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.
"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.