Sunday, 31 July 2011

"Étude from the Top." Pastel by Tatiana Myers

"Étude from the Top." by Tatiana Myers
9 x 12 " Pastel on Wallis. 

Last week I spend wonderful 5 days together with several other painters from Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society painting beautiful views of fields and wooded areas not so far from State College.

 Weather was cooperating, and we  had such a great time exploring local farms and hills and trying to reflect its beauty on paper. It was happening during annual workshop what our Pastel Society hold every summer and this time it all was about Plein Air painting. 
Our Guide in this artistic journey was Richard McKinley , well known Master-Pastelist whose wonderful paintings you can read just like a  poetry...
We all learned a lot from Richard, from each other and enjoyed every day of our unity with nature... Fantastic week!... I'm so much looking forward to repeat it, when I only will have a chance.

With questions about my art work e-mail me at TanyaOfOz@aol.com .

To see more of my paintings visit my web site:
http://www.TatianaMyersFineArt.com/

Friday, 29 July 2011

ALONG THE MONACACY RIVER
Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Along the Monocacy River'
Oil on Linen Panel
12 x 9

Yesterday I was on the Monacacy Battlefield in Frederick, MD
painting with fellow artists Deborah Lovelace Richards
and Peter Plant.  The three of us are going to have an exhibit of
our work at the Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick this November
that will consist of plein air paintings we have done
of Civil War Battlefields - "Hallowed Ground - En Plein Air". 
It was a fun day - not nearly as hot as was anticipated,
and there was shade and an occasional breeze along
the water which made for some pleasant painting.

I just took my painting out of my pochade box tonight and decided
that I am going to leave it alone for now.  My view was of
a tributary feeding into the Monocacy, and the sunlight was
shining down through the trees and illuminating that little
rise in the middle of the water.  If I do anything, I may paint a
few more highlights on the bright tree on the left.


What do you think?

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Upcoming Events *Update 7/28/11*

Please read the Upcoming Events Page - there has been
an update concerning the Frederickson Library Exhibit
that will be taking place this September.
Thank you,
Claire

July Garden by Julie Riker

8x10 oil on canvas

Happy that I found some time to take advantage of the cooler weather and do this little plein air piece.

If you would like to see more of my work please visit my website www.julieriker.com

ARBOR AT TWO MILE HOUSE By Cecelia Lyden

oil on linen

8x10




After moving the vertical arbor support over from the center of the canvas to the left and with minimal repair work, I fixed this composition and maintained the plein air status of this painting. Many thanks go to my fellow artists for their suggestions.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Late Winter at Wildwood Lake by Lyn O'Neal

Late Winter at Wildwood Lake

Oil on panel

11 x 14 inches

I'm a little slow in posting this piece. We painted en plein air at Wildwood Lake in late Winter this year. I loved the soft, subtle palette of grays that this scene brought forth. We paint from this location often because the seasons dramatically affect the organic nature of this wetland. It's fascinating to see it in all of it's variety of stages.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Easton Plein Air 2011 by Julie Riker

109 Goldsborough
8x10 oil

On Saturday I participated in the Quick Draw event at the Easton Plein Air Festival.  It was the first time I had been to this area and only my second plein air competition experience.  I loved the charm of the town full of well restored homes.  There were plenty of opportunities for paintings, but my main criteria was to find a spot in the shade to escape the oppressive heat.  


The Quick Draw was 10-12:00.  At 12:30  more than 130 artists who braved the heat set up their easels and framed paintings along the street and spectators crowded around to view the finished work.  It was extremely exciting!  There was a huge range in artist's skill levels, but I was impressed and inspired by the quality of many of the paintings.  Many of the painters, some big names in the world of plein air painting, traveled from as far as California for the event and it was worth the trip for me just to see their work up close.


If you would like to see more of my work please visit my website www.julieriker.com

Friday, 22 July 2011

Evening Sail by Sharon Benner



This summer I've been painting at Cordorus State Park in Hanover, Pa. I've been painting at different times of the day trying to show the beauty of the light. I wanted to share Evening Sail which sold while it was still wet. More paintings at www.hanoverareaarts.com/42

Thursday, 21 July 2011

DOWN THE GARDEN PATH
Two Mile House
Original Plein Air Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Down the Garden Path'
(Two Mile House)
Oil on Linen Panel
10 x 8

Today I went back to Two Mile House (an historical site
owned by the Cumberland County Historical Society) to
finish a painting I started last week.  We're in the middle
of a 'heat dome', so I left earlier than usual so that I could
finish up before the real heat started - it was already
95 degrees when I left the site around 11:00.  Five of us
ladies from SVPAP painted there this morning - and my
hats off to everyone and their positive attitudes!  We are
so fortunate that the property has lovely shade trees.
Here are some pictures:

 Lyn O'Neal was painting off to my left



Johanna, Sue, Clare, and Cecelia found a nice
shady spot to paint from.  Clare painted
beneath the grape arbor.

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

LAZY DAISY DAYS OF SUMMER
by Claire Beadon Carnell
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'
78/100


'Lazy Daisy Days of Summer'
Oil on Panel
8 x 6
78/100

Day 78


Even though the temperatures here in South Central PA
are in the mid-nineties today, I decided to do a
plein air of some of my flowers...from under the shade
of my back porch.  Not only did it keep me out from the
intense heat of the blaring sun, but I was only about
ten steps away from my kitchen where air-conditioning,
and ice and water were easily accessed - a
definite plus in this heat!

My mother and her mother were both avid gardeners, and
I'd have to say that I inherited that gardening gene.  There isn't a flower
out in my yard that I don't admire and appreciate - from the
roses and lilies, to the simple clover in the grass.  Daisies have
always been appealing to me because of their fresh, clean
look - they always brighten up the flower beds!

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here on this blog, please contact me.

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Friday, 8 July 2011

HOT, HAZY VISTA By Cecelia Lyden

oil on stretched canvas


8x10







Shade and a gentle breeze made this hazy, 90 degree weather tolerable, even pleasant, the morning we spent at the Dickinson College Farm. However, when the sun found me 3 hours after we arrived, I packed up, climbed back in my air conditioned car and headed home.





SUMMER SHADOWS
Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Summer Shadows'
Oil
12 x 16

Several of us got together yesterday morning to paint at the
Dickinson College Farm in Boiling Springs.  The
morning was hot, but we went up to the top of one
field that had beautiful vistas and a tree-line that provided
some much appreciated shade. I had painted here for the
Carlisle Arts Learning Center 'Art on the Farm' fundraiser,
and was so glad to come back to this beautiful farm to paint again.

Here are some pictures of some of the other SVPAP artists:
Jim Henry

Cecelia Lyden

Lyn O'Neal

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interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

LITTLE ROUND TOP
Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Little Round Top'
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12

We had a beautiful day to paint at Little Round Top
on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  I found a nice shady spot
to paint from, but that tricky sun managed to come
around and blaze down on me with its full
force.  At least I was fortunate that the black snake
that visited one of the other painters did not come and
visit me as well...

This particular view from Little Round Top includes a
view of the Codori Farm in the background, as well as
the spire from the Lutheran Seminary.

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interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

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