painting again by Vivian Ma

I've started painting again in an effort to use the free time I have this semester more productively.  

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I began with a seascape; this one took about 8 hours or so to paint. It's no surprise that I've forgotten some of the finer points of painting, but it's passable. Here's a WIP shot: 

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I probably overworked the foam in the end.  

secretary hand by Vivian Ma

Myrna's teaching me her specialty: secretary hand, which apparently was used at the same time as italic, italic being papal script and secretary being the business hand. It's very difficult because it's a cursive blackletter, and connecting each letter to the next poses so many questions.  

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