Sunflowers and Silver Pitcher | plein air still life


Sunflowers and Silver Pitcher| plein air still life, by Jeffrey Smith

We have had a cold, rainy spring here in Minnesota.  You have to take advantage of the sun where you can find it! This painting was done on a day that started out with dreary grey skies and falling rain. All morning long, I heard from the weather guy on the radio that it was …
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Landscape painting with pastels | Riverside Pastel


Riverside, pastel on paper, 18x24", Jeffrey Smith

I flip through a lot of art magazines. I look at magazines geared towards collectors and magazines geared towards other artists.  I always find it fascinating to read about how a painter begins their work. There are the lucky few.  The idea just seems to fall out of them.  Sure–maybe they do some preparatory work that didn’t make …
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