JeffreySmithArt


Backyard Tree, studio landscape painting
March 25, 2009, 5:32 pm
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Backyard Tree, studio painting, 28x22", oil on linen, Jeffrey Smith

Backyard Tree, studio painting, 28x22", oil on linen, Jeffrey Smith

The image above is the result of  a three day studio landscape painting class that I took at The Atelier in Minneapolis.  It was taught by landscape artist and plein air enthusiast, Brian Stewart.  This painting began life as a plein air study that I did of the wonderful tree across the alley from our new St. Paul home.

I do love a good workshop.  I think it’s so fascinating to see another artist’s working process.  How do they start? What stages does a painting go through? Do they treat all subject matter the same?  Brian was an excellent teacher, and with a very small class, it really gave us an opportunity to ask a lot of questions and get some answers.



The new walls
October 28, 2008, 7:51 pm
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Me leaning up against my studio door.

Me leaning up against my studio door.

The paint has dried and had a day to mellow, and I couldn’t be happier… I love the colors!  The painted walls look great against the stained wood.  I think I’m going to like having a window over my door.  I don’t know that it will serve a big purpose; I just really like it as a detail of my new studio.

The painted walls

The painted walls

In the above photo, you can see the Pratt and Lambert wall colors I picked, and the white of the column that was there when I moved in.