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.
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 www.sharonbenner.com