Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snow in Our Place

Latest miniature!! Acrylic. 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" The image is our driveway!! It is a driveway that swings in a circle. I love painting this area when we have our first snow.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

"Foggy Sea"

Latest Miniature. 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Acrylic.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Award in Cider Painters of America

Early Morning

Just found received award at the International Miniature at the Cider painters of America. HAPPY GUY!!
The painting is 2 3/8" x 4 inches (about) Acrylic.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

International Miniature Show in Hillsboro, Oregon

The Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center will show a Traveling Show of miniatures. Also there will be 7 miniature artist in the local area for the show. Another part of the show is a local artist with large paintings.

This is part of my dream!! I have wanted a International Minature Show in the Hillsboro years. What we do have at this time, we have the International Traveling Show, 7 local miniature artists and another artist from the local area with his large paintings. Opening will be on Tuesday 1st November.

I have about 7 miniatures at the show. Swing on by and have fun!!

Jim Smith

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yaquina Head in Oregon

Just working on this one. Just about done but need a few touches here and there. 2" x 4" Acrylic.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lincoln City Seascaoe

Working with this one. 2 7/8" x 3 3/4" Acrylic. Love the ocean!!

Another Lincoln City Seascape. Same place near the rocks.

I am finished. Will start another from the same area. Different image. Foggy image maybe.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Reflections in Downtown

This miniature is 3" x 4" Acrylic. Still working with this piece. More detail as I go. Will have a man driving in a bicycle. This is a reflection of a local bank. The glass showed a flower shop across the street. Lots of fun!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fly Fishing

Latest Miniature. Saw some interesting trout in a cool stream. Acrylic 3" x 4 1/2"
Makes me want to go fishing!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Winter Streem

This has been the most challenging painting!! I have painted over it several times. Size is 3 5/8" x 2 3/4" Acrylic. In every painting there is alway a challenge. We grow and the paintings grow!! Lots of friends helping with there ideas. Have fun with this one!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Best of the Show at the International Show in Parklane in Kirkland Washington

This piece was 3.5" x 5" Oil The one he gave me is also a oil painting. I just loved the one that he sent to the Parklane show was also a great winner in my heart!!
Glenn Leung work is special and very talented!!

A Gift From Artist Friend

Glenn Leung gave me a special gift. I had given him Best of the Show at the International Miniature Show when I was judging the Parklane show in May. I was so surprised and honored!! A very nice person!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Big Raccoon!

Still working with this one. Acrylic 2.5" x 4"

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Retired VW

Just had to paint this miniature!! Size is 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" Acrylic. There is somethings special with VW's!! My first car was a new VW. I was single full of life and I bought a green VW. I met a lady and she had three children. In three months I was married and had a VW filled with children!! Had the VW for three years. Bought a VW Van. Had too!! The VW Bug was to small!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Big One That Got Away

This is a big Rainbow. I was fishing in Herriot Lake in Oregon. I hooked into a big rainbow and he got away!! The good part about being a artist is that you can make it as big as you want!!! (Maybe he could had been only 12"!!!)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Parklane Gallery in Kirkland WA

19th International Miniature Show in Kirkland WA-

Had a great trip up there!! Great time to judge the 363 Miniatures in the Gallery!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

"The First Snow"

I went into the opening of the International Miniature Show in Kirkland Washington this last Saturday. They had asked me to be the Judge of the miniatures. There were about 360 plus miniatures. A challenge but a joy!! At the opening they asked me to make a few comments about the 13 winners. That was a great trip and a great opening!! If interested swing into the Show. There or go in to the web. www.parklanegallery.com Lots of great art there folks!!

Good news for me! I sold one piece Saturday!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Reflections in Downtown

Latest miniature!! 3 1/4" x 3 5/8" Acrylic. I have painted a larger piece but I had to take on the challenge of a miniature.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Coffee with Friends

Just that little touch!! I am done!! 3" x 4" Acrylic.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Coffee with a Friend

This piece is about a "friend". Sam is my buddy!! He sets on my leg when I set down on my bed. I read or just have a cup of coffee. Always fun with that kitty!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


"Reflections in the Garden"

The newest miniature. About 3" x 4". Acrylic. The image was from a friends gallery. The pot was reflecting the color of the table. That was fun!!

"I Love Cherries!"

This was a good time painting this miniature!! About 3" x 4". Acrylic

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

International Miniature Show--- Winners!!

"Old Truck"

3" x 5" Acrylic

Cider Painter of America
Jim Smith


"Old Friends"
Mixable Oil
3" x 4"
Cider Painters of America
Jim Smith

"Jimmy the Mechanic"

"1 5/8" x 2 7/8"
Mixable Oil

Cider Painters of America


World Federation in Smithsonian

No Awards but was there!!!!


First Annual Miniature Show

Moreland Framework and Gallery

Portland Oregon

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Enjoying Life

Another Commission!!
This is a 18" x 24" Acrylic. The photo for this painting was done by Amy Smith. Another top line photographer. My daughter asked me to paint this as her friend had the photo. This was a fun painting!!

"Umpqua Lady"

"Umpqua Lady" (Sold)
I have not been posting in my blog for some time. Here is my latest piece. 14" x 18" Acrylic.
Commission. Fishing in the ocean in the Pacific area out of Winchester Bay. The fishing was in the 50's. Lots of good times!!