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  The St. Louis Arch
Date Painted: February 21, 2000
Size:
9 X 12 inches
Medium:
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Price
: $300 00

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Info About This Piece,
This plein air painting was done from a loading pier located on the river front south of the city. It was a cold overcast February day and the industrial area was gritty and run-down, but it was just right to capture the contrasts I wanted in this cityscape. I painted this picture in the company of several other artists from the Missouri Plein air Painters’ Association.

KIRKWOOD FLOWER MARKET
Location, Kirkwood, Missouri
Date Painted:
April 30, 2006
Size:
16 X 20 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $750               

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Info About This Piece,
I was with my son, Shawn, on a plein air paint-out at the Kirkwood, Missouri Outdoor Farmer's Market. We set up our easels around 9 a.m. as the various vegetable and flower markets were opening. I found this appealing scene in the flower market. Soon after we set up, the morning sun began to fade behind gathering clouds. The weather forecast  was for rain beginning around 2 p.m. and it turned out to be quite accurate. Fortunately, just as we finished our paintings, the skies opened up so we quickly loaded our belongings into the car and headed for home.

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FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE YEAR
Date Painted:
December 21, 2002
Size: 16 X 20 inches

Medium: Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel

Price: $775

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This painting was done following the first significant snowfall of the winter in 2002. While I painted, the afternoon sky began to clear and a pink glow spread over the forest. This scene is located in the artistís back yard so there were none of the problems normally associated with cold and wet conditions while painting on location in winter.

RUNOFF FOLLOWING A CLOUDBURST
Location, Castlewood State Park near Ballwin, Missouri
Date Painted:
July 5, 2004
Size:
16 X 12 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $508

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I set up my easel to paint on the bank of this small stream in Castlewood State Park near Ballwin, Missouri. The day started off beautifully, but around noon, a sudden cloudburst dumped nearly an inch of rain. What was a peaceful stream became a raging torrent and I quickly moved my easel to higher ground and ran for shelter. Within an hour the rain let up and the sun broke through. The stream quickly began to recede so I again set up my easel and was able to finish this painting by late afternoon.

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PUMPKINS AT ECKERT'S FARM
Date Painted:
October 20, 2004
Size:
11 X 14 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $390

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Each October, I like to paint the pumpkin patch at Eckert’s Farm near Belleville, Illinois. In previous years children and their parents would ride out into the fields on a tractor-pulled wagon. There they would select pumpkins of just the right size and shape, and then carry them to back the wagon. This year however, the pumpkins were of giant proportions – far too heavy to carry, so they were trucked over to Eckert’s Store for sale. The excitement generated by these beauties was something to behold!

A WOODLAND STREAM IN MY BACKYARD
Date Painted:
January 5, 2003
Size:
12 X 12 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $380

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This stream, which is dry during much of the year, was flowing full after a heavy winter rain. The sky was overcast and the temperature was just above freezing. There were still some leaves with fall colors, and water dripped from overhead branches. The surrounding woods were in deep shadow, but a shaft of sunlight suddenly made the scene sparkle with light.

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VIEW FROM THE MERAMEC RIVER BLUFFS
Date Painted: December 5, 2004
Size:
9 X 12 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $*300

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Info About This Piece,
Each Winter I like to paint scenes from the high limestone bluffs that overlook the Meramec River Valley. These bluffs are located in Castlewood State Park near Ballwin, Missouri. By November, most of leaves are gone from the trees, opening the distant views for painting. This scene looks down the valley toward a number of homes and farms, with some structures visible on the distant hillside.

SINGLE WHITE WATER LILY
Date Painted:
September 29, 2003
Size:
6 X 8 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $150

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This painting was done in St. Louis’ Tower Grove Park at one of the several lily ponds. I liked the white and ivory colors of the flowers and the greens of the lily pads. Bright orange goldfish were hiding in the shadows beneath these pads, and would swim out into the light from time to time.

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DECEMBER SNOWFALL
Date Painted:
December 14, 2003
Size: 12 X 12 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $380

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Info About This Piece,
The temperature was well below freezing when I gathered with a group of fellow plein air painters in the winter of 2003 to capture some typical snow scenes in the Shaw Nature Reserve. This scene immediately caught my attention. The bright sparkle of sunlight on snow-laden limbs contrasted nicely with the cold dark shadows of the background trees. I quickly set to work as it was rather cold, but with occasional warm-up visits to a nearby shelter, I was able to complete work on this painting.

LEANING TREE
Date Painted:
December 8, 2003
Size:
12 X 16 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $475

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Info About This Piece,
Several months before I did this painting, Rangers at Castlewood State Park, Missouri, had relocated a family of beavers from their dam on this stream, Kiefer Creek, to a safer and more remote area. Winter runoff threatened to break the dam with potential for flooding, so the rangers carefully removed sections to permit controlled relief. The ensuing out-flow eroded this stream bank and the tree leaned, but held fast while a beautiful blue-green pool was carved out beneath. I could easily imagine this pool became home for some large trout.

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FALL COLORS
Date Painted:
October 10, 2003
Size:
24 X 30 inches
Medium:
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Price
: $1500

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Info About This Piece,
This painting was done in the artist’s back yard. It evolved with several applications of color as the Fall days passed (resulting in extra thickness of paint on the canvas). I finished the painting just as the cold winds began stripping some of the more brightly colored leaves from the maples. Fall, though a beautiful time of year, can evoke a feeling of sadness with the passing of summer. Some of that feeling shows through in this painting.

DOWNTOWN LEBANON
Location: Lebanon, Illinois
Date Painted:
August 10, 2003
Size:
20 X 10 inches
Medium:
Oil on Birch Panel
Price
: $340

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Info About This Piece,
I painted this picture of downtown Lebanon during an outing with a group of artists from the Missouri Plein air artists association (MOPAPA). Lebanon is my home and it is a great place for artists thanks to the many scenes of historic interest. This scene looks eastward down the brick pavements of St. Louis Street. It was a warm August day so I set up my easel in the shade of a shop canopy. This location gave a clear view across the street and down the length of these beautiful old Victorian buildings.

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SILVER CREEK WATER LILIES
Location: Lebanon, Illinois
Date Painted:
November 4, 2008
Size:
20 X 16 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $800
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Info About This Piece,
This painting shows masses of white water lilies that bloom in the Silver Creek ponds along Highway 50, just west of Lebanon, Illinois. Throughout the summer months, these ponds produce a spectacular array of creamy white lilies in a variety of shapes and patterns. The round lily pads provide shade and protection for muskrats, turtles and small fish that inhabit these ponds.

WINTER SUNRISE
Date Painted:
December 25, 2005
Size:
2O X 24 inches
Medium:
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Price
: $1000

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Info About This Piece,
This is a painting of the Harpeth River in Tennessee. Although this is not a plein air painting, the photo I used for reference brought back memories from the years when I fished for bass and channel catfish in rivers much like the Harpeth. While living there I gained an appreciation for the beauty of Tennessee’s rugged mountains, deep lakes and scenic rivers. The sparkle of early morning sun on fresh snow creates a scene that few artists could resist!

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TULIP TREES AND DAFFFODILS
Date Painted:
March 22, 2003
Size:
12 X 16 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $475

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Info About This Piece,
This painting depicts a typical Spring-time scene at the Shaw Nature Reserve near Gray’s Summit, Missouri. The pink tulip trees, bright white cherries and brilliant yellow daffodils are nicely contrasted against a stand of dark pines. I like to return to this spot each Spring with fellow artists to enjoy painting new versions of this old favorite.

MISTY SUNRISE
Date Painted:
February 4, 2005
Size:
9 X 12 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $775

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Info About This Piece,
This plein air painting is an actual scene from the artist’s backyard following a snowfall. The snow clinging to each twig and branch sparkled in the morning sun. The layers of mist that had settled into the valley during the night glowed as if illuminated from within.

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