Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Camp Hill Plein Air Arts Festival

Camp Hill Plein Air Arts Festival - June 3 - 5, 2011
AWARDS: 1st Place $2,000, 2nd Place $1,000,
3rd Place $750, 4th Place $500

CALL TO ARTISTS - REVISED Notice of Extension

NEW DATE EXTENSION for the Camp Hill Plein Air Event. Registration has been extended to April 30. Please go to their website for other awards and registration information: http://www.pleinaircamphill.org/

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

DANCING LIGHT by Sharon Benner


Dancing Light was painted during the first Gettysburg paintout. I was paintng this meadow on West Confederate Ave. near the Carolina monument when the morning light came streaming through the trees and of course I tried to capture the moment. I never framed this study but kept it and always liked it. I have hundreds of practice paintings in my closet and I will make many more as I experiment with my paint. www.hanoverareaarts.com/42

Friday, 25 March 2011

Camp Hill Plein Air Arts Festival Update

Camp Hill Plein Air Arts Festival - June 3 - 5, 2011
AWARDS: 1st Place $2,000, 2nd Place $1,000,
3rd Place $750, 4th Place $500

CALL TO ARTISTS - Notice of Extension



The Plein Air Camp Hill Artist Entry Deadline has been extended to Friday, April 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm EST with the acceptance announcement to be no later than Friday, April 15, 2011.

We hope that you will pass this along to any artist you know who may be interested in participating in our event.

For more information and a copy of the Registration Form, please visit our website at: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ivlgnheab&et=1104931888550&s=175&e=0011AuveGIkBbdTITvuT5jnr84cotBq9ic309Odqih9KzhaX7Eb8YXw9U42nUYkvoXy7Trl2NVzbm9v8ukN_YP1EeasuzNhGvC1izCtl-swzV1NugPu0o2VjS__wT8SUSV6





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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

ATTENTION MEMBERS

Please check the 'Upcoming Events' link for information regarding the upcoming show in May 2011 at the New Cumberland Library.

EARLY SPRING by Sharon Benner


A painting done in March several years ago. The bright yellow flowers of the Forsythia bushes were ablaze and I painted this during a visit to Washington College, Maryland. View more paintings at www.SharonKBennerFineArt@blogspot or www.hanoverareaarts.com/42

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Curved Porch at Allenberry by Julie Riker

6x8 oil
This was painted late last summer during one of the outings with the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters.
It is currently on display at Art & Soul Gallery in Lemoyne.

www.julieriker.com

Saturday, 19 March 2011

LEFTOVER BLOSSOMS
by Claire Beadon Carnell
Plein Air
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'
73/100


'Leftover Blossoms'
Oil 5 x 7
73/100

Day 73


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.

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.

Claire Beadon Carnell
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Friday, 18 March 2011

AH, SPRING!
by Claire Beadon Carnell
Plein Air
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'
72/100



'Ah, Spring'
Oil 5 x 7
72/100

Day 72


We've lived in our house for over twenty years, and I will
never forget the first Spring, and our surprize and joy at seeing these
 lovely purple crocus growing all through our lawn.  Each year,
as soon as we get a warm day, they start to pop out all
over, and often in the most unexpected places!
 
I wasn't able to get out with the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air
 Painters yesterday when they went to Wildwood yesterday, so
 I took advantage of the beautiful weather today and went out
into my own back yard to do some plein air painting - so much fun!


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.

Claire Beadon Carnell
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Thursday, 17 March 2011

WILDWOOD, EARLY SPRING By Cecelia Lyden

acrylic on stretched canvas
8x10
Several of us were very happy to be out painting on this warm early spring morning. I had packed several shades of green acrylic, but found I didn't need them. Nothing was really showing any new growth. I added some green to grasses in the foreground just to add a touch of spring color. Mostly, it was fun to to be painting in the sun with such nice people.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Spring Forward!

Painting at the York Garden Show was quite a treat.  I went on Sunday in the pouring rain...but the smell of damp earth, tanbark, and flowering shrubs and bulbs inside the exhibit was delightful!

After touring the booths and the landscapes, I was drawn to a darker corner with nursery pots just "waiting backstage" for their turn in the spotlight!  There were lots of heliotropes, a few ferns and this one red pot of tulips.  The colors were irresistible to me.

I spent the rest of my time there - talking, painting, watching the puddle under the pots dry up, and the tulips open up... this was the result.

It is an 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas titled "Ladies in Waiting".

Let the Spring painting season officially begin!

Monday, 7 March 2011


I had a great experience at the York Garden Show this past weekend. Claire and I painted in two different landscaped areas of the Expo Center. Many people stopped and looked at our work or talked to us. It was very good exposure for us, and we could even finish some great work, despite interrruptions. I hope to do it again next year.

Also from the garden show...

The following day at the Garden Show I started out painting this lovely fountain surrounded by blue hydrangeas in a garden designed by John's Landscapes.
In the afternoon I went back to the Circa booth and focused in on this interesting arrangement of antique garden tools and soft peony blossoms.  It really was a nice booth and my favorite at the show.

Completing a finished painting was difficult with all the traffic at the show, so I just approached my paintings as studies and practiced working quickly.  It was interesting working in public and talking with the many visitors to the show.  

www.julieriker.com

Sunday, 6 March 2011

ROMANCE IN THE GARDEN
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Romance in the Garden'
Oil  12 x 9
Available

This past Friday, several artists from the Susquehanna Valley
 Plein Air Painters painted at the PA Garden Show of York.
A room that brought the feeling of an interior space set up in
 the open air of a garden, (created by landscape designer Kathy Elliot
 of Rockelman's Nursery), immediately caught my attention.
I quickly set up my gear to paint this intimate setting of table and two
chairs, wine and flowers - all set under a pergola with draped corners
that added up to a perfect spot for romance.
As I was painting, I kept thinking how much I would like to have
a space like this in my own garden at home.


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.


Claire Beadon Carnell
Member:

Saturday, 5 March 2011

SVPAP at the PA Garden Show of York


Members Julie and Claire are hard at work at the garden show. Having lots of fun and painting beautiful scenes! The theme for the show is romantic gardens and there are plenty of displays to choose from. Spring is in the air!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

SVPAP at the PA Garden Show of York

FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS!
Several members are demonstrating "plein air" painting at the garden show.  Well, it is not really plein air as we are painting inside the expo center, but there are beautifully landscaped gardens that make you feel as if you stepped into an April day.  We also have some member paintings on display in the Art in the Garden booth.  



It is not just gardens though.  There are lots of booths displaying plants, floral arrangements, garden tools, and neat architectural garden treasures. 
  I was especially attracted to this set up at the booth for Circa Antiques....full of interesting shapes and textures.  This is where I set up my easel and got busy.

Circa
8x8 oil
The show runs through Sunday and we will have members painting there at various times, so if you have a chance check it out.

www.julieriker.com












Snow Abstraction

I know by now everybody is tired of snow. However, when I went out to paint in February I noticed that my paintings were becoming more abstract due to the limited palette of the landscape.
On the day I was painting, there were a lot of stripes in the sky. I assume those lines were made by clouds intersecting with the lines from airplanes. The result was an interesting, assymetrical grit of lines all over the sky. Plein Air painting can be a lot of fun even on a cold, sunny day.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

DARK AND WINDY MORNING By Cecelia Lyden

acrylic
6x8
I've been slowly gathering things , getting ready for our trip back to PA. I had used all my canvases and I, frankly, was getting tired of painting on small supports. So, I packed away all my painting supplies. Silly me. After a few days of observing the many different skies above the ocean without a brush or even paper and pencil, I finally abandoned my notion of preparing ahead of time to travel home. I unpacked all the painting supplies, chose a canvas to paint over and set everything up on the terrace, where they will stay till we actually leave.