End of a Session


Andy, 18x24, by Jeffrey Smith

My Thursday night portrait class has come to an end for another session.  I’ll be taking the summer off to paint plein air, and will return in the fall. The end of a class brings up many emotions. I’m proud of the hard work that my students put in. I’m happy for the results that …
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The Portrait, Final


I love an un-veiling!  The time has finally come!! The Portrait is complete!!! I’ve included a high resolution image of it.  It gives a chance to see some detail.  Just click here to see the portrait painting up close.

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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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A leg to stand on.


I’ve been hard at work in the studio the last few days.  Today I decided to change up what I was working on; today was all about the legs.  It started simple enough. I hadn’t put any effort into the table leg, so I worked on that….and then I just kept going. Before I knew …
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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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