Thursday, December 29, 2016

Winter Silence by Larry Lerew 161213



Winter Silence by Larry Lerew 161213
3" x 6" Ink, Beeswax Crayon, Watercolor on Watercolor Paper, Unframed.

Today's daily painting is a mix of mediums and both drawing and painting. I love to retain the white of the paper and play with crayon resist as in the green tree shape. I added a figure to the porch of this farm house and some smoke out the chimney for interest. This was a fun artist sketch to get me moving and keep active in the studio.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Seaside Escape by Larry Lerew 161212



Seaside Escape by Larry Lerew 161212
5" x 5" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel, Unframed.

This daily painting is about my love of painting white buildings and structures. I found this white fire escape staircase built onto a white Coast Guard Station in Cape Cod. Not everything is in perfect perspective but my goal was to capture the sunny bright moment of being on the coast.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Stacked Erasers by Larry Lerew 161211


  
Stacked Erasers by Larry Lerew 161211
5" x 5" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel, Unframed.


Made a stack of drawing erasers today for my daily painting and thought about how worn they are from rubbing out marks, fixing mistakes and drawing both negative and positive impressions. Sometimes there is to much stated and things need to be simplified.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Yellow Barn by Larry Lerew 161210



Yellow Barn by Larry Lerew 161210
5" x 5" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel, Unframed.

Today's daily painting is a view of the yellow barn at Fort Hunter in Dauphin County. Although the barn is a beauty, I'm always attracted to the white sycamore trees in the background. This was painted from a 9 x 12" color sketch I made en plein air back in March of 2016.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Rock Mosaic Planter by Larry Lerew 161209



Rock Mosaic Planter by Larry Lerew 161209
5" x 5" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel, Unframed.

Today's daily painting was my interpretation of a beautiful rock mosaic planter we keep at home. Plants and planters are important to keep around because they can cheer you up when winter lingers.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

One Bunny Down by Larry Lerew 161208



One Bunny Down by Larry Lerew 161208
5" x 5" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel, Unframed.

Today's daily painting still life features three little white wax bunny candles I keep in the studio. Winter is coming with lots of white landscapes to paint once the snow falls but for now some white subjects in the warm studio feels good.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Corn and Oaks by Larry Lerew 150403



Corn and Oaks by Larry Lerew 150403
6" x 6" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel, Unframed.

I love the color in late fall across open fields. This corn field with a oak tree fence line near my studio was my inspiration for this painting. I find the fall of the year to be most colorful and exciting to paint.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ink Bottles by Larry Lerew 161207



Ink Bottles by Larry Lerew 161207
5" x 5" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel, Unframed.

Finding beauty in shapes and colors of ordinary things.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Water Jar and Brush by Larry Lerew 161206



Water Jar and Brush by Larry Lerew 161206
5" x 5" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel, Unframed.

I love blue or green colored canning jars and always keep a few in the studio. I painted this still life in an attempt to capture its freshness with my paints in a painterly way. 

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Choo Choo Train by Larry Lerew 161205


"Choo Choo Train" by Larry Lerew 161205
5" x 5" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel

I still have toys from my childhood. Here is a Tin Choo Choo Friction Train I was given to play with about 1958. Looks like I'm still having fun with it in my daily painting.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Little Forsythia House by Larry Lerew 161204




"Little Forsythia House" by Larry Lerew 161204
5" x 5" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel

I grew up in a little house much like this one and they always catch my interest. So right away this painting has a homey feel to it, especially when there is forsythia, pine trees, front porch and a fence nearby. Oh an the metal roof, I went to sleep many times in my youth listening to rain hitting our metal roof.


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Monday, December 5, 2016

Two Paste Up Jars by Larry Lerew 161203



"Two Paste Up Jars" by Larry Lerew 161203
6" x 6" Acrylic on Archival Canvas Panel

My pre-press paste up days are over since this manual skill was only needed before the use of computers. These two amber rubber cement jars were vital tools if you didn't use a waxer to paste down layout components in what was sometimes called photo mechanicals. Today page layout software does all the labor commercial graphic artists spent building pages by hand. The jars were air tight with an adjustable brush. The fumes from the rubber cement are toxic and the glue was not archival and turned pages brown over a short time which is why most art departments switched to wax as an adhesive or a clear tape cut in method with razor blades.

 


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Up On The Roof Top by Larry Lerew 161201

"Up On The Roof Top"
by Larry Lerew 161201
7" x 5" Watercolor on Watercolor Paper

It was fun painting some simple Santas today. Here is one of the cool ones!
I love to let watercolor do its own thing.


Here is another painting with more muted colors!

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