Friday, 19 September 2014

"Fishing Shack at Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard" An Original Watercolor by Donna Berk Barlup

"Fishing Shack in Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard"

An Original Watercolor by 
Donna Berk Barlup

What a wonderful week! I had the opportunity to spend a plein air painting week in Martha's Vineyard with 6 other artists.  The weather could not have been more perfect and the views are spectacular.  This very small fishing village is what I expected to see in Martha's Vineyard.  Lots of boats and fishing shacks were there.  We saw the most amazing and beautiful sunset with such intense colors. And the seafood was delicious!

Donna Berk Barlup  

"Nocturne Painting" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

8"x10" Acrylic on canvas board

 This was an adventure for sure. I never painted in the dark and it proved very interesting and fun to do. The tree was up lit so it created a nice center of interest. This was in the yard where we stayed at Martha's Vineyard. Made even more fun my painting buddies and hubby were with me!

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

'Low Tide at Menemsha'
Dutcher's Dock
Martha's Vineyard, MA
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Low Tide at Menemsha'
Dutcher's Dock
Martha's Vineyard, MA
© Claire Beadon Carnell
Plein Air
Oil on Canvas Panel 
12 X 9
I just came back from a plein air painting jaunt to
Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.  I was really looking
forward to painting the marshy areas, and was very
happy to find this marsh in Menemsha at low tide.
Locals who stopped by to talk to me while I was
painting said that this was the lowest they had
ever seen the tide in this area. Lucky me :)
If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Claire Beadon Carnell
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"West Chop Lighthouse" by Debra Tritt Kreiger

 8"x10" Acrylic on canvas

 Just got home from a wonderful and inspirational painting trip to Martha's Vineyard, MA. This is the West Chop Lighthouse in Vineyard Haven. It was a beautiful, but windy day. Met some wonderful people from the town! I had all but the doors and windows finished when it started to sprinkle. Just finished that up in the studio. More to come!!!!

Saturday is Harvest of the Arts from 9am-5pm in Carlisle. I will have a booth#46 there. Time to think about those Christmas gifts!!!!

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014



This painting was plein air inspired and started, but studio finished. I arrived a little late on Sunday for the Gallery Walk at Fort Hunter. I walked around for a while, looking for something inspiring to paint. I finally settled for this building, a stable. It had an OK shadow, a semi cheery color, an interesting roofline and a nice little tree in the crux of the two sections of the building. Not that enthused with my choice of subject matter, I "putzed" around, setting up, when suddenly I noticed this huge sycamore[I think], behind the building, almost completely hidden by dense foliage. I was suddenly motivated and began to work out the composition. I blocked in the whole composition and began to paint, but before I finished, it was near 5 o'clock, quittin' time. I still had several problems to work out, so I worked on them in studio.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

'Great Rock Bight'
Martha's Vineyard, MA
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Great Rock Bight'
Martha's Vineyard, MA
© Claire Beadon Carnell
Plein Air
Oil on Canvas Panel 
8 X 10
I just came back from a plein air painting jaunt to
Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.  The weather
was beautiful, the scenery was many wonderful
things to paint.  This one I did on Friday.  The trail to
get there was long and steep, but what a treat it
was to see what was waiting for me at the end of
that trail!
If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Claire Beadon Carnell
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Monday, 15 September 2014

SVPAP at Harvest of the Arts this Saturday

Saturday, September 20th is the Harvest of the Arts in Carlisle and SVPAP will once again be participating in the festivities.  This year we will have a booth space and members will be painting throughout the festival.  For more information on the festivities visit the festival site

Summer's End by Julie Riker

Where did the last month go? It's been so long since I posted here and now the summer is over.

8x24 oil

This past weekend I participated in the Chincoteague Plein Air event for the fourth consecutive year.
Summer's End was one of 7 paintings that I did during the 3 day event which ended in a Saturday evening sale.  I brought this unusual size canvas with the intent of painting a beach scene but decided to use it for the sunset on the Wildlife Refuge.  I had to work quickly to capture the changing colors in the sky.  It did not take long before it was too dark and I could no longer see my work.  As soon as the sun went down the mosquitoes came out and chased me away.  I finished the painting that evening in my hotel room.

I will be entering this painting in SVPAP's October show at Carlisle Arts Learning Center so you will be able to see it in person.
If you would like to see more of my work please visit my website

A trip to France

Fellow SVPAP Artists:  I received this in my email and am sharing it with you.  If interested, contact the person at the bottom of the posting.  Thank you, Linda Young

with My Art Trip - "Monet Immersion" 
An uninstructed painting journey in
Paris and Giverny, France

My Art Trip

Two sessions in 2015:
June 11 - 20 or June 25 - July 4 

Pack your easel and join us in France
See what Monet saw; Paint what Monet painted
Live a week in Monet's village and paint in his gardens!
Explore Paris museums and attractions 
Includes all lodging, 14 meals, ground transportation, 
day trip to Honfluer and more! 

You're an artist who loves 'early?' "Book me now" price.  
Book before Dec 1 for $2800. 

Artists provide all painting equipment & supplies; 
airfare & insurance; 
some meals and incidentals. 
Host is fellow artist and savvy traveler, Sue Ann Hum for complete details

Friday, 29 August 2014

TABLE FOR ONE By Cecelia Lyden


Le Sorelle Porch and Pantry was where I parked myself on our paintout at Mt Gretna. When I first spied this small part of the porch, there was a spot or two of sunshine on the fern and blue tablecloth. By the time I set up, the sunlight was gone. The sun was shining, but the multiple trees around me blocked it, and the sunlight never hit the porch again.  

"Mt Gretna" An Original Watercolor by Donna Berk Barlup

"Mt. Gretna"

An Original Watercolor by 
Donna Berk Barlup

We could not have picked a more beautiful day to travel to Mt. Gretna, PA with the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters and Jeanne Hartman's Monday painting class.  The sun was shining and there was plenty of contrast with the shaded areas.  So many things to paint.  I will return because it is such a lovely spot to paint.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Painting Mt Gretna - Debra Tritt Kreiger

Had a wonderful day painting at Mt. Gretna today with the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. Lots of sunshine and shade making for some interesting textures and shapes.This is part of the playhouse painted with acrylics. Just a few things to work on and it'll be finished.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

"ROBIN'S GARDEN" An Originial Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum SOLD

The painting that I did at the Dillsburg Garden Tour SOLD to the owners of the property.  They loved the painting and I loved doing it.  The Dillsburg Garden Tour was a lovely event and I hope I have the opportunity to paint at one of the properties next year.

Monday, 18 August 2014

"Melody of Forest", pastel by Tatiana Myers.

"Melody of Forest", 10 x 8", Pastel.

Another one of my Plein Air pastels, painted during our trip to Vermont
earlier this summer. This was the last day of this painting trip
(and gorgeous Day it was!). We all worked on and around of beautiful property
what belong to Mark and Claudia Seymour, who generously offered
this opportunity to our group of Pastelists leaded by Richard McKinley.
We all had wonderful time there. Great weather. Great views. Great art.
Much to remember.

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

"Sun-Dance" by Tatiana Myers.

"Sun-Dance", 10 x 8", Pastel.

This is one of my Vermont pieces painted during my 2015 workshop
with Richard McKinley.  About 90% of this work was done on location.
Below - some pictures from the place where we all were working this day.
Truly beautiful and peaceful.

 Above - sours of my inspiration for this painting.

 Above - Richard helping out one of his students.

Above - my easel with half-finished painting.

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This is another vista painting at the Samuel Lewis State Park-a great place for vistas.

Saturday, 16 August 2014



It was another amazingly beautiful day this past Friday. I painted at the Samuel Lewis State Park with Paul Gallo's class. We did a couple of paintings atop this hill, overlooking the Wrightsville Bridge across the Susquehanna River.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

"Still Standing", Pastel, T.K.Myers

"Still Standing", 7 x 5", pastel.

Last Friday my husband took me to the company picnic what they had in Middletown. 
They trying to get together every summer and have something of this sort.
We don't always go, but this will be last time, as next summer Jim is retiring, so we went.
It was long day mostly filled with eating, therefore I had to entertain myself and did
this small painting. I liked the high contrast of light and shadows and whole idea
about the victory of life -young tree growing in the middle of old stumps.
Here is my painting.
To see more please visit my web site and personal blog.

Gallery@Second's interview with Jill Peckelun


oil en plein air, 12 x 12"

Here is a link to my promotional interview for my show with Lisa Bennett at Gallery@Second this month.  I hope you get a chance to stop in and see the exhibition if you are in the area.

Conodoguinet Paint-Out

"Bench with Beautiful View"
8x10", oil on panel
by Susan Benigni-Landis
It was a lovely day in July for a backyard paint-out. I just wanted to capture the simplicity of this view, with a little stone bench waiting for someone to sit and enjoy it. Thanks to our hostess.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Letort Falls

It was a beautiful day to paint at Letort Falls. I finished the trees at home. Personally, I think there should be more varied color in the rocks. It is 11 x 14, oil on canvas. Would love to go back someday.  

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Letort Falls By An Original Watercolor by Donna Berk Barlup

Letort Falls Paintout with SVPAP

Original Watercolors by Donna Berk Barlup

Except for the bugs, the Letort Falls in Carlisle paintout with the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters was wonderful.  It was a beautiful summer day with sunlight on the waterfall.  I actually got 2 paintings.

Donna Berk Barlup

If you are interested in these paintings please contact me. 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

LETORT FALLS By Cecelia Lyden


I painted for four hours today, but remained cool and comfortable in the shade by the falls. This is my third painting of the falls. It is always a fun experience painting that water splashing down and over the rocks. Eight of us were there and everyone created an exciting, animated painting.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

"LETORT FALLS IN AUGUST" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum

A beautiful day for a paint out at Letort Falls. Eight of our Plein Air group were there.  You hardly noticed that that temps were in the 90's in the cool shade of the trees.  The falls were soothing with the rushing sound of the water.  The bugs were a little tenacious though. Lots of bug spray needed!  I have never been there and I can see why it is such a popular spot.  Thank you Cecelia for arranging yet another great paint out!

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Monday, 4 August 2014

"Keystone National Work on Paper".

Sometime ago I believe I already posted this little painting,
however I would like to share it again, as part of upcoming
"Keystone-National Work on Paper" exhibition.
I'm truly honored to have this little (8 x 10") gem juried in,
because of its Plein Air nature. Finally I'm starting to feel
that my Plein Air paintings starting catch up to my studio works,
or maybe even exceed those studio pieces.
Indeed out of my two submissions for "Keystone" Plein Air piece
took over my other studio piece.. 
Thank You to the Juror Laurin McCracken for
accepting "Spring House" into this beautiful show.
Looking forward to see all the art works!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

"CONESTOGA HOUSE GARDENS" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum

On July 23rd several members of our group painted at the Conestoga House.  What an incredibly beautiful property! You could spend weeks painting there.  I was able to get a good start on this painting but there was warnings for a nasty thunder storm and as it got darker I had to leave.  Driving home I hit a wall of water that made it very difficult to see. But luckily it did not last long.  We had one of our Grandsons visiting last week. We kept quite busy with activities and trips.  What a joy he was, but not much time for painting. I finally was able to finish this painting today.

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"SEA OF SUNSHINE" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum SOLD

Sadly this was Brath & Hughes last first Friday.  They will be missed!  But I was so excited to find out that this painting sold to the Olsons who own this property where we have enjoyed several paint outs and get togethers.    Thank you so much Eric and Nancy!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

"Distant Forest", Pastel, Tatiana Myers.

"Distant Forest", 8 x 10", Pastel. Plein Air.

One of my latest on-location pieces.
Painted in Vermont mid-July. I was lucky to be a part 
of very talented group of Pastel painters working together under
supervision of our wonderful mentor - Richard McKinley.
Location was beautiful, weather was gorgeous,
it was a dream-trip, no less!..
I returned with wonderful memories and too many pictures to post...
But in a few days I'll post more. Stay tuned!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

"Plein Air Easton 2014....It's a Wrap" by Beth Bathe

Plein Air Easton! X 2014
13 days, a fantastic competition and experience. 12 paintings painted, 10 paintings entered into the show, 8 paintings SOLD! Thank you to all of the wonderful artists, volunteers, staff, host family and all of the Easton MD community. Can't wait till next year!