Silver Jar and Green Vase


This painting was inspired by color. I wanted to create a still life that juxtaposed warm against cool color. I repeated that theme with the warm brown in the background contrasted against the blue tabletop and the blues reflecting in the silver canister contrasted against the warm yellow-greens of that fabulous vase.

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Tulips


Tulips | gouache | Jeffrey Smith

This painting began with a dinner party. I had just moved into a new apartment in downtown Minneapolis. As I was unpacking, I rediscovered a table runner that picked up several years ago. It’s a multicolor stripe woven cloth — red, green, yellow, blue orange. I knew that I wanted to have that cloth on …
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Asparagus


Asparagus | gouache on paper | Jeffrey Smtih

There is just something about asparagus — I love everything about it! I love how it taste, the feel of it, the color, but especially how it’s sold. I’m fascinated in the store how it’s standing up on end, bound with a beautiful, colorful rubber band. When I happened across asparagus on sale at Whole …
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