Tom Smith uses a unique technique called "alla prima" which is apply wet on wet without allowing early layers to dry. His oil paintings are mixture of neutral or vibrant acrylic and oil. Spring Harmony was painted during the 2022 "First Brush of Spring" plein air event in New Harmony, IN. Smith was enchanted by the way the trees looked in the early sring, with sparkles of light glimpsed through the half budded trees. This framed painting will remind you to slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature.
Framed: 22" x 26"
About the Artist
Tom Smith began to paint in 2012 when he stopped teaching. He is now a member of the League of Milwaukee Artists, the Wauwatosa Artists Workship, the Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association, Fine Art Montage, and The Rogues Artists Group. He has participated in numerous plein air competitions and won many awards.
About his art, Tom says "When I paint, I put down on the canvas an underpainting of acrylic, either using one neutral tone, or a mix of more vibrant color. I then paint over these colors in oil paint, letting some of the underpainting show through in strategic places. My painting technique is usually "alla prima", which is a direct painting approach where paint is applied wet on wet without letting earlier layers dry."
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