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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 Millworksharrisburg.com 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 Millworksharrisburg.com 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 millworksharrisburg.com 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 elainebradysmith.com

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 elainebradysmith.com!!!


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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December Featured Artist at Millworks

4 Cups collage

I’m a December Featured Artist at Millworks, 340 Verbeke St, Harrisburg PA 17102.  I’m happy to be showing new work, including the Torn Paper Collage Coffee series above. My exhibit is located in the Small Gallery just behind the sales gallery and is installed and ready for viewing!!! You can visit my exhibit anytime during gallery hours Tues-Sun 11am-10pm.

I’m so excited about my new work in collage and in oils. My oil paintings are small daily still life studies focusing on single objects to capture the quietness of life. Torn Paper Collage isn’t new for me, but taking it to realism is definitely new! The collages are layered with a large variety of papers, many of them transparent, creating a rich history and depth in each piece. I’ve been enjoying working in both mediums this past year.

Third in the Burg

Third in the Burg is Dec 18, 4-10pm and I’ll be in the Small Gallery on that night. Come visit!!! Join me and my fellow featured artists.  I’d love to see you! And if you can’t make it that night, let me know if you’d like to visit another time during the month. I’ll be in the studio various hours during the month.

Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee PrintsChoose Print Size Geranium No 2 20x20 $165.00 USD Geranium No 2 14x14 $65.00 USD Geranium No 2 10x10 $35.00 USD

I now have Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee prints available of many of my new Torn Paper Collage work. The prints are available in my Millworks studio and at Elaine Brady Smith Art on Etsy.

For complete business hours and diner reservations see Millworks website.

Happy Holiday!!!

Thanks for your interest,


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 elainebradysmith.com

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.



Summer Daily Paintings


Summer Daily Paintings by Elaine Brady Smith. Here are a few of my recent daily’s…a Nectarine, a Pear, a Green Apple, and Enamelware Cups and Saucers available at The Millworks, 340 Verbeke St, Harrisburg PA 17102.

Nectarine by Elaine Brady Smith

“Nectarine” 6″ x 6″ oil on panel by Elaine Brady Smith

It’s been a very busy summer so far! Lots of work to do yet and and I am thoroughly enjoying the daily painting in oils. Feels like I have finally come home! I’ve also started to collage in a more realistic style and I’ll be offering my latest Geranium piece in a few days as a Giclee print…so stay tuned.


"Pear" 6" x 6" oil on panel by Elaine Brady Smith

“Pear” 6″ x 6″ oil on panel by Elaine Brady Smith

Meanwhile, these paintings are on display at The Millworks. Come visit! I am usually there most evenings Tuesday through Sundays. If I’m not there, my studio mates usually are! Millworks open hours are Tues-Fri 4-10pm and Sat-Sun 10-10pm.

Green Apple by Elaine Brady Smith

“Green Apple” 6″ x 6″ oil on panel by Elaine Brady Smith

These small paintings will be framed in lovely plein aire frames and can be shipped easily. Please inquire to see photos of them in the frames. Frames are available in Gold, Silver, Black, and Walnut.

Enamelware Cups and Saucers by Elaine Brady Smith

Enamelware Cups and Saucers 6″ x 6″ oil on panel by Elaine Brady Smith SOLD

Have a great day and thanks for your interest in my work!!!

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