The Artwork of
Kevin M. Haller
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Castlewood State Park in Ballwin, MO
March 2--10am
"Creek Sycamores"
Oil   6x8
Inspiration and Design: View subject
It was a mostly sunny day with the temperature reaching nearly 70 degrees.  I was painting with the Missouri Plein Air Painters.  The painters assembled in the creek bed near the Park Office.  I was looking northwardly down the creek.  When young, my brother and I spent countless hours exploring small Missouri Creeks.  The creeks provided constant entertainment: catching tadpoles, skipping rocks, and racing small, stick-boats.  I feel very much at home in a Missouri creekbed.  For this painting, I wanted to capture the beauty of sunlit sycamores, a prominent feature of Missouri creeks.