Two Sunflowers | bring the summer fun inside


Two Sunflowers, oil painting, Jeffrey Smith

Long months of Minnesota winter, means lots of time working in the studio. For the summer months, I take my studio on the road. Armed with my pochade box, I head out to experience painting in nature. The glory days of summer… Now I’m not saying that I’m ready for another Minnesota winter, but even …
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Sunflower sprouts | Grow your own spring


Sunflower Sprouts

Minnesota has had an incredibly cold spring. Super cold. As in–we had snow flurries in the last week of April. Given the chilly weather, I think I’m not alone in dreaming for warmer days.  Plein air painting out in the sun. Not bundling up. Leaves on the trees. Sunflower, sunflower Then, of course, there are the sunflowers. …
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Plein Air Sunflower | ready for my close up


Jeffrey Smith | Plein Air Sunflowers

It was one of those perfect Sunday mornings.  The sky was a beautiful shade of blue, and I was at the University of Minnesota’s Display and Trial garden. I must admit that, given the idyllic setting, I had  a hard time picking a spot to drop my gear as I circled the gardens this morning.   …
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Sunflowers


So today’s image is special.  Obviously, it’s not the portrait.  I’ll be back with that shortly! This painting was done as a donation to a local school.  I’ll always happy to help out for a great cause!! UPDATE: I was invited to attend the auction itself and had a wonderful time supporting a wonderful group! …
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