Thursday, May 11, 2017

"Hillside Barn" by Larry Lerew #170217


"Hillside Barn" by Larry Lerew
Inspired by a farm close to the Mason Dixon Line, South of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
5 x 7 ins. Wax Crayon Watercolor Resist on Drawing Paper
#170217

Some buildings are made to fit into the land and become a part of the landscape. This barn started on the hillside and eased itself down the hill in a calming decline. I like the subtle colors and shapes that developed with the help of the wax resist.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Kindness Lily" by Larry Lerew #170110


"Kindness Lily" by Larry Lerew
Inspired by the lovely flowers my wife grows at our home, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
7 x 5 ins. Wax Crayon Watercolor Resist on Drawing Paper
#170110

I've always loved these orange lilies that grow all over our South Central Pennsylvania area. I've even seen them blooming in Williamsburg, Virginia. I heard somewhere they were imported years ago from China to be used along roadways to fight bank erosion. We even had a common name for them which was "Road Lilies".

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

"Susquehanna Rocks" by Larry Lerew #170502


First Step: Crayon Marks 

"Susquehanna Rocks" by Larry Lerew
Inspired by McKees Half Falls on the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania
12 x 16 ins. Wax Crayon Watercolor Resist on 50 lb. Canson Sketch Paper
#170502

This riverscape is my interpretation of a beautiful day on the Susquehanna River. I painted an acrylic painting en plein air some time ago but wanted to give this a try with wax crayon watercolor resist. I really like the variety I achieved and overall look. 



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Olde Stone Mill by Larry Lerew #170424



Olde Stone Mill by Larry Lerew
Inspired by Mountain Road and Mill Road, York Springs, Pennsylvania
12 x 16 ins. Wax Crayon Watercolor Resist on 140 lb. Watercolor Paper
#170424

This mill has always interested me and has been a challenge to paint over the years. It's located on a sharp and dangerous corner with no good road shoulders to paint from so I worked from one of my own photo's. In fact I'm sure the mill is old enough to have been here before the road was paved, which today seems to be a launching ramp to cars to crash into the mill. I do like the view of the mill sinking below the road and even the curve with warning signs.

Monday, May 1, 2017

2208 House by Larry Lerew #170501


2208 House by Larry Lerew
Inspired by 2208 Market Street, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
12 x 16 ins. Wax Crayon Watercolor Resist on Drawing Paper
#170501

I took a look at my sketches from the Camp Hill Spring Fling this past Saturday and started working on new concepts. I wanted to begin anew with basic shapes and not get so busy. My paintings are more enjoyable to me when I keep them simple and devoid of detail. I've also liked working in RED and quite often think a simple red frame is a nice touch.