Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"Backyard Bliss On Century Lane"

"Backyard Bliss On Century Lane"
Inspired by a plein air sketch I made in crayon on drawing paper in our backyard along the run. This painting is a new addition to my Dillsburg series in my body of work featuring South Central Pennsylvania.
12 x 16 ins. Acrylic Resist on 140 lb. Watercolor Paper.

This painting was fun to create with the dark pines and white highlights of the picket fence, back porch and wildflowers. I even caught a good sense of sun light on a hot summer June day.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Peony Patch" by Larry Lerew 170601

"Peony Patch" by Larry Lerew 
4 x 10 ins. Acrylic on Canvas Panel
en Plein Air, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

"Memorial Day Peonies" by Larry Lerew 
8 x 10 ins. Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
en Plein Air, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania 
Painted peonies today in our backyard. Felt good to get out in the sun and see the world. Our peonies are always late bloomers and usually open up after Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

"Hillside Barn" by Larry Lerew #170217

"Hillside Barn" by Larry Lerew
Inspired by a farm close to the Mason Dixon Line, South of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
5 x 7 ins. Wax Crayon Watercolor Resist on Drawing Paper

Some buildings are made to fit into the land and become a part of the landscape. This barn started on the hillside and eased itself down the hill in a calming decline. I like the subtle colors and shapes that developed with the help of the wax resist.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Kindness Lily" by Larry Lerew #170110

"Kindness Lily" by Larry Lerew
Inspired by the lovely flowers my wife grows at our home, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
7 x 5 ins. Wax Crayon Watercolor Resist on Drawing Paper

I've always loved these orange lilies that grow all over our South Central Pennsylvania area. I've even seen them blooming in Williamsburg, Virginia. I heard somewhere they were imported years ago from China to be used along roadways to fight bank erosion. We even had a common name for them which was "Road Lilies".

Saturday, May 6, 2017

"Susquehanna Rocks" by Larry Lerew #170502

First Step: Crayon Marks 

"Susquehanna Rocks" by Larry Lerew
Inspired by McKees Half Falls on the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania
12 x 16 ins. Wax Crayon Watercolor Resist on 50 lb. Canson Sketch Paper

This riverscape is my interpretation of a beautiful day on the Susquehanna River. I painted an acrylic painting en plein air some time ago but wanted to give this a try with wax crayon watercolor resist. I really like the variety I achieved and overall look. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Olde Stone Mill by Larry Lerew #170424

Olde Stone Mill by Larry Lerew
Inspired by Mountain Road and Mill Road, York Springs, Pennsylvania
12 x 16 ins. Wax Crayon Watercolor Resist on 140 lb. Watercolor Paper

This mill has always interested me and has been a challenge to paint over the years. It's located on a sharp and dangerous corner with no good road shoulders to paint from so I worked from one of my own photo's. In fact I'm sure the mill is old enough to have been here before the road was paved, which today seems to be a launching ramp to cars to crash into the mill. I do like the view of the mill sinking below the road and even the curve with warning signs.