I've just returned from dropping off my entries in Games Workshop Winnipeg's annual Golden Gaunt painting competition. After months of painting and repainting; blending here, layering there, shading, highlighting and endless fussing, I've finally put the brushes down and said 'enough.' The entries technically didn't have to be in until tomorrow evening, and I was tempted to use every last hour available to add 'just a few more finishing touches,' but sometimes you just have to know when to quit and let the chips fall where they may.
The awards will be presented on Saturday afternoon and I'm looking forward to seeing the work of some of Manitoba's best painters, and how my own efforts compare. I must say that I'm relieved to finally be done with my competition entries. I've been spending almost all my painting time over the last couple of months working on them and I'm really looking forward to just painting for pleasure, without the pressure of competition hanging over me.
I've submitted four models in the following categories:
Warhammer Fantasy Single
Crom the Conqueror (non-metallic metal technique)
Ork Kaptin Badrukk
Lord of the Rings
Now its just down to waiting, but as Tom Cochrane said, "the waiting is the hardest part."