The Red Cloth


The Red Cloth | oil paint | Jeffrey Smith

I’m taking a break from the Vessels still life to play around with some alla prima painting. Alla prima is a method of painting where the image is completed while the paint is still wet. An alla prima painting is typically started and finished in one painting session. I have also seen the term applied …
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Tulips in Blue and White Jar


Please click here to bid on this painting It truly is a wonderful time to be alive when I can be painting fresh tulips in my Minneapolis, Minnesota studio during the coldest stretch of weather that we have had in 5 years.  Today, the high temperature is expected to stay below zero.  The blue and …
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Pomegranates and the Silver Jar


Please click here to bid on this painting. One last look at the pomegranates before I take them home to be eaten.  That’s one of the great things about still life painting; being able to eat your props afterwards as long as you paint fast enough.

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