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Framed

For a while, now, I’ve intended to teach myself how to frame my art. I finally started doing just that, a week ago, week 1 of my 3 weeks of glorious leave from my horrendous, soul-destroying, 100% non-creative (as in, not a job for a sensitive, artistic creative), appallingly physical job (I’m 58 years old, this job physically ruins 30-year-olds) as a general hand at a pre-cast concrete plant.

As a test, I made an A4 sized frame for a print of one of my recent images a friend liked, and gave it to her for xmas, she’s going away, so I gave it to her today… she totally loved it… it came out really well, so I used everything I learned from that to create some A3 sized frames for some more of my work I had printed.

Below is super-cute Tanyabat, a Suicide Girl I did a painting of back in 2015 (https://orijinalchris.com/2015/10/04/tanyabat/)…

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… the frame is made from recycled rimu (a gorgeous New Zealand native hardwood (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacrydium_cupressinum)) flooring… I love the nail holes. Making the frames involved ripping the flooring in half (on the bench saw at work), using my gorgeous Bosch router to put a slot in the back to take the picture, my gorgeous Makita planer to de-arris the outside front edges, and my gorgeous Bosch, multiple-compound saw to cut the angles. There was then much sanding, then varnishing. I used non-reflective glass.

I’m super-pleased with the result, and already have enough pieces prepared to frame two more of my works (:

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Rachael Revisited

Replicant Noir

This was my first, serious attempt at digital painting. I was very pleased with it, and still quite like it.


Godslayer WIP

Brave, young, naieve, idealistic Diana, thinks her sword is the Godslayer… she doesn’t, yet, realise… she is the Godslayer (:

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No… but it’s what I came here to do

No3..

Finished! Awesome Diana of Themyscira, choosing to climb into no-mans land, against staggering odds, in order to save some people she’s never met (:


No… but it’s what I came here to do… WIP

No..

My next Diana painting (: This is the scene where she is in the trenches, and decides she needs to cross no-mans land to rescue the villagers… she takes off her disguise, much to the astonishment of the beaten-down soldiers, and heads for the ladder that will take her into the action… and, also, into the best scene in the whole film… which I will paint next (:


Little Diana of Themyscira

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Finished! Here is little Diana of Themyscira (Wonder Woman), on a horse with her mum, Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons (: