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I had found this song a while ago, but forgot to post it until now. I think it’s beautiful in its simplicity. I chose it because it is similar to the music I listen to when I paint. A lot of the time I’ll listen to the compositions by John Williams for the “War Horse” Soundtrack.This is a soft arrangement, and I think that because it reflects what I listen to when I paint that it reflects what I have on my blog.


Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes

This is to show the the idea of contrast that Caravaggio uses. This is one of my personal favorites, as the scene is so complex. Here’s a crash course:
Essentially Holofernes was a general who was oppressing a village. Judith took her maid, snuck into the camp, seduced him, cut his head off, and saved her people.

1. The blood coming out of his neck is in fact an accurate depiction, even though it seems fake

2. He is genuinely shocked and is in a more vulnerable position as he props up to try and defend himself.

3. His eyes have a light in them, meaning some innocence in the matter

4. Judith’s eyes are darkened showing guilt

5.The pink tint to her cheeks and nose denote some internal irritation. She is not completely comfortable with this even though it means saving her people.

6. Her body is strangely positioned so that her lower half is closer to him. This is to note that she is sexually attracted to him, which enhances her uncertainty.

7. According to the legend, Holofernes was an ugly brute of a man, but here is actually kind of attractive.

8. The over all impression is that this painting is to promote the idea that the true nature of things is not always what history would have us believe.


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Completed August 2013

This was another experiment piece, done in a mix between painterly and traditional style.  Much of the background and dress is done in loose brushwork. The body, however, was done with more precise lines. The idea was to capture the contrast and the blending of the two opposites. Also, I aimed to model my use of light after one of my favorite painters, Caravaggio, who works with mysterious light sources and is known for his use of deep contrast.

Lisa is an ‘expert witness’.
This was so much fun and so easy to use! I love “My Cousin Vinny” and so I had a really good time making this. I wish they allowed you more than 30 seconds, but hey it works!

I think I am finally getting the hang of this photo-editing thing. Using Adobe Photoshop, I was able to take the flyer given to me to advertise the Zimmerli Art Museum’s Masquerade Ball and reverse some of the colors so that it would be more printer friendly. My friend had to help me with a few minor details but otherwise, I think that this is something I could definitely get used to with more practice. Unfortunately, I don’t have the “before” but just imagine everything white as black and vice versa.



QR Code


I found that making the QR code using Kaywa was fairly easy. It pisses me off how every new website you go to needs so much information. Like if you want to use this, give us your: name, password (which must have xyz### etc), birthdate, gender, and the blood of a virgin. Like come on! Really?! This is now just one more thing that I am only going to use ONCE in my lifetime and I’ll be email spammed forever. But ignore my ramblings about website services in general. This one actually works pretty well.



If you like:

Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Thor, Gladiator, Sherlock, Les Miserables, or Supernatural 


This is actually a screencapture that I used to get these two photos. I believe it relates to my blog for multiple reasons.
The first being that these are obviously paintings and works of art. The second being that I found them to be incredibly interesting, as they are of the same woman and by the same artist. I believe this leaves room for a wonderful comparison and possibly reason for discussion about the representation of women in art. There is no doubt that there is some influence of the “The Venus of Urbino” here, which I have posted on before, and I think this potential modern take is worthy of note. One last thing I would like to add is that even in the lower picture, where she is clothed, the form of the body beneath projects through the fabric in a way that the Ancient Greeks would be very proud of. Here the female body is completely portrayed with all its curves and boundaries and yet one is of her completely covered. Which is better? Is one really a better representation of the female form?

Really Impressive Fan Art I Found of “Attack on Titan”

Annie Leonheart






Commander Erwin


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