Applause Please–the Skillful Balancing Act in the Paintings of Texas Artist J.R. Smith

Applause Please, J.R. Smith

Applause Please, J.R. Smith

View images of J.R. Smith’s paintings above and below and in our sidebar gallery and you will notice that the painter creates a balance in each work that makes it all look so easy. Yet notice again how skillfully the artist incorporates a wide variety of subject matter into each composition in a balancing act that may include animal life, landscapes and plant life, human subjects, architectural features, and still life objects, as well as text and abstract elements.

What garden--me? J.R. Smith

What garden–me? J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith has completed numerous commissions on both interior walls and exterior walls of buildings in several Texas and New Mexico towns. National and international art collectors purchase watercolor paintings and painted canvases and panels from the versatile and prolific artist.

o6 Wall, J.R. Smith

06 Wall, J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith says, ” I would like to reach designers that are decorating lobbies, entryways and restaurants, etc. I’m getting more calls for mural panels or themed type series that are appropriate for their venue. “
The artist recently completed a series of Cinco de Mayo paintings of dancers and musicians in his characteristic *feel good* style.  There were some delays, according to the artist who stated that, “restoring the sign on the west End of the Wool & Mohair building (in Alpine ,Texas ) slowed the completion of the Cinco de Mayo series but the paintings are now hanging in Los Jalapenos Restaurant on Murphy Street. The Murphy Street weekend festivities will kick off with a reception for the show on Thursday the 29th, August (5:00 – 7:00 PM) at Los Jalapenos.”
If you are interested in commissioning a painting or mural by “Feel Good Artist” J. R. Smith, you may contact him via his website www.jr-art.com

J.R. Smith #2 Image Gallery of Paintings

Flying Skirts, J.R. Smith

Flying Skirts, J.R. Smith

Johnny, J.R. Smith

Johnny, J.R. Smith

Parade Flags, J.R Smith

Parade Flags, J.R Smith

Purple Dancer, J.R. Smith

Purple Dancer, J.R. Smith

Happy Dance, J.R. Smith

Happy Dance, J.R. Smith

Ready to Dance, J.R. Smith

Ready to Dance, J.R. Smith

 

 

Day Worker Specialist, J.R. Smith

Day Worker Specialist, J.R. Smith

Artist J.R. Smith at work on mural.

Artist J.R. Smith at work on AMTRAK mural.

J.R. Smith painting outdoor mural

J.R. Smith painting outdoor AMTRAK mural

Lonestar Man, Interior mural (detail), J.R. Smith

Lone Star Man, Interior mural (detail), J.R. Smith

Too Close, J.R. Smith

Too Close, J.R. Smith

Wall of characters, paintings by J.R. Smith

Wall of characters, paintings by J.R. Smith

Parders, J.R. Smith

Parders, J.R. Smith

Spoonbills, J.R. Smith

Spoonbills, J.R. Smith

Penny House, J.R. Smith

Penny House, J.R. Smith

Perspective Alpine, J.R. Smith

Perspective Alpine, J.R. Smith

Mural (detail), J.R. Smith

Mural (detail), J.R. Smith

abstract painting inspired by friend John Miller, J.R. Smith

abstract painting inspired by friend John Miller, J.R. Smith

Appurtenance, J.R. Smith

Appurtenance, J.R. Smith

Ghost Mansion, J.R. Smith

Ghost Mansion, J.R. Smith

New Santa Elana, J.R. Smith

New Santa Elana, J.R. Smith

Owl, J.R. Smith

Owl, J.R. Smith

Pie Face, J.R. Smith

Pie Face, J.R. Smith

Skulls, Big Bend Cowboy Church, J.R. Smith

Skulls, Big Bend Cowboy Church, J.R. Smith

Untitled, J.R. Smith

Untitled, J.R. Smith

Work or Show, J.R. Smith

Work or Show, J.R. Smith