Thursday, 29 June 2017

Mountain Maryland by Julie Riker

Last week I painted in Cumberland, MD for the Mountain Maryland plein air event. It was my first time visiting this area.  I loved the steep hilly town and the rural outlying areas.  Much of this rural area is economically depressed which is sad to see, but makes for great painting subjects.  I had the opportunity to paint in an abandoned silk mill in Lanaconing which closed in 1957 and was left intact.

 "Rose Hill"

"1937 McCormick Deering"

"Narrows Bridge"

"Lonaconing Silk Mill"


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Finger Lakes Plein Air by Julie Riker

I had a great time last week as a participant in the Finger Lakes Plein Air event in Canandaigua, NY. 
I really stretched myself by working a bit larger than I usually do in plein air, choosing unusual subject matter, and did some hiking into a gorge to find a secluded waterfall. 
I was delighted to receive an Honorable Mention Award for my painting of the campfire which I did for fun one night with no intention of entering into the competition.

Also, I was delighted to see fellow SVPAP members Gail Fox and Gay Dunn who stopped by to see the Saturday Quick Draw on their way to paint in the Adirondacks.

 "Vintage Crop"


 "Outdoor Seating"
Quick Draw

 "Unforgettable Fire"
Honorable Mention Award

 "Grimes Glen"

 "Bent Tree"

"Across The Lake"

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Negley Park Paint Out

"Susquehanna Rooftops"
9x12", oil

by Susan Benigni-Landis

The first Saturday in June finally gave us wonderful weather and views!

Monday, 5 June 2017


oil/stretched canvas

The day had a dreary, overcast start, but by late morning the sun was shining brightly. It was a perfect day for plein air painting. This view from Negley Park is from one of the openings, through the vegetation, of rooftops in Wormleysburg,  along a road leading to the Susquehanna River. The vista includes part of the Harrisburg skyline, plus a little bit of mountains in the distance. My image is blurry-having much trouble with my computer displaying pics from my camera.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Negley Park paint out

Marilyn Ladieu works on her painting at yesterday's paint out at Negley Park.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

A Stormy Eve to Paint

 "Clouds Over Courthouse"
9x12", oil on canvas
by Susan Benigni-Landis

There were a few evening painters at First Friday Carlisle in May, as the weather had been questionable for painting all day. A very short window of time (about an hour) presented an opportunity to catch stormy skies beyond the courthouse in Carlisle.