Ranunculus and Apples| Still Life Painting on a Mission

Renunculas and Apples, 20x16", oil on canva, by Jeffrey Smith
Renunculas and Apples, 20x16", oil on canva, by Jeffrey Smith

I have been out exploring the world the last few weeks, armed only with my pochade box and paints.  Today, however, I returned to the studio to complete the above floral painting that will be part of a live auction to benefit a local school. 

This will mark my second year working with the organization.  Prior to last year’s event, I had never even been to a live auction.  I must say, that it is rather exciting!  As I recall, my painting last year went for more than the estimated retail value.  For the sake of the school, I’m hoping for the same this year.