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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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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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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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The Gift of Flowers

This bouquet was given to me by my former co-workers, it was much appreciated. The painting is an 11×14 oil on panel. Thanks to everyone at AT.

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Paint Webster – 2015

This is an English rose planted by a Webster Groves gardener who was told they wouldn’t thrive here in Missouri!  Bloom where you’re planted…this was my sole contribution to the annual Paint Webster event this year.  It rained all day … Continue reading

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Japanese Vase

A still life painting, oil on panel 8″ x 16″.  Rose of Sharon, Zinnia and lovely Japanese vase.

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