Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!

May your New Year be a joy for you and your family!!! See you in 2013!! Jim Smith

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


  "Checking the Mail"

Cookie and Oreo

Acrylic and Photo    4" x 6"

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Up and Away and Stone Bridge

Cider Painters of America  This International Miniature Show was a nice surprise!!  Another surprise was that my mentor, Katherine Friday, won also!!  Her friend in Portland, Jeannette Mullaner won also!!  Three Oregonians in the International Miniature Show!!  Check out the Cider Painters of America.  2011 and 2012 Web

This is Katherines winning Miniature in the CPA.  Watercolor 3" x 3"  Katherine is the artist that helped me to get into the International shows starting back in 2000.  Good friend!!!

Winning awards 2011 and 2012   2012 International Exhibit | Past Exhibit Award Winners

Sunday, November 18, 2012


                                                                  "Near Pacific City"
                                                                          Acrylic 11" x 14"


                                                             "Image the Seas"

                                                                     20" x 24"


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Seascape and Landscape

Here is the latest 11" x 14"  Both in Acrylic.  Thinking about putting some ducks in the landscape.  What do you think?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Jim's Movie


Here is a movie.  (If it works!!!)

Three Paintings Worked One

This is one of my latest pieces with 11" x 14" Acrylic.  I had worked with this before.  It needed some thing of interest.  I love Brandt Geese.  Enjoy!!

I had also worked on this piece at touch.  Did not like the area on the left bottom.  Still needed some more but enough for know.  11" x 14" Acrylic.

I am done.  (I think!!)  11" x 14" Acrylic

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rocks and the Sea

Been having fun with this one!!  Size 11" x 14" Acrylic.  The photo could be better so may change that one later.  Mean while, have fun with this one.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rocks Near Lincoln City

Still working with this seascapes!!  Just a few places to change here and there.  Size is 2" x 3" with acrylic.  Love rocks!!  Most of the time anyway.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Foggy Action

This Miniature painting is 2" x 3" acrylic.  Lots of fun painting miniatures with the ocean.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Early Morning Ocean

Latest Seascape!!  Will be painting at the coast this week.  Will share some new ones later.  Thanks all for the posts!!

11" x 14"  Acrylic

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In to the Rocks

Here comes another painting!!  11" x 14" Acrylic  Will be starting another shortly.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Sea and the Rocks

This is a seascape at the Oregon Coast.  I am enjoying painting the sea again.  Used to paint in the past but it seems to be more fun!!  11" x 14" Acrylic


This is one of my other 11" x 14" Seascapes.  Acrylic.  I love to see the ocean  near the rocks early morning.



This was near Lincoln City in the Oregon Coast.  Painting is 11" x 14"  I am painting a number of 11" x 14" Acrylic.  Will keep sharing as I go.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Watch Out!!

Latest Miniature.  2 3/4" x 4"  Acrylic. 

Pacific City

Latest painting.  I have been painting with miniatures for some time.  Went to the coast near Pacific City.  Went up to the top and saw a interesting bay.  Lots of sand and rocks and water.  Had to paint that one!!  11" x 14" Acrylic

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Red Pickup

Acrylic 7" x 10"

That was fun using different photos and putting them together!! Next stop will be seascapes (I think??)

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Sammy by Buddy"

This one is a challenge!! Still working with it. Have some other pieces I am working with. Will had to the paintings later. This one is 1 5/8" x 1 1/4" Acrylic.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Talk, Talk, Talk!!

This miniature is 3" x 2 5/8" This one has been fun!!! I had some good shots a few years ago near a Library. The ducks were every where!!! The Susie was talking like crazy!! The two males were quiet!!