Portrait Progress

Originally posted on Paintings and Blog:

Got another couple hours yesterday to work on this portrait of our son! Added in another layer of paint to his swimsuit, and the first layer of paint to his face. As each layer dries and more is added, the richness and color of the skin begins to come to life. Stay tuned!

Rafael Portrait in Progress

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Originally posted on paintingmontgomery:

Conway Road
9:45 – 11:45 am

It was my first official painting en plain air for this project. I felt such apprehension as I approached the white paper. It was so bright out, the sun reflecting off of snow in every direction. I want to do a good job. I want to feel this scene and express it. The mounting pressure was relieved when I just began it. It was as simple as that. Just begin.


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After Garofalo: An Allegory of Love

Originally posted on Charlie Kirkham MA, SGFA:

Garofalo “Allegory of Love”

The strange caped man in red swooping in, the lizard, the goat and the weirdly headed cupid all make this a great painting to draw from. That’s before we get onto the beautifully painted landscape on the left. This very strange painting follows a popular theme and shows us another Allegory of Love.

"After Garofalo: Allegory of Love", Charlie Kirkham, watercolour pencil on paper, 2015. “After Garofalo: Allegory of Love”, Charlie Kirkham, watercolour pencil on paper, 2015.

Hosted by the National Gallery for more information on the painting click here.

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Future Interrupted — Doctor Johnson’s Awesome Mix Tape

Originally posted on Ruthless Culture:

Issue #257 of Interzone is now a thing in the world: Subscribers will have received their copies while non-subscribers have been left to experience its absence, like an amputated limb or a press-ganged lover. As ever, physical subscriptions are available via the TTA Press website and digital subscriptions can be found on Smashwords. Buy it for the fiction… buy it for the non-fiction… buy it because it is almost certainly the only genre magazine published this year to feature an astronaut with an albatross strapped to his chest.

This month’s issue contains some really interesting work, including:

  • “Songbird” by Fadzlishah Johanabas
  • “Brainwhales are Stoners, Too” by Rich Larson
  • “The Worshipful Company of Milliners” by Tendai Huchu
  • “Blossoms Falling Down” by Aliya Whiteley

I say ‘including’ as the cover story is “A Murmuration” by Alastair Reynolds. I think this is the best thing that Al Reynolds has written since Revelation…

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Movie Review: Locke (2014)

Originally posted on roqberry:

If I told you about a 90-minute movie where everything takes place within the interior of a car and there are no car chases, you probably wouldn’t be interested in seeing it.

What if this movie starred Tom Hardy? Okay, maybe you would be a teeny bit interested. But that is a pretty big maybe, right?

Well, Locke is that movie and I have to tell you: It is pretty darn brilliant!

The movie stars Hardy as Ivan Locke, a man making an evening drive from his workplace into London. The movie takes place almost in real time. In the beginning of the film, Locke makes a phone call while driving and explains to the other person that he is on his way and will arrive in about 90 minutes which is about the length of the film.

The film and the camera itself focuses on Locke as the other characters only “appear” via…

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Chocolate Torte Video

Originally posted on Happily Creating :

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Seminar at New Rochelle High School

Originally posted on nyfilmschool:

Last month, as part of our continuing series of information seminars, Misael Sanchez, our Founder and Director, held a tutorial at New Rochelle High School in Anthony Stirpe’s film class. Under the heading “Fundamentals Of Lighting,” the wide-ranging session covered the following areas: Situating Your Lights (where to put them); Appropriate Equipment (matching tools to project scale); Creativity (making the most of materials on hand); and Lighting As Story Element (incorporating lighting as a story element). IMG_6366Also touched upon was the subject of choosing the right college that led to Misael engaging in a one-on-one with a student concerning methods of researching options and making the best decision. The reaction to the seminar was, according to two attendees, highly positive. Rebecca Dubin said, “I had so much fun . . . I learned so much. Thank you, Misael,” and Megan Maria stated, “I am currently trying to figure out exactly…

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