Saturday, 5 November 2011

MECHANICSBURG WATER WORKS By Cecelia Lyden

oil/linen

16x20


A rare three, rainless, warmish days enabled me to paint outdoors for three afternoons; two days alone for an hour or so and the other with fellow artists for three hours. I used a larger canvas than usual and I needed the extra days to complete the painting. This was a spot that I discovered while riding around, looking for paint sites. It's about 18 minutes away from my home, where we have resided since 1969. I had never seen this idyllic area before and I honestly felt like I was far away from home--in a different state. It was a very unexpected and enjoyable discovery.

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