Sunday, September 12, 2010

Maxine's book signing

Here is Maxine, my friend from exercise and dancing, signing her recent book, Missouri's Wild Mushrooms.  It's a beautiful book, which is a guide to hunting, identifying and cooking the state's most common mushrooms, by Maxine Stone.  It includes 24 delicious recipes, too !!
     The book is available at the Botanical Gardens shop and 
     Maxine is the past-president of the Missouri Mycological Society and serves on it's board of dierectors.  She is a passionate mycophile (someone who is fascinated by mushrooms), and loves studying and teaching mycology.   She is a Master Gardener with the Missouri Botanical Garden and is on the Master Gardener Advisory Board.  She is also a Master Naturalist with the Missouri Department of Conservation and is on the board of directors.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

More cherries...

As lots of daily painters do, I've come to realize that when you work with a subject matter, generally you want to do several paintings, due to their size.   Here is my 6 x 8 painting in oil of the second composition, using my complementary scheme of the green apple and red cherries...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Daily Painter? we'll see.....

After not having posted in what seems like "forever", I've decided to try my hand at a series of paintings.  The last paintings that I did were uber realistic portraits,and I enjoyed doing them.  I've been determined to loosen up my style, though, and possibly through a daily (or close to daily) regiment of painting exercises I will be able to that.   Here is the first posting of a 6 x 8 oil on board entitled, "Cherries Jubilee"