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I just signed, varnished, framed and added a wire hanger to this 14″x11″ painting. I am going through the process of finalizing my latest collection of works for the next show. So many details go into each exhibit, well beyond the painting.

Next I will photograph everything and create a catalog of the works for the Pendleton Center for the Arts!

Commission

I wrapped up this large commission painting. It is being delivered to the new owners today! I hope that they will enjoy this tranquil piece for years to come.

The painting is 60″x22″ on a 3″ cradled board, so it is heavy. It is also surprisingly difficult to get a photograph of something this size without reflections or lighting issues. I ran out of time and simply had my Dad take a photo of me holding it!

Online Gallery

I just shipped this painting off yesterday! It is another Ugallery sale. I have been a Ugallery artist for about a year and a half and have found it to be a great company to work with. They originally contacted me through Instagram (@bsostrom). The gallery promotes your work in various ways. When they make a sale the gallery mails the artist well built packaging and provide prepaid postage online.

It is another source of income and one I need to devote more work to in the future!

Beneath the Surface

Two 11″x14″ paintings I wrapped up last night… well aside from varnishing, signing, framing 😳. They really look good together as an accidental diptych!

I often work two or three paintings of similar subject at a time. It keeps my focus narrowed and my paints can be shared between multiple paintings. I frequently make interesting discoveries and small creative jumps with this approach!