Last weekend we visited the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, specifically to see the Gender Bending Fashion exhibit. We also visited the Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular exhibit which is at the MFA until June 19, 2019. The Gender Bending Fashion exhibit, which I will post pictures from later in the week, ends on August 25, 2019.
Here are a number of Frida Kahlo‘s paintings the exhibit displayed such as Two Women (Salvadora and Herminia) – 1928:
Self-Portrait with Hummingbird and Thorn Necklace – 1940
Still Life with Parrot and Fruit – 1951
Girl with Death Mask (She Plays Alone) – 1938
The Suicide of Dorothy Hale – 1939
The exhibit displayed works of her contemporaries as well such as this painting by María Izquierdo: Cupboard – 1947
Gabriel Fernández Ledesma: Girl – 1925
There were personal items of Frida Kahlo’s as well as articles of clothing that matched those she wore:
Photo of a photo of her pain medicine:
Finally, on the way out I came across this Picasso:
Here are the pictures I am most pleased with. Some were very patient, others weren’t. Focus on the patient ones and play with your f-stop and composition. A decent macro lens can really help, but oh how the depth of field can be thin if your f-stop is to small. A place like the Butterfly Garden, which has a decent amount of light, helps.
I haven’t posted the 1/2400 modern warship miniatures pictures I have accumulated in a while. Since it has been over half a year and the number of pictures is so large, I plan to post the best pictures from a manufacturer each week.
This week the miniatures are from GHQ. Painters are included in the description. You can find the whole archive at When Imagination Fails.
2018 was a marginally better year for painting miniatures. Many of them were ones I bought from av8rmongo. I completed:
6 GHQ M1A2
6 GHQ M2A2
6 GHQ M60A3
6 GHQ M106
10 PFC C-in-C Leopard 2A5
4 PFC C-in-C Lynx C&R
1 M1A2 with Mine Plow
1 M9 ACE
4 M105 Deuce
3 PFC C-in-C UH-60s
3 Heroics and Ross UH-60s
2 Heroics and Ross CH-47s
9 Merkava 4
6 Magach 7C
Vehicles in NATO tri-color camouflage were done with Floquil’s NATO Green as the base, overlayed with NATO Brown and NATO Black. Tracks and windows were then dry brushed with Floquil railway dark gray. I painted the tracks in Floquil Mud and splashed the sides, front and back with the same.
The helicopters’ base was Floquil NATO Green. Windows and wheels were done with Floquil railway dark gray with exhausts in NATO Black.
The Israeli vehicles are done in an unknown Floquil color.
I got out my new macro lens and with a light box, photographed some of the miniatures. I photographed in aperture priority mode at f/16 so I could get most of each miniature in focus. I tried different exposure values to get them bright enough. With the camera settings I used and the light box, I didn’t feel the need to edit them.
PFC C-in-C Lynx C&R
GHQ M9 ACE
GHQ M1A2 with Mine Plow
GHQ M105 Deuce
PFC C-in-C UH-60
Heroics & Ross UH-60
Heroics & Ross CH-47
PFC C-in-C UH-60 close up showing the interior
Various Israeli Microarmor
GHQ Merkava 4
You can see a slide show of all microarmor photographs I have posted: