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.
The Gettysburg Quick Draw event was exciting and held on the town square around their traffic circle. I painted a sketch of the traffic circle within our two hour time limit, framed it up and placed it on the "Quick Draw" panel in the Train Station. Our artist reception is Friday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. and the show will end Sunday after noon. Please stop in if you can to see the weeks work of 11 artists participating.
"Gettysburg Quick Draw" 10.5 x 13.5" Mix Media on W/C Paper #13-06-14