Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Maple Avenue House - Glen Rock, NJ





While Aldo and I work out which interior views of the Brick House he would like, I am working on this large painting.

Small, quick show at Riverside Gallery.  One-person show at Lambert Castle Museum opens Friday, December 12th.  Opening reception will be Wednesday, January 14th from 7pm to 9pm.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Brick House #2 - Wyckoff, NJ






Completed painting.

Oil on linen.

14" x 36"

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Riverside Gallery - Hackensack, NJ








Busy day today.  Show at the Riverside Gallery is up and looks great.  Little article in today's Paramus Town News about the Behnke Museum opening and a nice ceremony tonight at the Bergen County Administration Headquarters for the 2014 Art in the Park winners.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Brick House 2 - Wyckoff, NJ




Still going.

I will be showing 10 paintings in a group show at Riverside Gallery, located at the Shops at Riverside Mall in Paramus, NJ (2nd floor, next to Bloomingdales), opening tomorrow.

The other 2 paintings shown here are by a 31 year old Australian artist named Joel Rea.  I am in awe of this man's massive talent.  Absolutely speechless.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Brick House 2 - Wyckoff, NJ




First stage of underpainting complete.

Art In The Park Show 2014.

Little article in the Paramus Post about the opening reception of my work at the Behnke Museum this past Monday evening.






Thursday, October 09, 2014

Aldo's - Wyckoff, NJ





Completed painting.

Oil on linen.

14" x 28"


Next photo is the rear view of The Brick House initial sketch-in.  This one will be a challenge to say the least.

This Saturday 10/11 is the Art in the Park Show at Van Saun Park in Paramus, starting at 11AM.  Rain date, Sunday 10/12.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Brick House - Wyckoff, NJ







Completed painting.

Oil on linen.

14" x 36"

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Brick House - Wyckoff, NJ






Still going.  Sky and building are done.  Trees, foliage, flag, sign, cannon and foreground next up.

I can't wait for this painting (and the many interior views still to come) to be completed and hanging in the restaurant.  This will be great advertising for me, seeing as though the clientele of this place seem to be pretty affluent, since the parking lot looks like a luxury car dealership.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Aldo's - Wyckoff, NJ


First stage of underpainting complete.

The Art of Healing show at Englewood Medical Center has been extended until April 18, 2015.  For some reason, they have also added a second reception for sometime in January in addition to the one we already had last May.  Best hors d'oeuvres I have ever had and open bar, so I'm really looking forward to this.

Since so many of my older, major paintings will be in upcoming museum shows, their provenance will make them worth more than they are currently priced at, so if anyone would like to purchase prints of these or any of my paintings, please email me at  obern@optonline.net

Prices start at $99.  Giclee printing, stretched on wooden bars, ready to hang.

PAINTINGS

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Brick House - Wyckoff, NJ



First stage of underpainting complete on The Brick House.  Starting the underpainting of Aldo's today as well.

I am taking part in the 50th annual "Art in the Park" show this year after winning best in show last year.   The date is Saturday, October 11 from 11AM to 5PM.  Van Saun County Park, Paramus, NJ.

Reception for the Paramus museum opening will be Monday, October 20th at 7PM.  330 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ.

Lambert Castle Museum one-person show will open on December 17th, and will run until March 29, 2015.  Reception date info to follow when finalized.

Middlesex County Museum show will open in April 2015.

Lastly, I did not make the final cut for the Bergen County Legends Award, but I lost out to James Gandolfini, Mary Higgins Clark, Bill Parcells, Les Paul and 6 other very worthy and famous Bergen County legends, so I can't complain too much.   Maybe next year.  I'm a legend in my own mind anyway, so I have that going for me.







Thursday, August 21, 2014

Highview Drive House - Wyckoff, NJ






Completed painting
oil on linen
10" x 18"

Had a nice trip up to Maine to see the Richard Estes show last week.  The man is a true genius with paint and canvas.

I have been commissioned by the owner of The Brick House and Aldo's restaurants in Wyckoff to do a large painting of each location.  When these 2 paintings are done, I will be doing paintings of the interior of each different room in the Brick House to be published as a book for the restaurant. All these paintings will be hanging in the restaurants for the public to see and enjoy. When these multiple paintings are done, I may be doing a mural for the lobby.  I have my work cut out for me now for at least 6 months.

I just have to mention a very odd thing that happened after meeting with Aldo and securing all this work.  I went outside to photograph the exterior of the Brick House, and while standing in the middle of Godwin Avenue, a total stranger drove up right next to me and asked, "are you the artist?" I was taken aback but replied yes, how do you know that?  She said that she owns one of my paintings that she bought at Kerygma Gallery in Ridgewood, 10 years ago.  I have no idea how she recognized me, but I will take that as a very good omen for my upcoming work with Aldo.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Highview Drive House - Wyckoff, NJ


First stage of underpainting complete.

I just found out yesterday that I will be having a one-person exhibit at Lambert Castle in Paterson, NJ, in conjunction with the Passaic County Historical Society in December 2014 through March 2015.

I was also notified that I will be included in a major NJ diner retrospective and installation at the Middlesex County Museum in April 2015 through April 2016.  My paintings will be hanging with one of my all-time favorite artists, John Baeder.  It is a huge honor for me to have my work hanging alongside this absolute legend in the world of photorealistic painting.

I will post more info about exact dates for receptions, etc...when everything is finalized.


Friday, August 01, 2014

Wyckoff Avenue House - Wyckoff, NJ


Completed painting.

Oil on linen.

10" x 20"


I get to meet such interesting people doing these custom home portraits, and the owner of this beautiful home is no exception.  He is a private helicopter pilot to a hedge fund "master of the universe", who lives in Greenwich, CT.  I am hoping to do a painting of his mansion soon.

The Bergen Record has added some more prints of mine for sale on their site, with about 50-75 more to be added in the coming months.


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Wyckoff Avenue House - Wyckoff, NJ














Still going.  The installation at the museum is finished.  This will be the permanent home for these paintings and prints.  Museum is open to the public today from 1PM to 5PM.  330 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ.  I will be doing a painting of the exterior of the museum as a gift to the director soon and that will be hung under the tv to complete the room.  We will be having a grand opening celebration at the museum sometime in late September.  More info to follow.
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