Marina Movshina's Painting, Projects, Ideas, Art

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Last Summer

Indian Creek Last Summer. I have painted this view a few times as I love the majesty of the scene. This painting is the largest and the most successful one I have done here. The painting is 16" x 20". I will list this one on eBay shortly.

Monday, December 17, 2007

New Still Life

A New Still Life for Chesterfield Arts. I want to send a still life to Chesterfield Arts for the Art Feast Benefit. This is another still life that I think I will donate instead of the one posted earlier. This painting is also 9" x 12".

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tower Grove Pool
A big bright, colorful impressionist style painting of a little boy reaching into the water at the waterlily pool at Tower Grover Park. I think at 20x24 inches this is the biggest painting I have ever put on eBay.
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Cabins in the Snow

Cabins in the Snow. A cool pink light shines through the trees on this painting. Just through experience of painting, I beginning to think I am most at home with this size canvas. The 12x16 seems large enough to make a statement yet manageable outside. I'm going to try some linen on panels this summer. In addition it is in the 3x4 proportion. Then there is always the 2x3 scale. Got to make some of those panels, too.
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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Still Life

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A Still Life. The weather has turned quite cold and quite frankly I don't want to paint outside. The still life season is upon us. These are the last rose blooms picked before Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

A recent landscape painting. A larger sized painting for me. It measures 18 x 24 inches. A view down Indian Creek from a walk this fall.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Art Feast at Chesterfield Arts

Art Feast at Chesterfield Arts. Almost every year since it started, I have donated a painting to the Chesterfield Arts Fund Raiser titled Art Feast. I was going to donate this painting, but I don't think I will be attending. I am going to paint another painting for them. The painting is on a 9x12" wooden panel.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Lake in the Morning

The Lake in the Morning. A larger painting from my plein air sketch posted almost a month ago. The painting is 16 x 20 inches.

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River Island

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River Island. I was at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers on Saturday and was fascinated by the island in the middle channel.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Last Weekend

Last Weekend. Last weekend I went to the Bevo Mill area in South Saint Louis. I just couldn't get into painting. I didn't find the Mill all that interesting and my effort was awful. I drove around looking at the little houses in the area and painted this one. I realized that I had brought my bad paints and that is a big mistake. You've got to use the good stuff, at least I do.
Orchid in Chinese Bowl

Orchid in a Chinese Bowl. There are all these orchids here so I will be painting them. My mother is a huge orchid fan. Hopefully, the plants will cooperate and bloom! The weather is starting to get cold and I won't be painting outside as much. I still have many ideas for landscapes so I won't totally abandon them over the winter months.

Log in the Creek. Logs in the water are hard for me to paint. I am working on a larger painting with fallen trees in the water. This is a study for that painting.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Dave Again

Dave Again. Dave was out painting for the Paint Out Saint Louis Event. Artists are amazing. They pay for the opportunity to have the back of the panel stamped, then race out and paint, then submit their work for a chance to be in a gallery show, in this case in South Saint Louis and then maybe, hopefully, they'll sell a painting! Where else but the art world does the supplier of the merchandise have to pay the retailer for the privilege of stocking the store?
South Saint Louis

South Saint Louis. Painting near Pestalozzi Street behind the original old Anheuser Bush brewery, which is really quite beautiful, too. Here I am out very early on a Sunday morning looking down Lynch Street. I love the warm light of the morning. It's always subtle, fresh, and delicately tinted.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bend in the river

The Bend in the River. Last weekend at Indian Creek I took a road I haven't taken in quite awhile. The river has changed and swerved and snakes around. I stopped and tried to capture it doubling back. A beautiful bright day with just a bit of cool in the air. The painting is 6"x12".

Monday, October 15, 2007


Overpass Construction. There is road construction everywhere around here. I went out and painted at the Olive at I-170 site the other day. It's very nice not to be in the traffic, but instead just watching it snake along. I'll be doing more of these sites as there is major highway construction under way here. The main east west thoroughfare (a good stretch of it) will be completely closed for two years.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Last Summer Weekend. Last weekend was probably the last warm summer-like weekend of the fall. I was painting at the Miles Cemetery. As you can see others were painting there also. Farm land as far as the eye can see, warm light and a bit of the Midwest Haze made for a glorious day of painting. Up on the bluff you feel you're on top of the world. The painting is 8"x10".

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Miles Cemetery

Looking up the hill. I changed my location and did a paiting of all the painters looking out over the landscape.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

JOey's Snooze

Joey's Snooze. I painted this this summer out at Indian Creek. Joey slept in as the morning sun flooded the porch of the cabin. Is it a plein air painting if you paint on the porch?
Boat House

Boat House in Forest Park. I went back to paint at the boat house, hoping I could be understand the color at that time of day. Two months later and everything looks so different. That morning a church group was singing, at the pavillion near by.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Columbia, IL

Another view from last week's trip to Columbia, IL.
Boy and Dog

Boy and Dog. A painting of my son reading the paper while the dog stands guard at his chair.
Miles Cemetery

Plein air at Miles Cemetery. Last weekend I painted plein air at Miles Cemetery. Here is the view over the top of the mausoleum into the valley below.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Still Life with fruit

The still life I painted in New York. The painting is 11x14 inches on a wooden panel. I loved the north light of that studio.

Friday, September 21, 2007

New York Model

Portrait Sketch. My last sketch from New York. The master said, "Much Better."

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Shawn and David

Shawn and David were out this weekend. They are painting in front of the Old Stable Bridge.
Sunday Morning

Cloudy Sunday Morning
It was quite cloudy when I painted near the Old Stable Bridge in Forest Park. But the park is so beautiful and inspiring. Slowly the sun burned off the clouds and it got quite bright.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Studio Corner

This summer I painted in New York. I painted in the 4th floor studio of the Art Students' League. The studio is bathed in north light from a clerestory window. The studio is studded with plaster casts of old masterpieces. The corner sink has a plaster cast above like a big moon hovering over us.

Labor Day Weekend. My second painting of the weekend. There is a bit of fall in the air.
Indian Creek Morning
Labor Day Weekend. There is something so free and fun about painting in the early morning. Here I crept down to the creek before anyone was up to paint the sun coming over the trees. 6"x 8"

Sunday, August 19, 2007

August 12, 2007.

We went to Indian Creek to watch the Persied Meteor Shower. Surprisingly few meteors. However, we did watch a spectacular display of lightning, as a storm moved through north of us. I rose early to paint this painting looking up at the Haverstick's place. The painting is 8x10 inches.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

White Herron
I have walked so many times around Creve Coeur Lake. I decided to paint there recently. The herrons, mist and water made it an ideal spot. The painting is 10x20 inches.
Forest Park Pavilion
I was fascinated by the warm light outside and the cool light in the pavilion. The groundskeeper hosing off the sidewalk provided a wonderful focal point. Painting is 9x12 inches.
Old Stable Bridge
This is the Old Stable Bridge. The plein air class met here for the first session. While we were painting a man came up to me and wanted to know how long we would be there as he planned to have his class paint there that day, also. It is a beautiful spot. This painting is 9x12 inches.
Boat House
The Forest Park Boat House. I taught a plein air painting class this summer. The class met in Forest Park. This is the boat house. I like the light in this painting.
Indian Creek Road at New Hope Church Road
A recent painting from Indian Creek. I love painting out there, especially early in the morning.

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