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Conch- Study II

Another version of the Conch painting today. I’ve been looking at Emil Carlsen’s still life paintings again – they are pure beauty. I tried to scumble my background with a painting knife to achieve effects similar to his (if only). … Continue reading

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Conch – Study

Today’s piece is a small alla prima painting of a very large shell. This is a conch from Bermuda (not collected by me). The painting doesn’t really do the shell justice – it’s beautiful with multiple color shifts and beautiful … Continue reading

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Still Life with Julep Cup

My painting for today with Chrysanthemum and Peruvian Lilies in a silver julep cup. This painting was made from life in one sitting and is an 11×14 oil on Centurion panel. I tried to keep the contrast low and to … Continue reading

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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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Dark Pink Roses symbolize ‘Gratitude’

I read that dark pink roses symbolize ‘gratitude’ and that’s what I’m feeling lately. Grateful for friends, family and other special people I’ve had the good fortune to come across in my life. This painting is a 12×12 oil on … Continue reading

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Paint Webster

Correction :I was honored last night when my other painting ‘Azalea House’ won the Mayor’s Choice award and the ‘Old Webster’ award at ‘Paint Webster’ in Webster Groves, Missouri. This painting is sold thanks Sara!

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Still Life, cont’d.

Another still life…I spent two painting sessions on this piece of 3-4 hours each. It’s painted on Arches Oil Paper – first time I’ve used this product. I like it very much. Seems to be quite durable and the oil hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Still Life, cont’d.

I found this vase at an antique mall – thought it would make an excellent start for a floral still life. It’s unmarked so I don’t know anything about it – thinking it’s either German or Czech or pre-war Japan. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

This is an alla prima painting of my Valentine’s gift from Tom, 11×14 oil on panel. I love flowers, especially this time of year when we’re nearing Spring and trying to kick Old Man Winter down the stairs. This is … Continue reading

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