Studio prep day…making panels.


Painting panels | Jeffrey Smith Art

I spent the better part of the day today making panels. I enjoy the process of making painting panels; starting with just a blank piece of wood, and ending with something worth painting on. It does, however, get quite messy. I start by sand each raw panel to rough up the surface. I use Masonite, …
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Trail Light


Trail Light, ACEO 2.5×3.5 The above image is only my second ACEO, and already I think I’m going to love this new tiny size!  There really is something quite fun about working on something that could fit right in the palm of your hand.  I think the only problem that I’m going to run into, …
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Blue Sky Cliff


This is an original oil painting on a homemade panel.  It’s an ACEO, art card edition or original. Cliff measures 2.5×3.5″ and it could be yours!  Please visit my eBay store and give it a bid.

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The Portrait, Final


I love an un-veiling!  The time has finally come!! The Portrait is complete!!! I’ve included a high resolution image of it.  It gives a chance to see some detail.  Just click here to see the portrait painting up close.

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The Beginning of a Portrait


So it’s time to get started painting a portrait.  But how exactly do you do that?  Through the next several blog posts, I’ll be showing the steps in my process to completing a commissioned portrait. As always, questions and comments are welcomed!  More of my portrait work can be viewed along many other paintings on …
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Plein Air, Bloomington


  Another day of painting outside! Minnesota served up another gorgeous day today, and I was able to take advantage of this blue sky morning by getting a second session in on the landscape above.  After the light had shifted, I set up for my second go of the morning; a quick oil sketch of …
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Leeks, final


Today marks the end of  he road for another still life.  I’ve been working on this one for the better part of a month now in preparation for a birthday gift.  I’m very plaesed with the outcome.  This painting has allowed me the opportunity to paint a number of different textures, as well as objects …
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