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 trees are just starting to turn in Codorus State Park. The lake is at a low level and there is new green grass growing where water should be. The small stream of water flowing into the lake and the colorful lake bottom made interesting color patterns for me to paint. I'm hosting a plein air paint out in Codorus State Park on 8 Oct. 9am. The address of the ranger station is 2600 Smith Station Rd., Hanover, Pa. 17331 You can visit there first and get a map of the park. I'll be painting on the hill above the marina launch, on Marina Rd. (by the Monument and bird houses)