Friday, 28 August 2015

Easton's Sunflowers An Original Watercolor by Donna Berk Barlup

Easton's Sunflowers 

 An Original Watercolor by Donna Berk Barlup
Painted En Plein Air

I finally had a little time to get outside to paint so I set up my equipment in the backyard and painted the sunflowers my Grandson planted this Spring.  

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Donna Berk Barlup

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


oil/stretched canvas

It was a hot and humid day, but not at the Falls. Abundant shade and a steady breeze kept me comfortable for the 3 hours I was there.The sky was blue, and so was the water. The clouds in my painting appeared just as I was leaving-I photographed them and added them at home.

Saturday, 15 August 2015


I opened an email from The Harrisburg Art Association and saw that my painting of the view of the Susquehanna from Tish Sheldon's porch, was used to advertise the Gallery Walk in September. A nice little surprise. 

Thursday, 13 August 2015

"Mount Gretna Playhouse" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

8"x10" Acrylic on canvas board

This is a plein air painting I did of the playhouse, while painting with friends from the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters.
 Mount Gretna Art Show is this weekend. Please come and see me Saturday from 9am-6pm or Sunday 9am-5pm. My booth #134.

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Star Barn by Julie Riker

16x12 oil

I did this painting on location at the Star Barn a few weeks ago.  Many artists have painted this local icon, but I wanted to try my own rendition.  The barn will soon be moved to a private location and I wanted to paint it in it's original home.  Perhaps I will attempt another painting here before the barn is dismantled. 

I am happy that this painting sold at the Saturday night Art Association Soiree.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Reflections in the Cove, 11x14 oil by Sharon Benner

I painted this morning in Codorus State Park and found this quiet cove that was lit up with bright yellow reflections.  The pink algae has begun to grow on the surface of the still waters in the coves.  I painted this with a pallet knife.  See more of my work at

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

This is from Adam's Ranch in Ft. Pierce, Fl. Oil 16 x 20. Bright sunny day but a bit hot. Painting in Florida is very nice. The air is usually wonderfully clear and breezy. You are only allowed on this ranch by invitation and I was so happy to go with an art group. it is a 40,000 acre working ranch.I really hope to go again.  

Monday, 3 August 2015

"Willow" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

Willow" Acrylic 8"x10" on canvas

This is a plein air painting I did on the grounds of Lindenwood Farm in Mechanicburg. Such a peaceful place.
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Sunday, 2 August 2015

"CHILDHOOD MEMORIES" An Original Acrylic Painting by Mindy Cashman (Daughter of Clare Klaum)


My daughter Mindy who lives in Virginia Beach was visiting with our 3 1/2 year old grandson this past week.  Mindy is an artist who primarily paints in acrylics.  She has never done Plein Air painting and our plan was to go together.  But with time and schedules we could not accomplish this so I stayed with our grandson and gave her some alone time to paint.  I gave her all of my plein air equipment and with her paints she set out for her adventure.  She went to one of her favorite spots that we took our kids when they were younger to go tubing down the Yellow Breeches at Messiah College.  Little did she know that some of our group was just there recently to paint.  She did a beautiful job and we hope some day to experience Plein Air painting together.  Now she has the "Plein Air bug" and hopes to do more in Virginia Beach.