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.
Fairfield, PA by Larry Lerew Acrylic
on Archival Canvas Panel en Plein Air, Oct. 24, 2012
8" x 10"
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.