Category Archives: New Paintings

300th painting SOLD

300

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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The Stones

Paintings based on screengrabs from a film by Jean Luc Godard; The Rolling Stones recording “Sympathy for the Devil” at London’s Olympic Sound Studios in June, 1968.

STONES BIG hre“Woo Woo” (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) October, 26, 2017. SOLD

STONES 2 800 r
“Jagger” recording “Sympathy for the Devil” at London’s Olympic Sound Studios in June, 1968 (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) October, 27, 2017. SOLD

STONES 3 800
“Richards” — recording “Sympathy for the Devil” at London’s Olympic Sound Studios in June, 1968 (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) October, 28, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

Mecca Normal, Empathy for the Evil, CD cover art, M'lady's Records - Copy

This is not the first time I’ve been drawn from the song “Sympathy for the Devil”. In 2014, I gave Mecca Normal’s 13th album the title “Empathy for the Evil“.

 

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All Time Favorites Available

Video: October 1, 2017 back to the beginning of the series (January, 2016). Music by Mecca Normal (Jean Smith and David Lester).

To purchase my contemporary portrait paintings by number (note: not paint-by-numbers!), see my Currently Available album.

Contact me by email to confirm that the painting you want is still available before paying.

Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

Several of my all time favorite paintings are still available.

Why are some of my all-time favorite paintings still available? I figure it’s because of when I originally posted them on my regular FaceBook page where 99% of purchases happen. Sales slow at the end and beginning of the month and during major distractions good and bad. Here are a handful of my pre-September favorites.

Collectors tip: I post first on FaceBook where they sometimes sell within the first five minutes which slows me down from posting them here, on the monthly page. I tend to put them on Instagram last, two or three at a time.

No Hat 202 800

No Hat #202

No Hat 204 800
No Hat #204

No Hat 236 800

No Hat #236

No Hat 246 800

No Hat #246

No Hat 247 800

No Hat #247

No Hat 248 800

No Hat #248

No Hat 243 800

No Hat #243

No Hat 240 800

No Hat #240

No Hat 232 800

No Hat #232

No Hat 233 800

No Hat #233

No Hat 201 NEW 800

No Hat #201

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The Jealous Curator on Instagram

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“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

I’ve been putting my contemporary portrait paintings for sale online for the past 21 months and I recently had my 200th sale. In the week since The Jealous Curator’s fabulous blog post I’ve sold 25 paintings including these ones.

No Hat 258 800

No Hat 257 800No Hat 176 800No Hat 254 800

No Hat 252 800No Hat 244 800No Hat 242 800No Hat 245 800No Hat 239 800No Hat 234 800No Hat 229 800No Hat 214 800

 

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Video: currently available

$100 USD portrait paintings available (14 x 11″ acrylic on canvas panel and paper) as of September 16, 2017. Music by Mecca Normal (Jean Smith and David Lester).

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Late July into August

It’s typical for me to switch things up near the end of the month when sales slow due to rent and bills. During this time I break away from painting faces and gravitate towards animals, land or seascapes, and now city streets.

This post is linked to Vol. 443 of Normal History (September 16, 2017) in Magnet Magazine.
Amidst the Waves 800
Amidst the Waves″ (after Ivan Aivazovsky) (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) July 30, 2017. SOLD

sandhill cranes 800
Sandhill Cranes″ (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) July 31, 2017. SOLD

Amidst the Waves #2 800
Amidst the Waves #2″ (after Ivan Aivazovsky) (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 2, 2017. SOLD

Amidst the Waves #3 800
Amidst the Waves #3″ (after Ivan Aivazovsky) (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 2, 2017. SOLD

Amidst the Waves #4 800

Amidst the Waves #4″ (after Ivan Aivazovsky) (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 2, 2017. SOLD

Amidst the Waves #5 800
Amidst the Waves #5″ (after Ivan Aivazovsky) (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 6, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

Amidst the Waves #6 800
Amidst the Waves #6″ (after Ivan Aivazovsky) (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 6, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

Amidst the Waves #7 800
Amidst the Waves #7″ (after Ivan Aivazovsky) (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 6, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

Amidst the Waves #8 800
Amidst the Waves #8″ (after Ivan Aivazovsky) (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 6, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

Rain 800
“Rain” (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) August 7, 2017. $100 USD plus shipping.

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