Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Group Paint Out That Went Solo - Larry Lerew

"Wild Carrot Behind My Garden"
#12-07-09
Acrylic
en Plein Air
12" x 16"

Planned a paint out today but the weather was not good this morning so I encouraged the SVPAP painters to visit another time. By 11 a.m. it was still overcast and everything was still wet from yesterday but I wanted to paint outside so I did. I tried some new tricks for a very "Green, Cloudy, Wet Day". I threw out the "Local Color" and tried to paint this painting without mixing green. I also had fun working the entire painting with one 3/4" wide brush except for a few calligraphy lines and my signature. The wet day kept the normally fast drying paint wet which was a challenge and made it hard to over paint layers and get drybrush effects. I took a lunch break and when I came back it had dried a little and I added final touches. By the way my uncle calls "Queen Ann's Lace" by an old country name "Wild Carrots" and he can't understand why I would want to paint "Weeds".

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2 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I so wanted to paint at your place today, Larry - glad you got out and that you produced such a terrific painting!
I remember as a child hearing Queen Ann's Lace called 'wild carrot'!

Julie Riker said...

I was also looking forward to painting at your place and too bad the weather did not cooperate. Good for you for still getting out there - some of my best paintings were done on overcast days.