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 #140402 www.LarryLerew.com
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.