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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Albert


Albert, a gouache painting on watercolor paper by Minnesota artist Jeffrey Smith

I always think of my yellow lab Albert as a handsome dog, but every now and then, he strikes a pose or happens to settle into just the right light where I catch myself looking at him like he is a painting! On one of the first sunny Sunday mornings of the spring, I found …
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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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