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500th Painting SOLD

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No Hat #347 800$100 USD Paintings Currently Available (FaceBook album)

 

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The Making of “No Hat #407”

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No Hat #407 BIG

“No Hat #407″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) SOLD

Whenever I see ‘how to paint’ videos on YouTube I’m struck by conventional methods that seem based in entirely different philosophies than mine. These videos appear to be making a final product in a linear fashion, whereas I’m inside the painting process in a way that requires evaluating the whole and it is affected by each change I make. It’s about the relationship of parts and how they jive in terms of emotional intensities.

Some of the how to videos demonstrate painting various areas by colour or starting in one place and creeping out from there. Things I don’t do.

I was very happy with this painting in the first image (1.) Uncharacteristically, I considered leaving it there, which is why I took the photo. I proceeded because I was curious how it might evolve — which turned out be quite a lot more typical of how I work. It’s a matter of concentrating on a feature and then matching intensities of expression — mainly the eyes and mouth.

I’ll be comparing painting and singing on my art blog soon. How writing, performing and recording songs replicate various phases of the painting process.

 

 

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Series

First there was “The Hat” (January 2016) and then, three months later, I tempted fate with “No Hat” wondering if there would be shock waves and public outcry. There was not! Whatever it is that propels this sweet spot of sales (a size+price+quality equation) is able to withstand detours into themed series within the 11 x 14″ series of contemporary portrait paintings.

When I do a painting that is a departure from my typical subject, I’m not really thinking about whether it will be a series or not. Surprisingly, reaction doesn’t play much of a role in whether I want to paint the same subject again. In fact, sometimes when a painting gets a lot of reaction when I post it on FaceBook, I don’t want to do another one like it. There’s something about having a unique, stand alone painting that’s very appealing. Also, after 30+ years as the singer and lyricist in a band that didn’t set out to be universally liked, I find it easy enough not to do what people seem to want me to do.

Most of the series seem to finish up around 10 or so, but “Ruff Collar” is currently up to 18 and “Sunday Morning” is at 4. I have no idea whether I’ll add to either at any point.

I know people want more astronauts (“Affirmative”), but unless I feel like painting astronauts there won’t be any!

“Pioneers of Aviation”
“Hoodie”
“Scuba”
“Landscape”
“Animals Available” (baboons, foxes, wolves)
“Ruff Collar”
“Headphones”
“Sunday Morning”
“Braces & Halter Top”
“Affirmative” (astronauts)
Orange Jacket” (below)
“Bathing Cap”

 

No Hat #383 800

Orange Jacket #1 SOLD

No Hat #384 800

Orange Jacket #2 SOLD

No Hat #385 800

Orange Jacket #3 SOLD

No Hat #386 800

Orange Jacket #4 SOLD

No Hat #387 800

Orange Jacket #5 SOLD

No Hat #388 800

Orange Jacket #6 SOLD

No Hat #389 800

Orange Jacket #7 SOLD

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Orange Jacket #8

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Orange Jacket #9

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Orange Jacket #10

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Jean Smith’s $100 USD paintings (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) from May 15, 2018 back to the beginning of the series (January, 2016).

“First, oh my word I love these portraits {acrylic on canvas panel} so, so, so much. Second, Canadian rocker turned painter Jean Smith sells these paintings on Facebook for $100 a pop. WHAT? Yes, true story. Are you wondering what you’re still doing here and why you’re not over there buying a whole bunch of these 11×14 beauties? Me too. Here you go… Jean’s Facebook page. You’re welcome.” – The Jealous Curator

$100 USD paintings currently available

Email me if you see one you want to buy.
meccanormal@hotmail.com

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Jean Smith’s $100 USD contemporary portrait paintings (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) from April 14, 2018 back to the beginning of the series (January, 2016).

“First, oh my word I love these portraits {acrylic on canvas panel} so, so, so much. Second, Canadian rocker turned painter Jean Smith sells these paintings on Facebook for $100 a pop. WHAT? Yes, true story. Are you wondering what you’re still doing here and why you’re not over there buying a whole bunch of these 11×14 beauties? Me too. Here you go… Jean’s Facebook page. You’re welcome.” – The Jealous Curator

$100 USD paintings currently available

Email me if you see one you want to buy.
meccanormal@hotmail.com

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These Three Together

There’s something about these three together

No Hat #362 800

No Hat #362

 

No Hat #368 800

No Hat #368

No Hat 318 800

No Hat #318

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2:19 seconds worth of my favorite $100 USD contemporary portrait paintings (11 x 14″) available as of March 24, 2018.

All paintings currently available

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Jean Smith’s $100 USD contemporary portrait paintings (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) from March 24th back to the beginning of the series (January, 2016).

“First, oh my word I love these portraits {acrylic on canvas panel} so, so, so much. Second, Canadian rocker turned painter Jean Smith sells these paintings on Facebook for $100 a pop. WHAT? Yes, true story. Are you wondering what you’re still doing here and why you’re not over there buying a whole bunch of these 11×14 beauties? Me too. Here you go… Jean’s Facebook page. You’re welcome.” – The Jealous Curator

$100 USD paintings currently available

Email me if you see one you want to buy.
meccanormal@hotmail.com

Music by Mecca Normal

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