Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I Love Spring! by Larry Lerew

We were having breakfast and I noticed how beautiful the forsythia arrangement was my wife placed in the kitchen window.
It had started out as bare twigs a few days before and that morning it was ablaze with color so I had to paint it. I love Spring!
"Kitchen Forsythia" by Larry Lerew
14" x 11" Watercolor on 140 lb. Stretched Watercolor Paper

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Boiling Springs Iron Furnace as a watercolor. Larry Lerew

I painted in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania on Thursday and met Cecelia Lyden as she was leaving and had a pleasant introduction and chat with Cheryl Kugler when she arrived. I sketched and painted the Iron Furnace close to the mill and enjoyed an afternoon of outdoor painting. The weather was perfect. I pencil sketched the furnace in my sketchbook first and then moved a short distance away to paint off the tailgate of my pick up. The parking lot was full of fly fishermen and I should have taken the time to sketch them coming and going with all their gear. That might be a future painting this spring.
"Boiling Springs Iron Furnace" by Larry Lerew
11" x 14" watercolor on 140 lb. stretch watercolor paper

Thursday, March 10, 2016

"Fort Hunter Sunshine" by Larry Lerew

Yesterday I sketched and painted at Fort Hunter, just north of Harrisburg, PA. Being a warm day in March was wonderful since the winter trees were still devoid of foliage and I could see around them and the structure of the trees themselves. The light was fantastic so I sketched from the bridge and the front of the large barn to capture the view of buildings and later the mansion across the street. I enjoyed this painting with its pencil contour lines and muted colors. I like pencil lines to show in a watercolor. The sunshine was wonderful and much appreciated after experiencing recent eye surgeries.
"Fort Hunter Sunshine" by Larry Lerew
11" x 14" Watercolor on 140 lb.watercolor paper stretched