Monday, December 14, 2015

I'm feeling the Christmas Spirit.

A bottle of ink and a new toothpick to sketch with will be on my Christmas list this year, but if I get a bundle of charcoal instead, that will be good too. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.
"Santa Loose Sketch" by Larry Lerew 
11" x 14"
Ink on white smooth bristol with toothpick

Monday, December 7, 2015

Loose Sketching In December by Larry Lerew

Went out Loose Sketching today and first stopped in Dillsburg along Balitimore Street. Busy day, lots of traffic, mailed a painting and bought some Christmas stamps. This sketch of Dill Tavern was drawn with a tooth pick in a holder and dipped in ink. I liked the dry texture and free flow. The second stop was past Brandtsville along Creek Road at the corner of Kuhn and Creek Roads in Cumberland County. I liked this Loose Sketch made with a ink brush pen and the dry brush effect I got on the rough finish paper. This sycamore tree has always been a favorite of mine since I first sketched it in the early 1970's. It must be the biggest tree in my area.