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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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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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Facial Expression

Another fun, expressive face – awe- perhaps? Charcoal on Strathmore vellum bristol 11×14. I used powdered, compressed and charcoal pencils for this piece.

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Facial Expression

Since I’ve lately been playing with charcoal drawing, I thought it might be fun and challenging to draw faces expressing different emotions. I want to practice with this medium in its various forms and I think this will be a … Continue reading

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Natalie – Another Study

Here is my second attempt to capture a likeness of my beautiful niece. I used powdered charcoal, charcoal pencils and traditional charcoal stumps and erasers for this drawing. The paper is Strathmore 400 Bristol. The drawing measures 11×14. It’s still … Continue reading

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Ponce Market – Atlanta, GA

My sister and I visited my niece this past week in Atlanta and we had a wonderful time. She took us to several places in the city on Saturday. Among them, the Ponce Market. An old Sears catalog center has … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

Grateful for this beautiful day… this is a plein air/alla prima still life. This painting is a 12×16 oil on panel.

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