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Plein Air in Faust Park – Chesterfield, MO

This is a plein air piece from last Saturday. I met my good friend Jan at Faust Park. We hadn’t painted together for some time so it was a very enjoyable outing and it made my day. We talked almost … Continue reading

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Summer Flowers

This is an arrangement of flowers from our backyard. Our gardens are a bit weedy this year because I give up on them in the heat. There are still a lot of beautiful plants and weeds to collect. I’ve included … Continue reading

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More Koi Fish

Since it’s too hot for me to paint outside right now, I’m working indoors exploring compositions with swimming koi fish. I was inspired by a recent visit to the Japanese garden at Mobot.org here in STL. This painting is a … Continue reading

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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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