the exhibit,
especially Julie Riker and Amanda Carnell Kistler
for assistance in setting up and taking down the show,
and to Pat Koscienski and Amanda Carnell Kistler
for staying in the mansion with the exhibit
to answer questions from visitors and to
hand out brochures and business cards so the other
artists could be outside painting. I also
want to thank Pat Putz for being our liason to
Kings Gap State Park, and to the Kings Gap Park
employees, who were all so helpful.

Congratulations to Pat Koscienski and Cecelia
Lyden for sales that were made before their work
even hit the exhibition racks.

Note: Attendance at this year's Garden Harvest Day
was 1800+, so this was great exposure for all
of the artists who participated!