Sunday, September 30, 2018

Small Works / Color Studies - September








That touch of gold in the Western skies, right at the end of day.

Midas Touch, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett






Nothing is more peaceful than a slow drive on a country road with summer clouds forming overhead.

HWY 127 Cloud Study IV, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett




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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Small Gems - Pochade Box Paintings






Small Gems by Jim Serrett

An exhibit of my Original Pochade Box Paintings will be at the Visual Arts Cooperative. These 5 x 7-inch oil studies and sketches are on 3/8 hardwood panel ready to hang. Come on by this FIRST FRIDAY...

Opening, August 3, 5 - 9 pm

Visual Arts Cooperative Committee (VACC)
16C North Spanish Street
Cape Girardeau, MO








Pochade Box Paintings

A Pochade Box is a small box used for painting on location. The word pochade is derived from the French word "pocher", meaning to sketch. The box is great tool for exploring composition, making color studies, gathering references and knowledge, basically creating a visual library of information. These sketches are exercises in capturing what I see in front of me and about the simple pleasure of painting. In that, they are small gems to treasure.

"A sketch has charm because of its truth - not because it is unfinished."

                                                                                                                    ---Charles W. Hawthorne






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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Small Works / Color Studies Spring




You can watch amazing cloud formations along the Mississippi River bottoms, there are some very nice long vistas to view the clouds roll in from the Southwest.


Mississippi Thunderhead - Cloud Forms III, 5 x 7 inches, oil on panel, Jim Serrett





The lazy days of summer, watching clouds build up on the horizon.
Forming big, billowing mushrooming thunder heads.

Thunderhead: a rounded mass of cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud often appearing before a thunderstorm.

Cloud Forms II, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett



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Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Observational Painting








Hello friends You are invited!
To an exhibition of original oil paintings titled “Observational Painting.”
At the Cup'n Cork Coffeehouse and Café, Cape Girardeau’s award-winning hometown coffeehouse, fine food, fine wine, fine art. First Friday in Cape.
Opening Reception on Friday, February 2nd from 5 - 9 pm.
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February 2 – March 1, Feb 2018
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CupNCork
11 S Spanish St
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Small Works / Color Studies 2018




“Resolve” the determination of this tree to keep it's fall colors as long as it can, just impressed on me the spirit of nature.

Resolve, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches ©jimserrett





I always enjoy those moments when some type of alchemy occurs between the paint and my subject.

Passing Front, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches © jimserrett





I really enjoy the long views and vistas during this part of the season. Just so many subtle colors, and when the light hits it, a nice glow. I attempted to capture that glow in this small color sketch.

Golden Valley, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches © jimserrett




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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thanks for Listening 2017







Wow people, here we are again. Another year over..
It has been an amazing year for Linda and I, and we want to express our deepest heartfelt appreciation to our family, galleries, collectors and friends. Thank you for making 2017 such a wonderful year!

May 2018 bring you happiness, good heath, peace and prosperity.

Enjoy the Holidays!

And to my loving wife, Linda there is no words that can express my appreciation and love for you.
Happy Anniversary.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Small Works for the Holidays





Some of my Original Color Studies, and Pochade Box Paintings will be at the Art Guild of Paducah
over the Holidays. These 5 x 7-inch oil studies and sketches are on 3/8 hardwood panel ready to hang.

Great Holiday gift for the art lover.









A.M. Field, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett





Cloud Dance, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett




Fall Sunset Trees, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett




Harvest Clouds, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett




Just Past Mile Marker 27, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett





November Field, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett





Mile Marker 27, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett




Riverview, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett




Lovers Lane Sunset, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett




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Sunday, October 29, 2017

MANYmini Extravartganza !







This is OA Gallery’s third annual small works show highlighting MINIwork from MANYartist from around the region and across the country.
.. I am very honored to have four pieces in the show.

Don't miss this amazing exhibit!
It will be a two-month long exhibit at OA Gallery, starting November 3rd - January 6, 2018!
And if you are in the area, check out this show.
.
Going to be a great event!

Opening reception is Friday, November 3,  6-9pm.
The exhibition runs from November 3, 2017 - January 6, 2018

And thank you, Blick Art Materials for your support of the Manymini show




OA Gallery is the premier St. Louis gallery showcasing exceptional, contemporary, representational artwork by over thirty regionally and nationally recognized and  award winning artists.

OA Gallery is located in beautiful downtown Kirkwood, MO directly across the street from the train station.
​101A W Argonne Dr.  Kirkwood, Mo 63122

Hours:
​Wednesday 12-5
Thursday 12-5
Friday 12-5
Saturday 12-5

OA Gallery Website Link
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

They Call the Mighty Mississippi the Wall.








From my painting excursions into the Illinois river bottoms along the Mississippi, visits along the Ohio in Paducah, KY and to our recent trip to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. I have been told that one who spends his leisure time on or along a river is called a River Rat. I’ve been called worse things.

The name Mississippi is derived from the Native American peoples Ojibwe word "Misi-ziibi," meaning "Great River".

The longest river in North America, it is the third longest river in the world at nearly 2,400 miles. It reaches from the Canadian border and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River is an important area of the wet lands with a massive ecosystem and environment that covers ten states, two Canadian provenience's and creates the third largest water shed in the world.

The Mississippi River has been a focal point in American history, from Native American tribes who flourished along its banks, through European explorers, the American Civil War, the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

Western settlers and traders called it the “wall” because of the difficulty of crossing her, it being the biggest barrier to western expansion. For decades man has tried to tame her.
Nature always wins.


They Call the Mighty Mississippi the Wall.
Oil on panel, 8x10, © Jim Serrett














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