Yearly Archives: 2012

The last of the Sheffield series from July.

The roughs that I kept from my trip to the Berkshires last summer have turned into some interesting paintings. For the time being that series is finished.

There was one in the group that I felt would make an interesting 3D painting.

Sketch for Sheffield #6-3D painting

It had to wait its turn but I finally got around to enlarging that sketch. I’ve been working on it for a few weeks and the construction is done, the texturing is finished. Now I’m on to the sculpture part: Filing, sanding and getting the surface ready for paint.

Sheffield #6-3D painting 40″x 50″x 7″

Then a whole new visual adventure can start.  Color.

I’ll keep you posted as it comes along.

What fun to be able to see well again!

Between the time that I started this painting and I finished it I had cataract surgery. I’ve been putting it off for 2 years and now that it’s done I wish I had done it sooner. The surgery was fast and uncomplicated and when the doctor took the patch off the next day I was able to see sharper and cleared than I have for over 40 years… and without glasses. If you ever need this operation, don’t hesitate, It’s a piece of cake and you will love the results.

My biggest surprise was in looking at my work, I saw it in a different way as I was no longer looking at it through the haze of a yellow filter. All of my colors were more brilliant and the textures “cut” in a way that I had hoped for but never seen .

I liked it.

Mother & Child Dec 2012       24″x30″         Oil

It will be interesting to see how this new vision will affect my work going forward.




A video showing the process used to create “Sheffield #5”


I thought you might be interested in seeing the process I use in creating most of my paintings. Of the several rough sketches I kept from the Sheffield series this is #5. The next one is already in progress.

I’d like to call one thing to your attention on the video, There is one section when the painting is morphing that might seem too long. Pay attention here and you will see the final changes taking place in the hot yellows as they darken and soften up In value.

As a newcomer to producing video I still have much to learn and in this case a few seconds may be too long on the visual but it fits the length of the music. LOL

Do you have an opinion ?

Ed Jaffe Studio: 3D Video Tour Of The October Show

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Because of “Sandy” many of you were not able to attend the opening reception on October 27. I’ve produced this video so I can bring the show to you. It will be up at least until the end of the year. If you would like to check it out, give me a call and the lights will be on when you get here.

As you know, I have been working on the 3D pieces for about a year. The series is continuing but, for now, they were ready to be hung.

In addition to the wall sculpture I have included paintings from the Sheffield series and a few fun pieces.

This is my first attempt at video so I’d appreciate any feedback …good or bad, so I can make the next one even better.

Review of the 3D show.

The opening reception for my new show took place last weekend before the arrival of that huge storm; it was well received by those who were able to make it.

The 3D paintings attracted a lot of attention and many questions; which is exactly what I had hoped for. They are different from anything most have seen across the art spectrum. One couple mentioned that the more they looked at them the more they were drawn into the work.   Fantastic.

3D paintings and sculpture. October 2012.

On the opposite wall were the paintings from the Sheffield series. What could not be missed were the 5 footers in oil. The jump in scale brought more than a few questions and interest from as far away as the Berkshires.

Weather has not always been a friend of mine when it comes to openings so I’m used to rain and snow. If you came away unscathed and can use a way to relax after fighting “Sandy”, come on over and  see the show. It will be up until further notice.

The gallery is open from 10AM to 4PM on Saturdays but that is only a small part of the story. I live and work in the building so I’m really open 7 days a week on demand. If you are in town just ring the bell or call ahead at your convenience and I’ll be waiting for you.  540-672-2400.