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.
The day we painted at Blue Hound farm was beautiful, but very windy. The sun was bright and gave some great shadow and light effects. Fall is so fleeting, especially with the snow storm we had that brought down half of a beautiful red maple in our yard that had just started to turn deep red. So I am glad I had a chance to capture the beauty of the fall foilage.