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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Lagoon Drive Bridge



Lagoon Drive Bridge
©2012 Steve Penberthy
Watercolor on Strathmore 140-lb CP paper
Strathmore Visual Journal
9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)


I painted this morning in Forest Park with the St. Louis Drawing & Painting Meetup Group.  This view is of a bridge on Lagoon Drive in Forest Park, near the Grand Basin.  We've had triple-digit temperatures for the last several days here in St. Louis, so it was key to get out early.  A few of us found this shady spot and there was a nice breeze blowing to keep us cool.  There was a surprising amount of activity in the park on this sweltering day:  joggers, walkers, cyclists, golfers (and, of course, artists!).  A female mallard duck, with a baby duckling close behind, strolled around my painting setup, probably looking for a handout.

3 comments:

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Reminds me of Monet's green bridge... ok so not really... great painting/sketch. I've missed seeing your art here ... hope this means I'll get to see my Steve Penberthy paintings this Summer.

Linda Young said...

Nice sketches. Best wishes to you.

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