Monday, July 13, 2015

Adam & Eve in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis

Adam & Eve in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, 07/12/2015, 7" x 9", watercolor on Canson 140 lb cp, Michael Anderson.
I took my sketching kit to the weekly outing of the Missouri Plein Air Painters Association in Tower Grove Park. The park is a large swath of urban landscape that once was the private garden of wealthy St. Louisan, Henry Shaw. It includes several ponds, some planted with lotus and waterlilies. After completing a couple of ink sketches I launched into the watercolor study above. A passerby stopping to look at each of the painters works in progress commented that my page looked like the Garden of Eden and said "you even have Adam & Eve!" One of my MOPAPA friends responded "That is your title." And so it is. Perfect for a Sunday morning in this earthly paradise.
Lotus plants, Precise V7 roller ball pen, Faber Castell Artist Pens

Plein air painters, Precise V7 roller ball pen, Faber Castell Artist Pens


  1. The colored one captures beautifully summer dappled light and green beautifully.

    1. Thank you Marcia. Along with my plien air painter friends I sometimes grumble about the "tyranny of green" in summer. It helps to keep a couple of different greens in the paint box. Sap green, Olive green & hookers green mixed with Winsor Blue, Quinacridone Gold, etc are the watercolors of summer in the Midwest.


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