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Missouri Landscape

This is another piece painted on Arches Oil paper. I really like this stuff! The painting is from photo references taken by me on a Summer hike with Tom at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri. The glade was … Continue reading

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Hiking at Shaw Nature Reserve

Last month Tom and I hiked at Shaw Nature Reserve during a controlled prairie burn – something the caretakers do every Winter. The distant trail was closed but we could see and smell the smoke across the glade. This is … Continue reading

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Sunday at Shaw Nature Reserve

I painted with MOPAPA at Shaw Nature Reserve yesterday. I tried a Richeson pre-toned board with the umber wash background. Not being used to painting on such a slick surface, I struggled. Some of the other painters said they love … Continue reading

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Summer Prairie – Shaw Nature Reserve

From this morning’s paint-out with MOPAPA. This is the prairie behind the Bascom House looking from the trail. It’s a 12×16 oil on panel. There were so many wildflowers, grasses and other plants in bloom that it was difficult for … Continue reading

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Spring at Shaw

This is from an outing last week at Shaw Nature Reserve. The dogwoods have been beautiful this year. This is an 11×14 oil on panel.

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Shaw Nature Reserve – Wildflower Garden

From this morning’s paint-out with Jan.  I was struck by the contrast of the spring blossoms in the wildflower garden against the wintry trees on the horizon near the Bascom House at Shaw Nature Reserve this morning.  Winter being pushed out by … Continue reading

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Perseverance

It is storming as I write this post and that’s appropriate because this tree is a lightning survivor.  This is a large pine on the edge of the wildflower garden at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri.  I painted there … Continue reading

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Shaw Nature Reserve – January

Once again, painting with MOPAPA at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri.  We had an unseasonably warm day (around 58 degrees F) with gusty winds.  This is a scene from behind the Bascom House.  I don’t know what kind of tree … Continue reading

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January at Shaw Nature Reserve

Here is my latest version of the painting.  I’ve taken some advice from Jan and deleted the small shed.  I think it makes for a more peaceful painting.  I was forcing the shed into the original composition, positioning it at … Continue reading

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