Posts Tagged ‘Webster-Groves-Christian-Church’


Tempera painting of a model by John Foster Dyess

This  painting from a model was painted at Webster Groves Christian Church along with six other artists. I painted the model from life during four 20 minute sessions. and finished it in my home working from a photograph I took of the model. I used Palmer Prism Tempera paint on mat board.The size of the painting is 21″ x 22.5″ .


detail of painting

There was going to be an art opening of Portraits of Courage on Saturday January 14 at 4:00 p.m. Because of the ice storm the opening will be January 16,2017.


painting from life of a model named Kelly

This painting study of Kelly was started from life at a painting session at Webster Groves Christian Church, which is located near Webster Groves,Missouri.I took a few reference photos of her and finished working on the painting in my studio. She had an interesting hair style.The final size is 17″ wide x 20″ high and is painted with Palmer Prism Tempera paint on mat board.


painted from life at WGCC in about one hour painting time.


step 2 working from photo in my studio


step 3 working from photo in studio


detail of finished study painting of Kelly.


Steve Scherrer February 9, 1960 – November 6,2014.

I only knew Steve for a short time, about five years, but we became friends and shared conversations about art ,family and politics.


pastel drawing of Greer by Steve Scherrer

Steve and I  got to know each other when we started going to a drawing and painting  group at the St.Louis Artists’ Guild, about five years ago. This is a drawing Steve did of a model during one of the drawing and painting sessions. We started a drawing and painting group ,about three years ago, at Webster Groves Christian Church, which continues. I miss the conversations we had while driving to these drawing and painting sessions


“Armistice” by Steve Scherrer

Several Years before he died Steve started creating  a series of sculpture constructions called Curiosities & Consciousness. The Armistice sculpture was in a show, I curated, titled “Ode to Peace” at the Gallery Within Webster Groves Christian Church.


Painting study of model named Stephanie

Today I worked on a tempera painting that I had started of a model several months ago. The model posed at Webster Groves Christian Church where a painting group paints from a model twice a month. I used Tempera paint on a canvas which is 24″ wide x 30 ” high. I may do some additional work on this painting.

Detai of painting

detail of painting

Photo of Stephanie

photo of the model


Dragon Girl created by Jeff Weigel

There will be an art opening titled “Read with Me” on Sunday May 15,2016 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the “Gallery Within” (Webster Groves Christian Church,1320 W. Lockwood Ave. St.Louis MO 63122 } featuring the art of Jeff Weigel author and illustrator along with students’ artwork on reading and literacy. These are the students of John Dyess from St.Louis Community College at Meramec.


Dragon Girl by Jeff Weigel

Space mechanics-color

Space Mechanics by Jeff Weigel


Read and grow by Irina Pavlova

The art on this post was created by three of my art students at St.Louis Community College at Meramec,for an assignment to design art that promotes the importance of learning to read and reading books.This art,the literacy art and designs by other Meramec art students and the illustrations of illustrator Jeff Weigel will be part of a gallery show in  “The Gallery Within” at  Webster Groves Christian Church.


Read to Grow by Felisha Dattoli


Read and Grow by Felicia A Moore

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Gallery announcement for Read With Me art show of the illustrations of Jeff Weigel and art students at St.Louis Community College at Meramec

changing perspectives insert


The Gallery Within Webster Groves Christian Church

This article about the Gallery Within Webster groves Christian Church appeared in Just Women a Disciple’s women magazine.