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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Top Lit Sunflower


I tried something a little different with the lighting on this painting.  I used an artificial light, clamped up high.  I positioned it to shine down on this sunflower from above.  I actually painted it while sitting.  I think it gave an interesting point of view to this painting.

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Sunflowers


So today’s image is special.  Obviously, it’s not the portrait.  I’ll be back with that shortly! This painting was done as a donation to a local school.  I’ll always happy to help out for a great cause!! UPDATE: I was invited to attend the auction itself and had a wonderful time supporting a wonderful group! …
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