I love the whole process of creating a work of art, but I also love the other processes involved with painting. I love framing and hanging the piece because it really gives me a sense of accomplishment when I sketch my ideas out and then they become a reality. I've made my own frames in the past, which is also something I enjoy doing. This painting wasn't made as a commission, but it was a painting that I'd been wanting to do for a long time. I painted it over the course of two mornings and let it dry before I varnished it with Gamvar and framed it.
Today, I sketched out where I wanted to hang it and measured out the space. I love working with my hands and using tools so it's all part of the fun. I guess there's an aspect of interior design also. Now, the painting is hanging across the room, on the same side from where the original clock hangs. I love the way it looks and I'm going to enjoy looking at it for a long time.
I had a great time at the Ridgewood Art Institute yesterday for the reception of the 2017 Instructors' Show! I took photos of my pieces to share, but check out the exhibition if you're in northern NJ.
My class at the Ridgewood Art Institute meets every Wednesday from 3:30PM to 5:30PM. It's an oil painting class for young people (ages 8-17) and focuses on figure painting, portraits, pet portraits and animals. Anyone interested in attending can stop by the class or contact me at email@example.com More information about the class can be found HERE!
I'm officially ready for the upcoming Instructors' Exhibition at the Ridgewood Art Institute! I've put a lot of effort into these works and I can't wait to show everyone what I've done on all summer. I've got 4 oil paintings which includes a self portrait, a pet portrait, a portrait of my girlfriend and a figurative painting of a young girl picking flowers. I also included a drawing of a pet portrait.
My self portrait and the portrait of my girlfriend are not for sale, but the other 3 works are for sale. I'm also open again for commissions for anyone interested contact: firstname.lastname@example.org!