Saturday, 21 July 2012

I could feel the snakes watching - Larry Lerew

Thursday Julie Riker, Ralph Hocker, Bill Andrew and I painted early at Wildwood Lake near HACC above Harrisburg. We were looking for water lilies but it was still a little early in July. My first visit here and I found a spot on the "boardwalk" close to the nature center. Bill and I both saw a red weasel and lots of hikers of all ages moving around the park. I felt a little uneasy standing in one spot for two hours next to marshy water, there had to be water snakes. This was an interesting low key painting and I had fun toning all the values down but still holding onto lots of color.

"Wildwood Lake Woods Of Color"
en Plein Air
9" x 12"

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Julie Riker said...

Good thing you wear those hiking boots Larry. I was happy that you and Bill made it out to Wildwood. The two of you found a nice shady spot and your painting has the same lush, cool feeling. We should go back in the next few weeks as I think the lotus will be blooming soon.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Such a strong, unified composition--held together by the cool coloring ad impressionistic brushwork--as always lively and eye-catching.