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Trying to get my painting back

I initiated a divorce last year from my wife after barely a year of marriage due to a consistently unpleasant living experience. At the time of the divorce, my Steampunk painting I had done (which she had modeled for) was on display in her place of business along with my four pencil drawings. I had […]

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OH MY WORD I AM DONE

I worked all day yesterday and got the corset finished. While taking a break I looked through the new Artist’s Magazine that came in the mail. On the very last page was an ad for the Artist’s Open Competition. I had already entered the family portrait in it, but staring right back at me was […]

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GOTTA FINISH!

As the paint dries, the colors seem to dull. Now I know that when I apply the final varnish, all the colors should come back to life. As I am painting over my previous work, the difference between new paint and old paint is substantial. I’ve noticed that my dark browns, or umbers, have dulled […]

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STEAMPUNK AND MODELS

First a quick rant about MODEL MAYHEM – the online site I was excited about in my last blog. After reaching out to a few models in the Reno area via this site, describing what I needed, and requesting going rates if interested, I have had zero responses. Professionally I would think some sort of […]

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NOT MUCH TODAY

I spent maybe 45 minutes tonight on the painting. My days off this week are Monday and Wednesday so maybe I can make more progress on those days. I was just too tired today after work. But I think the little painting that I did do is making a big difference. I roughed in that […]