Saturday, October 17, 2015

Riverlands 1

Watercolor done at Riverlands today in Maggie McCarthy's workshop. The workshop was high energy and full of ideas. I continue to need to have patience to let the watercolor do its own work

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Flow

Very wet watercolor I made yesterday at home studio. It is 16 x 20 and called "The Flow".

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Holy Light

This is a new photo of my Christmas Painting .  I changed the title to "A Holy Light" 16 x 20 Oil on Canvas finished at Artists of Grace.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Non-Objective Experiments

Ink on watercolor paper.  10 x 10 framed.  Sort of Escher-like:)

Ink on watercolor paper with sprayed watercolor washes. 10 x 10 framed.  Sort of Escher-like:)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Flowers Through My Tears

Floral abstraction in oil on canvas. 16 x 20. Done at Artists of Grace. Called "Flowers Through My Tears"

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Shepherds Abiding in the Field

Worked on my Christmas painting tonight. It is called Shepherds Abiding in the Field. The oil paint is still wet so has rather a glare from the lights.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Surprise Bouquet

Sold this painting at Queeny Park Yesterday.

Alpine Waters

Sold this painting at the Queeny Park Art Fair today.  

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Firefly Night

Been redoing some of my older ones as I look through portfolo stuff for Queeny Park Art Show. Remembering these Summer nights when fire flies were out I added some specks of light. Called "Firefly Night" 16 x 20 watercolor on paper.

Fall Light

Been redoing some of my older ones as I look through portfolo stuff for Queeny Park Art Show. Worked on saddling darks to bring out a focal point. Called "Fall Light" 16 x 20 watercolor on paper.

The Leaves Are Down

Been redoing some of my older ones as I look through portfolo stuff for Queeny Park Art Show. Worked on simplifying some detail to bring out a focal point.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

North Window Winter

Been redoing some of my older ones as I look through portfolo stuff for Queeny Park Art Show. Just added some bright white snow sparkle. Have to click on it and see it big to get the effect though.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Surprise Bouquet

Watercolor of Surprise Lillies on 12 x 16 Arches paper.  I knocked these over while I was weeding so brought them in to paint.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo

Finished yesterday in home studio. Watercolor of Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo in Ravello, Italy on 16 x 20 Arches Paper

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pick Up

Pick-up basket ball across the street. Oil on canvas fishished today at Artists of Grace

Friday, June 19, 2015


Stepping Up to Fashion in Positano, Italy.  Ink and Watercolor on paper for Every Day In June

Thursday, June 18, 2015


A watercolor with some ink on paper for the sanctuary prompt in the Every Day in June group.  I couldn't seem to do a quick one of this.  Took me most of the day.  Inspirted by a photo my daughter Ginger Repke took.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ravello Park

Watercolor landscape of a park in Ravello, Italy on 12 x 16 Arches paper completed at Northside Art Association paint-in at Framations Art Gallery.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Down on the Corner

Art Market, 2028 South 12th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63104 for their show called "Seeing Red". The opening is on Friday, June 12 at 7pm

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Cogs in the Machine 3 wins First Place

This one just won first place and best of show at Hazelwood Art Fair. Called "Cogs in a Machine 3"

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Steam Rising

Landscape on rag paper with ink. Another of the Tilley influence flour paste resist with pen details. Called "Steam Rising" Finished at Artists of Grace last night.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sketches on paper done for Every Day in May on Facebook

Ink on sketch paper. Phone in my kitchen hanging on the wall.

Graphite on sketch paper.  My wallet with something precious inside

Ink on sketch paper.  Keys

Graphite on sketch paper.  Where I Read

Friday, May 22, 2015

From Ravello Square

Landscape in oil paint on canvas done with palette knife. Looking out from the town square in Ravello, Italy

Thursday, May 21, 2015


This one's for Pam Doss's request "Please consider painting this little girl as your next subject. This is a little girl we pray for. she lost her battle with cancer today. I think it would be nice to provide the families with the portrait of her for the memorial service. If you have time and want to help me with this project I would appreciate it.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Peonies in Purple Vase

Had to take a picture of some of the peonies from my yard. Rain pulled these heavy heads down so I cut them and took them in.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Measuring Cloth With My Fingers

Did this for Each Day In May, but I see you can only upload one each day, So I will send this up tomorrow. I think I started out behind:) Called Measuring Cloth With My Fingers.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Figure Drawings from 5/15/2015

Conté on charcoal paper from life

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

View from Ravello

Landscape in graphite on sketch paper.  The second one is a reconsideration of the foreground from the previous one.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Old Ozark Cabin

Watercolor painting made with the grandsons on Mothers Day. Inspired by an old picture I found. Zane painted too and Jacob watched colors mix in a jar of water. Jacob started to document his mixtures so I also got one painting and one record of documentation. These are very interesting guys. My grand daughter was working on a painting earlier.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rainy Day Play

Abstract drawing in graphite on sketch paper

Spring Rain

Just painted today.  Called Spring Rain.  Inspired by the the beautiful soft rain today.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

View from Ravello

Landscape with palette knife oil on 30 x 40 stretched canvas of a view from Ravello, Italy last September.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Life Drawing March 6, 2015

Conte on drawing paper from life today

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Purple Tulips

Floral watercolor of purple tulips on 12 x 14 Arches paper.  Started Saturday and finally finished today in home studio.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Figure Drawings 2/13/2015

Figure drawings from the UMSL group.  First time I have been since before Christmas.

View from Section 351

Watercolor urban landscape of St. Louis from stadium seats on 12 x 16 Arches paper painted at Northside Art Paint In and Finished at home studio

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

View from the Stadium

Urban St. Louis watercolor probably a work in progress although maybe I should leave it alone. On 12 x 16 Arches paper done in home studio