Saturday, 23 April 2016


oil/stretched canvas

A beautiful spring day at Italian Lake was the serene setting for this past Wednesday paintout. The new swans were quite the attraction for children and adults out for a lazy stroll. My original rendering included 2 additional geese, but I was not happy with the composition. I cropped them out of the photo and will cut the canvas to this smaller size. 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Paint Snow Hill by Julie Riker

 Last week I participated in Paint Snow Hill, held in the charming town of Snow Hill, MD on the Eastern Shore.  It was a great event and fantastic area to paint with endless subject matter.  I found myself drawn to the many forgotten and decaying structures which conjured up feelings of sadness - but also mystery, and spoke to the power of time and nature over things of man.  I was honored to receive Artist's Choice for Best Body of Work as voted by my peers.

12x16 oil

"Paint Me"
9x12 oil

The Old Boathouse
10x20 oil

Porter's Crossing, Dusk
10x8 oil

Friday, 15 April 2016

"Bluebird in the Woods" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

8"x10" Acrylic/oil on canvas
So happy to find out this painting has found a home. Thank you PCCA  Gallery for the recent sale. I painted this plein air at the boat launch in Middletown. The river at the time was very high so I focused on this beautiful setting and light pattern on the bank of the river which was home to the bluebirds.

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

SPRING IS HERE By Cecelia Lyden

oil on canvas

Today was the  first sunny mild day that I could paint outdoors. I spent 3 hours at the West Fairview boatlaunch on the Susquehanna. It was very peaceful and pleasant. This pic is a tad darker than the painting.