Rocks, 12x12" oil on panel
Rocks, 12x12, oil on panel

I love painting rocks.  There is something so satisfying when you paint something that looks heavy and solid.  This painting was done on panel.  I toned the panel with transparent red oxide.  I then really started working with other transparent pigments.  After that first round, I started the build up of the opaque layers of paint.  I’m very happy with the atmosphere that this helped to create.

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  1. Hi, just came across your blog and wanted to tell you how much I LOVE this!
    Did you paint it en plein air? Where is it?
    It could so easily be here in Skiathos…..

  2. Thank you Yvonne!
    This painting started as a plein air sketch. I came back to it in my studio later, once things had dried.
    It was done in northern Minnesota, along Lake Superior, near the mouth of the Baptism River.

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Rocks oil on panel, Jeffrey Smith

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