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.
Another beautiful day at the Savannas Recreational Park. This was our 3rd trip to this peaceful haven. I haven't seen any alligators yet [thank Heavens], but many different varieties of birds have appeared and up close , too. As far as this painting is concerned, I can't quite get the intensity of the natural colors right. The sky shouhd be much lighter, but lowering its intensity or its color saturation level, washes out the colors of the grasses, water and palm tree. I'll work on it a little more.