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.
Cecelia Lyden called a SVPAP paint out on June 27 to paint in her neighbor's backyard flower garden and this is my painting. I wanted to make a statement on canvas with this outrageous burst of natural color before me and had to paint exactly what I saw and felt. I didn't see flowers or objects, I saw a beautiful jumble of color, shapes, texture, movement, lines and values.
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