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.
This was a beautiful location with plenty to paint. I took a look around and found myself in a small fruit orchard. I was looking for interesting shapes and patterns and the color of these ripe peaches hanging in the tree caught my eye. In fact I wanted to paint them so bad I took the risk of standing under the tree with fruit on the ground and a few bees. I made it to completion and I'm proud to say no bees were harmed in the making of this art.