Friday, 24 April 2015

"A Place for Reflection" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

8"x10" Acrylic on canvas

Sometimes I let a painting sit around..could be a year before I figure out what it might be missing. I decided it was time to finish this one. SVPAP took a trip to Annapolis last year, and we painted on a members' daughters property. I just like the feel of this painting. I used to love to swing and feel the breeze on my face! What a great space.

If you are intersted in pruchasing this painting please e-mail me at or visit my website at

Sunday, 19 April 2015


oil/stretched canvas
Five of us enjoyed a perfect spring day on Saturday. The yellow forsythia was hard to resist. It screamed spring.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Spring Along The Susquehanna by Julie Riker

9x12 oil

Another lovely spring day and nice to be with my fellow painters!

"From the Bank of the Susquehanna" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

8"x10" Acrylic on Canvas

 Spent the morning with my buddies painting at Fort Hunter looking at the river and the Rockville Bridge. What a fantastic day! Had to dust off the acrylics, but didn't do too bad for the first time out this year. I got most of the painting finished and only had to add some bling when I got home.

If you'd like to purchase this painting please e-mail me at or visit my website at

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Meet Beth Bathe 
Short Dog Studio

Beth Bathe is an artist currently residing in Lancaster, PA. She has a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and has had her own graphic design business, Bathe Design, for 27 years. Her fine art oil paintings include figurative, still life and landscapes. She has become very involved in the plein air movement of painting outdoors and also teaches classes and leads workshops at her studio Short Dog Studios in Ephrata, PA. Beth is a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters (MAPAPA), Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters(SVPAP), Daily Painters of Pennsylvania and Daily Paintworks

Recent shows, juried competitions and Awards include: 
• Juried artist Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2015 
• Juried artist, Paint Annapolis 2015 
• Juried artist, Plein Air Camp Hill PA, 2015, 2014 and 2013 
• Juried artist, 2014 Plein Air X Easton! 
• Invited artist, Plein Air Mt. Lebanon PA, Oct. 2014
• Invited artist, Plein Air Chincoteague, VA, Sept. 2014
• First Place in 2014 Small Works Show, The Art Center, Mechanicsburg PA
• First Place and People’s Choice Award Gettysburg Fest Plein Air Competition 2014
• Second Place, Quick Draw. Plein Air Camp Hill 2014
• Honorable Mention, Plein Air Camp Hill 2013
• Art League of Alexandria, VA annual show "'Scapes", 2010 and 2011

Current Shows and Galleries 

“Either Fish or Fowl” 2015 Annapolis Maritime Museum
“Best of 2014” – Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD
“Plein Air 2014” – Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD
“6” Squared” – Randy Higbee Gallery, CA
Short Dog Studios, Ephrata PA
Daily Paintworks,

"Growing up with a father who was a commercial artist, interior designer and all around 'Renaissance man', art was always a part of my life. Most of my working career has been as a graphic designer,  Fast forward after raising two kids, taking care my of my elderly parents and losing my husband to cancer, my partner Bill presented me with an easel and oil paints for Christmas in 2008. The paints remained unopened for a year before I finally signed up for my first oil painting class. Since that first day I have never looked back, oil painting had become my new 'art'. I studied oil painting at the Art League of Alexandria, and apprenticed under Edward “Ted” Reed for several years. I have also studied with landscape painter Marc Hanson and Quiang Huang. I am influenced by John Singer Sargent, the Russian impressionists, Andrew Wyeth and contemporaries Richard Schmid, Marc Hanson and Charlie Hunter.

When I first started painting I just thought it was something I’d like to do. I loved studying, practicing, watching my paintings evolve. I also started to evolve. Artist David Leffel states that 'Painting is like an interlocking set of relationships — color, edges, values, thick and thin, etc. Life is the same. Everything is interrelated.' I love the way that painting has become such a large part of my life. I now see the world through the eyes of a painter, and it is a beautiful, bright world indeed.

Monday, 6 April 2015

McKee's Botanical Gardens and Adam's Ranch

 Oil Plein air 8 x 10 Adam' Artist s Ranch

Oil 9 x 12 McKee's Botanical Gardens Plein Air

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Trees Outback by Larry Lerew

Trees Outback by Larry Lerew 
12" x 15" Charcoal on Drawing Paper
Had a great afternoon warming up to Spring! I got as far as my back porch and set up my easel for my first charcoal sketch of the new 2015 season. This is looking over at the run and seeing all the dried grass and brush left behind from winter. I did see a couple of stray kids wander in from the township park and it reminded me of all the hours our own boys played in this spot.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015


Congratulations to the 18 SVPAP members who will be participating in the 2015 Camp Hill Plein Air Festival!! Jane Albin, Beth Bathe, Donna Barlup, John Capowski, Claire Beadon Carnell, Paul Gallo, Sharon Jenne, Patricia Walach Keough, Claire Klaum, Deb Kreiger, Susan Benigni Landis, Cecelia Lyden, Tatiana Myers, Jill Peckelun, Karen Pindzola, Madeline Reilly, Julie Riker, and Linda Young will all be part of the the competition on Friday evening, May 29. The Quick Draw on Saturday the 30th is open to anyone.