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Sunflowers Plein Air | backyard outdoor painting
July 19, 2009, 8:46 pm
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Sunflowers Plein Air, 8x10", oil on gessoed panel, by Jeffrey Smith

Sunflowers Plein Air, 8x10", oil on gessoed panel, by Jeffrey Smith

I remember how much I loved sunflowers when I was a kid. We had a patch of them growing along side the house, next to the kitchen window. As I recall, the height of those sunflowers was pretty incredible. When it came to arranging these sunflowers, I had to cut off about 12 to 18 inches off the stems.

I painted these sunflowers from life in my backyard. Of course I’d love to say that I grew these sunflowers in my own backyard, but I have to admit I bought this fabulous bunch at Whole Foods.

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Sunflower Bouquet, Cloudy Day | Floral painting en plein air painting
May 29, 2009, 8:05 pm
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Sunflower Bouquet, Cloudy Day, 6x8", oil on linen panel, by Jeffrey Smith

Sunflower Bouquet, Cloudy Day, 6x8", oil on linen panel, by Jeffrey Smith

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Sunflowers are my favorite flowers.  I love them, I do.  This painting may seem a bit oxymoronic, sunflowers on cloudy day.  The great part about painting on an bright overcast day, is the quality of the light.  There is a softness, but the color of everything is very saturated.  You also get a longer window to paint, because the angle on the light is not changing as quickly as it would on a sunny day.



Flowers and Pears, final
April 28, 2009, 6:52 pm
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Flowers an Pears, 16x16", oil on panel, by Jeffrey Smith

Flowers an Pears, 16x16", oil on panel, by Jeffrey Smith

Flowers and Pearsis done! I am quite happy with how this painting ended up.  From a distance, this still life feels very tight, very detailed. When you get close to it, there is a lot of broken color, strokes of colors placed next to one another on the surface and left unmixed allowing your eye to do the mixing.

My goal was to push some of the visual textures.  I really had a wonderful time working the rough wood of the table against the smooth finish of the glazed and glass objects. 

Flowers and Pears, detail

Flowers and Pears, detail