Tag Archives: Winter

Winter Portrait

A drawing of my nephew, Paul. He lives way up north in WI. Hopefully, he won’t look this cold again ’til next year! The drawing is charcoal and graphite on Strathmore paper and measures roughly 12×16.

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Mississippi River in Winter

I painted with MOPAPA this morning and only lasted two hours. We were near the Audubon Center at Riverlands. It is so cold by the river – froze my fingers and toes! This painting was completed at home from memory. … Continue reading

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Morning Commute

This is painted from some photographs I took while riding to work on the Metrolink in St. Louis a few years back.  The Winter sun struck me as particularly beautiful and made the old railway and overpass look especially romantic. … 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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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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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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January Still-life

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