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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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Back in the Saddle

Hello Friends! Well, it’s been awhile since I posted any work – had some health issues, had to take some time off and am now doing well. Feels so good to be painting again. Here is an alla prima still … Continue reading

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Another Still Life Painting

A few last things gathered from the garden, along with a collection of pottery. This is an 11×14 oil on panel.

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Choosing a background to set the mood for your still life painting

I’ve been looking at the work of different painters I admire (Manet, some contemporaries and Emil Carlsen in particular) to understand not only how they achieve realism, but also a sense of harmony or quietude in their work. I notice … Continue reading

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Flowers en Plein Air

This is a plein air piece from last year’s University City Plein Air event. That evening after the event, I painted with Sandy Graeser Haynes on the grounds of the Community Center. It was pure pleasure. This painting is a … Continue reading

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Walking to Agate Falls State Park – Michigan

  Saw this old tree riddled with Pileated Woodpecker holes hiking to Agate Falls this past week. This is a 1-1/2 hour quick study – 6×9 oil on prepared paper.

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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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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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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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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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