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.
"Arbor at Pooles Forge", en plein air, 12 x 16 oil on canvas
It was a beautiful weekend in PA! Cooler temperatures meant time to paint outdoors. This is a stone cottage at Pooles Forge, in Narvon PA, It dates to the early 1800's. the garden beside the house was full of wonderful perennials. I especially loved the large Canna lilies.