For my first post, I pulled up an image of a plein air painting that I did with two other members of SVPAP, Lyn and Sharon, a few winters ago. As I remember, the date was one of the first days in January. The location: Pinchot Park, in northern York County. Yes, it was cold -- but, as a rule, plein air painters are a hardy lot !
One of the reason that we plein air painters brave the elements and other distractions is to be able to capture the colors in nature that only our eyes can see, but a camera cannot. The reference photos from this day were almost totally monochromatic. For me capturing the color harmony is of vital importance in order to capture the feeling and atmosphere of the day.
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