Monday, November 30, 2009

Something Small for the Holidays - 2009

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Join us and your favorite artist on Tuesday, December 1st from 6 - 9pm for a wine &

hor d'oeuvres reception to kick off the Opening Night of our annual holiday show

31 Artists with their own unique style and vision working in Oils, Pastels, Glass, Watercolor and Photography (artwork does not necessarily deal with the holidays).

Vote for your favorite to win our People's Choice

Maryanne Barber
Judith Brown
Eileen Concannon
Elizabeth Concannon
Edward Crim
Joanlee Ferrara
Mirka Fette
Gail Ford
Mike Frank
Glenda Hares

Al Horst
Kathy Kelly
Marilyn Mackris
Martha Mahon
Garry McMichaels
Barbara McCormack
Dakota Meshko
Mary Norton
Carol Phemister
Rosie Phillips
Adrienne Rosen

Janice Scherer
Jo Seltzer
Barbara Martin Smith
Jeanne Thomas
Jerry Thomas
Patricia Tiemeier
Barbara Wagamon
Dawn Wagner
Carole Weis
Joy Yarbrough

You will meet great local artists, enjoy amazing artwork and maybe find something in your budget for the art lover in your life.

Free and open to the public, everyone's invited. Plenty of free parking.parking (artwork does not necessarily deal with the holidays).

Friday, November 6, 2009

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Yesterday's masterpieces as created by the masters of today!

I am pleased to announce the juried acceptance of my version of Cezanne's "Still Life with Onions" painted in watercolor. I created this painting for the "Remastered" exhibit for Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery. Cezanne painted this in oil and I painted it in watercolors!

"ReMastered" is our chance to re-imagine famous artworks of the past; yesterday's masterpieces. Artists were challenged to create reproductions from these artistic greats in our own unique style. The exhibit is open from November 13th through January 9th with opening receptions on November 13th and 14th from 7 - 10 PM and again on December 11th and 12th. Please see website for hours and directions!

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery, 2028 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

(314) 258-4299

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Day in the Park! Brrrr......

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 Yes, it was cold and there wasn't any coffee!
Though we still had a great day out at Tower Grove Park yesterday for a painting session with Carol Jessen.
We worked on composition, painting very wet and being loose, think "air brushing"!  well..... I could go on from here with being loose but most of us are way beyond that! hmmm.... back to the painting.... we all learned, had some fun, Sue is not in the picture cause she took it! And then we went home and had coffee/tea!
Still a great day.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chandler Hill Vineyard day of painting!

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What a beautiful day we had at Chandler Hill Vineyard! This is the view from the deck!

David Drummond workshop

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David and his wife, Priscilla spent 3 hard working but FUN days with the Saint Louis Watercolor Society. He is showing his unfinished demo, which we all took our turns at attempting to create using his wet, VERY WET style of painting!
Thanks David for sharing your technique and expertise with us!
October 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Jordan is juried into Charlotte's "Festival in the Park"!

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Congratulations to Jordan Mahoney, my grand daughter! Her painting was selected to be on display at the Charlotte, NC annual "Festival in the Park" Art Fair! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

Maine visit!

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We spent a wonderful week in Maine the last week of September! We ate tons of lobster, every day! And the scenery is just beautiful, lightnouses, boats, autumn leaves, lobster!
This is the Pemaquid Lighthouse with a huge expanse of rock/granite spilling into the ocean!
I came home with tons of painting ideas and pictures.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Just Dessert Flowers

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watercolor has just been awarded with a 2nd place award at the Powder Valley Conservation Park show!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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I am pleased to announce that "Ride!" has been accepted into the juried exhibit at Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Art Gallery!
The show, "Spoked" is in conjunction with the Tour of Missouri, a world class cycling event. The exhibition runs September 4th through October 2nd with a day of special events on September 7th coinciding with the Tour of Missouri race! For more information about the gallery and the events see their website:

Monday, August 10, 2009

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I am pleased to announce that my "Hallway" painting has just been awarded 1st place at the Society of Independent Artist exhibition!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Art Saint Louis Opening Reception

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Art Saint Louis Opening Reception
"Rosie and Glasgow Bridge River Crossing"

Thanks to Art Saint Louis for a wonderful opening! Come by and see all the great art on display now through August 29th!

Friday, July 17, 2009

St Peters Community and Arts Center show

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Not a great photo but...... "Bahama Buoys" has won a 3rd place ribbon at the St Peters Community and Arts Center "Reflections" show!
Come out and see it through Aug 10, 2009.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

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I am pleased to announce that "Glasgow Bridge River Crossing" has been accepted into the juried show, Minding the Gap at Art Saint Louis!
The show will be July 20 through August 27, 2009!
A reception will be held on July 18 from 6-8 pm!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Painting in Hawaii

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We had a wonderful trip to the islands of Molokaii and to the big island of Hawaii. I was lucky in that we had planned a lot of "down" time which meant tons of reading, walking on the beach and yes, painting! I was more organized with painting supplies this trip and took a minimal packet and lo and behold, it was my most successful painting time while on a trip! Goes to show you, that I didn't really need all that "stuff"!
I painted several beach scenes and practiced with skies and water and sand...... and on Hawaii, near Kona, this historical cottage was on the beach and was just calling me to paint! I did a couple of plein air versions there and once at home, I took my sketches and made a final one.
This is the Eva Parker Woods cottage on the grounds of the Mauna Lani Resort near Kona.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Just Dessert Flowers

Pin It Recently, while lunching with a group of my painting friends, we moved the table flowers off to a window and before leaving, we noticed what a great composition and a great show of lights and shadows. So, we painted!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Does it look like me? Hope so and I noticed that I got my "attitude" on!
Just finished a one week workshop with nationally known artist and teacher, Ted Nuttal.
It was a great week, learned a lot, got brave by putting sloppy dots in places. Sloppy dots are his style to make the his paintings unique. Had lots of fun, worked hard, learned a lot but don't know yet if it will all stick in my brain. Let's hope so as it was an inspiring week!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

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As April nears and the promise of warmer weather comes, I have been thinking of flowers.
I don't normally paint flowers but I was wanting some fresh and springy items for the upcoming display at the Foundry kiosk for the Saint Louis Watercolor Society. So, here it is.... straight from my garden.... last summer with hopes of renewal!
Come see this painting and others at The Foundry in St Charles in April and May!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Garden Spot

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I know it is still cold and wintery outside BUT enough! I took a photo last summer while at the Mo Botanical Garden and this is was a nice, warm day so I thought it would bring warm thoughts our way this cold February and March!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Old Friend

Pin It Last summer, we had a wonderful weekend in Wisconsin with some good friends. Well, as normal, I carry a camera around with me and I was intrigued with their old red truck! One day while on their beautiful property, the sun was shining through the trees and on top of the truck and through the dusty windshield. I knew then that I had to paint it!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Monday, February 2, 2009

"Warm Horizons" painting on display at Missouri Watercolor Society online member's gallery

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The Missouri Watercolor Society Online Member's Galley for February through May 2009 is posted at Be sure to visit all the great and beautiful paintings exhibited! My abstract painting, "Warm Horizons" (SOLD) is on display!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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Bellas has a snow day today!