FLOWERS AND TREES

 


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SPRING FLOWERS
Location, Shaw Nature Reserve, Missouri
Date Painted:
March 25, 2007
Size:
24 X 18 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $970

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I painted this scene on a beautiful spring morning at the Shaw Nature Reserve near Gray's Summit in Missouri. The tulip trees and daffodils were in full bloom and seemed to rival each other for the most colorful display. The dark pines in the background established a fine contrast that further enhanced their vibrant colors. I was fortunate to have this time because even as I painted, petals from the tulip tree began to fall and I knew their glory would soon be past.

PINK AND YELLOW
Location, Shaw Nature Reserve, MO.
Date Painted:
April 9, 2006
Size:
12 X 12 inches 
Medium: :
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: 400

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This painting depicts a typical spring-time scene at the Shaw Nature Reserve near Gray's Summit, Missouri. The bright pink tulip trees in bloom and the brilliant yellows of the daffodils in the foreground were nicely contrasted against a stand of dark pines. I found this scene most inviting for a plein air painting. With fellow artists, I have returned to this spot each spring to enjoy painting new versions of this old favorite.

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OLD OAK TREE
Location:Shaw Nature Reserve
Date Painted:
November 9, 2007
Size:
12 X 16 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $500

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This magnificent old oak tree stands alone in a meadow at the edge of the forest. Background trees provide a multicolored backdrop of yellows, reds and greens, while honeysuckle vines surround the roots and try to climb the massive trunk. I can imagine this tree as a young sapling at the time Henry Shaw built the Bascom House and set aside this beautiful land  the Shaw Nature Reserve.

CABBAGE PATCH
Location:
Faust Park, Creve Coeur MO
Date Painted:
August 14, 2005
Size:
8 X 10 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $250

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This painting was done at a restored frontier homestead in Faust Park, Missouri (best know for the Butterfly House). I was attracted to the scene by the many shades of green in the cabbages. Amid the tangle of leaves were a few perfect heads of cabbage, seemingly unharmed by insects. This may be credited to the nearby bed of bright orange marigolds. Apparently the early farmers believed that marigolds would discourage insects – and it appears that perhaps they were right!

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BOUNTY FROM THE GARDEN
Location:
Lebanon, Illinois         
Date Painted: September 23, 2008
Size:
12 X 9 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $325

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Vegetable gardens seem to hit their peak in August and September . This year, friends and neighbors enjoyed bumper crops of tomatoes and peppers in spite of limited summer rainfall. We were the beneficiaries of this bounty, and when the doorbell rang we would find that another bundle of veggies had been delivered.  As I opened the paper bags and placed these beautiful vegetables on the kitchen counter, I saw they made a colorful composition. When I completed this still life painting, we ate the veggies. My father used to say: "You can't have your cake and eat it too!" Well, maybe we found an exception to that old saying.

WHITE WATER LILIES II
Location:
Tower Grove Park
Date Painted: June 6, 2005
Size:
12 X 12 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $400

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I painted this version of  white water lilies at one of the many ponds in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis. I have painted these ponds from several angles and have begun to include the sequence number in the title. These ponds are not large, but they provide an abundance of lilies in a rainbow of colors from white to yellow, red and blue. Their graceful leaves present a variety of shapes, patterns and tones, with colors ranging from dark purple to blue-green and celery. Gold fish provided interesting contrasts in shape and color as they moved about in search of food and cover beneath the floating leaves.

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LILY POND AT THE JEWEL BOX
Location, Forest Park, St. Louis
Date Painted:
August 9, 2003
Size:
6 X 8 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $150

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The Jewel Box is a beautiful arboretum in St. Louis’ Forest Park. It is one of the few original structures remaining from the 1904 World’s Fair. The lily ponds lining the entry walkway are always colorful during summer months. This painting was done on location and depicts the water lilies and broad-leaf water plants growing in one of these ponds with an image of the Jewel Box reflected in the background
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CACTUS FLOWERS
Location, Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Date Painted:
July 28, 2008
Size:
8 X 10  inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $250

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These prickly pear cactus plants are located at the Shrine of the Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois. They are planted along the pathway leading to hillside shrine of Our Lady of Guadeloupe. I was attracted by the bright yellow and orange flowers and the new growth of fresh green buds. This flowering and new bud growth reminded me of  the miracle of life and rebirth - which seemed a fitting theme for my painting. I quickly set up my easel and got to work because darkening clouds and fresh breezes suggested that rain might be on the way. I finished painting just as the first raindrops began to fall.

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AUTUMN COLORS
Location, Castlewood State Park
Date Painted:
November 12, 2006
Size:
12 X 16 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $510

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I hiked up one of the many trails in Castlewood State Park, near Ballwin, Missouri with a group of fellow artists to find this scene. The sun had just burned off the morning frost and was lighting brilliant colors on leaves clinging to these trees and shrubs. Soon after  we got our easels set up, the temperature warmed and were able to shed our heavy coats. Everyone enjoyed painting  visual records of this beautiful Autumn day.

HIGH COUNTY ASPENS
Location:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Date Painted:
May 9, 2005
Size:
6 X 8 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $150

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I attended a plein air painting workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with my son Shawn, and our friend Dave Huth. Each evening we would drive to a nearby location to paint. When we came upon this appealing scene we stopped and quickly set up our easels. Storm clouds began to gather, and soon a cold thunderstorm forced us pick up and run for shelter. Fortunately, by that time I had captured sufficient information that I was able to finish the painting later.

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BIRDHOUSE AMONG TULIP TREES AND DAFFODILS
Location:
Shaw Nature Reserve, Gary's Summit
Date Painted: March 28, 2004
Size:
9 X 12 inches
Medium: Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $320

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This painting was done on location at the Shaw Nature Reserve near Gray’s Summit in Missouri. It was a bright, beautiful spring day with light winds and temperatures in the upper 60’s. The Reserve’s maintenance crews had just finished refurbishing all the bird houses in preparation for annual return of the Purple Martins and Bluebirds.


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