Saturday, 30 June 2012

Beech Spring Farm, Orrtanna, PA by Larry Lerew

#12-06-59 Size: 12" x 24" Acrylic, en plein air
"Beech Spring Farm Overview"
Orrtanna, Pennyslvania
 
June 28th the SVPAP met at this beautiful location and I found a great viewpoint for my painting on a open field hillside. It was a hot day with a dry breeze blowing and I was working in full sun that's why I got "sun sick". Had most of the painting in place but had to stop and take a break in the shade and drink some water to recover. It's amazing how involved an artist gets while working. We ate our brown bag lunches under the shade tree and had a great art talk. This farm is "very pristine" and I needed to rough it up a little on canvas to give it the character I like. I finished this painting in my cool studio and added the dots and dashes I felt were needed.

To see more of my art check out my website and blog:
LarryLerew.com

Camp Hill Plein Air mentioned on Outdoor Painter site

The Camp Hill Plein Air event received a write up in Outdoor Painter which is an online newsletter for Plein Air Magazine.  It shows photos of SVPAP members Pat Keough and Johanna Monighan.  Check it out at http://www.outdoorpainter.com/awards/supporting-art-programs-for-the-disadvantaged-749.html

WAGON WHEEL BENCH
Beech Springs Farm
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell



'Wagon Wheel Bench'
Beech Springs Farm
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12


Some days just don't turn out the way you think
they will...  
I was on my way  to deliver a painting yesterday morning
when I ran my car into a car that had stopped suddenly
in front.of me.  No one was hurt (the most important
thing), but my car got the worst of it.  After I had made
sure that everyone was ok, I suddenly realized that I had
all my plein air gear in the back.  Because many items
in the car slid forward on impact, I was very happy
to find that everything was safe and sound - especially 
this plein air painting from Beech Springs Farm.

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interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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Friday, 29 June 2012

BOYERS' GARDEN By Cecelia Lyden



oil/stretched canvas
9x12
Two glorious mornings were spent in my neighbor's yard, painting a small section of their garden. Many of their daylilies were in bloom; the weather was cool, with strong sunlight and deep shade and the proximity to my home[ next door] meant ideal conditions for plein air painting.
As I waited for the sun to hit the area I chose to paint, I enjoyed the fragrant lily aroma. Behind this grouping of flowers, the evergreen trees were still shaded.
I tried to capture the tangle of leaves and blossoms surrounding the orange and yellow daylilies. I also attempted to paint the sunlight bouncing on and off this tangle and the daylilies, but it was difficult.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Across the Pond by Julie Riker

8x10 oil

It was great to see so many members made the trip out to Beech Spring Farm today - including some new faces.  It was a lovely location with plenty of things to paint.


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Painting the Lilies by Julie Riker

8x10 oil

Cecelia invited us to paint the gorgeous lilies in her neighbor's garden - but I ended up painting her instead.

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PETRA'S MAGICAL GARDEN
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Petra's Magical Garden'
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12


Yesterday I painted in the beautiful gardens of my yoga
instructor's house.  I felt as though I had been dropped
into paradise...such gorgeous drifts of flowers, and 
the Yellow Breeches close by.  While I painted, hummingbirds
came to feast on the bee balm, and Petra's chickens and one
of her cats came to visit me as I worked.  I almost expected
to see garden fairies flitting around the flowers...
After I was done painting, I went into her yoga studio
for my yoga class - what a great day!

Our plein air group, the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters
has been invited to paint there this coming Monday, 
I think they are going to like it...a LOT...

If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

I Look At Green and See Red? by Larry Lerew

Spent this morning painting with friends Julie Riker, Ralph Hocker, John Tritt and Cathy Mabius at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art outside of Millerburg, PA. I'll call this painting "The Red Forest" because I looked at the lush green woods and thought this would make a great painting by pulling the greens out of a red underpainting. Hope you enjoy the color vibes!
Title: "The Red Forest"
Size: 10" x 10"
Acrylic
en Plein Air


To see more of my art check out my website and blog:
LarryLerew.com

Sunday, 24 June 2012

OMG - Painting again!


No excuses...life got in the way...But recently I have been able to push some things aside and paint!  This painting happened as I was heading out on Father's Day morning to check out the haybales across the lane and, uninspired, turned and headed down the driveway.  That is where I saw the scene the asked to be painted.  I loved the strong light and shadows.  I grabbed a canvas and some paints and set up on the hood of a car as a makeshift workspace.  It grew hot and the sun was harsh but that is what interested me!  This is an 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas titled "Summer Fields".  (geez, it looks like Sanford and Son's in my driveway...please forgive!)

Saturday, 23 June 2012

My Entries 2012 Members Show At The Art Center, Mechanicsburg, PA by Larry Lerew

#12-06-53 Size: 8" x 16" Acrylic, en plein air
"Camp Hill Plein Air Behind Market Street"

#12-06-54 Size: 8" x 16" Acrylic, en plein air
"Dillsburg Square Crossing"

I'm participating in this year's 2012 Member's Show at the Art Center School and Galleries, Mechanicsburg, PA. The reception is Friday, July 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. The top painting was painted on location standing next to the Community Building in Camp Hill and the second painting was painted on the street at Dillsburg's Square. I have been exploring Fauvism with my plein air painting and really enjoy having fun with simple shapes and free color. Henri Matisse and the Fauves are having an important impact on me as I evolve as an artist. I can no longer paint just what I see, I'm now consistantly painting what I feel and that's a big poetic step in my painting.


To see more of my art check out my website and blog:
LarryLerew.com

SUMMER AT THE ROSE FARM
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Summer at the Rose Farm'
Gettysburg Festival Art Colony  2012
Oil
9 x 12


My final painting from the Gettysburg Festival Artist Colony
is of the historic Rose Farm on the Gettysburg National
Military Park.  I took the path up by the ruins of the
old stone barn, and then found a nicely shaded tree line.
I think four of us artists actually settled there (there was an
excellent view from every vantage point), and it
was nice to have company while we painted and avoided
the enormous groundhog holes!

If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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Friday, 22 June 2012

BITS OF LIGHT
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Bits of Light'
Gettysburg Festival Art Colony  2012
Oil
10 x 8


On the last day of the Gettysburg Festival Artist Colony,
we decided to go to Little Round Top to paint
in the morning light.  It was a beautiful day, and I
really enjoyed painting this area that was directly
to the left of the 12th and 44th New York Infantry
Marker - also called the 'castle'.  I liked the impressionistic
look of the scene, and tried to capture that.


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interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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Thursday, 21 June 2012

VIEW FROM THE EISENHOWER FARM
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'View from the Eisenhower Farm'
Gettysburg Festival Art Colony  2012
Oil
6 x 8


On the third day of the Gettysburg Festival Artist Colony,
I gave a workshop on working with a limited palette
when painting plein air.  I really enjoyed seeing the artists 
try various limited palettes as they approached their
next painting, and when we went to the Eisenhower farm
in the afternoon, I used a limited palette of Prussian Blue,
Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Lemon Yellow for
this view of the mountains.


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please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

SLYDER FARM OUTBUILDING
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Slyder Farm Outbuilding'
Gettysburg Festival Art Colony  2012
Oil
9 x  12


I was so excited when I learned that the Gettysburg Festival Artist 
Colony was going to be able to paint at the Slyder Farm.
It is more remote than the other historical farms, and
usually is accessed by foot or by horse.  On this morning
we had a wonderful workshop by Mark Brockman where
he showed us how to apply an underpainting of bright colors,
and then to lay paint on top of this.  I had so much fun,
and will be experimenting with this technique some more.


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please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

SUNLIT HYDRANGEAS IN GETTYSBURG
An Original Plein AIr Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Sunlit Hydrangeas in Gettysburg'
Gettysburg Festival Art Colony  2012
Oil
6 x  8


I painted this on our first day of the Gettysburg Festival Artist 
Colony.  After all of the artists got settled into our
digs at the Lamp Post dormitory, we walked over to
the campus of the Gettysburg College to paint.  I spotted
these sun-kissed hydrangeas right by the entrance
of the Administration Building.  It was a wonderful way
to start an even more wonderful experience!!!

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please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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Al Retherford's by Julie Riker


10x20 oil
This was one of the paintings I did during the week of the Camp Hill Plein Air Festival.
I did this in two plein air sessions.
Most people driving along Market Street have noticed this flower stand along the side of the road.  It is always a burst of color in any season, with pumpkins and mums in the fall, Christmas trees and wreaths in December, bulb flowers in spring, and now in summer is filled with gorgeous hanging planters.  It beckoned to be painted.
If you would like to see more of my work please visit my website www.julieriker.com

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Sold! "Lincoln Square" by Debra Tritt Kreiger


Gettysburg Quick Draw Competition 2012
8x10 Acrylic on canvas
 I was happy to participate in the plein air quick draw competition on Friday. I must say I'm liking these competitions! The pressure to do a painting in 2 hours! It's been a great experience meeting different people and painting with friends!
To see more of my work go to http://www.debkreiger.com/or follow my blog at debkreiger.blogspot.com or you can shop in my new store, Deb's Gifts

Friday, 15 June 2012

Morning's Symphony - acrylic plein air landscape painting of spillway by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Morning's Symphony
11" x 14"
Acrylic on canvas

This painting was done plein air at a site in Carlisle where the LeTort Stream merges with the Conodoguinit.  It was a very peaceful morning, especially with the sound of the rushing water.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, please contact PAT.  If you wish to see more of my paintings, both abstract and respresentational, please visit my website and blogspot:




Thursday, 14 June 2012

View From Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg by Larry Lerew

#12-06-25 Size: 10" x 10" Acrylic


#12-06-24 Size: 9" x 12" Pastel



Participating in the Gettyburg Festival Plein Air Event this week.


Met Donna Barlup and Dorothea Barrick at Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg, PA. We each painted two paintings ate a brown bag lunch and ended with a cold ice tea at a local cafe'. Had a great time, enjoyed the location and occational visitors. Paintings from over 30 plein air artists will be on display with a wine reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Majestic Theater & Lobby in Gettysburg, PA. Please feel welcome to join us and see how Gettysburg is interpreted by the artists.

To see more of my art check out my website and blog:
LarryLerew.com

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Steel Observation Tower by Larry Lerew

#12-06-22 Size: 12" x 16" Acrylic
 
#12-06-23 Size: 12" x 9" Pastel
 

Participating in the Gettyburg Festival Plein Air Event this week.

Met Donna Barlup at Devil's Den and we both painted watercolors this morning. Donna's painting was impressive and full of color. My painting didn't work and bit the dust, so I tried a quick pastel study of a couple of interesting trees just above us on the horizon. Then I packed up and left to see Madeline Reilly who was painting from the Peach Orchard. She was finished for the day and needed to come back later so I headed over to the steel observation tower, had a quick bagged lunch and painted the tower. Switching mediums made things interesting and fun. I climbed this tower in grade school and my Cub Scout Troop spent a fun day flying kites here back in the 60's. Met lots of people through the day and had plenty of fun painting and talking. Just wish I was younger and had more energy although I'm happy I can get out of the studio and paint en plein air with friends.

To see more of my art check out my website and blog:
LarryLerew.com

A DISTANT BARN, 9x12, oil by Sharon Benner

Painted on the Gettysburg Battlefield during the Festival.  This is the George Spangler barn which is currently fenced off from the public awaiting renovations.  I stood at the end of the lane and started painting around 7 a.m.  See more at www.hanoverareaarts.com/42

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Copse of Trees


Mary Beth and I painted here yesterday. We were in the shade and had a really beautiful Morning.
  It is 11 by14, acrylic . That is the Cadori Barn . Hope I spelled it correctly.  madeline c reilly

Painting the Gettysburg Battlefield by Larry Lerew

#12-06-21 Size: 8" x 16"

#12-06-20 Size: 12" x 36"

#12-06-19 Size: 8" x 10"
Participating in the Gettyburg Festival Plein Air Event this week.
Here are three out of my first five works. I think I'll switch to watercolor or creative drawings on paper for the last half of the week. Last evening I painted by the Copse of Trees on the Battlefield and it felt a little spooky. It was super quite and I heard footsteps coming up behind me several times and then stop. Most times it was tourists admiring my work but one time I turned and no one was there. Do ghosts enjoy painting too? There is always someone or something looking over my shoulder. Just another interesting experience while out plein air painting.

To see more of my art check out my website and blog:
LarryLerew.com

Monday, 11 June 2012

VINES BELOW HAUSERS WINERY, 9x12 oil by Sharon Benner

Painted during the Gettysburg Festival on Sunday, 10 June at Hausers Estate Winery. 

FARM ON EAST CALVARY RD., GETTYSBURG, 9x12 oil

My first painting during the Gettysburg Festival paint out.  East Calvary Rd. is off Rt. 116 on the way to Hanover.  This section of the battlefield sits off by itself and the road connects to Rt 30.  See more work at SharonKBennerFineArt.blogspot or www.hanoverareaarts.com/42.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sold! "Welcome" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

Quick Draw Camp Hill 2012
8"x10" acrylic on canvas
With a lot of encouragement from my painting friends and family I bravely entered and participated in my first plein air quick draw competition! I was happy I finished with a lovely painting that was purchased. What a wonderful surprise and such fun! I met a lot of nice people and it was a beautiful day. Thank you friends and family!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

SOLD!
CURVES
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Curves'
Plein Air Camp Hill Quick Draw 2012
Oil
16 x 12

Quick Draw / Camp Hill Plein Air Event

I am not quite sure what craziness made me think I should paint 
a larger painting at the Quick Draw, but nonetheless
that is what I did this year...  I really had to push to get this
done in the two-hour time limit, but I was pleased with
the results, and so happy that someone attending the
event loved it enough to purchase it!  Having such a
great time!!!

If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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Photos of SVPAP Members at Camp Hill Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival

Claire Beadon Carnell admires her new painting by Paul Gallo

Linda Young painting along the Conodoguinet Creek
The proud owner of one of Claire's paintings.  This was Claire's Quick Draw painting.


Johanna Monighan-Schaefer is awarded Honorable Mention by the judge
Pat Walach-Keough won First Place in the Competition and Julie Riker displays her People's Choice Ribbon, plus other awards and honors.

 Other SVPAP artists were there but I didn't get their photos to put into the blog.

Linda Young
P O Box 941
Carlisle, Pa.  17015

Friday, 8 June 2012

PLEIN AIR PAINTING ALONG THE CONODOGUINET
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Plein Air Painting Along the Conodoguinet'
 Plein Air
Oil
8 x 16

Day Three of the second annual Camp Hill Plein Air Event.

My Great-Aunt Margaret used to challenge me to learn
how to spell difficult words, and 'Conodoguinet' was one
that managed to glue itself to my memory cells.  I never
imagined that one day I would be painting along the 
Conodoguinet on a beautiful Spring Day with egrets,
herons. black cormorants, bull frogs and turtles adding
to the beauty of the day!   I was so fortunate
that friend and fellow artist Linda Young let
me add her into my painting. 


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Claire Beadon Carnell
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Riverbend

 
12x24 oil

So happy to share the news that "Riverbend" has won the Purchase Award at the Camp Hill Plein Air Festival.  The purchaser will be donating the painting to the Fredrickson Library where it will become part of their collection for anyone to view.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SVPAP MEMBER PAT KEOUGH WHO TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THIS YEAR'S EVENT!  WOO HOO!

PURPLE CLEMATIS ADORN ST. JOHN'S ALLEY By C. Lyden

 acrylic/stretched canvas
16x20

MORNING SHADOWS IN SIEBERT PARK
oil/steteched canvas
8x10

We had a full week of the most beautiful weather for the Camp Hill Plein Air Event- plenty of sunshine, puffy clouds, great light and shadows and cool temperatures. Recovering from pneumonia, I was only able to take advantage of 3 half days for painting, but was happy to be able to participate at all. Camp Hill has many interesting, as well as picturesque alleys behind many of their houses. The borough park is also a wonderful place to paint with its huge variety of trees and their cast shadows and its "moving" hilly terrain.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

SOLD!
STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Stop and Smell the Roses'
 Plein Air
Oil on Linen Panel 
11 x 14

Day Two of the second annual Camp Hill Plein Air Event.

Today Linda Young and I paired up to go painting, 
and after checking out Negley Park in Lemoyne, we decided
to go back to Camp Hill...and what a fortuitous
decision that was.  We found this incredible garden 
that only gave a hint of it's magnificence from the street.
The owner gave us permission to come right into
her back yard to paint, and we literally walked into paradise. 
Thanks so much, Pat Anastasio!



Here is my painting from today, which was
done entirely on site, except for adding my
signature, and the letters on the stop sign.


Linda working on her watercolor of the gardens.



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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

HISTORIC PEACE CHURCH
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


'Historic Peace Church'
 Built in 1798, Camp Hill PA
Plein Air
Oil on Linen Panel 
9 x 12


Today was the first day of the second annual Camp Hill Plein Air Event.
I drove around to find a place to paint, and wound up
leaving the borough of Camp Hill and heading for the
historic Peace Church.  I drove down into the cemetery,
and found the perfect angle to catch the sunlight on the
building, and also that magnificent Red Maple.

This was done entirely on site.  I am glad I finished up
when I did because the grounds-keepers came in to
mow, and decided to mow right where I was painting!

Here's my set up - I was about 85% - 90% done at this point.
No one was mowing at this point :)




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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Painting in Camp Hill

In May I painted in the gardens of Cecelia's neighbor (1805 High Street, Camp Hill). The Azaleas were beautiful. If you come to the Camp Hill Plein Air Festival, you might see the original work.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Alpacas by Julie Riker

8x10 oil

Just found out this painting sold at the CALC show!
It was a really nice exhibit for our group.  Thanks again to all who participated.