Watercolor Self Portrait


Jeffrey Smith | watercolor self portrait

I created this self-portrait using watercolor and gouache after reading an article by artist Burton Silverman. In it, he talked about working with watercolor on bristol paper. He made such a convincing argument for trying bristol paper because of the ability to lift color off from the surface. I had to give it a try. …
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Portrait of My Father


Portrait of My Father | Jeffrey Smith

I was lucky enough to get to spend the time with my father to create this portrait. He came down to my studio in Northeast Minneapolis and sat for this painting.

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Roxanne


Roxanne | Pastel | Jeffrey

This portrait started as a demo for a pastel workshop that I was teaching. I wanted to show how you can achieve the feeling of light hitting the model and a likeness with having a huge set of pastels. I worked with a couple of sticks of vine charcoal and a set of 40 half-stick …
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