PPS News

Plein Air

July 22, 2020 — Willowbrook Farm, Malvern, PA


June 17, 2020 — Mike Kerr Farm, Coatesville, PA


Skunk Hollow Park — Radnor, PA



Val Rossman Demonstration

Our first general meeting of 2020 was held on January 11 at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. Our special guest was Val Rossman, a well-known pastel artist from the Philadelphia area. Val is an abstract painter who works with beautiful color harmonies. She spoke about her career and worked on two paintings simultaneously to demonstrate her skills.



Doug Tweddale Workshop

PPS members enjoyed a two-day workshop with nationally known artist, Doug Tweddale, on November 5-6. It was a beehive of activity at the Community Arts Center. Doug provided valuable painting tips and demonstrated his underpainting and pastel techniques for all of us who attended. Thank you to all of the PPS embers who worked to make this event a success!



2019 Plein Air Paintouts

PPS hosted two paintout events this summer. On July 17 a group of 6 gathered at Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden in Villanova where Pat Riley hosted  a pleasant morning of painting.  Stoneleigh was a country estate that has been donated to the Natural Lands Trust and is now open to the public.

On July 24 Chris Clarkin invited PPS painters to Exton Park near the Church Farm School and the Chester Valley Trail where they painted in the late afternoon to capture good evening light.


Another paintout day went well at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. The new Center building and updated landscaping provided a beautiful setting for our group of 10 artists to settle in and paint. The weather was perfect!