Monday, 31 October 2011

JULIE PAINTING, RALPH BLOCKING CECELIA'S VIEW

Friday at Willow Park was cold, but enjoyable. We had enough sunshine to make our paintout worthwhile.


In this photo, Ralph, who came a little later than the rest of us, was deciding on what view to paint and momentarily blocked mine.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

A SPLASH OF FALL COLOR By Cecelia Lyden

oil/canvas

11x14



Squeezed between a cold, rainy day on Thursday and a cold, snowy day on Saturday was a cold, partially sunny day on Friday. Our plein air group decided to seize that day and we headed for Willow Park. I shivered for most of the time we were there, but we managed to find a spot of color by the creek and, once again it was so nice to be out painting with friends.

Friday, 28 October 2011

HALLOWED GROUND - EN PLEIN AIR EXHIBIT
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
Frederick, MD





'Fields of Tranquility'

Oil   12 x 16

This is one of the paintings I will have on exhibit along
with other paintings, and the paintings of artists
Deborah Lovelace Richardson and Peter Plant
during the Hallowed Ground - En Plein Air Exhibit at

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
40 South Carroll St
Frederick, MD 21701


November 1 - November 27th, 2011
Opening Reception is November 5, from 3 -5 pm

Hope you can make it!

2 exhibits to see...

    Ralph Hocker is showing his paintings at the New Cumberland Library October through November.  The library is open 10-8 Mon.-Wed., 10-6 on Thursday, and 10-5 on Saturday.  They are closed on Friday and Sunday.

    The Seven Livelies, of which Ralph Hocker and Paul Gallo are also members, will be showing at the Mechanicsburg Art Center.  Opening reception is Friday Nov. 4th,  6-8. 
  

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Grey Day at Harper's Ferry

©Linda Young
Titled:  Grey Day at Harper's Ferry
Watercolor 9 x 12

 I had to make a steep walk down the hill with all my heavy gear to sit and paint this scene recently.  I was able to lay in the first washes of color while on location and today, I put the details in from the photograph.  We probably would have stayed longer but the bugs were getting so bad we had to leave. Next time, I'll lighten my load and take the bare minimum to work with.  

Painting at the Felicita Resort

The Felicita Resort was beautiful, yet difficult to paint. On my second visit I chose the main fountain with dancing figures. I think it turned out pretty good for such a difficult subject. Hope to go again next year!

o go again next year!

Friday, 21 October 2011

YELLOW TREE by Sharon Benner



The yellow tree seemed extra bright against the gray sky. The paint out, picnic and meeting was a fun day even though the wind blew and the air was a bit chilly. The hot choclate that Sue Gray provided was much appreciated.

PINCHOT PARK By Cecelia Lyden

oil/canvas board

11x14



You might not guess, with the use of so many warm colors in this fall scene, that this was an unusually cold, windy day for mid October. The sky was overcast [again] with some in and out sunshine. This was our paint out/picnic/meeting day. We were all bundled up, but we still enjoyed delicious food and warm camaraderie.





















Thursday, 20 October 2011

FALL GLORY
Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Fall Glory'
Oil on Linen Panel
10 x 8

This past Saturday, a group of artists met up
 to paint at the beautiful Blue Hound Farm in Lewisberry, PA.
Mary Beth Brath and Brownyn Hughes arranged the event,
which included a tour of the farm before we started to paint,
refreshments and a delicious supper and then a critique of our
day's work by Cathy Mabius.  It was an absolutely
delightful day - full of laughs because of the mishaps
caused by the gusty winds, as well as the antics of the
various farm animals!

This is the first painting I worked on - of a glorious tree out
in the field.  The wind was relentless - had to hold on to the
easel to keep it steady.  As I was getting ready to tranfer
my painting to my carrier,  the wind ripped it out of my
hands and sent it sailing!  Thankfully it landed face up,
but it did get a small smear and some dirt on the way...
I fixed the smear and left the dirt alone so that I could just
wipe it off once the painting had dried.





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Thursday, 13 October 2011

SPANGLER'S BARN by Sharon Benner



Spangler's farm is on the Gettysburg battlefield but is currently off limits for repairs. I parked at the start of the driveway and painted the barn which was partically exposed. The property was open for a while back in 2009 and Cathy Mabius and I painted there on several occasions.

Sneak Preview of
WHERE JEFFERSON ONCE STOOD
Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

 Sneak Preview of  'Where Jefferson Once Stood'
(Jefferson's Rock, Harper's Ferry, West VA)
Oil on Canvas
10 x 8

This coming November, artists Deborah Richardson, Peter Plant
and myself will have our plein air work of Civil War battlefields
displayed at the Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, MD in an
exhibit entitled 'Hallowed Grounds, En Plein Air'. 

Until the exhibit, I am not going to show any full shots of the
work I have done, but rather some 'slices' providing a sneak
preview of paintings that will be in the exhibit.  I am hoping
that it will tempt people to come to the Deleplaine Art Center
to see the actual paintings.

This particular slice is from a plein air painting done this
past Monday from Jefferson Rock in Harper's Ferry,
West Virginia.  I was painting with fellow artists Deb Richardson
and Linda Young, and we had quite an experience hiking down
 to Jefferson's Rock and then hiking back up with our gear.
  It was worth it for the amazing view of the Blue Ridge
Mountains and the confluence of the Shenandoah and
Potomac Rivers.


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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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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

CITY ISLAND AND THE OLD BATH HOUSE
Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'City Island and the Old Bath House'
Oil on Canvas Panel
6 x 8

Last Thursday, painters from the Susquehanna Valley 
Plein Air Painters (including new member Larry Lerew)
met at Negley Park in Lemoyne to paint
the various views of the Susquehanna River, including 
City Island.  The weather was gorgeous for painting, 
making for some beautiful light and shadows.  My 
painting came out of my pochade box yesterday morning 
as I was getting ready to go down to Harper's Ferry,
West Virginia to paint - so I am hoping when I get a 
moment to take a good look at it I can decide whether
it is completely finished and can be signed :)


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Camp Hill Cafe Exhibit by Julie Riker

Lotus on the Lake - Wildwood
8x10 oil

This is one of 13 paintings that I am currently exhibiting at the Camp Hill Cafe on Erford Road.  The paintings will be hanging through November and are mostly small plein air works.  The cafe is opened for breakfast and lunch so if you have a chance please stop by.

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

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Boiling Springs Lake watercolor



©Linda Young
Fall Afternoon at Boiling Springs Lake
6" x9" watercolor
Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of October were beautiful days to paint plein air.  Boiling Springs Lake was alive with children, dogs, walkers and runners; even a young couple were posing for their photographer for their wedding portrait at the nearby gazebo.  Ducks were being fed by young and old alike.  The frenzy when they tossed the corn created quite a raucous among the feathered residents and made ripple upon ripple on the water's surface.

Tomorrow, I'll be going to Harpers Ferry; it's a place I've heard of but never have been before.  I don't know much about the history there so tonight I'll try to get a little bit of education about it.  I am meeting fellow plein air artist Claire B Carnell in the morning to travel there and meet another artist.  I'm looking forward to another plein air adventure and so far, it looks like it's going to be another beautiful day.

http://www.lindayoungwatercolors.com/

"Under the Pergola" (Felecita)

The day we went to Felecita there were so many beautiful areas to paint, but when I walked under this pergola and saw the pink flowers spilling onto the walkway and saw the vista of the distant hills as I turned around I knew this is the scene I wanted to capture.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

SNEAK PREVIEW OF
'EARLY AUTUMN AT THE
BURNSIDE BRIDGE'
Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg MD

 Sneak Preview of  'Early Autumn at the Burnside Bridge'
(Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD)
Oil on Canvas
8 x 16

This coming November, artists Deborah Richardson, Peter Plant
and myself will have our plein air work of Civil War battlefields
displayed at the Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, MD in an
exhibit entitled 'Hallowed Grounds, En Plein Air'. 

Until the exhibit, I am not going to show any full shots of the
work I have done, but rather some 'slices' providing a sneak
preview of paintings that will be in the exhibit.  I am hoping
that it will tempt people to come to the Deleplaine Art Center
to see the actual paintings.  As you may have deduced from
the title, this 'slice' is from a painting of the Burnside Bridge.
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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