Author Archives: dwagnerart

Brook Trout

My nephew Paul sent me a picture of this beautiful trout last Fall. He caught it in Wisconsin, where he lives. Paul loves the outdoors and he knows I love to paint fish! He also sent me a pic of … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer

My late re-blooming Amaryllis from past years. I didn’t think they would make it this year because the plant and soil looked so depleted (no thanks to my gardening skills), but here they are! It’s Spring in my patio door … Continue reading

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Conch- Study II

Another version of the Conch painting today. I’ve been looking at Emil Carlsen’s still life paintings again – they are pure beauty. I tried to scumble my background with a painting knife to achieve effects similar to his (if only). … Continue reading

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Conch – Study

Today’s piece is a small alla prima painting of a very large shell. This is a conch from Bermuda (not collected by me). The painting doesn’t really do the shell justice – it’s beautiful with multiple color shifts and beautiful … Continue reading

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Spring Tease

Will Spring step out of the shadows and grace us with her presence? This painting is an 8×16 oil on panel.

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African Violets

A little color for this dreary day in STL. I love grey but am ready for some more saturated color – bring it on tomorrow first day of Spring! This painting is a 9×12 oil on panel, painted alla prima … Continue reading

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Still Life with Julep Cup

My painting for today with Chrysanthemum and Peruvian Lilies in a silver julep cup. This painting was made from life in one sitting and is an 11×14 oil on Centurion panel. I tried to keep the contrast low and to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Flowers

Not much to say here, just hoping to bring some beauty to the day. 9×12 oil on Centurion panel.

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Mississippi River in Winter

I painted with MOPAPA this morning and only lasted two hours. We were near the Audubon Center at Riverlands. It is so cold by the river – froze my fingers and toes! This painting was completed at home from memory. … Continue reading

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It’s Cold Outside…

We took all of the Christmas decorations down, except for this wreath! This House Finch has been resting here under the front door light every night since the cold snap started. I used reference photos to make this painting. He … Continue reading

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