Silver Jar and Green Vase


Silver Jar and Green Vase | Jeffrey Smith

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


A dog portrait of a yellow lab painted with gouache paint in a colorful Impressionistic style

I always thought of my yellow lab Albert as a handsome dog. Every now and then, however, he seems to strike a pose or the lighting is just right. I catch myself looking at him like he is a painting! On one of the first sunny Sunday mornings that we’d had in a while, I …
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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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