Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rockville Bridge with Train, oil, 9 x 12

Just to show that I have been painting this season, I am posting two in one day. Last week I finished up this painting that I started last year. I rarely complete the plein air paintings in one session - although sometimes it does all come together, so I am thrilled when I can go back out - even a year later. We painted at Ft. Hunter Mansion and were also asked to demonstrate that day for a group of youth who were kayaking and canoeing on the Susquehanna. They stopped there for lunch and joined us in a paint-out of their own, after a brief demonstration by the president of our group, Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. Turned out that the Harrisburg Camera Club showed up as well and took photos. Saw my picture on PennLive, the Patriot News website.

Late Winter at Wildwood Lake, oil, 11 x 14

The first plein air painting session of 2011 for me was at the end of Winter at the Wildwood Lake. I love to paint there at different seasons, because it changes so dramatically. Not everyone was thrilled by the winter dead grasses and leaves, but I loved the pallette of subtle grays that I saw. Much better than greens for me!