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Sunrise from Lincoln-Shields – West Alton, MO

Tom and I rolled out of bed early today instead of taking our extra hour of sleep. We watched the sun come up from West Alton, Missouri. I painted this from reference photos I took there. Lincoln-Shields was the last … Continue reading

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Fall Beauty

Painted with the MOPAPA painters today. The Fall color is coming on strong. This is a view from Clifton Terrace just off the riverroad north of Alton, IL. The painting is a 9×12 oil on panel.

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Riverlands

I painted at a favorite place last Sunday with MOPAPA – the Audubon Center at Riverlands Bird Sanctuary across the Mississippi from Alton, IL. While working to birdsong, we saw trumpeter swans, pelicans and numerous geese and ducks. The lyrical pattern … Continue reading

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View of the Clark Bridge, Alton, IL

Painting with MOPAPA this weekend was a challenge.  There was so much reflected light from the sky and clouds, it was difficult to tell what color things were.  I never did decide whether the stand of trees to the right was cool … Continue reading

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