Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wyckoff Avenue Farmhouse - Wyckoff, NJ

 Into the final stages on this painting.

These 2 paintings have been selected to be included in the exhibition "The Art of Healing", a collaborative show between The Art School at Old Church in Demarest, NJ and Englewood Medical Center in Englewood, NJ.  The exhibition runs from June 12, 2014 until October 12, 2014. The paintings will be hung in the Englewood Hospital Medical Center.

EHMC's press release states, "EHMC recognizes the healing potential of art; the display of art will enhance EHMC's culture of compassion and humanism in medicine, contributing to the comfort and wellbeing of its patients and visitors."

I am honored to be included in this very special collaboration.

I have also been informed by The Art School that they would like to show more of my work in a one-person show sometime in the near future.  

One last note:  Pearl Paint has closed up shop for good.  I have been buying supplies at the NY and NJ locations for close to 25 years.  Very sad that they couldn't hold on and remain in business.  I went to the Paramus, NJ location for their last few days of operation and bought so many supplies, all at 50% off.  I was concerned that I may have spent way too much money, but when I got home on the last day of the sale, I got word that I received a new commission that paid for all of it.  Nice!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Chestnut Ridge Road House - Saddle River, NJ

Completed painting.

Oil on panel

5" x 7"

This little painting was the first commission from the Shop The Bergen Record site.

In honor of Sibling Day yesterday, my two art fans in front of some of my paintings circa 2004 in my old gallery in Ridgewood.

The Fritz Behnke museum in Paramus now officially owns 7 original paintings and 10 prints of mine.  After their electrician installs new track lighting in the room where these will be hung, I will shoot some pictures.  I will be giving lectures and teaching classes there as well in the coming months.  I will post more info about opening night and the unveiling of the paintings when I find out exact dates and times.

Lastly, there will be a "blood moon" this Monday night, 4/11 into Tuesday morning.  Can't wait to see it.

Friday, April 04, 2014

"Old Love" - Tybee Island, GA

Completed painting...

Oil on linen

10" x 15"

Some paintings are a struggle to finish for numerous reasons, other paintings are a joy from start to finish.  This one was the latter.  I wish this one did not have to end.  So much fun doing it.

Dune Road House - Ocean Beach II (Toms River), NJ

Completed painting.

Oil on linen.

12" x 16"

I have entered in to an agreement with a friend of mine who owns a T-shirt printing company to start using my paintings for reproduction on shirts.  When his website goes live in about a month, I shall post a link.  I have been receiving quite a few inquiries about ordering shirts, but all orders must go through the website.

I also have a major announcement that I am not at liberty to say much about until everything is finalized.  I will say that it is about representation in a prestigious NYC gallery.  When dates are set, I shall post more info here.

If this plays out the way we expect it should, I may have to put the home portrait business on hold for a little while.  That being said, if anyone would like a painting of their home before I take a hiatus, please email me at

Thanks in advance.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Old Love" - Tybee Island, GA

First stage of underpainting complete.

The owner of this historic little cottage said I can stay here anytime I want.  I am scheduled for a show at the gallery that represents me in Atlanta in September, so I guess I will.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Maple Avenue House - Glen Rock, NJ


First stage of underpainting complete.  The president of the Fritz Behnke Historical Museum in Paramus, NJ has contacted me and will be buying a total of 17 original paintings and prints for their permanent collection.  When these pieces are installed, I will post pictures to this blog.  I am talking with them about teaching art classes at the museum as well.  More info to follow.

                                       Front window of Westwood Gallery, Westwood, NJ.

                                                  Paintings hanging in collector's home.


                       Congratulations to Mark and his IHHS team for winning their league championship!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bergen Record Advertisements

Full page ad in today's Bergen Record and Herald News newspapers.  There is also a smaller ad running as well.  Ads are in the Better Living section and would have cost around $30,000 if I had to pay for them.  Thank you North Jersey Media Group!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014


My work is now live and for sale on the ShopThe Record site.  The first ads will run this Sunday, 2/9/14 in the Bergen Record and Herald News.  The show at the Wyckoff YMCA has been extended for another month.



Monday, February 03, 2014

Sorry for the wrong link and multiple posts, but what else is there to do on a snow day?

Maple Avenue House - Glen Rock, NJ

 First stage of underpainting underway.

I have entered into an agreement with North Jersey Media Group to sell some paintings, prints and custom home portraits on their new website, .  My work should be live on the site for sale in the next few days.  They will be doing extensive advertising of my work in The Record newspaper, 201 Magazine and various other local newspapers, magazines and websites that they own.  I believe the first ads are scheduled to start running next Sunday.

My beloved 4Runner was recently wrecked, and here is it's replacement.  We bought the 4Runner in 1998 to protect our then 2 year old son Mark.  Who knew that it would do just that 15 years later?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ed's Trucks #2 - Wilsonville, OR

Completed painting.

oil on linen

10" x 16"

I received word from the owner of these trucks exactly one week ago today, that he needed this painting done for a presentation to one of his executives who is retiring after 30 years in Las Vegas this coming Sunday.  I can't believe I was able to pull this off so quickly.  Thanks Ed for making this the most profitable week I have ever had painting.  Looks like 2014 is starting off nicely.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Palace Diner - Biddeford, Maine

First stage of underpainting complete.  I have a small window of time to complete this painting of the oldest diner in Maine before I start on another home portrait, which will be the largest painting I have ever done and will take me the rest of the Winter to finish.

Next picture is of a couple of new toys to start the New Year.

Last pictures are of Mark and Jamie playing against one another for Indian Hills HS and Ramapo HS on New Years Day.  Mark is #16 in blue, Jamie is #40 in white.  They have never played against one another in the 13 years we have been involved in hockey, and may never play head to head like this again.  Mark's team won, and Jamie had a very nice goal.  It was a special moment for the boys and for me as well.  Nice brotherly "handshake/punch" in the handshake line at the end.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Katherine Street House - Wyckoff, NJ

Completed painting...

oil on linen

10" x 16"

This will be my last painting for 2013.  It turned out to be the best year I have ever had painting in every way.  I hope the momentum continues into 2014.  Thanks to each and every collector who showed so much support this year.

Here are a few links that are worth a few minutes to check out:

For every hockey Dad out there, this is a must read.  I will be cherishing every minute of my sons' hockey experiences until it ends in a few very short years.


This next link is from a photographer who shoots himself as Santa, and then inserts the image into famous paintings.  I love the Monet, Vermeer and Hopper paintings especially.  Click on the prev/next tab at the bottom left to see all these amazing assemblages.


Finally, the most incredible bicycle stunt riding that I have ever seen.


I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Wyckoff House - Wyckoff, NJ

Completed painting.

Oil on linen.

8" x 12"

Check out this link below.


These are re-creations of 3 masterpieces by DaVinci and Vermeer, done with Lego's.  Squint your eyes to see how the paintings come to life.  Really amazing how accurate they are with so little detail.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Wyckoff YMCA Show - Wyckoff, NJ

I hung the show at the Wyckoff Y yesterday.  I think it looks pretty good.  The address is 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ.  The show will hang until January 31, 2014.

I added all of my mini paintings to my new website.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lafayette Avenue House - Wyckoff, NJ

2nd stage of underpainting in progress.

Congratulations to my son Mark for passing his road test today for his NJ driver's license!!!  Happy Birthday, kid!!!  Seems like just yesterday that I took this picture at Seaside Heights of the boys.

The last picture is what 5 Pointz looks like as of last week.  I should have done a painting of it before this happened.

Lastly, I have new website.  If you have time, take a look.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

University Avenue House - Chatham, NJ

Completed painting.

oil on linen

8" x 10"

Had a nice ceremony last week at the Bergen County Administration building.  My paintings looked great hanging, and it was very nice to have County Executives saying how much they admired my work and how important they thought the paintings were as far as historical documentation, as well as pieces of fine art.  Needless to say, I will be participating in the Art In The Park show again next year and every year.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cedar Place House - Wayne, NJ

Completed painting.

oil on panel

5" x 7"

Saturday, November 09, 2013

University Avenue House - Chatham, NJ

First stage of underpainting complete.  First stage of underpainting in progress on Lafayette Avenue house, located in Wyckoff, NJ.

It is official as of today, 5 Pointz will be demolished by the end of December.  Very sad to see this building go.


Press release for upcoming Wyckoff YMCA holiday show.

Award-winning fine artist will exhibit and offer for sale oil paintings in time for the holidays
December 3, 2013 – January 2, 2014
Wyckoff YMCA – 691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ

Wyckoff, NJ November 14, 2013
As the holiday season gets into full swing, the Wyckoff Family YMCA is hosting an art exhibit featuring the work of local artist Mark Oberndorf.  Oberndorf’s oil paintings are sought after by collectors and recently won Best In Show at the 49thAnnual Bergen County Art in the Park Show.
The Y’s Art Show and Sale provides the perfect setting to enjoy and experience these exceptional pieces.  Oberndorf will be offering a selection of works in a variety of sizes and genres.  Just in time for holiday gift giving, these museum-quality works of art are destined to become treasured family heirlooms. 
Although best known for his work capturing local landmarks around Bergen County, NJ, Oberndorf has also started accepting custom commissions from local homeowners.   Paintings of homes in and around Wyckoff will also be exhibited.
A Bergen County, NJ native, Oberndorf’s work is currently offered at galleries in the United States and Europe.  Locally, his works can be viewed at The Westwood Gallery, in Westwood, NJ and Mark Gallery in Englewood or through his, or blog

Mark Oberndorf Fine Art
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