Author Archives: dwagnerart

Chasing Patterns

Eye candy for today – a busy still life painting…I imagined a late Summer picnic table set with fun fabric and patterns. The black and green figs from the grocery and the small zinnias from our garden seemed to add … Continue reading

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Elsah, Illinois – A Sunny Day Along the Great River Road

Painted today in Elsah, IL with a group from MOPAPA. This is looking toward the Great River Road and the Mississippi through some sun-tipped hibiscus flowers. The painting is an 11×14 oil on panel.

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A Round Painting…

This painting of our backyard sunflowers in a mason jar will have a circular cutout mat. In the meantime, I made a digital mat for it. It measures approximately 14 inches in diameter and is an oil on panel. The … Continue reading

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

One of the spectacular places we toured in Michigan this past week. This is part of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and was painted from my photo reference. The painting is an 11×14 oil on panel. We would highly recommend … Continue reading

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Walking to Agate Falls State Park – Michigan

  Saw this old tree riddled with Pileated Woodpecker holes hiking to Agate Falls this past week. This is a 1-1/2 hour quick study – 6×9 oil on prepared paper.

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Harbor at Bayfield, WI

Tom and I recently visited Bayfield, Wisconsin where we saw this pretty little boat tied-up in the harbor. I had to paint her. The painting is an 11×14 oil on panel.

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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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Lotus at Tower Grove Park

I read that the Lotus is a symbol of purity and beauty in many eastern religions. Painting with MOPAPA at Tower Grove Park in STL this morning, I can understand the reverance for these amazing plants.  The delicately colored flowers … Continue reading

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