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Kevin M. Haller
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Tower Grove Park
September 16--9am
"Lily Pads, Cloudy Morning"
Oil   8x10
Inspiration and Design: View subject
It was a typical late summer morning at the lily pad pools in Tower Grove Park.  The wind was still and the sky was overcast and bright.  The aquatic vegetation was in its full summer glory.  Though the sky was brighter than normal due to being overcast, the ground plane was slightly darker in tone (than on a clear morning) due to the lesser amount of light falling on it.  My goal for this painting was to capture the attractiveness of red beside its complement green.  The composition emphasizes the variety of shapes found in the cultivated pond: the flat of the lily pads and the tall spikes of acquatic vegetation.