Rock Wall


Today’s post, also started life as a plein air sketch.  It was done on a square panel.  I questioned when I looked at it, “Do I really need all of this going on?” The top portion featured a pine and birch forest with perhaps too much detail… Back in Minneapolis, and back in the studio, I …
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Late Afternoong Light


 Today’s post is a pastel painting done on a homemade panel.  I started with a sheet of Gatorboard.  I toned it with Golden Liquid acrylic in a Payne’s gray.  Next, a layer of  pumice gel is applied with a 2″ brush.  The great thing with these panels, is the texture left behind.  The peaks and valleys from …
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Rocks


I love painting rocks.  There is something so satisfying when you paint something that looks heavy and solid.  This painting was done on panel.  I toned the panel with transparent red oxide.  I then really started working with other transparent pigments.  After that first round, I started the build up of the opaque layers of …
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Sunny Pastures


 I’ve painted this field about a dozen times now.  I think this is one of my favorites.  Some days, the paint just feels great coming off of the brush.  This piece was also done on one of my home made or studio made panels.

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Chena River,Fairbanks Alaska


 Today’s post continues my Alaska theme.  It’s an oil painting of a small clump of pines growing on an island in the Chena River, just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.   This painting was done on one of the panels that I make myself in the studio.  It really gives a nice surface to work on.  I …
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Alaskan Trail, a work in progress


It’s Labor Day, which means summer is coming to an end.  In honor of that, I wanted to show off what’s currently on my easel.  A summery scene,  Alaskan Trail is an 18×24″ oil painting done from some field sketches and reference photos.  There is still more work to be done, but I feel like …
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Studio prep day…making panels.


Painting panels | Jeffrey Smith Art

I spent the better part of the day today making panels. I enjoy the process of making painting panels; starting with just a blank piece of wood, and ending with something worth painting on. It does, however, get quite messy. I start by sand each raw panel to rough up the surface. I use Masonite, …
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On the other hand…


So, you may have arrived here at my blog, and are asking yourself, ” Where the heck have you been?”  Well…I’ve been hard at work on a rather extensive portrait project.  It can be seen in full detail, going all the way back to the design phase. Check out the portrait painting right here on …
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New eBay store!


The time has come…I’ve decide to move through some of my older work. I’ve opened a new ebay store! It can be viewed at Jeffrey Smith Art on eBay. I’ll be posting to the eBay store often, so be sure and check back frequently. New, old…there are bound to bargains!

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