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.
SUNSET AT WELLFLEET HARBOR an original pastel painting by Clare Klaum
Day 4 of painting in Cape Cod. I started this painting around 4pm not really intending it to be a sunset painting. But as the sun got lower in the sky the peach hues were so beautiful that it evolved into a sunset painting. It was just perfect timing when the little sail boat came floating along!