The sun moves, shadows change; there is only a short period of time that an artist has to capture the shifts of light and color when painting outdoors - but it is this very desire to distill the energy and freshness of nature that drives the plein air painter. Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters was formed to bring together artists who share this passion.
Pear Tree & Pickets On-The-Spot Drawing by Larry Lerew
Got together with some friends at Bushman Farm on the Gettysburg Battlefield this morning to sketch and paint. Had a great time. This pear tree caught my attention near the farm house with a white picket fence behind. Reminded me of years ago when most farms had a pear tree just off the kitchen.
"Pear Tree & Pickets" by Larry Lerew 11 x 14" Charcoal, White Conte', and Black Acrylic on Toned 70 lb. drawing paper