I put the finishing touches on this painting and signed it! I'm always very particular when I sign a painting and it usually takes me three or four times to get it just right. I had to erase this signature 4 times before I was happy with the way it looks. I also had to touch up the hand a bit even after I signed it. I guess the work never ends. I read that Bouguereau would continue to work on a painting even after it was framed!
I'll let this dry now before I varnish it. I have some commissions to work and I want to start another dog painting for the upcoming show at the Ridgewood Art Institute.
Just put the finishing touches on my portrait and signed it! I'll be varnishing it after it dries fully and then photographing it. I said previously that I photograph my work before I varnish it, but I've switched methods so now I photograph it after I varnish it.
On another note, my classes at the Ridgewood Art Institute start in 8 days and I'm very excited. I'm also proud to announce that I'm going to be a TA for a class in NYC at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The ICAA class is titled, "Observational Drawing Skills For Architects & Designers and will be taught by John Woodrow Kelley.
*See the picture below for more details about the ICAA class.