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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Top Lit Pear


Pear and Silver, Lit From Above, oil painting, Jeffrey Smith

Light from above is just plain cool! When I was a student at The Atelier, I was fascinated with the effect that light from the skylight in the main drawing room had on the form of whatever we were drawing. Nuances were much more pronounced. You could really see the fullness of a curve.  Things …
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What’s on your easel Wednesday #3


Because the one thing I get asked the most by anyone who knows I paint is, ” What are you working on?” And because I always love to talk about what I’m working on. And because hey, it is Wednesday… Time to get down to some real painting! Last week was all about the lay-in: what’s great about starting …
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What’s on your easel Wednesday #2


Because the one thing I get asked the most by anyone who knows I paint is, ” What are you working on?” And because I always love to talk about what I’m working on. And because hey, it is Wednesday… Ah, the lay-in… The painting begins. How can a single canvas hold so many possibilities? The lay-in is the …
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Vessels | Work in Progrss


Tabletop, the Charcoal Drawing, Jeffrey Smith

Because the one thing I get asked the most by anyone who knows I paint is, ” What are you working on?” And because I always love to talk about what I’m working on. And because hey, it is Wednesday… This is the charcoal drawing for my newest still life, a collection of objects–all with different …
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