Sunday, January 6, 2019

It’s My 10 Year Blogiversary!





Wow. This blog is ten years, 4 months old now. Wow, time flies when you are having fun.

Just seems like yesterday I was learning basic programming and language to create a blog. Today there are templates that make creating a blog very simple. That happened through the creativity and commitment of many bloggers to this platform over the years. To them we owe a great a debt of gratitude.







Through this blog I found an amazing community of artist who were willing to share their knowledge, insights and passion about art. This anniversary is not really about my blog, but the network and community around it.







Through you I have gained in ways I cannot articulate, I am because of this blog and community a better artist and person. And if you’re reading this, you’re one of the reasons it exists. Thank you for letting me share my passion with you. Here’s to another ten years!

Thank you.






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Blogiversary / Bloggaversary / Blogaversary


#blogiversary - The yearly anniversary of someone’s web-log (blog)



Monday, December 31, 2018

Thanks for Listening 2018









As this year closes, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude and appreciation to all of you who have made this such a great year. I appreciate your, kindness, support, and generosity.
Hope you have a great 2019. 

Thank you!


The Sun will not rise or set without my notice and thanks. (Winslow Homer)






For my loving wife, no words can express my appreciation for you.
The source of my greatest happiness. I am extremely lucky, and extremely thankful… for you.

All my love, Happy Anniversary



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Friday, December 14, 2018

Small Works / Color Studies - Memories of Summer.




Summer’s End, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett


Summer’s End is always just a bit melancholy.
The mood of this sunset seemed to say it all.
There seems to be a longing for the sun in each of us.
It may be why we respond so emotionally to sunsets.








Comes the Rain, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett

Rain showers moving across the horizon are just fascinating to watch.
Pretty challenging to paint from life, this one is more memory than actual.
They leave a lasting impression.









Pine Hills Bluff, oil on panel, 5 x7 inches, Jim Serrett


LaRue-Pine Hills a 150-foot limestone bluff that rises out of the Mississippi floodplain, the massive bluffs extend roughly 5 miles along Highway 3. The vistas from it are amazing, however this view is of the park access road looking towards the bluffs from Hwy3.









Fading Light, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett

Best time to be on the lake.
Kayaking, wandering, exploring
and just slowing down and being.








Rain Over There, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches, Jim Serrett

The late summer rain,
paint it with all the colors of the wind.









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Friday, November 30, 2018

Holiday Sale - "Support living artists, the dead ones don't need the money."






For the Holiday Season and in appreciation of you,
I will be offering a 25% discount on all work in my Etsy store.
Give the Gift of Art.
Original art is a unique, lasting gift that can give joy for years to come.
**Sale runs through January 2019**

"Support living artists, the dead ones don't need the money."




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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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