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.
Fresh Spring Air On The Susquehanna by Larry Lerew
Title: "Susquehanna Tree Jumble"
Size: 16" x 20"
Location: en Plein Air Liverpool Boat Access,
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Panel
Artist: Larry Lerew
This is my semi abstract interpretation of our day painting right along the river at the Liverpool Boat Access on May 10, 2012. The river was high and running fast after the recent rain. The light and color was fantastic so I painted how I felt standing their in the clear fresh spring air. The cloud shadows were dancing around taking the mountains in and out of light and everytime I looked up at the river it changed color. Everytime Bill Andrew saw a log or tree floating by he would say "Quick Larry, paint that in", I'm fast but not that fast. This was a fun day on the Susquehanna River.