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.
Last Day of May 2012 Over The River by Larry Lerew
Title: "Harvey Taylor Bridge Impression"
Size: 3.5" x 5.5"
Location: en Plein Air, Negley Park, Lemoyne, PA
Medium: Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
Artist: Larry Lerew
I know this is a little wild but I like it. Johanna called a paint out at Negley Park, Lemoyne, PA and we had a fun time painting on this last day of May, 2012. Cecelia stopped by but couldn't stay. The river was a little brown from recent rains and had a lot of color. I tried to scale down my format and found it interesting to reduce so much natural information to such basic simple shapes and colors on such a small size paper. I might call this my "Dinky Series".