Barnes Jewish Hospital complex. Several buildings along Kingshighway stand above the dense treeline at the edge of Forest Park including the Barnes Jewish Hospital complex. “Skyline, Forest …

 

Bases loaded!

Bases loaded!

Go Cards! Win or lose watching a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium from the suite level is indeed sweet.  I sketched this view from the suite level …

 

Cavalia Big Top

Cavalia Big Top

Another view. I couldn’t resist returning to the Cavalia big top for another sketch, see  2/17/2012; this time on a larger format page. I blocked in the sky …

 

Gazebo, DeMenil Place

Gazebo, DeMenil Place

Private garden. Beyond a picket fence and surrounded by dogwoods, oaks and shrubbery, this view from the sidewalk of a gazebo in a private garden was …

 

Grafitti Wall

Grafitti Wall

Legal grafitti. While grafitti is considered to be criminal defacement of property and a sure sign of urban decay there is a place in St.  Louis where it is …

 

Alley, DeMenil Place

Alley, DeMenil Place

Alley view. An alley is literally a back of the house view but offers the sketch hunter the visual challenge: How do you represent the scene in an …

 

Up on the roof…

Up on the roof…

Satellite dishes. The stair well on top floor of the Keiner Plaza East parking garage bristles with satellite dishes. Like all forms of clutter after awhile they become invisible …

 

Wainwright tomb, Bellefontaine Cemetery

Wainwright tomb, Bellefontaine Cemetery

Louis Sullivan designed one of the most sublime architectural creations anywhere for Ellis Wainwright in 1891. The arrangement of simple forms and the restrained use surface embellishments …

 

Portico, Missouri Botanical Garden

Portico, Missouri Botanical Garden

Elegant garden folly. Now preserved as a garden feature in the Temperate House, this classical stone porticco was the entrance to St. Leo’s Catholic School built in 1902.  According to …

 

Cavalia big top

Cavalia big top

Cavalia big top. Often the best way to paint an object is not to paint it all but rather paint the shadow shapes that define its form, especially the …