Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sandhill Cranes

This a drawing I made from my photo references taken during a trip to the Platte River in Nebraska this March. Tom and I went there to see the Sandhill Crane migration – an annual Spring event. We’ve wanted to … Continue reading

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Last Day of Winter in Tower Grove Park

Painted today with MOPAPA in Tower Grove Park in St.Louis. The daffodils are blooming but Ol’ Man Winter was still in the air. It was a chilly 40 degrees to start. This painting is a 9×12 oil on Pintura panel.

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Missouri Landscape

This is another piece painted on Arches Oil paper. I really like this stuff! The painting is from photo references taken by me on a Summer hike with Tom at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri. The glade was … Continue reading

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Hiking at Shaw Nature Reserve

Last month Tom and I hiked at Shaw Nature Reserve during a controlled prairie burn – something the caretakers do every Winter. The distant trail was closed but we could see and smell the smoke across the glade. This is … Continue reading

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Still Life, cont’d.

Another still life…I spent two painting sessions on this piece of 3-4 hours each. It’s painted on Arches Oil Paper – first time I’ve used this product. I like it very much. Seems to be quite durable and the oil hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Still Life, cont’d.

I found this vase at an antique mall – thought it would make an excellent start for a floral still life. It’s unmarked so I don’t know anything about it – thinking it’s either German or Czech or pre-war Japan. … Continue reading

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