“New Hope Reflections ” 8″x 10″ oil on canvas $160
One of my favorite things is enjoying the experience of plein air painting on a beautiful summer morning. This outing included a trip to the Delaware River. A fellow artist friend suggested the location of the Lambertville Boat Launch, a spot I had not visited before. I was excited. One of the lovely things about Lambertville is it’s location along the Delaware River and the view across into New Hope, PA.
I didn’t know entirely what to expect as I found the location. As I arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see some other friends who were also painting. Venturing out to explore, I found the boat launch area was richly shaded and perfect for painting under when you don’t have an umbrella. It also offered a clear view across to the architecture in the historic town of New Hope on the other side. It took me a bit to find a spot as there were too many good choices!
The reflections in the water and light were very compelling elements to my eye and I was drawn to the cluster of buildings that included the Bucks County Playhouse. This is the tall building with a white facade and somewhat of a landmark for down town New Hope.
The colors really speak to the excitement I felt painting that morning. It was a memorable experience and I hope to paint there again soon!