Monday, March 21, 2011

The Curved Porch at Allenberry by Julie Riker

6x8 oil
This was painted late last summer during one of the outings with the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters.
It is currently on display at Art & Soul Gallery in Lemoyne.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Also from the garden show...

The following day at the Garden Show I started out painting this lovely fountain surrounded by blue hydrangeas in a garden designed by John's Landscapes.
In the afternoon I went back to the Circa booth and focused in on this interesting arrangement of antique garden tools and soft peony blossoms.  It really was a nice booth and my favorite at the show.

Completing a finished painting was difficult with all the traffic at the show, so I just approached my paintings as studies and practiced working quickly.  It was interesting working in public and talking with the many visitors to the show.  

Thursday, March 3, 2011

PA Garden Show of York


Several members of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters are demonstrating "plein air" painting at the garden show.  Well, it is not really plein air as we are painting inside the expo center, but there are beautifully landscaped gardens that make you feel as if you stepped into an April day.  We also have some member paintings on display in the Art in the Garden booth.  

It is not just gardens though.  There are lots of booths displaying plants, floral arrangements, garden tools, and neat architectural garden treasures. 
  I was especially attracted to this set up at the booth for Circa Antiques....full of interesting shapes and textures.  This is where I set up my easel and got busy.

8x8 oil
The show runs through Sunday and there will be painters at various times throughout the weekend, so if you have a chance check it out.