Friday, August 20, 2010

Jewel Box 2

Reworked this a little and took picture with different lighting. I like it better.

Jewel Box

I was finishing up a plain air painting of the Jewel Box and upon deciding I was done I noticed that it was clouding up. Packed up and drove--on my way west I see more and more clouds. As I turned onto Fee Fee about 2 blocks from my house I saw lightning in the west over St. Charles way. Got in my garage and heard thunder. Unloaded the painting and took a picture. Rain is hitting my windows as I type. Got a blessing of perfect timing today.

The Jewel Box is a glass building in Forest Park (St. Louis, Mo), which was built in 1936 and is locally significant in the area of architecture. The Art Deco building is an outstanding example of greenhouse design. It contains displays of flowers and plants. I painted the outside.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Missouri Watercolor Society

I am going to be in the Missouri Watercolor Society Members Invitational Show. Missouri Watercolor Society, Columbia Art League Gallery, located in the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.: CAL, 207 S. Ninth St. Columbia, Mo. Show will hang from Sunday, August 21 through Friday, October 15, 2010. Reception and Awards: September 12th

Friday, August 13, 2010

I did this watercolor from a photo on my computer while I was watching the gallery in Clayton today. I am trying some Charles Reid techniques.