Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sketchng in Forest Park, World's Fair Pavilion, St. Louis

The World's Fair Pavilion stands at the crest of Government Hill overlooking a broad expanse of Forest Park. Designed by English architect Henry Wright and built with proceeds from the 1904 World's Fair the building opened in 1910. Cascades of daffodils are flanked by dual stairways at both ends of the structure that lead down the hill to a fountain and pool. Rows of flowering trees added swaths of pink & dark magenta to my view of the arts & crafts-style structure on this cool, gray morning.

World's Fair Pavilion, Forest Park, 04/10/2016, 7"h x 9"w, Canson 140lb cold press, waterbrush, Michael Anderson


  1. Wonderful, Michael, and how cool to read the background!

  2. Thank you Kate. Forest Park still echoes the 1904 World's Fair in the imagination and legend.

  3. Especially like the gradation of color in the lawn.

  4. Thanks Marcia! There are 3 washes on the lawn shape. First a flat wash of quinacridone gold. Second a flat wash of sap green. The third was a graded wash of sap green into quin gold working from right to left.

    1. 2 wonderful colors--quin gold is magic. You've worked them well.


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