RIVERS, LAKES AND STREAMS

 

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WILSON LAKE
Location:
 Wilson Lake, Wyoming
Date Painted: July 4, 2008
Size:
10 X 8 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $260

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Info About This Piece
This painting began during mid-April 2008 as a preliminary study in Victor Idaho, and it fairly represents the scenery from around the Teton areas of Idaho and Wyoming. Following my return home to Lebanon, Illinois, I continued to work on the painting in my studio using memory and the preliminary study done in Idaho as my guide for composition and color. This painting is the finished result.
                                                                                           

MERAMEC RIVER - UPSTREAM FROM THE BLUFFS
Location:
Castlewood State Park, Missouri
Date Painted:
December, 2002
Size:
10 X 8 inches
Medium:
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Price
: $250

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Info About This Piece,
During the early winter of 2002, I did a series of plein air paintings of the Meramec River Valley from vantage points on the limestone bluffs in Castlewood State Park, Missouri. This version looks upstream toward central Missouri. It was easy to imagine Indians traveling this convenient waterway in their birch bark canoes, and I am told it was used by fur trappers as they ventured inland for beaver along the many tributary streams that make up the Meramec River

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ROCK FALLS OF THE OZARKS
Location:
Alley Springs, Missouri
Date Painted:
May 23, 2003
Size:
20 X 16 inches
Medium:
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Price
: $800

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Info About This Piece,
This painting is based upon a series of photographs taken by my son, Shawn one evening in March 2001 while on a weekend painting trip with some fellow plein air painters. This unusual rock formation has a natural pink cast, which was warmed to deep shades of red and orange as the sun began to set. Rock Falls is located on a spring-fed tributary of the Montauk River near Alley Springs, Missouri and as such is protected under the Federally designated system of wild and scenic rivers.

CATTAIL POND
Location:
Forest Park, St. Louis
Date Painted:
November 16, 2008
Size:
20 X 16 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $800

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I painted this scene in St. Louis Forest Park at a pond located near the ice skating rink. The area is relatively remote and it features walking and biking trails that wind through a series of springs and ponds with secluded spots for observation of wildlife. This area appears to be one of the headwater sources for the River DesPeres. Over the years, massive old trees have fallen and have been left in place to provide natural habitat. While painting this reed-filled cattail pond, I observed several species of ducks and marsh land birds swimming about in search of food.

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SPRING RUN-OFF
Location:
Ballwin, Misssouri
Date Painted: April 17, 2005
Size:
8 X 10 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $250

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Info About This Piece,
A group of plein air artists had gathered at Castlewood State Park, near Ballwin, Missouri to paint the spring run-off on this tributary of the Mermac River. I waded upstream until I found this suitable spot for painting. As an interesting sidelight, while I was painting this picture, a migration of fresh-water shrimp began to swim up the stream like miniature salmon. By afternoon they were all gone, presumably having made their way up to the spawning grounds.

WATER LILIES AND GOLD FISH
Location: Tower Grove Park
Date Painted:
August 20, 2006
Size:
10 X 8 inches
Medium:
Oil on  Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $260

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Info About This Piece,
I painted these white water lilies at one of the many ponds in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis. These ponds are not large, but they provide an abundance of lilies in many shades of color from white to yellow, red and blue. The graceful leaves present a variety of shapes patterns shadows and tones. Their colors range from celery to bluish green and even red and purple. Minnows and gold fish swam about beneath these sheltering leaves in search of food.

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SNOW BOUND RIVER
Location: Victor, Idaho
Date Painted:
April 20, 2008
Size:
10X 8  inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $260

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Info About This Piece,
I painted a preliminary sketch of this scene from a bridge on the Teton River in Victor, Idaho during mid-April, 2008. Spring was late and it snowed almost every day during my week-long stay, but on this particular afternoon, we received some welcome sunshine. After returning home to Illinois, I resumed work on the painting, quickly,  bringing  it forward to this finished image.

WHITE WATER LILIES
Location:
Tower Grove Park
Date Painted: May 10, 2005
Size:
16 X 20 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $800

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Info About This Piece,
I painted these water lilies at one of the several ponds in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis. It was done in the afternoon and as the day warmed up, I was obliged to seek shade beneath surrounding trees. These ponds are not large, but they provide an abundance of water lilies in many shades of color from white and yellow to red and blue. The leaves come in a variety of shapes and colors, and they provide shelter and forage for gold fish living in these ponds.

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SUNSET ALONG A COUNTRY ROAD
Location:
Clarksville, Missouri
Date Painted:
May 26, 2002
Size:
16 X 20 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $
800

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Info About This Piece,
I painted this picture during a weekend paint out in Clarksville, Missouri. While painting this scene the sky turned from blue and yellow to orange crimson, green and violet. It was a spectacular sunset, but fleeting in time so I had to work quickly with broad strokes and lots of paint. While I painted, my wife Lynn, made friends with a herd of curious black cows at the fence behind us. They seemed interested, and made cow noises that I took to be approving of my efforts.

BEAVER DAM
Location: Castlewood State Park, MO.
Date Painted:
February 19, 2003
Size:
24 X 12 inches
Medium:
Oil on Pintura Canvas Panel
Price
: $700

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Info About This Piece,
Surprising as it might seem in an area surrounded by highways and housing subdivisions, a family of beavers selected this small stream in Castlewood State Park to build their dam and beaver lodges. As I painted this picture, I noted that all of the trees within some distance of the dam had been gnawed down and dragged to the steam. These clever little “engineers” had constructed an amazing dam and had created a sizeable lake for their habitat.

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