Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, Missouri

     Tower Grove Park is a wonderful park inside the St. Louis city limits.  Joggers,  cyclists, families, dog walkers, and plein air painters occupied a small, beautiful, area of the park today.  We positioned ourselves by the Piper Palm House... famous for it's fabulous Sunday brunch.....I tried to stay in the shade, and found this great pond with lily pads, and a few flowering water lilies in view.    This time I worked with an 8 x 10 gessobord, and was able to complete my painting.  I was very happy with the flow and movement I tried to convey.  It seems I learn something every time I paint outdoors... Either something TO DO, or something  NOT TO DO..... ha
      We had a great big group of at least 12 artists painting.... such fun, and such support everyone gives to each other... love it.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Webster Groves High School

      I just put the finishing touches on this painting of my good ole alma mater, Webster Groves High School.  Our much celebrated reunion (the biggie) is this year, and I'm on the committee to get classmates signed up to come.   I don't think they have changed the entrance to the building in 50 years !  Brings back memories.... most of them are great. 
     If there is enough interest, I will have some prints of this made.  We'll see.....

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Plein air on the Mississippi River

     I joined the St. Louis plein air group for another jaunt to the park, south of the city, on the river.  Beautiful sunny, yet a bit hot day.  I guess I'll look into a shade umbrella as my next purchase....