The paint that I added yesterday was still wet so I only got to work on the background today. I was originally going to add some trees to the composition, but it didn't look good so I only added sky. I was really tempted to work on the portrait, but it's always a mistake to work before it's dry. Hopefully the paint is dry tomorrow.
I just started a new painting of my dog, Maea. It's a fairly small painting and I'm using an oil ground panel that I prepared a few weeks ago. This is day 1, so it's still really rough, but I think I'll be able to finish it in 3-5 days. I also might add a simple background to it also.
As the Summer is ending, it's getting nice and cool in my garage where I paint. And every time I get to work, I remember why I love painting so much. I'm really very happy with all the progress that I've been making recently. And I still can't believe that I'll be teaching oil painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute starting in 12 days!
I have some more information on my new class at the Ridgewood Art Institute! The class will begin Wednesday, September 6th at 3:30pm in the West Studio of the Ridgewood Art Institute, located at 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
The class itself is an oil painting class for young people, which will focus on portraiture, pet portraits, animal drawing and the human figure. The class is designed for both beginners and advanced students and will cover every aspect of academic oil painting.
I'm very proud to teach this course and am also planning a workshop at some point during the year. If anyone is interested in more information, please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I'm very proud to announce my official instructor's page on the Ridgewood Art Institute's website! Click the photo below to visit the full page.