Wednesday, 19 December 2012

SUMMER FRIENDS, 12x16, pastel by Sharon Benner

Painted this several years ago.  It was started en plein air at Codorus State Park.  I probably painted 80% there and tweaked the rest in the studio.  I always liked this painting, but never had any luck selling it.  Today I unframed it and will put it in my "misfit painting" storage closet and reuse the frame and matting for another pastel I'm giving as a gift.  I sure have a lot of paintings in that closet!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Vineyard Vista III - original acrylic plein air landscape painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

"Vineyard Vista III"
acrylic on canvas

Vineyard Vista III is a 6"x6" plein air painting done at Hunter's Vallery Winery in
Liverpool, PA overlooking the Susquehanna River. It is acrylic done on canvas.  It will be on exhibit. along with 4 of my other plein air paintings,  at Mechanicburg Art Center, 18 Artcraft Drive, Mechanicsburg, Pa until January 4, 2013.  Approximately 19 artists are exhibiting 94 plein air paintings.   If in the area please drop by to see the SVPAP art exhibit.   If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing contact Pat.  To see more of my paintings, please visit my blogspot and website at:

Saturday, 8 December 2012

SVPAP Exhibit

SVPAP's exhibit at the Art Center delivers a whopping 95 paintings from 19 of our artist members.  It is quite an impressive display of the collective painting talent and the various styles and subject matters that each individual brings to the group.

   The December 8 reception drew a nice crowd.  It was great to see fellow artists and friends as well as other community members who came out to support the arts.


 There was a wonderful spread of food provided by our artist members, proving that many of us are talented in the art of cooking as well as painting.
A special thank you goes out to Silvia Hocker who created this lovely arrangement for the refreshment table.

 If you missed the opening reception, or would like to see the work again the show will remain hanging through January 4, 2013.  The Art Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 am - 4 pm, and Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

LOVER'S LANE and AMY's NEIGHBOR, oil by Sharon Benner

Yesterday, 3 Dec. was a beautiful day to paint en plein air.  My friend, Amy, allowed me to paint on her property.  The first painting, Lover's Lane, is a road on her property that is now closed to traffic and it really was named Lover's Rd. when it was open.  It was really beautiful with orange leaves covering its surface  The second painting is a  house across  from the front road that caught my eye with its clay tile roof.