JeffreySmithArt


Backyard Tree Painting| Plein Air Oil Sketch in Your Own Backyard
March 17, 2009, 11:21 am
Filed under: landscape, Painting, Plein Air, tree, work in progress | Tags: , , , , ,
Backyard Tree, oil on panel, 8x10, by Jeffrey Smith

Backyard Tree, oil on panel, 8x10, by Jeffrey Smith

The weather was great this morning in St. Paul, so I spent part of this St. Patrick’s day outside painting. 

This is a plein air sketch that I did for part of an upcoming painting.  The rest of the project will be posted as it comes together.

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Backyard Tree, the making of a painting
March 15, 2009, 5:18 pm
Filed under: landscape, Plein Air, tree, work in progress | Tags: , , , ,
Backyard Tree, pencil on grey Sennelier paper, 6x9.5", Jeffrey Smith

Backyard Tree, pencil on grey Sennelier paper, 6x9.5", Jeffrey Smith

We just moved into a new house in a fantastic neighborhood. Every morning, when I eat breakfast, I have a great view of this tree across the alley from us.  I think this tree and its crossing branches has such a wonderful shape. I really want to try and complete a painting of  it before the leaves come out for the spring.

The above image is a plein air preparatory drawing for an upcoming painting.  I used a simple pencil and a white pastel pencil to sketch it out in my spiral bound, grey Sennelier pad.