Monthly Archives: July 2017

River – a portrait

A portrait of Tom’s great-nephew, River. I painted this from a black and white photo. The goal was to practice mixing realistic flesh tones and to capture a likeness. I need to work on all of the aspects of portraiture … Continue reading

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Summer Garden – 2017

This is the view of our garden and shed from our bedroom window. It’s too hot to actually go out there! We have too much mint, purple coneflowers, rudbeckia, sunflowers, bee balm and a multitude of unidentified weeds. The bees, … Continue reading

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Sunflowers

A small oil of sunflowers in my backyard. Ah Summer-hot but blooming. This is a 9×12 on panel.

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Tower Grove Park – July

Painted in Tower Grove Park today with MOPAPA. It was a warm morning and will be another extremely hot week in STL this week. I was painting near the Piper Palm House ponds (say that three times fast). Hibiscus flowers … Continue reading

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Color and Pattern

Playing here with complementary colors, textures (glass, fabric) and a selection of flowers from our backyard… This is an oil painting on panel and measures 11×14.

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