Really beautiful video of this Zorn exhibition. Even if you don't speak Dutch, it's a nice video to watch. I'm really getting into Zorn more and more lately.
Oil painting mediums are a fascinating part of oil painting. There's a lot of history involved and a wide variety to choose from; it can get a little confusing when you're trying to figure out what mediums to use. I've tried a wide variety of mediums and I like to think of it like a fun experiment. If you're trying to find information about various mediums then check out this article from Natural Pigments. I'm a brand ambassador with Natural Pigments because they genuinely have the best products and the most comprehensive information available on their site.
I have some exciting news that I wanted to share: I am most honored to have been recently accepted into the Florence Academy of Art's MA in Studio Art program and I've decided that I will attend this program. The program takes place over 3 consecutive summers (2 in New Jersey) with a final summer that I'll be attending in Florence, Italy. I have thought about attending the Florence Academy of Art since I was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2009 - 2013). I heard great stories about the artists that train there + teach there and it was always in the back of my mind.
I have been teaching for the past 6 years and am very excited to return as a student. I will continue teaching while I take classes myself. This is an exciting new chapter in my life and I look forward to sharing what I learn as I go along.
I'm currently finishing up a mastercopy commission that was quite a learning experience. The entire painting has been a really interesting journey. It's a Dutch genre painting, in the vein of Vermeer (whom I still love) and there's a lot of wonderful little details, including the Delft tiles at the base of the wall. It's almost like a where's waldo type of image. I'm going to work on it a little more but it's nearly finished.