Italy…wrapping things up.


So things are finally starting to come together…I’m feeling like I’m rounding a corner on this painting.  I’ve grown to really enjoy using a limited number of pigments…Decision making is certainly alot simpler with only 6 colors!

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Italy…still, working in progress


Italy — Southern Coast | Jeffrey Smith Art

I’ve had been struggling with the paint surface on this piece all along. I got to thinking, “Perhaps my white paint isn’t as fresh as it could or for that mater, should be.” For those of you who don’t think that paint can be old even right from the store, think again.  I headed off …
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The Italy Painting…the work continues


Here’s another look at my commission painting of the Italian coast.  I’ve been working with a limited number of pigments on this painting.  The idea, is that it help to bring about a greater feeling of color unity because everything has to be mixed…so far so good, but as a color junkie, there have been …
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Work in Progress: Italy


Today’s post is a work in progress shot of an on going commision painting.  The painting has gone through more than it’s fair share of changes over the years since I was approached to do it.  I’m very pleased with the direction that the painting is taking.  I feel like I still have miles to go …
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2015 Summit Ave


Today was another beautiful day, so I found my self painting outside again.  I didn’t have to travel to  far from my own house today.  In Minnesota, or most anywhere, Summit Ave is a truely one of a kind street with big homes everywhere you turn.  Subject wise, this was kind of different choice for me, but I …
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Plein Air sketches


I finally made it back to the studio today.  I’m with out air conditioning, and it was really hot again today in Minneapolis.  I decided to grab my brushes, and head out to do some plein air work.  Today is a double post.  The first one, Stream, took about an hour and a half, and …
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