Silver Jar and Green Vase


Green Vase, Silver Jar, still life oil painting, Jeffrey Smith

Another alla prima painting today! I’m sure that I’ve said it before, but I love painting this little silver jar! There is just something about the round, super-reflective surface that I just find fascinating. This 6×8″ painting is all about atmosphere. What does atmosphere have to do with a still life? An atmospheric painting is about looking …
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Mud Puddles | plein air painting after the rain


Mud Puddles | Jeffrey Smith

There is nothing better than a bright morning after a big rain storm. I guess that’s not entirely accurate — I suppose there are better things, but a great morning is certainly right up there. Last Sunday I made my way back over to the Trial and Display Gardens on the grounds of the University …
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