Forsythia and Copper Canister, work in progress update


I finally got back over to the studio today.  We have been moving from an apartment in the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis, to our first house, over in Saint Paul!  I’m thrilled to be living back in Saint Paul, but moving is a lot of work! Every time that I’ve done it, I swear …
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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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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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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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