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.
This is what is left of the old Sheppard-Meyers reservoir and dam. The dam was a dirt bank and the EPA deemed it hazardous so it was closed. The day was sunny, then cloudy and made for a troublesome painting. I'm still working on it in the studio!