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.
West Fairview Park, a beautiful day on the river! by Beth Bathe
"Harrisburg from West Fairview Park", 6 x 6 oil on panel
Yesterday I had the pleasure of painting with the group from a beautiful spot on the west side of the Susquehanna river looking over to the Harrisburg skyline. It was finally a glorious summer day, nice temperature and low humidity! I arrived rather late in the morning and was the last painter to leave around 2 pm (just as the sun was really starting to gleam on the capitol dome). Thanks to Cecelia for picking such a perfect day and spot.