I painted en plein air at Codorus State Park on Wed. the 24th of Oct. The trees were so brilliant and the light was reflected in every leaf. I find it difficult to zone in and simplify a painting when so much colors and beauty is everywhere. This scene, looking into the forest from the edge of an open field was a simple study to try to capture the light and shadow, warm area and cool areas. Just a practice painting.
A cold Fall day when your bones get cold. This painting was done in my studio and I used a reference pastel study I did last year on location at a fellow artist's property. I love to paint small, intimate scenes and I especially like to paint the small creeks that criss cross South Central Pa.