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.
I painted this watercolor at Moody's Farm. It was painted in about 2 hours. It needs some detail work which I will probably never get around to. Our hostess was amazingly gracious and made oatmeal raisin cookies and Rice Krispie Treats for us. The day was cold and windy but it was fun being out in the open painting!