Friday, February 27, 2015

After Jacques-Louis . . .

We welcomed new Guild member David last night as we finished off a 2 week pose with Krista conjuring her best "Death of Marat" (sans bathtub of course!) As in the past with Jerry doing Rodin's Thinker, Janet doing Madam X and DaLawn doing the Dying Gaul, drawing from historical poses is always a great way to compare and contrast your studies with the works of the masters! This upcoming Saturday will be Camille in her AWESOME Dark Phoenix outfit.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Art of the Brayer & Wooden Warriors - The Art of Joe Ruck

Paupers Art Guild  proudly announces the exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Joe Ruck from March 7 through 22 with an opening reception taking place on Saturday, March 7th from 5-10pm. Ruck's unique method utilizes the brayer to mix and apply the paint creating a dynamic stroke and layer effect. This approach is then extrapolated into the third dimension as he layers pieces of wood and metal to assemble his Wooden Warriors. We are thrilled to present his extraordinary work.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


GREAT time yesterday kickstarting our Super Hero Saturdays with Ralph posing as "Golden Years" Superman. AGAIN, we forgot to bring in the appropriate sound track, but The Boss fit the bill. Next up is Camille in her amazing Dark Phoenix outfit on loan from Acrobatica Infiniti. Support their awesome mission!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Paupers Quest

Then there is the tale of the brothers Pauper. They have lived time immemorial. The oldest was a troubadour-philosopher who sought the true nature of things; the middle, a genius forger whose skill in all things was kept in check by his own tendency to reject success; the youngest, a scribe with a penchant for optimism. Born as men, they discovered an artifact from a time and place not their own.  It drove all in its presence to seek out the ultimate expression of each owns desires.  Possessing this boon gave them the political and economic will to bring order to their people and create a civilization that helped all mankind achieve greater heights. However, as with all things, there was a cadre of corrupt individuals bent on taking control of the artifact solely to satisfy their own petty desires. Using the power of greed and manipulation via misinformation, the Corrupted began to twist the minds and souls of those around them. Malice and Strife spread throughout the world and an eternal struggle over control for the artifact began. In order to bring order and balance back to the world, the brothers infused its energy into their own being, splitting its virtues in three and simultaneously granting them with Immortality and god-like abilities. The Poet gained the ability to phase through time and see events past and future. The Forger soon found that his disposition made him invincible as he survived anything and everything thrown at him. The Scribe realized that he could manipulate the outcomes of reality by simply imagining them happening. The three have been struggling with the Corrupted for millennia, losing ground to the festering malcontent infused into humanity, but now the tide is turning in their favor. . . .

Tintype Photo Shoot!

We were absolutely SWAMPED and Doug took some amazing shots today. Everyone had a blast and walked away with a truly one of a kind work of art.

Friday, February 6, 2015

THIRD PERSON - Opening Reception

Everyone had a fantastic time as Doug Hanson demonstrated the amazing technique of Wet Plate Tintype photography. The results of this antiquated method is astounding to behold as you get contrasts and detail not possible with any contemporary photographic method. We will be holding our photo shoot tomorrow (Saturday, February 7th) from noon-3 pm, so come down for a chance to get your own tintype photo and see his incredible work.