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.
Painting the Gettysburg Battlefield by Larry Lerew
#12-06-21 Size: 8" x 16"
#12-06-20 Size: 12" x 36"
#12-06-19 Size: 8" x 10"
Participating in the Gettyburg Festival Plein Air Event this week.
Here are three out of my first five works. I think I'll switch to watercolor or creative drawings on paper for the last half of the week. Last evening I painted by the Copse of Trees on the Battlefield and it felt a little spooky. It was super quite and I heard footsteps coming up behind me several times and then stop. Most times it was tourists admiring my work but one time I turned and no one was there. Do ghosts enjoy painting too? There is always someone or something looking over my shoulder. Just another interesting experience while out plein air painting.