Thursday, 30 September 2010

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT WEST FAIRVIEW
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Susquehanna River at West Fairview'
Oil  6 x 8
Available

I painted this view of the Susquehanna River last
week from the boat launch in West Fairview.
The soft morning haze made for some beautiful
color. 

If you would like to see more of my work,
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.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Hazy Skyline by Julie Riker

6x12
oil on canvas
I painted this with the group last week during our outing at the West Fairview boat launch. I have tried to paint this skyline several times and always find it difficult keeping the buildings pushed back and not too detailed, but the hazy light helped to reduce the shapes to shades of gray. I think this is probably the first painting I have ever done en plein air and not added some small addition to in my studio. I lived with it for a few days and now I feel like I should just let it be.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Harrisburg Skyline I, Lyn O'Neal

Harrisburg Skyline I
Oil on linen board
6 x 8 inches
What a fanatastic view of the Harrisburg city skyline from the West Fairview Boat Launch! I painted this piece over the two Thursdays we painted at this location. The first day was overcast, drizzly and chilly. I took my time with some thumbnail sketches and finally decided on this composition. We, unbelievably, saw a golden eagle flying above! It must have been migrating through. It was huge and riding the wind so close above us we were mesmerized. After that distraction I painted in the scene. It was such a dull day so I brought back this painting this past Thursday, which was sunny and hazy, and brightened up this piece for the final touches.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Sunlit Courtyard by Julie Riker

11x14
oil on canvas
This was painted at King's Gap State Park. I was interested in all the ivy growing up the side of the mansion, creating a striking contrast to the pinkish stone. This is one of the works that I will be displaying with SVPAP during the Garden Harvest Festival on October 3rd at the park.
If you would like to see more of my work please visit my website http://www.julieriker.com/

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Sunflowers II - Acrylic Impressionistic Palette Knife Plein Aire Painting by Pennsylvania Artist Pat Koscienski


Sunflowers II
8" x 10"
Acrylic on 300 lb watercolor paper
This painting was started plein air at Ashcombe's Farm in Mechanicsburg this summer. We painted 2 days in their sunflower fields. This was day 2 and the sun was shining, very unlike day 1 which was overcast. It was near the end of the season for these flowers; their heads were large and heavy, and they struggled to lift them for the sun that was shining on them. I used a palette knife on rough 300 lb watercolor paper. It was neat to get some of those tiny effects when the knife scumbled over the rough paper. This painting will fit into a standard 8x10 frame, or can be matted and framed to a larger size. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If you wish to see more of my paintings, please visit my website and blogspot at:

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sunflowers I - Acrylic Impressionistic Plein Air Floral Painting by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

Sunflower I
8" x 10"
Acrylic on 300lb watercolor paper

This painting was started plein air at Ashcombe's farm in Mechanicsburg, PA this summer. It was an overcast day which gave a very dramatic sky and unique lighting. The sunflowers were near done for the year; their heads were large and heavy and it was all these several could do to hold their head up without the encouragement of the sun. This painting can fit into a standard 8x10 frame or be matted and framed to a larger size. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, please contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com To see more of my paintings, visit my blogspot or website at:

www.patkoscienski.blogspot.com
www.patkoscienski.com



"Cloudy Day at Amity Hall" by Tatiana Myers.


"Cloudy Day at Amity Hall" by Tatiana Myers
10 x 8 " RTX board, Pastel.  

I was sort of later for this session too. But I'm glad I was! Such a cold windy day is only good for short sketching session or for catching of pneumonia... I stack with idea about  short painting session and finished this work at home from memory.
 
With questions about my art work e-mail me at TanyaOfOz@aol.com .

To see more of my paintings visit my web site:
http://www.TatianaMyersFineArt.com/

Friday, 17 September 2010

WEST FAIRVIEW VISTA By Cecelia Lyden

John, Ralph, and David Henry plein air painting at West Fairview on the River this past Thursday.
acrylic on board
8x10
Painting outdoors is always different. Locations change, seasons change, but the biggest differences are the weather conditions. Yesterday was overcast and remained that way all morning. I expected the grayish sky to reflect its color in the River. So it was surprising to me that there were glints of blue in the water. Surprises like that are a positive for observing and painting up close. A negative surprise was that it was very breezy and very, very chilly.










Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Amity Hall Vista - Acrylic Impressionistic Plein Air Landscape Painting by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

Amity Hall Vista
8" x 10"
Acrylic on 300 lb watercolor paper
This painting was started plein air at the Amity Hall Boat Launch, along the Susquehanna River in Amity Hall, PA. It was a breezy, brisk day with many changes to the sky and lighting. The morning started off with clear skies and white cumulous clouds. I chose this sky because of the different light that it cast on the trees of the right hand shore line, and of course, a more dramatic looking sky. This painting can be put into a standard 8x10 frame or matted and framed to a larger size. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If you wish to view more of my paintings, both representational or abstract, please visit my blogspot and website at:

Mansion at Kings Gap by Lyn O'Neal

Mansion at Kings Gap
oil on canvas board
11 x 14 inches
I've taken this painting up to Kings Gap three times to paint the mansion en plein air. Twice last year and then put it in the exhibit somewhat unfinished. I brought it just recently back up the mountain one more time to finish it so it will be ready for this year's exhibit in October. I'm calling it complete, though I could probably work on it endlessly. A bit of a challenge.

Monday, 13 September 2010

MORNING CLOUDS AT AMITY HALL
Plein Air Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Morning Clouds at Amity Hall'
Oil  9 x 12

Last week we had a beautiful morning to paint along the
shore of the Susquehanna River at Amity Hall.  The weather
was cool and breezy, and while our group (Susquehanna Valley
Plein Air Painters) was there we saw a bald eagle, egrets, several
great blue herons and an osprey.  Hmmm... doesn't take much
to figure out why I love plein air painting!


If you would like to see more of my work,
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.

"Amity Hall Boat Launch" By Debra Tritt Kreiger


"Amity Hall Boat Launch" 9"x12" Watercolor on 140lb Arches Paper

This is another plein air painting painted from the boat launch off the Amity Hall exit. The morning was bright and beautiful but windy. The clouds moved in quickly and changed everything. I tried to capture the puffy clouds and the brisk wind and bright sunshine.
I thought it appropriate to paint the huge American flag whipping in the wind, but standing proud.

To contact me about the purchase of this painting or see more of my work go to www.debkreiger.com or follow my blog at debkreiger.blogspot.com

Codorus State Park Study by Mary Beth Brath


This site is wonderful. It has made me focus on reaching a goal to FINISH a plein air painting in an allotted amount of time. I only had an hour for this one. My husband and 4 boys were just off to the right fishing and playing and the sun was setting behind me. I was pleased with how quickly it came together but still needed more time than I had on site. I laughed when I was on my way home and realized the terrible layout of my clouds. Three rolling clouds almost all the same shape and distance apart. The value change of my blue was way off also. Maybe another half an hour and I would have figured out the sky problems.
Codorus State Park is so gorgeous. This was in mid August - the end of summer vacation for the kids.

Friday, 10 September 2010

"The Green" by Julie Riker

6x8
plein air oil
I painted this last week at the West Shore Country Club. I was standing on the edge of the golf course right next to the NO TRESPASSING sign. I painted this very quickly before anyone even noticed I was there. Isn't that the whole idea of the "Guerilla Painter"?
I have entered this little panel in the Harrisburg Art Association's member show. The theme is "The Green Zone" and I felt that this fit.

VIEW AT AMITY HALL By Cecelia Lyden

A few of the 12 people who painted at the boat launch on Thursday 9/9.


acrylic on stretched canvas
11x14
www.cecelia lyden.com
lyden1819@comcast.net
717-761-5285
Puffy clouds and brisks winds made for a challenging plein air experience. The sun was bright, the shadows deep, and the sky and water were vivid blue at times. The wind kept moving those clouds, so the shadows and sunny areas kept changing. I tried to stick to the weather conditions present when we first arrived in the morning. Later the clouds increased and the lighting completely changed. Those of us[ there was a total of 12 ] who arrived early, I feel, got the most vibrant coloring and dramatic contrasts.





Wednesday, 8 September 2010

WINDY DAY AT THE SHORE By Cecelia Lyden

acrylic on canvas
9x12
I did this painting while vacationing in Fort Pierce, FLA this past January. It is one of the first paintings I did en plein aire. I posted it then, but I wanted to add it to our new plein air blog.

"Kings Gap Hollow Run" by Tatiana Myers.

"Kings Gap Hollow Run" by Tatiana Myers
10 x 8 ", RTX board, watercolor Plein Air.

My very own version of Kings Gap Plein Air painting.
No flowers, no people, mo buildings... just nature.
 Green bushes, running stream, reflections of sun light... Peaceful.
Essential Pennsylvania in all its beauty.
 
With questions about my art work e-mail me at TanyaOfOz@aol.com .

To see more of my paintings visit my web site:
http://www.TatianaMyersFineArt.com/

Sunflowers - Acrylic Floral Impressionistic Plein Air Painting by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

Sunflowers
7" x 5"
Acrylic on 300 lb watercolor paper
These two sunflowers were painted when I was out in a field of sunflowers at Ashcombe's Farm in Mechanicsburg, PA. It was an overcast day; without the encouragement of the sun, they could barely lift their heavy heads. It is painted on 300 lb watercolor paper and can fit into a standard 7x5 frame or matted and framed to a larger size. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If interested in seeing more of my work, please visit my blogspot and website at:

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

The Herb Garden - King's Gap by Julie Riker

11x14
oil
There were so many beautiful paintings to paint at King's Gap. Of course, I chose a super complicated scene. This took two plein air sessions and then I worked on it a bit in my studio, pumping up some of the colors while still trying to keep the plein air spirit. Many thanks to Ralph Hocker for introducing me to some new green paints which helped this painting come to life.


Ralph Hocker working on his painting in front of the water tower.

Open for Critique - Mary Beth Brath


Ok painting buddies. Any suggestions before I varnish? I finished the trees today and want to keep it as plein air as possible.

Monday, 6 September 2010

KINGS GAP WATER TOWER
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Kings Gap Water Tower'
Oil   9 x 12

This unique round water tower can be found beside the
gardens at Kings Gap State Park here in Pennsylvania.
It took a beating because of ice accumulation this past
winter, but work is being done to repair the damage.
It would be such a shame to lose this beautiful
structure!

If you would like to see more of my work,
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.

King's Gap Gardens by Mary Beth Brath



What a beautiful day to plein air paint. I still have to develope my trees and light source. If I had 1 more hour to spend in the garden I would have finished. This was on Wednesday September 1st. I sat on the ground and used my french easel in the "table top" position. Can't wait to finish and frame.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

"Water Tower at Kings Gap" By Debra Tritt Kreiger


9"x12" Watercolor on 140lb Arches Paper

This is my first painting with my friends from Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. It was a perfect day in the park. The acorns were falling, the bees and butterflies were busy and the frogs were in good humor. I chose the unusual water tower as my subject. This created a good composition and the colors shimmered in the sunlight.

To contact me about the purchase of this painting or see more of my work go to www.debkreiger.com
or follow my blog at debkreiger.blogspot.com

Friday, 3 September 2010

SUNNY MORNING AT KING'S GAP By Cecelia Lyden


acrylic
8x10
717-761-5285

The sun was hot and bright; the shade, cooler and dark. The zinnias were very colorful and I could not resist painting them contrasted against the dark area behind them. Absent from my painting are the beautiful butterflies. Also missing are the acorns that kept dropping like mini bombs and near missing my head. The many perils of plein aire painting are forgotten once the painting is finished. And cooler days are ahead.



Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Kings Gap State Park Paint Out - Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters

Claire Carnell

Ralph Hocker



Two more artists to add to the group painting at Kings Gap State Park today. More will be returning tomorrow for another day of painting. Beautiful gardens, flowers, bees, and butterflies were our subjects today.... Some have paintings completed or close to completion and some of us will work on completing our starts tomorrow. A great day of painting.

Painting at Kings Gap Today

Today we painted around the gardens and mansion at Kings Gap State Park.  The flowers are still holding up well in the garden, and the fall flowers are starting to bloom.  We will be painting there again tomorrow from 9am to 12pm.  It is supposed to be hot again tomorrow, so make sure to bring some water!



Mary Beth Brath

Pat Koscienski



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