The sun moves, shadows change; there is only a short period of time that an artist has to capture the shifts of light and color when painting outdoors - but it is this very desire to distill the energy and freshness of nature that drives the plein air painter. Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters was formed to bring together artists who share this passion.
LEFTOVER BLOSSOMS by Claire Beadon Carnell Plein Air 100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge 'Inspirations from a Back Yard' 73/100
Oil 5 x 7
I took advantage of the beautiful weather today and did this
little painting of a dried hydrangea blossom that was still
on the bush. I like to leave the blossoms on during the winter
to add a little interest to the garden. The green of the pine tree
in the background really made the flowers stand out.