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Landscape Painting: Fancy Hats Optional

Hey so I finished an oil painting this weekend! Although I like oils a lot, it’s been a while since I last broke them out. This was painted on top of a different painting that I started this summer and then decided that I hated. A couple of things set …

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Show Us Your Ugly Things: Lacemaking Edition

Every so often, I will forget that I am not someone who enjoys crafts. I’ll think to myself ‘sure, refinishing that cabinet will be fun!’ or ‘sewing is such a useful skill!’ and then hours of melodramatic cursing later remember that the type of patience required for tedious fiddly tasks …

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Women Painting Themselves: pt 8

Gah, you know you’ve left a series go unattended for too long when you have to look up what part you’re on. Anyways, in this part we’re going to look at two artists who were close contemporaries—they were acquaintances if not necessarily friends—working in France during the later part of …

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Women Painting Themselves: pt 7

Hello all, today’s entry is a little bit shorter than usual, as I don’t have as much to say about this artist/portrait…well, that was a lie. I thought I didn’t have a paragraph of opinions in me, but it turns out I did. Angelica Kauffman 1740-1807 “Angelica Kauffman” by Angelica …

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Women Painting Themselves pt 6

Anna Dorothea Therbusch 1721-1782 Self-portrait, 1761 from Wikimedia Commons I’m not going to lie, so far Anna Dorothea’s portraits are my favorite. I mean just LOOK at that FACE. I’m pretty sure I give people a very similar look on a daily basis. All relating to long dead artists aside, …

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Women Painting Themselves: pt 5

Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans. I noticed that I had a pretty big hole in the chronology of artists that I wanted to talk about, so I went looking for some more people, because I didn’t think there was any good reason to assume …

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Women Painting Themselves pt 4

Hello! Today we’re finally going to expand our geographical horizons by a tiny bit* and talk about Judith Leyster. Judith Leyster 1609-1660 What I really like about Judith’s portrait is how she managed to make it look so spontaneous and full of personality. Before we had cameras with fast shutter …

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Women Painting Themselves: pt 3

Hello all, welcome to part three of the Women Painting Themselves series. Today we’re going to look at two artists instead of just one, Artemisia Gentileschi and Elizabetta Sirani. Artemisia Gentileschi 1593-c.1653 Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi 1638-39 Out of all the artists I have or …

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