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Sunflowers

A small oil of sunflowers in my backyard. Ah Summer-hot but blooming. This is a 9×12 on panel.

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Gardens

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

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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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Plein Air Painting in Webster Groves, Missouri

This is from yesterday’s paint out with MOPAPA outside the Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO.  It was followed by a tea and art show at the club. The show will run until October 18 and is open to the … Continue reading

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Lake Arbutus-Hatfield, WI

Tom and I visited my brother in Black River Falls, WI this past week. My brother suggested this might be a good spot to paint. This is Arnold Creek which feeds into Lake Arbutus at Hatfield. I forgot to bring … Continue reading

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Plein air at Shaw Nature Reserve – The Bascom House

Plein air painting this past Sunday with fellow painters Jan and Judy. It was another hot and humid day, but a little less so than in prior weeks. We started around mid-morning and painted until lunchtime. This painting is a … Continue reading

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Summer – Forest Park

Painting from this morning with MOPAPA in Forest Park near the Grand Basin. Ninety-four degrees plus – now that’s Summer plein air in St. Louis! This painting is a 9×12 oil on panel.

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Kate’s Catch

I had more precious time fishing with family this past weekend. My young niece Kate learned some fishing skills from her cousin, Paul and her Uncle Whitey and then proceeded to catch this perch all on her own! She, Paul … Continue reading

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August in St. Louis

Nothing says August in St. Louis like the sound of cicadas in the trees! This unfortunate bug ended up as the artist’s specimen/model. This painting is a 6×8 oil on panel.

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Castor Bean

Some of the MOPAPA gang and I painted in my friend Jan’s amazing garden yesterday.  The sky was overcast for the most part, and the day was hot and extremely humid.  I couldn’t believe all the colors in this plant. Apparently the … Continue reading

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