Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jim's Gallery

Jim's Gallery!! This was a large piece of my watercolor Rose's. Had been working on how to set up my web. This was a large Rose painting.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Here is one of my paintings of the past. I had put them into one of my holder webs. Since it is hard to work with, I just use my blog or my other web. http://www.jimsmith.wetpaint.com/ The other one is always hard to work with. They also changes the name of it. Here is the other one. www.jimsmith.synthasite.com I will be putting in some new pics later.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


This is one of my older watercolors. Large piece!! The larges watercolor I have ever painted!! 34" x 38". Will be my last large like that!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sam My Buddy!

Another Miniature!! 3" x 4" Mix Able Oil (A small amount of acrylic in first)

Retired Captain

Acrylic painting. 2" x 3" Need to paint more miniatures.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting for Dinner

Mixed media. Mostly watercolor. The bird is colored pencil. Had fun with this one!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

August Stream

This piece was a Plein Air painting. I was going to work with acrylic first. Changed my mind. Brought my Mixable Oil. Got started and the paint was tacky. Would not work too well. My media would work I thougt to loose things up. Wrong!! Grabbed my pallette knife and here it is!! 11" x 14"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My First Two Paintings!!!

My first oil painting!!! January 1968 in Hillsboro, Oregon. It was from a book on how to paint. I followed the steps. Not very happy but it was a start on how to paint!!

The second one was in January 28th. Oil and from a Calendar. I was thinking there was some hope!! The Calendar had three little ducks in there but I was not good enough to paint the small ones!!!
Have fun folks!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Winter Rainbow

This is one of my favorites!! Watercolor and Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
Sold (to Vicki Taute)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

"Walking Down The Path"


It seems that the only way that I can put in a picture is to copy and paste from one of my older webs.
This piece is about 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"  Acrylic.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"Fall Stream


                       2 3/8" x 1 3/4"  Acrylic

Friday, October 1, 2010

Talking to the Birds

                  MINIATURE PAINTINGS - jim smith    

It has been a challenge to put in a picture in here.  They changed the format.  MMMM?
I put this one in in a different set up by copy and paste.  Does anyone know about the
change in the blog?                       


                                   2" x 3" Acrylic

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Big Rainbow in Herriot Lake in Oregon


I went into Herriot Lake a few weeks ago. 6 pm the sun was going down. Saw the fantastic image and had to paint it!! Took the shot with the camera. We were heading back to finish for the day. There is a deep hole that a rainbow or brown trout hang in. My buddy went through first. I took the camera shot and got the great image. Then-------my rod bent down and almost lost the rod!!! Had the fish on for about 3 seconds and the line went dead. Even though I lost the fish, I had a great memory. Here is the painting. (Almost done. Will touch a few places to finish the piece)






Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Wilson Cafe"

Plein Air painting near the Courtout in Hillsboro.  The Wilson Cafe is a great place to watch sports and have lunch!!  This paint is 11" x 14" (image)  Oil painting.  Price $350.  Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Old Pickup

I had to finish this piece. It takes two people to paint a painting. One to paint it. One to tell you when to stop!!!!! It's Done!!!!

Just got a Award at the Cider Painters of America International Exhibit!!!! This award that is chosen by the President of a regional business, Leonards Claim Service. Sandra Leonard is a long time member of the CPA. I had changed the name of the painting to "The First Snow" Happy Happy!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

"Old Pickup"

Still Working with it!!

Working with it!!  The image is 3" x 5" in Acrylic
"Old Pickup"
3" x 5" Acrylic


Going to make a miniature with these two images.  Will change and had to the old shed.  Acrylic?  Mixable Oil?  Not sure.  been working with the idea.  Will be a winter piece.  Early morning?  Late evening?  Still not sure which.  Fun working with the idea!!  Will share as it goes.  Lets paint folks!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010



4 3/4" x 2 5/8"

And used several pictures to work with from different parts of Hillsboro!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Two Boats and a Old Guy

It was a late afternoon and we went to the docks.  I saw this was a great place to paint!!  This one is 2 1/2" x 4 7/8".  Mixable Oil

He Does Not Bite!

Went to the fair and there was a very cute girl and her mother.  The girl was not so sure about this animal!!!
3" x 4"  Mixable Oil


Alway hope when you are fishing!!!  Note the worm, the fish and the bubble.  The size of the image is about 3" x 4"  Mixable oil.  Had a great time with this one!!  (I guess it is always fun painting a miniature!!)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sam My Buddy

Sam my buddy!!!  Will have to put in one of my paintings of Sam.

The Painting is of Sam.  3" x 4" in Mixable Oil and some acrylic with photo.  Mixed media.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Walking Down the Path

Walking down the Path was fun!!  My wife was enjoying the flowers.  This is a very old  building.  Acrylic painting.  3" x 4"  I will be teaching acrylic miniature classes in the fall at the Walters Center in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Angel and a Bluebird

One of my first miniatures!!  Drawing was a little off!!  Watercolor.  Sent the piece into my first International Show in Portland Oregon.  Was excepted but know sales.  It is fun to reach out and get out of the box. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Kitties I Have Loved!

                                                           Just had been cropping some pics of my kitties from the past.  Sam at the bottom is still alive.  I have painted several of the kitties in watercolor, oil and acrylic.  Just paint a few more from different angles.  Kitties are fun!!!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Afternoon Nap

This is one of my Acrylic miniatures.  This one is 2" x 3"  I have put in several layers of acrylic on this piece.  I need to paint some more cow paintings!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Had to put this one into my blog.  Maybe I  had put this in ones before but wanted to share.  I gave this to my daughter and her husband.  Now they have another painting!! That was why I sent a small one!!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Another miniature painting!!!!  2 1/4" x 3 1/2"  Acrylic.  The picture is lighter than the image.  Having problems getting good values with the camera.  MMMMM?  Anyway, here is one of my miniatures.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Reaching for the Rose

Not sure if I had put this one in before.  3.25" x 2.35"  watercolor.  I have not been working for Watercolor for some time.  Acrylic has been my thing the last few years.  Maybe I need to take on my watercolor again!!  The roses will be out and around quickly.  June is the big thing in Portland, OR.  The Rose Show is a big thing here.  I have been putting in my artwork in different shows but this year I do not think I will do that for some time.  Not sure.  Will see.  Mean while, have a great day everyone!!  Lets Paint!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Walters Center Art Show

Had a great time with that show!!  Now looking forward to go painting outside,  Plein Aire.  The weather is getting better.  Join me there!! 
Check out my web http://www.jimsmith.wetpaint.com/

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Quick painting!!  Painted quickly for about 35 minutes.
Acrylic  9" x 12" 

Just about got this painting done . Took another 30 minutes. Will work on it later.  Will add more detail and add a few dark areas.  Will take about 30 minutes.  So-------- the painting was finished in about 1 hour and  35 minutes. 

I started painting in January 1968.  So it took me about 42 years to finish one new painting in 1 hours, 35 minutes!!!  In my 42 years of painting, there is always the question------ "How long did it take you to paint
a  9" x 12"?"  Yup!! 42 years how to know how do it and one hour and 35 minutes to do it!!

Still want to touch a few places.  Will then put my name in there.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Other Paintings

5" x 7" Watercolor and Colored Pencil

Watercolor 13" x 17"

11" x 14" Acrylic

Acrylic 11" x 14"

9" x 12"  Acrylic

11" x 14"  Acrylic

Acrylic  6" x 8" Each

11" x 14" Acrylic

Enough is Enough!!!!!!!!!!
There were about 47  paintings in the show!!  Have fun!!

Jim Smith