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Studio 104 at The Millworks, Elaine Brady Smith Art

Elaine Brady Smith Art Workshops and News

2017 Workshop Schedule at The Millworks

2017 Workshop Schedule at The Millworks. I’m excited to be offering new workshops for the first quarter of 2017!!! The first on will be January 28th in the Commons Room at The Millworks. Come enjoy a relaxing day learning my unique method of collage techniques and layering papers to create this coffee cup still life. There are still a few spaces available for this workshop!!!

The Coffee Cup Collage Workshop will be offered again on February 25th if you are unable to make the January class. I’ll also be offering a Spring Daisy Collage 1 Day Workshop on April 22nd. Both collage workshops are for beginner to intermediate creatives. Stay tuned on for opening of registration on this event. Hope to see you there!!!


Date: January 28, 2017 at The Millworks

Time: 10am-5pm – With 1 hour free time for lunch at The Millworks, The Broad Street Market, or other area restaurants. Lunch not included with class price.

Cost: $60 plus $5 Supply Fee payable to instructor prior to class start

This workshop will focus on the basics of collage and a unique layering process. Using all types of decorative papers on 10” x 10” gallery wrapped canvas, create a still life cup and saucer on table top. $5 Supply Fee (payable to instructor prior to class) includes canvas, collage papers, gel medium, brushes and other tools needed to create your one of a kind piece of art. This is a class is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced creatives. Class size is limited to 16 people.

Please stop by at the front desk or call: 717.695.4888 to register or go to for additional information.


Still Life Basic Oil Painting 2 Day Workshop will be March 25th and 26th from 10am-4pm at The Millworks in the Commons Room. This is a Beginner to Intermediate Oil Painting workshop. We will cover the basics of oil painting in a tiling technique that will take the stress and confusion out of beginner oil painting. Subject will be a simple Still Life Pear painted from a photograph. Workshop price is $100 plus supplies (students to purchase their own supplies). Supply list will be provided upon registration.

If you always wanted to learn oils, this is the perfect way to learn.  Class size is limited to 10 students. Stay tuned to for opening of registration.

And In Other News…

Classic Car Paintings by Elaine Brady Smith

Classic Car Paintings by Elaine Brady Smith

The Classic Car Paintings are back in the studio!!! After a month’s exhibit in the Millworks Artist Exhibit in our hallway, the cars have returned to Studio 104. I’ve also completed a 1962 Corvette that I am especially proud of!!! I’d be happy to show you these original oil painting in Studio 104.

WooCommerce Shop coming to

I’ve been busy since before the holidays working on a NEW shop page for my website!!! Hopefully it will be up and running very soon! I’ll be offering Original Art, Fine Art Giclee Prints, Greeting Cards, and Home Deco Items. So stay tuned to!!!


I’m so excited to have a new Display Wall in my studio at The Millworks! Thanks to Peter Cucchiara of Studio 216 for building this most excellent wall!!! It will provide me with the much needed workspace to for my Still Life Painting and more Display area.


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Classic Car Paintings

Classic Car Paintings series has launched!

Classic Car Paintings by Elaine Brady Smith Art

Photos from Hershey Antique Auto Show

I had been thinking about this series for a while. The photo references were shot over three years ago at the Hershey Antique Auto Show in 2013 (albeit one shot this year in Mt Gretna, PA). Every once in a while I’d browse and ponder what to do with these photos. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to paint them in oils on wood panels. Working a bit larger has also been a good challenge for me and yes…I’m ready to go much larger! There’s another series brewing in my head already!

1951 Red Chevy by Elaine Brady Smith Art

12 Cars Planned for Series

The photos were cropped and modified until I could “see them in paint” as I do with most of my subject matter and a total of 12 cars are planned for this series. Shown are the first 5 cars completed…yay!!!. They have been a labor of love. Initially I intended them to be more painterly, but alas, I am a slave for details…but quite happy with the results!!!

1958 Ford Fairlane by Elaine Brady Smith

Spectacular Chrome

Why cars?…many people ask when they walk into my studio. “I like shiny” is mostly my reply, but I have come to appreciate the classic cars much more for their superior design and spectacular chrome…much of which has been a real challenge to paint. To think that these cars were all created pre-computer is absolutely amazing to me! Painting the cars has given me an appreciation for the uniqueness of each model. These babies will never again be repeated in car design history!!!

1963 Corvette StingRay by Elaine Brady Smith

A Girl Who Paints Cars

And yes…I feel pretty cool being a Girl Who Paints Cars!!! Many are surprised when they walk around to my easel and find out what I am painting.  I like that aspect, as I never felt the need for shock value in my art…so I suppose this is my shocker!!!

1957 Chevy Belair by Elaine Brady Smith

Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Prints Available

The remaining 7 cars are in progress and you can view details as they emerge on my Instagram. Or Like my Facebook page Elaine Brady Smith Art. Receive updates via email by signing up here.  Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Prints and Greeting Cards will be available soon!

1959 Cadillac Eldorado by Elaine Brady Smith

The first 5 cars will be on display at Millworks in the hallway gallery from:

October 18th thru November 13th, 2016

340 Verbeke Street, Harrisburg Pa 17104

If you visit, please stop by Studio 104 to see my progress on the rest of the series!!!

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Featured Artist at The Millworks

African Violets by Elaine Brady Smith, 6″x6″ oil on panel

I’ll be a Featured Artist at The Millworks from until May 15th. I’ve got a nice batch of small oil paintings installed in the hallway and ready for viewing. There are still a few available for sale and would make lovely Mother’s Day gifts!!!

Chrysamthemum Daisies in Glass by Elaine Brady Smith,  6″ x 6″ oil on panel.

I’ve been super busy this month! Been working on some new paintings and collages. Good things are happening and I am enjoying my time in the studio. Stay tuned for some exciting news and new ventures coming up in a few weeks!!!

At The Millworks

If you haven’t been to The Millworks yet, Third in the Burg is the best time to visit…third Friday of each month from 4-10pm. Many of our artists are in their studios and the whole building is buzzing with activity.

My studio mates, Joan Maguire and Christine Goldbeck and I try to keep the studio open every Friday and Saturday evenings from 4-9pm and Sunday from 11-3pm…so come on in and visit with us!!! The Millworks, 340 Verbeke St, Harrisburg PA 17102

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Primroses, Promise and a Nudge

Primroses by Elaine Brady Smith

In the dead of winter, when we are deep in snow and ice, we begin to see glimpses of what we are all longing for…Spring is coming!!! The beginning of February and Groundhog Day in Central PA means that winter will be over in about 6 weeks..Hurray!!! Not much longer to go!!!

I love it when the Primroses start to appear for sale in the stores. It’s a promise of Spring! I actually started this painting last year about this time and was about to throw it into the incomplete pile, when a customer said, “I like that painting and will buy it if you finish it”. So I finished it and I’m glad I did because I’m very happy with the results. Sometimes I just need a nudge.

Third in the Burg is this Friday (Feb 19, 2016) in Harrisburg. Come visit in Studio 104 at The Millworks!!!

You can view my progress with the daily oil paintings here.

Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Prints of many of my collages are available in my Etsy Store. Please have a look!!!

Thanks for viewing my art!


Old News is Still Good News

Old news is still good news. I’ve not done so hot in keeping up with the blog here…but I’ll try harder. Here are some recent daily paintings that I have completed within the past few months.

"Sunflower" by Elaine Brady Smith, 6" x 6" oil on panel.

“Sunflower” by Elaine Brady Smith, 6″ x 6″ oil on panel.

I labored a bit long over this sunflower, especially for it’s small size, but I am very happy with the way it turned out. The two tomato paintings below are dedicated to my dear cousin Jane.  Jane gave me a bunch of heritage seedlings for my garden this past spring. It was great fun, because although she had them carefully marked, I just planted them in somewhat of a random order.  It turned into a “mystery garden” as the tomatoes and peppers grew and I waited to see what would pop out on each plant. It was especially exciting when the chocolate peppers appeared. Now if they only tasted like chocolate…that would have been the real surprise.  I highly recommend this form of gardening. The suspense is thrilling!!! None the less, a few of the ripe tomatoes served as models for my still life daily paintings.

"Jane's Tomatoes" by Elaine Brady Smith, 6" x 6" oil on panel.

“Jane’s Tomatoes” by Elaine Brady Smith, 6″ x 6″ oil on panel.

"Who's the Better Boy" by Elaine Brady Smith, 6" x 6" oil on panel

“Who’s the Better Boy” by Elaine Brady Smith, 6″ x 6″ oil on panel

Some other news of note…

elaine brady smith collageI now have Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Prints available of selected collage works. The prints are available in three sizes and are printed on acid free matt finish paper. Additional new prints will be available in December.

You can view and purchase on my website

Upcoming Dates to remember…

The Odd Ones Bizarre at The Millworks – Saturday, November 28th, 11am-5pm
The Odd Ones Bizarre is an alternative arts and craft event that has been happening in Harrisburg for 10 years, and we’re pleased to be hosting it at The Millworks this year! Join us as we celebrate the festive season with a collection of over 25 crafters, artists and creators who will be selling their handcrafted wares in addition to the 35 artists in The Millworks’ 23 artist studios! Support local artisans this season while buying handcrafted and thoughtfully made items for you and your loved ones.

Elaine Brady Smith – Featured Artist at The Millworks, Small Gallery – Dec 1-Jan10 – New work in Collage and Oil Paintings. Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Prints of many pieces will be available.

The Millworks, 340 Verbeke Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

As always, thank you for your interest in my art.