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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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Gardens

This is a studio painting of the stone bridge at the Chinese garden in the Missouri Botanical Garden. I’ve painted this garden en plein air in the past and have reference photos from that and other outings. I wanted to try this … Continue reading

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Camellia

If you visit the Missouri Botanical Garden, you can see and smell (best of all) many flowering plants in Winter. This Camellia is actually flowering indoors at the garden but I thought adding sky in the background would give it more … Continue reading

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Longview Farm Park in Town and Country Missouri

Plein air painting this morning with my friend Jan…worked on two small paintings of the garden at Longview Farm Park in Town and Country. I thought a little wren went into the birdhouse for a minute but it was so … Continue reading

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Castor Bean

Some of the MOPAPA gang and I painted in my friend Jan’s amazing garden yesterday.  The sky was overcast for the most part, and the day was hot and extremely humid.  I couldn’t believe all the colors in this plant. Apparently the … Continue reading

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In a rabbit-less world…

My friend Jan and I got together in her and her husband, James’ beautiful garden to paint this past Saturday.  I chose to paint the entrance gate to the garden and to exclude the tall rabbit/deer/woodchuck critter fence surrounding it. … Continue reading

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Shaw Nature Reserve – Wildflower Garden

From this morning’s paint-out with Jan.  I was struck by the contrast of the spring blossoms in the wildflower garden against the wintry trees on the horizon near the Bascom House at Shaw Nature Reserve this morning.  Winter being pushed out by … Continue reading

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Chinese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden

This is a beautiful place to be calm and to think.  Things we all need to do more often.  This is the last of my series of four paintings inspired by visits to the MO Botanical Garden.  The painting is an … Continue reading

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The Gardener

Here is the third of four paintings that are inspired by visits to the MO Botanical Garden.  This is an imagined scene of a gardener at the end of the day.  It’s an oil on canvas 20″ x 24″.

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Japanese Arrowhead

A studio painting of Japanese Arrowhead.  This is a 20″ x 20″ oil on canvas.  I visited  the MO Botanical Garden this month and saw this beautiful water plant.  Its reflection in the pond was as attractive as the plant itself.

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