Plein Air Painting in the Park


Plein Air in the Park | Jeffrey Smith

We have finally had some sun here in Minnesota!  Spring is slowly starting to reveal itself. Not weeks of sunny days mind you, and very few May flowers, but the change is underway. Let the fair-weather plein air painting season begin I lucked out with a day off during the week. I couldn’t wait another …
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Sunflower sprouts | Grow your own spring


Sunflower Sprouts

Minnesota has had an incredibly cold spring. Super cold. As in–we had snow flurries in the last week of April. Given the chilly weather, I think I’m not alone in dreaming for warmer days.  Plein air painting out in the sun. Not bundling up. Leaves on the trees. Sunflower, sunflower Then, of course, there are the sunflowers. …
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Plein Air Sunflower | ready for my close up


Jeffrey Smith | Plein Air Sunflowers

It was one of those perfect Sunday mornings.  The sky was a beautiful shade of blue, and I was at the University of Minnesota’s Display and Trial garden. I must admit that, given the idyllic setting, I had  a hard time picking a spot to drop my gear as I circled the gardens this morning.   …
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