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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Portrait Class at The Atelier Minneapolis


Jill | oil on panel | Jeffrey Smith

The fall term of my portrait class at The Atelier has come to an end — It was a great session!  I felt truly blessed to have the chance to work with such a wonderful group of people! I was also fortunate enough to spend the final night of the class working on the portrait sketch you …
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Back to School


After a great summer break, my weekly portrait class has begun again at The Atelier in Minneapolis.  After our first night, last night, I think this is going to be a really great group to work with. I’m lucky as a teacher to have several returning student.  It’s always nice to think that people take …
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Empty Easel review


I am delighted to send out a big thank you to Dan from Empty Easel, a fantastic online art magazine, for his great write up of me and my painting.  The fun part  came when I logged on to my computer and pulled up my usual reads.  I wasn’t aware that I’d been selected for an …
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