Quick Update: My Copy of David and Goliath

Aaaaaand I’m back. I’m currently still playing WoW, and currently farming fire elementals in Arathi. But that doesn’t mean that’s ALL I’ve been doing. I’ve also been working, and with whatever energy remains from work, I’ve been painting. I’ve finished my copy of Caravaggio’s “David Holding the Head of Goliath” a couple months ago: So,…

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Arty Updates

Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve wrote a blog post. Here’s what happened: I left my job at the university to work at an art gallery that also wants to be a hub for environmental activism (hoping I can slowly do my part to clean up the anti-human, Nihlistic mindset and bring more of…

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Springtime: A Perfect Moment

I’m sure you must have experienced what you may call, “The Perfect Moment”. Maybe you were outside on a sunny day. The air warms your skin at the right temperature, You forget where you are, maybe even who you are. There is a moment where everything, even for just a moment, all seems right. Fitting…

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Why I Copy

Spoiler Alert: It’s because I’m Insane.

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30 Portraits in Some Time Frame or Another: Portrait 5 and the Stibbert Museum

I started this painting yesterday and finished it this evening. This is a study of William Bouguereau’s “A Dream of Spring”. For this excercise, I decided to paint a portrait where the eyes are more open. The last two portraits I did, the subject was looking down so their eyes were obscured. Painting eyes without making…

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30 Portraits in 30 Days Challenge: Day 2

So, today, still wanting to keep with making copies of paintings with high contrast, I made a Carvaggio copy this time. This is Judith’s face from Carvaggio’s “Judith Beheading Holofernes.” While I personally, like this better than my Girl With a Girl Earring copy, from yesterday, it’s not perfect, obviously, you look at this and…

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30 Portraits in 30 Days (Painting Edition)

Hello, all! So… I want to get good at painting portraits. Like REALLY good! So, being in the city of art and beauty, I’ve been inspired to dedicate myself to doing so. I did a 30 Portrait in 30 Days challenge a while back, and I believe it really helped my skill a ton. Also,…

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Gold is Everywhere, and by Gold, I mean Art and Beauty

This frame here was a great thing to have fallen into my lap. I have a couple friends who will be moving to Germany in just a few days, they handed me their cats. They also had this frame that was given to them that they couldn’t find a use for. “Here, Ashley, you’re an…

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