SmeatonFineArt

Landscapes and Orchid Portraits in Oils and Soft Pastel

Dunnville, Canada · 8 Sales

SmeatonFineArt

Landscapes and Orchid Portraits in Oils and Soft Pastel

Dunnville, Canada 8 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to Earth Whisper Fine Art, a shop for my soft pastel painting mainly of landscapes with a few orchid portraits.

I have my own orchid collection which I love to photograph and sometimes I will translate one of my pictures into a colored pencil of soft pastel portrait. I don't work in pencil much anymore since I have a bad shoulder that really doesn't like the pressure and minute detail work that colored pencil involves so I'm starting to make orchid art with softer media, mainly pastel.

I'm also a horticulturalist with many years of garden center, nursery and garden design under my belt and now I combine my love of gardening and nature with my landscape oil and pastel paintings.

Thank you,

Earth Whisper Fine Art

Announcement

Welcome to Earth Whisper Fine Art, a shop for my soft pastel painting mainly of landscapes with a few orchid portraits.

I have my own orchid collection which I love to photograph and sometimes I will translate one of my pictures into a colored pencil of soft pastel portrait. I don't work in pencil much anymore since I have a bad shoulder that really doesn't like the pressure and minute detail work that colored pencil involves so I'm starting to make orchid art with softer media, mainly pastel.

I'm also a horticulturalist with many years of garden center, nursery and garden design under my belt and now I combine my love of gardening and nature with my landscape oil and pastel paintings.

Thank you,

Earth Whisper Fine Art

Barbara Smeaton

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Barbara Smeaton

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Scott Derrick

Scott Derrick on Jul 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I received this piece, and I just continue to stare at it's beauty many times a day. The soft background is very impressionistic and the marsh is varied and detailed. Barbara Smeaton is extremely talented. She utilizes warm and cool colors, light and dark values, and texture with her pastels to create a unique perspective of the subject. I love the way she suggests tree branches. The reflections and water details are amazing. This is my 2nd painting purchase from this artist. I am thrilled with both pieces. I strongly recommend this artist. The quality of the work, the sanded paper, and the pastel strokes set this work apart from other landscape artists.

Anonymous on Apr 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The Painting was even more beautiful when it arrived. Excellent work and delightful to work with. nThis is a treasure!

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About the Artist

I have displayed artistic abilities throughout childhood and was lucky enough to attend a high school where art was offered throughout those critical years of artistic development. I had several good teachers and a strong support network that encouraged me to pursue my abilities so attending York University to obtain a BFA in studio painting and drawing seemed logical, where I also hosted two solo art shows and was involved in several group exhibitions. I finished this program in 1998 feeling very disillusioned with the direction my art was taking so I stopped producing significant artworks to pursue a career in horticulture hoping that this might give me a chance to find a new direction. I did indeed, and I was able to develop a deep connection to the natural world through the the care of plants and trees and it is this deep affinity with nature has become the main subject of my art through the depiction of plants, orchids, and the landscape.

I have experience with many forms of media including oil, encaustic, watercolor, and acrylic painting; as well as with drawing media such as charcoal, graphite, colored pencil and pastels. I have concentrated mostly on soft pastels and attempts with oil painting and nowadays I am thinking of picking up color pencil again if my shoulder can take it.

My influences for the landscape painting are many including artists such as J.M.W Turner, John Constable, Gustave Courbet, Isaak Levitan, Ivan Shishkin, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, George Inness.

Other influences include contemporary artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Schmid, Clyde Aspevig, Jim Wilcox, Scott Christensen and Alexey Adamov.

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Last updated on December 4, 2013
Welcome to Barbara Smeaton Fine Art, landscape and orchid portraits in oils and soft pastel.

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I won’t overcharge the art patron for shipping which can be a little difficult to understand with the shipping estimates with each listing, so if you wish to inquire about an estimate before ordering please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be happy to provide the shipping quote before ordering. Otherwise I will credit your PayPal account with the refund if the actual shipping is more than the checkout process determines.

Shipping: Pastel painting are shipped sandwiched between two pieces of foam board which is taped together to prevent slipping and then this package is placed flat in the bottom of a cardboard box with packing material to cushion it and keep it from moving around in the box.
Refunds and Exchanges
14 day money back, buyer pays return shipping. I accept return of all artwork if the patron is not happy with the piece; however, I would like to notified before the artwork is returned so we can make shipping arrangements. If the artwork is damaged upon receipt then please notify me immediately.