Plein Air Painitng: On the Park Lawn With My Pochade Box


Spring has finally arrived here in Minnesota! I love painting outdoors this time of year.  The branches of the trees are still very visible, with just enough of the yellow-green foliage of spring to soften the edges. It’s like being able to see the support skeleton underneath. For my 30th birthday, last Sunday, my partner …
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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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