I think I’m going to call this little scene finished.
I experimented with my mushroom building process (that was useful), I tried adding some leaf litter (useful trial, but I’m going to keep working on it), and I failed, in my judgement, with the larger plants. I’ll keep working on that one.￼ Continue reading “Mushroom Preserve”
I’m back from DC with a gold medal and Best in Category (journeyman, single figure) for ‘Into the Wild‘!
Read on to learn more about my championship weekend at the NOVA Open. Continue reading “Mini Painting Validation”
I’m back from the 2019 MFCA show 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.