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.
We painted at Petra Wirth's gardens near Carlisle. My focus was on the light coming through the canapy of tall trees in this lovely garden with a creek from the Yellow Breeches. This was painted with a pallet knife after the initial value structure was stated.