The sun moves, shadows change; there is only a short period of time that an artist has to capture the shifts of light and color when painting outdoors - but it is this very desire to distill the energy and freshness of nature that drives the plein air painter. Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters was formed to bring together artists who share this passion.
It was a perfect morning for plein air painting--sunny, warm, breezy, no humidity and no bugs. Six of us were situated on a wide sidewalk right along the Indian River. Porpoises were frolicking right in front of us, with lots of people strolling by, stopping and chatting. It was very pleasant-- definitly a plein air paintout plus.