A gallery of paintings by dianne k webb

Unlocked, Doors Banging, dianne k webb

Unlocked, Doors Banging, dianne k webb

Love Wide Open, dianne k webb

Love Wide Open, dianne k webb

Learning To Love, dianne k webb

Learning To Love, dianne k webb

Concretely 72, dianne k webb

Concretely, dianne k webb

Wide Open, dianne k webb

Wide Open, dianne k webb

Differently is Hard, dianne k webb

Differently is Hard, dianne k webb

Moment By Moment, dianne k webb

Moment By Moment, dianne k webb

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

Popular “feel good artist” J.R. Smith’s Paintings Sell Right Off the Artist’s Easel!

Artist J.R. Smith does well with painting sales and commissions in his home state of Texas. Even as he sent me photographs of his art for this blog article, the artist reported that he’d just received two more painting commissions that day. An art lover visiting the artist’s studio bought the painting titled Spring Ocotillo and Dove as the artist sat working on it at his easel!
Spring Ocotillo and Dove, J.R.Smith

Spring Ocotillo and Dove, J.R.Smith

The well-known and well-liked artist was painting on a Texas ranch over thirty years ago when someone referred to him as a “cowboy artist.” J.R. much prefers the designation made by one art critic who called the artist’s work “feel good art.” J.R. Smith paints public art murals and frequently exhibits his easel size landscapes, horse paintings, other animal paintings, architectural views, portraits, and abstract works in art exhibitions throughout Texas. The Texas-based artist receives national and international attention via exhibitions of his work and via his website. According to J.R. Smith, The Judd foundation hosts numerous art exhibits in their facilities throughout the town of Marfa, Texas, and “for the month of October the foundation has numerous festivities that draw folks from all over the world.”

“One of the main attractions in Marfa is the historic Paisano Hotel. During the filming of the classic film Giant, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed in the Paisano Hotel. The hotel has an exhibition space named the Greasewood Gallery and I had a very successful abstract show at their Greasewood Gallery last October during the Chinati Foundation festivities. From the show, my painting Turquoise-spikes went to entertainer Matt Skinner of Fort Collins, Colorado.”

Turquoise Spikes, J.R. Smith

Turquoise Spikes, J.R. Smith

Italian sportsman and art collector Mario Nobili recently hunted elk at a ranch in the Alpine, Texas area. He and his wife also traveled to New Mexico and shopped for art.  They stayed at the historic Holland Hotel where artist J. R. Smith has work on display and expressed an interest in visiting the artist’s studio. The artist contacted and the studio visit arranged,  Mr. Nobili arrived and purchased two pronghorn sheep paintings on canvas and a larger image on a wood panel.  The canvases removed from their stretchers, rolled and wrapped for the Nobilis to carry back to Italy on the plane. The large painting on wood put into a crate and shipped to Italy. The collector also commissioned a painting and plans to return to buy more from artist J.R. Smith.

Ghost Home, J.R. Smith

Ghost Home, J.R. Smith

Ghost towns are another popular tourist attraction, and J.R.’s  Ghost Home is a painting based on a building in the ghost town in Terlingua, Texas.
The busy artist recently completed the sixth of a series of nine Cinco de Mayo themed pieces for a Mexican restaurant and is at work on two mural panels, four by eight feet in dimension each, commissioned for a bar and restaurant.
You can contact the artist and view more paintings on his website www.jr-art.com.  You can also view more of his artwork in our sidebar image gallery at right.