Yellow Roses and Swedish Tapestry


I really wanted to try out a yellow background.  I not sure why. That was my over riding thought as I was heading to the studio this morning.  I have had a couple of ideas for larger still life paintings recently using yellow, black, and white.  Upon arriving at the studio, I opened up the cabinet that holds …
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Yellow Flowers in a Magenta World


I can’t even think of the last time I did a pastel still life.  I had this composition all set up.  I had a square oil painting panel out and ready to go.  I was about to get out the oil paints themselves, and get to work. As I looked back at my set up, …
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Portrait Class at The Atelier Minneapolis


Jill | oil on panel | Jeffrey Smith

The fall term of my portrait class at The Atelier has come to an end — It was a great session!  I felt truly blessed to have the chance to work with such a wonderful group of people! I was also fortunate enough to spend the final night of the class working on the portrait sketch you …
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Stargazer Lily and Silver Bowl


Please click here to bid on this painting. Today’s painting is another look at the stargazer lily. This time, I placed it against a light background.  It is interesting to note how refreshing it feels to paint the same subject against two very different background.  I also pulled my easel way back for this little painting.  I’m …
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Stargazer Lilly


Please click here to bid on this painting I was amazed by the amount of fragrance that one lone lilly produced in my studio today.  The cold snap here in Minnesota has finally lifted. Today was seemed almost tropical at 20 degrees  after living below zero for the last couple of days.

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Asparagus


Please click here to bid on this painting. This painting is a new format for me.  I thought it worked well with the subject matter.  The panel that it is painted on, is one the I created myself. 

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Red Pears and Cobalt Glass


Please click here to bid on this painting. Today’s post was a quick painting.  I had this great, little, stretched canvas.  I haven’t painted this glass jar for quite a while, and decided the time had come to revisit an old friend.  It was wonderful to just play with lighting, color, and composition on a …
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Gerbera Daisies


Please click here to bid on this painting I finally had a day off from work today.  I thought it would be fun to spend my afternoon studying something nice and colorful.  What a delight it was to have the afternoon to paint and finally start to feel all caught up during this busy holiday …
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The Pomegranate


  Please click here to bid on this painting Pomegranates are a wonderful fruit.  In addition to being delicious, they seem to make a great subject to paint.  I thing my attraction resides in all the  wonderful texture that you find on the fruits skin.  A wonderful texture translated this time, to a lot of brush strokes, and …
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