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Sandhill Cranes

This a drawing I made from my photo references taken during a trip to the Platte River in Nebraska this March. Tom and I went there to see the Sandhill Crane migration – an annual Spring event. We’ve wanted to … Continue reading

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Sunrise from Lincoln-Shields – West Alton, MO

Tom and I rolled out of bed early today instead of taking our extra hour of sleep. We watched the sun come up from West Alton, Missouri. I painted this from reference photos I took there. Lincoln-Shields was the last … Continue reading

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Fall Beauty

Painted with the MOPAPA painters today. The Fall color is coming on strong. This is a view from Clifton Terrace just off the riverroad north of Alton, IL. The painting is a 9×12 oil on panel.

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Clifton Terrace, IL

This is a plein air painting from this morning’s paint-out with MOPAPA.  We set up along the riverbank directly across the Great River Road from Clifton Terrace, IL. Expecting cold this morning, we were pleasantly surprised by the lack of … Continue reading

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Big Bad Barge Bumper – Clarksville, MO

Here is version two of the Clarksville painting.  I didn’t add the pelicans because I realized that it might be just as powerful to take advantage of the 2-point perspective by using the sky and clouds to form my vee … Continue reading

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Painting in Winter

This is from Saturday.  Tom and I went to Clarksville, MO to watch and photograph eagles (Tom).  I decided to paint while he was working and set up near Lock and Dam 24.  I’m calling this one Big Bad Barge … Continue reading

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View of the Clark Bridge, Alton, IL

Painting with MOPAPA this weekend was a challenge.  There was so much reflected light from the sky and clouds, it was difficult to tell what color things were.  I never did decide whether the stand of trees to the right was cool … Continue reading

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View from Frenchman’s Bluff – Cuivre River State Park

Painted this from some reference photos I took at the overlook from the trail. I painted, posted, wiped off the upper half and repainted. Photographs are wonderful for shapes, but not so much for value, light and color. I’m trying … Continue reading

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