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.
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! SharonKBennerFineArt.blogspot.com