The Last Missouri Paintings

BRIAN MAHIEU
poetry in paint ~

The paintings on this page were displayed from May 3—June 25, 2016 at Orr Street Studios.
They are the final paintings Brian Mahieu did in Missouri, wrapping up a thirty year career of painting the Missouri River Valley, primarily at dusk. Brian has moved to Washington State.

I view my move to Washington State as a springboard into the second phase of my artistic life capturing one of the most diverse landscapes in the United States—from the wild rocky beaches to the rain forests, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, tulip farms, deserts and wine country. I have a lifetime of new subjects awaiting me!

Electric Evening
11 May 16, 18 X 14 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Sunset Glow
12 May 16, 20 X 16 inches, 7:50 pm, plein air oil on linen
—Collection of the Artist

Full Moon—St Aubert Island
22 Feb 16, 6:45 pm, 20 X 24 inches, plein air oil on linen
—Private Collection

Yellow Windy Day—Homage to Frank Stack
Yellow Windy Day—Homage to Frank Stack
8 April 16, 1:30 pm, 18 X 14 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Luminous Evening—Spring Fields
Luminous Evening—Spring Fields
19 April 16, 7:20 pm, 18 X 24 inches, plein air oil on linen
—Private Collection

Backlit Clouds—Night Meadow
Backlit Clouds—Night Meadow
8 April 16, 8:12 pm, 30 X 20 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Just Before Moonrise
19 Feb 16, 6:20 pm, 36 X 36" plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Opalescent Dusk—Cottonwood Grove
20 Jan 16, 5:45 pm, 36 X 36 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Acquisition of The Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia Mo.

Snowfall at Dusk—Cottonwood Grove
19 Jan 16, 5:35 pm, 30 X 30 inches, plein air oil and snow on canvas
—The Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia Mo, Gift of the Artist.

Floodwaters at Sunset—Levee
1 Jan 16, 5:40 pm, 30 X 30 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection.

Lily Pond, Dusk, Lightning Bugs
Three nights ending on 30 May 15, 36 X 36" plein air oil.
—Private Collection

In The Distance
In The Distance
21 April 16, 12:50 pm, 18 X 24 inches, plein air oil on linen
—Private Collection

Heading West—Transcendent Dusk
22 April 16, 8:13 pm 36 X 24 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

White Sunset—Crow’s Fork Creek
White Sunset—Crow’s Fork Creek
5 April 16, 7:25 pm, 36 X 24 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Dusk Along The River—Twilight Sycamores
Dusk Along The River—Twilight Sycamores
14 April 16, 8:10 pm, 36 X 18 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Iridescent Sundown
Iridescent Sundown
12 april 16, 7:28 pm, 24 X 20 inches, plein air oil on linen
—Private Collection

Sunset Glow—St Aubert Island
30 Jan 16, 5;55 pm, 30 X 20 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Snowy Sunset—Cottonwoods Flooded Swale III
9 Jan 16, 4:40 pm, 36 X 24 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Acquisition of The Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia Mo.

Winter Wheat—Flooded Swale I
30 Dec 15, 5:15 pm, 30 X 20 inches, plein air oil on Belgian linen mounted on panel.
—Private Collection

Sycamores—Early Evening
13 April 16, 7:48 pm, 36 X 24, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Ecstasy of Observation
12 May 16, 5:20 pm, 14 X 11 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Terracotta Sunset
10 May 16, 7:55 pm, 24 X 18 inches, plein air oil on linen
—Private Collection

Spring Weather
Spring Weather
15 April 16,12:42 pm, 20 X 16 inches, plein air oil on linen
—Private Collection

Amber and Turquoise Sundown
25 Feb 16, 6:30 pm, 24 X 20 inches, plein air oil on linen
—Private Collection

Lilac Dusk—Up River
Lilac Dusk—Up River
6 Mar 16, 6:30 pm, 36 X 24 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Dusk on Middle River
23 Feb 16, 6:15 pm, 24 X 20 inches, plein air oil on linen
—Private Collection

Winter Wheat—Flooded Swale II
31 Dec 15, 5:30 pm, 36 X 24 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Nightfall in the Pinegrove—Talisman.
29 Dec 15, 5:55 pm, 14 X 18 inches, plein air oil on canvas.
—Private Collection

Moonrise—Owl’s Flight
16 Dec 15, 5:10 pm, 40 X 30 inches, plein air oil on canvas.
—Private Collection

Late Spring Morning in the River Bottoms
10 May 16, 12:55 pm, 18 X 14 inches, plein air oil on canvas
—Private Collection

Painting at dusk in the Steedman bottoms, 2014