Tag Archives: pond
Another Koi painting. I’m enjoying depicting the many colors and patterns of these beautiful fish. This painting is a 12×16 oil on panel.
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
Playing with my pencils again…graphite on Strathmore paper. 12×18
I read that the Lotus is a symbol of purity and beauty in many eastern religions. Painting with MOPAPA at Tower Grove Park in STL this morning, I can understand the reverance for these amazing plants. The delicately colored flowers … Continue reading
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
Here is a another painting from the Augusta Plein Air Event. About 15 artists took a workshop with artist Patrick Saunders on April 21st. We were graciously hosted by the owners of Sadler Farm and Vineyards. I chose to work on this … Continue reading
This is a quick study of our backyard container pond. We have four goldfish and the painting is named after them. If you’re wondering about ‘Blackie’, he started out black and then changed to orange after a couple of weeks … Continue reading
Plein air painting with MOPAPA this morning. I don’t know the official name of this bridge but it’s on the NW side of the Muny pond and gazebo. Some Fall colors are beginning to show in the trees. I painted over … Continue reading
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.