Having the best birthday ever. Thank you to everyone who made me feel so loved and special today ❤️ #mattstilltryingtoconvertme #birthday #atlanticcity #grateful
Part of a portrait I've been playing around with between other projects. #painting #oilpainting #wip #workinprogress #detail #portrait
Painting in my studio earlier today. Thank you @soderbell for the nice capture! #painting #art #studio #wip
Recently finished up this little wearable art piece: oil painting (coated in protective resin) on vintage bracelet; painting measures 1 x .75. It's available at Arch Enemy Arts, at the gallery, and online by emailing email@example.com. #painting #oilpainting #jewelry #bracelet #vintage #eye #art #archenemyarts 🎨🎁
A huge thank you to the lovely and talented @jasmineworth for interviewing me for her new site, ArtGoop (@artgoop). You can check out the feature at: www.artgoop.com, and be sure to take a look through the archives section - there are some truly amazing artists on there!
Here's a series of progression shots of my piece Painted. It was interesting to execute as it's two different painting techniques side-by-side in one composition. The first image is the drawing outlined in acrylic and with an umber ground laid down (which is how I almost always begin my work). After that, I did the portrait in a monochromatic/ brunaille base, then applied very thin color glazes - though keeping those layers way more subtle than I typically would. The right section was completed in an alla prima technique, and applied almost entirely with rubber palette knives. It was my first time working with them, and I really enjoyed it as they aren't as rigid as typical metal knives, yet still provide a nice texture... I'll definitely be experimenting with it more the future! #painting #oilpainting #wip #process
I adore getting pictures of my art in its new home. This was sent to me by @trevor_friedrich of one of my little paintings (center) in his incredibly rad home bar setup. I know of a few of you on here that have bought my paintings (however, often times we artists are not privy to where our work ends up)... so if any of you guys care to snap a shot of my art in your living space, I would really love to see it! Feel free to send 'em to firstname.lastname@example.org. #artcollection #painting #fineart
A few process pics of my painting Hindsight. I don't always post the early stages because they're not much to look at, but do I think it's fun to see the side-by-side progression afterward. I went with a more alla prima approach on this particular piece to contrast the flatness of the strip of graphite, but on others I lay down an underpainting then apply thin color glazes. #painting #oilpainting #technique #process