Monthly Archives: November 2017

Animals Available

Fox #10 800
“Fox #10” (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) $100 USD plus shipping

Fox #12 800
“Fox #12” (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) $100 USD plus shipping

Wolf 800
“Wolf” (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) $100 USD plus shipping

Wolf #2 800

“Wolf #2” (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) $100 USD plus shipping

Wolf #3 800“Wolf #3” (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) $100 USD plus shipping

Wolf #4 800

“Wolf #4” (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) $100 USD plus shipping

PAINTINGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE  FaceBook and WordPress
Email me: meccanormal@hotmail.com to check availability

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300th painting SOLD

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I started the series of $100 USD contemporary portrait paintings back in January, 2016. Most of these sales were directly from my regular FaceBook page, which is where I post paintings first. Add me as a friend and see paintings as soon as they’re dry enough to photograph!

Jean Smith on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jean.smith.1806

Here’s the 300th painting SOLD! An art instructor at a Vancouver college bought it!

No Hat 297 800

“No Hat #297” (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) November 24, 2017

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Video: paintings currently available

When you buy a $100 USD painting (11 x 14″) as a gift it can be a GIFT CERTIFICATE allowing the recipient to choose, or I can send the painting directly to the recipient.

  • GIFT WRAPPED
  • handmade CARD (by me) with your note inside
  • TRACKING NUMBER
  • $100 CAD INSURANCE
  • BUY NOW to be mailed early December

PAINTINGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE  FaceBook and WordPress
Email me: meccanormal@hotmail.com to check availability
payment via PayPal $100 USD plus $10 USD shipping
TOTAL $110 USD

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“The Hat” after Vermeer

The Hat 55 800
“The Hat #55″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

The Hat 56 800
“The Hat #56 after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

The Hat 57 800

“The Hat #57″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

The Hat 58 800

“The Hat #58″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

The Hat 59 800

“The Hat #59″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

The Hat 61 800
“The Hat #61″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel).$100 USD plus shipping.

The Hat 62 800
“The Hat #62″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

The Hat 63 800
“The Hat #63″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Vermeer in Landscape 800
“Five Women in Red Hats After Vermeer Walking Through the Reflection Landscape With Significantly More Ice to Prevent Them From Falling Through, Thus Creating a Safer Environment for Them With the Tools at Hand in This Case Paint” (11 x 14” acrylic on paper) November 14, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

Ideally this will go to someone who has paintings from both “The Hat” after Vermeer series and the “Reflection” series to make it sequential art within one home.

Reflection #8 800
“Reflection #8″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

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Landscapes

“Winter scenes are known to be universally strong in the art market,” she said with some degree of confidence, knowing she’d heard someone say it, hoping it wasn’t a character in one of her own novels. It was trickier now than it used to be, before she’d invented and honed a handful of significantly solid personalities and walked them through the emotional landscape of their own lives, lives she manipulated for her own amusement. What did that make her? Aside from a typical novelist. If making up people to write crazy stories about them wasn’t culturally acceptable, it would sound downright questionable.

“I wanted to have a lot of one image in stock, in part to mimic an aspect of consumerism and mass production — which these aren’t, of course…. mass produced,”  she said, her voice trailing off as she wondered if she wasn’t making associations to exactly the wrong things, yet, she trusted viewers and she knew they’d think what they wanted to regardless of what she said.

“I started out as a landscape painter,” she continued, wondering why she always found her way back to the very beginning of time. Was it really necessary to keep posting a photo of her painting at age 2 on her FaceBook page? Who doesn’t paint at 2?

“I’m best known for my portraits, but I started wondering if faces are perhaps too personal for gifts,” she said, once again wishing she wasn’t putting negative ideas into potential customers’ heads. “But I can also do a Gift Certificate if there’s any hesitation.”

The whole matter of gift-giving was irksome to her since her own family committed to not giving gifts, but she was keen to wring some fun out of being a craftsperson… scratch that… a painter with work available for festive gifting. She knew she shouldn’t get involved in giftwrapping and handmade cards, but to her, this was fun and fun was something she was determined to have more of! Her idea of fun was getting up early to paint and posting finished paintings on her FaceBook page as soon as they were dry, to marvel at how many people loved her work and how quickly they sold!

The Brass Tacks of Joining the Fun

When you buy a $100 USD painting (11 x 14″) as a gift it can be a GIFT CERTIFICATE allowing the recipient to choose, or I can send the painting directly to the recipient.

  • GIFT WRAPPED
  • handmade CARD (by me) with your note inside
  • TRACKING NUMBER
  • $100 CAD INSURANCE
  • BUY NOW to be mailed early December

PAINTINGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE  FaceBook and WordPress
Email me: meccanormal@hotmail.com to check availability
payment via PayPal $100 USD plus $10 USD shipping
TOTAL $110 USD

Reflection 800
“Reflection” (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

Reflection #2 800
“Reflection #2″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). SOLD

Reflection #3 800
“Reflection #3″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #4 800
“Reflection #4″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #5 800
“Reflection #5″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #6 800
“Reflection #6″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #7 800
“Reflection #7″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Reflection #8 800
“Reflection #8″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

Vermeer in Landscape 800

“Five Women in Red Hats After Vermeer Walking Through the Reflection Landscape With Significantly More Ice to Prevent Them From Falling Through, Thus Creating a Safer Environment for Them With the Tools at Hand in This Case Paint” (11 x 14” acrylic on paper) November 14, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

Ideally this will go to someone who has paintings from both “The Hat” after Vermeer series and the “Reflection” series to make it sequential art within one home.

The Hat 59 800

“The Hat #59″ after Vermeer (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

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Gifts

When you buy a $100 USD painting (11 x 14″) as a gift it can be a GIFT CERTIFICATE allowing the recipient to choose, or I can send the painting directly to the recipient.

  • GIFT WRAPPED
  • handmade CARD (by me) with your note inside
  • TRACKING NUMBER
  • $100 CAD INSURANCE
  • BUY NOW to be mailed early December

PAINTINGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE  FaceBook and WordPress
Email me: meccanormal@hotmail.com to check availability
payment via PayPal $100 USD plus $10 USD shipping
TOTAL $110 USD

I’m best known for my contemporary portrait paintings, but I also paint landscapes, which are an excellent option for gifts. Evidently paintings of winter scenes are some of the most sought after by art buyers.

Reflection 400 small“Reflection” (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) SOLD

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In addition to escalating sales in 2017, the highlight of the year was The Jealous Curator’s review. It’s surprising how many people know her! If you’re giving a painting as a gift, I’d suggest you consider telling the recipient my work was featured by The Jealous Curator.

“Portraits of women get me every single time … and when they’re only 100 bucks they get me even more! Beautiful, insanely affordable, original paintings by @jeansmithpainter 💕 More of her work and a direct link to her shop on the site today.” – shared by The Jealous Curator (@thejealouscurator) on

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