Monday, 28 April 2014

"Fresh Look At Gettysburg" by Larry Lerew

"Fresh Look At Gettysburg" by Larry Lerew
7" x 21" Mixed Water Media on Watercolor Paper

Thought about doing more to this painting but it looked so fresh and clean I had to stop!
I know this looks simplistic but that's the beauty of it.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Middle Earth at Middle Creek, 24 x 18", oil en plein air, Jill Peckelun

I saw this place while I was painting something else, thought about it for two weeks and then came back and painted it.  It is the largest plein air painting I have ever attempted (24 x 18") and I think the reason it was completed at one go is because I was painting it in my head beforehand.  I should do that sort of thing more often.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

"Yellow Breeches"

It was a beautiful weekend.  Although I had a ton of outside work to do, I did manage to take a few minutes to walk down to the iron bridge over the Yellow Breeches with my watercolors and get a small painting done.  Let's hope the warm weather comes back soon so I can get out there more often
7"x10" En Plein Air Watercolor by Donna Berk Barlup

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Painting Away the Cobwebs by Larry Lerew

artlog#140201 watercolor on paper 10.5" x 13.5" Bull Frog Road
Had a watercolor day. I was out dusting off my easel and my brain. Here's my loose impression of an Adam's County barn at a farm on Bull Frog Rd, Fairfield, PA. I was greeted by the owner and he wondered why I didn't choose to paint the "pretty front view" of the barn. When I drove into the site I noticed the fuel tanks and work area on the back of the barn which offered a lot of interesting shapes to paint so I stuck with my first impression. First paintings of a new season are always a challenge to get over but soon the energy of regular painting will build and I'll get into the flow.

BANK BARN, 9x12, oil, by Sharon Benner

I haven't posted in a while, today was my first plein air paintout this year.  The sun was bright and the air was crisp and I had a wonderful time with some new friends from Gettysburg.

FARM GAS, 9x12, oil, this was my second painting from today.  The landscape is very dull right now, except for the grass, so I looked for something to paint with a little color and the gray steel and rusty red worked well.