Wednesday, September 10, 2014

After The Passing Storm by Larry Lerew

"After The Passing Storm" by Larry Lerew 
Art Log #140901
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, Varnished, 20" x 16"

For those of you who enjoy seeing my interpretations of local scenery in my loose and free style here's one I just completed of the Pennsylvania Monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield. This painting will be at The Drawing Room Gallery, LLC this Saturday after 4 p.m. Stop in and see our ever changing selection of art.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"Stereo Tour" by Larry Lerew

"Stereo Tour" by Larry Lerew 
13.5 x 9.5" Water Media on Watercolor Paper 
Art Log #140611

Gettysburg is getting busy! Painting open top tour buses on windy days is interesting . I'm having fun finding and painting my vision of this historic town as I see it today in the twenty first century. Enjoy your week.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

340 Baltimore St. by Larry Lerew

As I was working in The Drawing Room Gallery, LLC I toyed with the idea of sometimes painting the spooky side of Gettysburg. I looked out the front window across the street and imagined painting my vision of what this town would look like if it really was haunted. This small painting hopefully is my start to many more "Nocturnal Visions" I will interpret and paint around the town and area. An artist really can see things as no other, which is why art can be so interesting. Stop in and enjoy my little ghostly journey with new paintings being hung as completed. Remember all originals are sold only once and those who hesitate sometimes regret their missed opportunities when the painting they love is often gone when they return.

"340 Baltimore Street" by Larry Lerew
10" x 8" Water Media on Watercolor Paper, Varnished

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"The Old Milk House" by Larry Lerew

"The Old Milk House" by Larry Lerew 
11" x 14" Mix Media on Brown Paper 
Here is a plein air painting completed after some thought. I did this sketch on location, which is just outside my door, in September of last year and stopped with black line work and white crayon on brown paper. This week I took it back out and added color to finish it as a painting rather than just an ink drawing. I used dry pastel for the finishing touches but than I wanted to see if I could seal the heavy pastel in place with varnish and was successful. I now have a nice painting, mounted, sealed, uv protected and framed without glass. Lots of lessons learned, one being that water resistant ink is not the same as waterproof ink. So much to remember, but I'm happy. Can't wait to try some new things at Plein Air Gettsyburg, June 11 thru 15.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bringing In The Cows by Larry Lerew

I was out last week with some friends sketching the Klingle Farm on the Gettysburg Battlefield and we all had an interesting time dealing with the wind. So I took my "field sketches" into my studio and tried some redesigning of shapes and colors to come up with an interesting painting of the Klingle Barn. I added cattle and figures and gave the painting some atmosphere. As much as I like working en plein air, I also like taking those experiences and sketches back to the studio for further design considerations.
"Bringing In The Cows"
13.5" x 10.5" water media and wax crayon on paper

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Early Spring Cobwebs by Larry Lerew

artlog#140201 watercolor on paper 10.5" x 13.5" Bull Frog Road
Had a watercolor day. I was out dusting off my easel and my brain. Here's my loose impression of an Adam's County barn at a farm on Bull Frog Rd, Fairfield, PA. I was greeted by the owner and he wondered why I didn't choose to paint the "pretty front view" of the barn. When I drove into the site I noticed the fuel tanks and work area on the back of the barn which offered a lot of interesting shapes to paint so I stuck with my first impression. First paintings of a new season are always a challenge to get over but soon the energy of regular painting will build and I'll get into the flow.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ink Line Wash by Larry Lerew

Ink Line & Wash Sketch. I'm hoping to get back out on the street soon and sketch figures and street scenes without freezing.
I updated by web page and listed all the paintings currently being shown at two local galleries and other paintings I have available.   

Monday, March 3, 2014

Winter Apple Pruning by Larry Lerew

Winter Apple Pruning by Larry Lerew
11" x 15" Water Media on Crumpled Gessoed Brown Kraft Paper

Had some fun in the studio yesterday with a photo I took of a local apple orchard not far from my studio. I think the farmer had been pruning the day before the snow hit and the ladder and trimmings were still in the orchard. I love seeing the craggy trees in winter. My crumpled paper gave me a kind of batik feel to the painting by adding texture and random fold lines throughout. Painting in the sky as a reverse shape was fun.  This painting was a joy to complete and I think I'll try more of these.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Polka Dances by Larry Lerew

This sketch reminds me of the girls dancing at the polka dances.
They catch the rhythm and off they go.

Serendipity Blot Figure #140208 by Larry Lerew 

7" x 5" mixed water media on prepared canvas paper.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

"Boots, Hat and the Perfect Poncho with Fringes" by Larry Lerew

"Boots, Hat and the Perfect Poncho with Fringes" by Larry Lerew 
7" x 5" Watercolor on Watercolor Paper 

This Serendipity Blot Figure #140205 gave me a interesting surprise. When I added a few green diagonal lines wet on wet and left the paint to run with the gravity, they give the impression of "fringes".

Monday, January 27, 2014

Soon Golf Begins! by Larry Lerew

Won't be long now, when the weather breaks and the golf begins!

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Serendipity Blot Figure #140108 by Larry Lerew

Serendipity Blot Figure #140108 by Larry Lerew 
7" x 5" Watercolor on Watercolor Paper 
Here's a simple beauty. I left the watercolor paint itself. Believe me it doesn't always go this well.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Let's Walk And Talk by Larry Lerew

"Let's Walk & Talk" by Larry Lerew 

7" x 5" Watercolor on Watercolor Paper 

Wouldn't a walk in a warm rain feel good right now?

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

"Corner Store" by Larry Lerew

"Corner Store" by Larry Lerew 
9.5" x 7.5" Mixed Watermedia on Watercolor Paper 

Do you recognize this corner in Dillsburg, PA?

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

"Ice Cream Factory" by Larry Lerew

"Ice Cream Factory" by Larry Lerew 
7.5" x 9.5" Mixed Watermedia on Watercolor Paper 

I revisited my past from old sketches and personal photos to make this new painting of Rakestraws' Ice Cream in Mechanicsburg, PA. The building has changed today so the smoke stack, tower and whole second floor are gone but I needed to create this memory from the 70's as it was on a warm Sunday afternoon.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

"Walking Home" by Larry Lerew

"Walking Home" by Larry Lerew
7.5" x 9.5" Mixed Watermedia on Watercolor Paper

Can anyone pick out where this location is that was the inspiration for my painting?

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

"Three Stories At Harper's Ferry" by Larry Lerew

"Three Stories At Harper's Ferry"
9.5 x 7.5" Mixed Watermedia on Watercolor Paper

Here's a fresh look at an old town, Harper's Ferry, WV. Had some fun painting this in my warm studio yesterday from a couple of old pencil sketches I made on location years ago. My sketchbooks are full of special moments and marks that have meaning to me alone. They bring back fond memories of visiting this busy 19th century town with its beautiful rock and brick three story buildings perched on the cliffs overlooking the Potomac River.

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