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.
North Meadow at Frederick Church estate - Olana - J. J. Capowski
Frederick Church said of Olana that he had found the perfect place to paint. While this plein air sketch may not prove that, the sunset over the Hudson this evening was wonderful, and the light was all a painter could ask for.