Here comes the sun


As the portrait starts to wrap up, I’ve shifted focus onto the surrounding elements.  Over the last few days I’ve spent a considerable amount of time working on the sunflowers and on the exterior landscape. Please click here to return to the home page of Jeffrey Smith Art

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Coming Together


Things are coming together, and taking shape.  I’ve recently starting using medium.  This is an additive to improve the quality of the paint surface.  Dry paint can be very difficult to move around the surface of the canvas.  Adding medium to the paint helps it blend and flow. Please click here to return to the home …
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Back Again!!!


It’s good to be back online! Work has continued on the portrait, though  I haven’t been updating the blog nearly as often as I should. The image above is from earlier today.  I finished a great painting session and snapped a picture. It’s strange how the paint reacts when a photo is taken…. I had the …
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Work in Progress…the Progress continues.


Work has continued on the portrait.  I’ve tried to balance the desire to focus on the faces of the subject with the need to keep the painting moving forward as one whole piece.  The environment is starting to come together which is always an exciting part of the process. I’ve spent a lot of time …
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