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WAR PAINT Series 

These paintings are an expressive exploration of strength, masculinity, and courage. I am inspired by the variety of ways in which people summon their inner strength to prepare for battle, and through this body of work, I hope to expand upon the notion of what "being tough" really means.

War Paint will be featured in a two-person exhibition this summer at the Lyman-Eyer Gallery in Provincetown along with the work of Kevin Peterson. The exhibit coincides with P-Town’s Carnival celebration, and the opening reception will be Friday, August 22.

Visit my website for more details and purchase information: paulrichmondstudio.com

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Given 2014-04-02
Fusion by paulypants ( Featured by deshrubber )
:icondeanjohnsonartstudio:
DeanJohnsonArtStudio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
I love the concept, and the figures are beautiful.
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:iconamandinezoli:
amandinezoli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my god this work is so great ! beautiful ! 
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:iconvladtr95:
Vladtr95 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Holy s*** thats amazing !!!
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:iconmanovich-art:
Manovich-art Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Stunning work.
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:iconlostusaslambus:
LostusAsLambus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really impressive! Love the texture! 
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:iconpaulodroid:
Paulodroid Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! It's amazing!!!!! Congrats!! ♥ 
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:iconmichellebergeron:
MichelleBergeron Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How absolutely stunning this picture is. It is so very striking and prominent this piece of yours is. I very much like the color tones here, from that of the greens, yellows and blues. The textures here in this painting are astounding and very impressive. :nod: I am glad to have come across such a phenomenal piece of art. :aww:
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:iconnadiroftheshadows:
nadiroftheshadows Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
<font><font>bellissimo </font></font>
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:iconpaigehebert1967:
paigehebert1967 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so beautiful
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:iconjemabr:
JeMaBR Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
\o/ nice
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:iconxsenkai:
xSenkai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Still lovely piece of work hun :) I'm sorry for crowding your inbox.

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My grammer is perfectly fine, for those who are trying to throw a jab at me :D if you know the term 'auto correct' and 'apple smartphones' you would understand.

I know the difference between your and you're (you are) XD
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Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's so crazy how when you look at this picture zoomed out or in a thumbnail, it looks so realistic! then when you zoom in, the texture jumps out at you! it takes skill to draw realism well, and it takes skill to draw a texture well, and you managed to do both in the same picture!! :w00t:

i really like how the texture is perfect to describe the meaning of the pic, because the texture is so bold and strong. awesome work :heart:
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:iconxsenkai:
xSenkai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
This is a beautiful picture hun ^^ I adore the texture

As for those who are trying to insult this picture. How about you go pick up a dictionary sometime!
You're grammar is horrible! :D

The Term 'Gay'
Full Definition of GAY
1
:  happily excited :  merry [in a gay mood]
:  keenly alive and exuberant :  having or inducing high spirits ["A bird's gay spring song"]
:  Bright; Lively ["gay sunny meadows"]
:  brilliant in color

The Term 'Faggot'
Definition of 'Faggot'

— n1.a bundle of sticks or twigs, esp when bound together and used as fuel
2.a bundle of iron bars, esp a box formed by four pieces of wrought iron and filled with scrap to be forgedinto wrought iron
3.a ball of chopped meat, usually pork liver, bound with herbs and bread and eaten fried
4.a bundle of anything
— vb.
5.to collect into a bundle or bundles6.needlework  to do faggoting on (a garment, piece of cloth, etc)
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:iconyour-first-boyfriend:
your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is the concept of slang lost to you 
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:iconxsenkai:
xSenkai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
not only that but this is for more for the people who have to listen to the insults regularly geared towards them to have a bit of humor of he whole thing. People hate nothing more than not getting the reaction they want. Smile and wave boys, smile and wave XD
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:iconxsenkai:
xSenkai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
the concept isn't lost to me due to the fact that I hear it everyday. I just laugh at the fact that people try to use words as insults when the actual meaning behind the word is usually stupid.
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:iconxsenkai:
xSenkai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
XD I hate my apple phone sometimes. For a smartphone, the auto correct is horrible :D
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:icontuketi:
tuketi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
"You're grammar is horrible!"

No comment.
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:iconxsenkai:
xSenkai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
XD that's auto correct for you on the apple phones
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UmbriLovesEspi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Words can't express how beautiful this piece of art is, and I smiled as soon as saw it in the daily deviation section. Congrats on that, by the way. :heart: 
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ralphire Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Duuuude. Very nice work. From the thumbnail I literally thought it was a photo of 2 guys with paint lmao. Good job.
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:iconkatanamoe:
katanamoe Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Great concept man.
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:iconjixustudios:
jixustudios Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful boys! 
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:iconaquignea:
Aquignea Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love the brush strokes in this, it's powerful. Well done!
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:iconglowe94:
Glowe94 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing. I love the texture.
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:iconmoonyeah:
MoonYeah Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Damn...

Completely hypnotized...
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:iconpiscesoul:
Piscesoul Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Ditto!
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:iconxx-rebecctjj-xx:
xX-Rebecctjj-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
woah. It almost looks like a photograph which has been painted over or something... it's truly impressive and very beautiful :)
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:icondanniichan:
danniichan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i have no words for how amazing this piece is.
congrats on the DD.
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:iconbattledress:
Battledress Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nicely done!
I love the textural quality of this - and the intensity of expression.
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:iconchels-poo:
chels-poo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
love this
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:iconstillbornparanoia:
StillbornParanoia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Looks awesome!
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:iconrrapi:
Rrapi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
gay!
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:iconomegavoidfox:
OmegaVoidFox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're an asshole!
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:iconyour-first-boyfriend:
your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*hot 

:iconeyessexplz:
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:iconkibbitzer:
Kibbitzer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:iconyoudontsayplz:
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:iconxsenkai:
xSenkai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Yes! I'm pretty sure those gentlemen are 'Gay'

I know the artist is 'Gay'

I've been 'Gay' all day!

Go read the dictionary please and use the term correctly.

Full Definition of GAY
1
a :  happily excited :  merry <in a gay mood>
b :  keenly alive and exuberant :  having or inducing high spirits <a wytiwyg="1" bird's gay spring="" song=""></a>
<a wytiwyg="1" bird's gay spring="" song="">2
<a wytiwyg="1" bird's gay spring="" song="">a :  brightlively <gay sunny meadows>
b :  brilliant in color
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:iconamanda2324:
amanda2324 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Captain Obvious.
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:icontophat-queen:
TopHat-Queen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Digital Artist
That's offensive.
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:icontokineann:
TokineAnn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Artist
STFU you idiot!  
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:icongalaxyabyss:
GalaxyAbyss Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   General Artist
wow. such maturity.
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:iconnightchildmoonchild:
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's official, I'm in love with this.
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:iconcharlesbarkleythegod:
CharlesBarkleyTheGod Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Gay!

Just kidding, this looks pretty good and creative
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Paint on paint - painted paint on paint no less. Brilliant use of texture and colour.
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:iconruffscorp:
ruffscorp Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant work, Hats Off!!!
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:iconegoeus:
Egoeus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
WOW,  in cre di ble Work! congratulations.
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:iconfreyrstrongart:
FreyrStrongart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist
What a wonderful and strong picture. And so very sexy
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:icondarkentchen:
darkEntchen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That looks really really beautiful *-*
I love it! :D I could watch it for hours... :)
How long did it took you to draw it?

Greetings,
Julia
Neko Emoji-17 (Happy) [V1] 
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:iconkosmipt:
kosmipt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I liked it! congratz.
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