I’m back from MFCA in Philadelphia. I earned two bronze medals for my pieces.
Considering the quality of the entries, I was pleased with the result.
My favorite work on display was Matt DiPietro‘s bust of Conan, painted in a Frazetta style. I got to talk to Matt for about an hour. He is a great person. We talked about techniques, his business as a full-time painter, and his experiences getting to where he is now.
Many of the historical pieces were mind blowing. The techniques and stylistic norms are quite different from what I’m used to, but those old heads do know how to paint!
This incredible scratchbuilt masterpiece was voted a deserving best in show.
I got to meet many great folks, and spent an enjoyable day in the company of painters eager to share our love of mini painting. I’m hoping I get back to the show next year.