Thursday, 29 November 2012

SVPAP Opening Reception by Larry Lerew

One of 5 paintings I am exhibiting in the SVPAP 2nd Annual Exhibit. Reception to be help Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. at The Art Center School and Galleries, 18 Artcraft Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA. This painting is called "Sparkling Waters At McKees Half Falls". I painted right on the river bank and looked into the multiple levels of water falling forward into my view. It was quite an experience and I would be glad to tell how this and other paintings came about with using paint and canvas through this past year. All paintings are available for sale and part of all sales go to support The Art School and Galleries. Come out and have a bite to each and discuss how you feel about en plein art.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Fairfield Inn by Larry Lerew

"Fairfield Inn"
Fairfield, PA
by Larry Lerew
Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel
en Plein Air, Oct. 24, 2012
8" x 10" #12-11-35
Great day to paint! A little brisk with snow flurries in the air. Had something interesting happen while I was painting. A gentleman came out of the Fairfield Inn and over to view my painting dressed in a confederate uniform. He asked to see my painting over my shoulder and I asked if he was on his way to work. His reply was that he and his wife were heading out to ride horses since he was in the infantry and wanted a day off his feet and ride with the cavalry. He complimented me on my painting and proceeded back to the Inn to pick up his wife. You can only have a converstation like that in Adams County.

LION PARK By Cecelia Lyden

oil/strteched canvas
Black Friday found 5 of us painting at Lion Park in Marysville, rather than looking for a parking space in some mall. It was billed as the last warmish day for a long while and, listening to the wind howling outside this morning, made me grateful that I went. Yesterday's morning was warm with blue skies, but by the time we met at 12:30ish, the clouds had rolled in and a breeze started to make it cooler. Wimp that I am, I began painting faster and faster, and lasted for only an hour and a half. This is my last paintout in the Susquehanna Valley till spring. Come January, I will don my snowbird outfit and will be paintng outdoors in [hopefully] balmy Florida.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Black Friday Paint Out by Julie Riker

9x12 oil

I avoided the mall on this Black Friday and painted with some of our group along the creek instead. I did this study in 2 hours...not sure if I will do anything more to it or just leave it as it is.

Just loved the sky.... Dianne Lorden

I'm very impressed with all of your determination to get out there this fall and work in the open air - great job to everyone! I've wanted to, and we've had great weather, but the timing has just not been there for me. So, I thought I'd share this en plein air pastel I created over the summer, done from the deck of our beach house, in Southern Shores, on the Outer Banks, N.C. You'd never know there was a storm on the way - it was just beautiful out! This painting is currently on exhibit at Brath & Hughes Fine Art, Mechanicsburg, Pa. My artwork, and blog notes, can be viewed at: South Mountain Sketchbook

Thursday, 15 November 2012



When Julie Riker and I started out to paint Tuesday afternoon, the weather was warm and balmy. We changed our original location from the Marysville side of the river to the Fort Hunter side.By the time we travelled to the other side of the River and found a nice view of the Rockville Bridge, the weather had changed from warm and balmy to overcast, with rain threatening. Luckily it remained balmy and was such a pleasure to sit there, watching and painting the rapidly changing sky.However, our paintout was shortened, only painting for about an hour and a half. I finshed the painting at home.

Monday, 12 November 2012

December Show at Mechanicsburg Art Show

The postcards are here!  
You can pick up cards at the Mechanicsburg Art Center or at Brath Hughes Gallery in Mechanicsburg.

Our December show is quickly approaching.
For more information on the exhibit click here

Sunday, 11 November 2012

TWO TREES DOWN, 11x14, oil by Sharon Benner

Veterans Day and its 70 degrees in Hanover.  These two trees were laying in Lake Marburg and I thought the scene was interesting with the back lighting and the reflections.  This is what I call a truism, as I painted it quickly to capture the light, shadows and reflections in a loose, impressionistic style. 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

STORMY SKY By Cecelia Lyden

oil/stretched canvas
I could not remember if I had posted this painting, done on site at Vivian Brandler's charming home. I searched through the OLD POSTS twice and could not find it.So forgive me, if I am repeating myself. I punched up the sky a bit, using the stormy, cloudy day view outside my window.