Landscape painting with pastels | Riverside Pastel


Riverside, pastel on paper, 18x24", Jeffrey Smith

I flip through a lot of art magazines. I look at magazines geared towards collectors and magazines geared towards other artists.  I always find it fascinating to read about how a painter begins their work. There are the lucky few.  The idea just seems to fall out of them.  Sure–maybe they do some preparatory work that didn’t make …
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Sunflowers and the Studio Table


 Please click here for purchase information about  this painting. I’ve been looking a lot of still life paintings recently.  What I’m finding, is that I’m drawn much more to paintings that are about a space. Paintings that help to show an environment.  I’m trying to bring more of that idea into my current series of  still life …
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New Studio


The day has finally come for me to move into my new studio space.  I couldn’t be happier with the space.  I finally have the wood floors that I  dreamed of having in my studio since I was a kid!  The only problem was… the wall color.  A few hours work, with the help of my parents …
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The Big Move; Packing it Up.


It’s been a quiet week here on the blog, I know.  I’m very excited to report that I have been packing up my studio in preparation for the big move…  I’ll be picking up my current space, and moving it further into NE Minneapolis.  The space that I’m leaving has been good to me since …
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