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.
"CONESTOGA HOUSE GARDENS" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum
On July 23rd several members of our group painted at the Conestoga House. What an incredibly beautiful property! You could spend weeks painting there. I was able to get a good start on this painting but there was warnings for a nasty thunder storm and as it got darker I had to leave. Driving home I hit a wall of water that made it very difficult to see. But luckily it did not last long. We had one of our Grandsons visiting last week. We kept quite busy with activities and trips. What a joy he was, but not much time for painting. I finally was able to finish this painting today.