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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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Floral Still Life

A floral still life – 12×16 oil on panel. I tried using a round brush instead of my usual flats – need more practice!

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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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Playday

I decided just to play today with this still life of objects from my studio; my favorite gold bird, a Pfaltzgraf jug, a blue glass vase and a postcard with a little drawing of a face done by Monet when … Continue reading

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Still life today…

16×16 oil painting on panel – three versions. I’ve had some fun with this piece. Thanks for suggestions from my friends Tatyana, Jan, Maggie, et al!

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