Author Archives: dwagnerart

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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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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Still Life with Fruit, Flowers and China

Another still life for the New Year; yellow Chrysanthemums, apples, and painted china vase and platter. This is an alla prima 12×16 oil on panel.

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Portrait Drawing

Charcoal and Conte pencil on paper.

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Still Life, cont’d.

Another still life playing with yellows, golds and neutral, patterned fabrics in the background. This painting is an 11×14 oil on Centurion panel.

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Still Life with Green and White

Another 11×14 still life with some things I had and some things from the second-hand store; french fabric, a candle, a green and white painted bottle and a white luster vase. The flowers were in the clearance cart at the … Continue reading

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