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October 29th, 2014
Front page has been cleaned up a bit: http://stephenjchow.wordpress.com/
October 26th, 2014
Just arrived from Worcestershire, England. This is a total mystery. British watercolor on paper laid on wood panel, 7" x 9". Seller thinks it is 1830's. That's all I know!
October 6th, 2014
Two new objects:
August: Hyena Sogo Bo puppet, polychromed wood sculpture.
September: German Baroque Calendar Stone. This is signed "Johannes Ratisponensis Fecit 1599," or "Made by...
July 21st, 2014
New acquisition for the month of July: Clare with Arrow, 6" x 8" oil on panel by Charles Pompilius. I happened to have gold frame for this painting ready to go and had the pleasure of sharing the...
July 12th, 2014
Did a total redesign of the site again: http://stephenjchow.wordpress.com/
This time my Twitter feed became a major feature of the site, as well as randomized thumbnail photos on the left which...
This was a quick study of the portrait of Helene Fourment by Peter Paul Rubens. 5.5" x 11" oil on canvas panel primed with lead white:
July 1st, 2014
Hi Frida, thank you for your message. I agree, I have not been able to find another example of infant Hercules like this. My initial reaction was that what he is holding is the wing of a duck, maybe...
June 27th, 2014
Woo, major update! So since I last posted, the website has switched over to Wordpress and was completely redesigned. There are several features that I want to point out:
- All photos on...
February 24th, 2014
Newly acquired: 18th century Spanish school Mater Dolorosa, 6.5" x 8.5" oil on copper, with frame.
January 20th, 2014
Newly acquired: Satyress terracotta sculpture by Joe Descomps (1869-1950). Click on the image for more photos:
November 27th, 2013
Black Spot - I found out about 123D Catch from this video by Cosmo Wenman:
He shows how you can use all free software to photograph an object,...
November 26th, 2013
Playing around with Autodesk 123D Catch and attempting to create 3D models for all of the objects before work:
Here is the direct link:...
October 31st, 2013
I bought these online over the past year. They came from all over the world: France, Austria, England, China, and seven different states in the US. I learned a ton and made a lot of very costly...
September 9th, 2013
Lighting conditions were glorious today, so I took the opportunity to do closeups for a bunch of paintings. I think there is much to learn from these painters, so please enjoy them! Here were some of...
September 2nd, 2013
I'm not a fan of prints, and I would find it too hypocritical to sell people something that I wouldn't want to spend money on myself. I was, however, thinking of making an in-depth catalogue of the...
September 1st, 2013
Any suggestions for the site? Ideas on how to make the donation button more enticing? What would you like to see more of?
August 27th, 2013
Dierat - Go for it! Create a photo album of specific paintings that you've seen in person that you wish you could own, and observe what their physical qualities are. I noticed that I favored small...
August 27th, 2013
Thanks for your message, Kazekai. Especially when it comes to the works of artists who are long dead, as all of these works are, it is necessary that they have devoted fans who will stand up for...
August 27th, 2013
I went through phases of wanting to become a concept artist, illustrator, and fine artist, but I arrived at the conclusion that what I am really best at is collecting art. I think there should be...
SketchBook: Study after Rembrandt, 4" x 4" oil on canvas...
Study after Rembrandt, 4" x 4" oil on canvas panel:
North light poster study 4" x 4":
SketchBook: Oil dump! ...
January 22nd, 2011
SketchBook: Just a small update--framed a portrait sketch...
Just a small update--framed a portrait sketch from last summer:
I'll be making a new series of paintings soon. Getting all the...
November 4th, 2010
I'm pretty sure the entire world can buy and sell through the same etsy site.
November 2nd, 2010
SketchBook: Red onion 4 x 4 inches ...
Red onion 4 x 4 inches
November 1st, 2010
Here is my current set up in the kitchen. Making some good breakthroughs in color on this current painting so I guess I'll be here for quite a while until it's done!
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