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Spring’s Softness

Spring’s softness has settled in the city,
trees tenderness triumphs with new leaves.
Rivers of rivulets, feed meadows of
multi-colored crocuses that vanish– 459 more words

Michelle Kogan

Beautiful Day in Forest Park "Time is Forever"

I gave myself a wonderful gift for my birthday.   I went to Forest Park here in St Louis

Missouri to paint en plein air.  My sister came out and joined me for part of the painting session, which was an added bonus!   106 more words



A string of box cars clatter across the tracks – chugging, clanking, rattling,

Slowly creeping through the city, on a mission to somewhere,

What lies within those cars? 115 more words

Carondelet Pavilion

I did this painting with my painting buddy Jane.  It was fall, and again in Carondelet Park, which is just a few blocks from my home.   51 more words


Tower Grove Park En Plein Air

Missouri has a very short spring, and it is mostly wet and rainy.  I’ve heard many people here say we go right from winter to summer, and that’s mostly true.   111 more words


#NaPoWriMo NYC

springtime’s aglow in

nyc’s washington

park people parade.

© 2017 Michelle Kogan

Michelle Kogan

Plein Air Arts Day 2017

It was a beautiful day for Plein Air Arts Day 2017 held on February 24 at the Florida Oceanographic Society.  80 students from The Pine School, Clark Advanced Learning Center, Martin County, South Fork, and Jensen Beach High Schools spent the day working with some of the best artists in our area – Julia Kelly and Carol Baehren-Landeweer in watercolor, Cristina de la Vega in acrylic, Lynne Barletta in pastels, and Thomas Winter in photography.

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