Thursday, 5 April 2012
Seeing Red On The Battlefield by Larry Lerew
Title: "Little Round Top Redbuds"
Artist: Larry Lerew
Acrylic on Canvas 16" x 12" en Plein Air, Painted April 5, 2012
Location: Little Round Top, Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA
Quite an inspiring place! Painted near the monuments and heard the stories over and over again by the tour guides as each bus load of school students jumped out of their tour buses and "took the hill". I kind of tuned the chatter out and focused on my painting, but I did hear a few funny comments which were entertaining. The battlefield is full of redbuds in full bloom and quite colorful. I tried to paint the "flavor of redbuds" without painting individual trees and that gave the whole painting a bright feel. Had a fun morning and finished under two hours. We are so fortunate to have such beautiful locations throughout Pennsylvania. Six of us met afterwards at Lincoln Diner for lunch and had a great time talking about our painting adventures and coming events.