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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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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