Thursday, September 30, 2010

St. Charles Plein Air Competition

Picture of me painting in the St. Charles Plein Air Competition taken by James Moore.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

These are the two quick paints that I did in the St. Charles Plein Air Competition. I am going to try to go and just paint one today that is not a quick paint. I am pretty tired after doing the Faust Park show and then Plein Air. My house is a wreck and I need to do laundry. I was also struggling with the medium because the new canvas boards on wood ground don't seem to take the paint in the same way. I am going to try taking a brush today instead of palette knife or maybe both. One thing I like is no one else's work looks like mine.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Watercolor done at the Clayton Gallery from a photo I took last fall in Hellebusch Park

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall Watercolor

This is a watercolor I did Thursday at the Northside Art Association paint-in at White Birch Park in Hazelwood. I painted from a picture I took of Hellebush Park last fall.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Evening at the Park

A painting done this Holiday Weekend at Helebusch Park in Bridgeton, Mo. I started this around 5:00 pm. I worked en plein air with palette knife and oils on stretched canvas. The canvas was not sitting well on my easel for some reason and the day was windy, but I got most of it done before the light left. I did a few details today in the studio. I took pictures of it with my digital camera and when I looked at the picture it suggested things that needed work. I am going to call it finished now.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pear Still Life from 2009

You can see the subdued colors from last year and the tighter painting. I still like both.

Peony Bouquet 2

Just finished the Peony Bouquet 2 at the Northside Art Gallery in Clayton on Friday. Pumping up the color level--Charles Reid's influence. Can't quite let if flow like he does, but I am enjoying the contour drawing idea. The Pear Still Life is from last year. Colors are more subdued and painting tighter.