Sunday in the Park


Sunday in the Park, pastel, by Jeffrey Smith

This painting began as plein air on a sunny Sunday morning. I had made my way to Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After spending a couple hours working, my light had begun to change and I was reaching the point of saturation — I need to wrap up and take a break from the …
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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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