Saturday, 26 February 2011
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
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The scene: Susquehanna River looking south
from the West Fairview boat ramp.
The warm weather was allowing the river ice to
start to break up and drift down stream.
We were serenaded by geese and
ducks and gulls. It was truly a divine day.
start to gather with easels and paint brushes in hand.
This scene painted in the morning with one group of painters...
last of the surviving original 'Seven Lively Artists' -
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
acrylic on matboard
This is my last post from Florida this winter. We are leaving in about a week. I have used up all my canvasses and painted this on matboard, which I did not really like--the paint dried especially fast. I spotted this house between two of the gnarly trees in the park with the palm tree growing between them. The house looked like one from PA. That and the unusual, opposite growth of the trees made this an interesting composition to me.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
60 degrees today!! A few SVPAP members met at Fort Hunter to paint the receding ice. In attendance were Ralph Hocker, Jim Henry, Cathy Mabius, and myself. It was a spectacular sight on the river. The ice had broken into interesting abstract shapes that were contrasted by the surrounding dark water. You could hear the massive sheets of ice sliding and crunching against each other as they were pushed downstream. It was refreshing to be out painting again after months of cold grayness, and we all felt our spirits renewed.