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.
It was kind of summer stormy today with periods of showers so I stayed in the studio and finished one of my plein air paintings I did on the street in front of the coffee shop in Camp Hill. I needed to make a few final touches like pushing the background back and adding some white calligraphy throughout the painting. This was one of a dozen paintings I painted at the Camp Hill Plein Air Event. All finished and I hear thunder again.
"Step On A Crack" by Larry Lerew Acrylic on 16" x 20" Archival Canvas Panel #13-06-24, en Plein Air, Market Street, Camp Hill, PA