“Homecoming” Gallery is up in Fine Art

I painted this piece a couple years ago. Until recently I had serious trouble getting satisfactory photos; it is just so small! Enjoy the Gallery

“After years of war he sees his home again for the first time. His tools lie rusted in the field where nature has grown in his absence. A heaviness grips him. In his heart he longs to set his sword against the wall; to rust and rot and to never be taken up again. May the earth cleanse his hands and his sweat ease his burden. But, the sword will lie hidden in some dusty place under the eaves…. Sharp, silent and ready.”

New Sketch Style Gallery added

I’ve added a new gallery of the sketch style models I painted last year. When I started this revolution in the way I paint gaming miniatures I could not have hoped for such great success with the method. Thanks so much to my clients and supporters. I will be offering many opportunities for you to learn this great method for painting. Check out our Events Page for more information on upcoming workshops!

Painted by Matt DiPietro

Happy Holidays

I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I’ll be spending the last days of 2016 updating the website and preparing for a new and exciting year. To all my customers, friends, followers, and fellow travelers I want to say thank you for making Contrast Miniatures first year a success. I wish you all find peace, love, and connection in your lives.

All the best until next year,
Matt DiPietro

Quote for the Day 6/16/2016

“True courage and boldness as we admire it in the greatest artists can only be born from the feelings that study has developed. False courage, the conceit of self-consciousness and ignorance, is the most regrettable vice for the artist. Modesty, the inclination for naive research are, on the contrary, the most precious qualities for a beginner.”

-Edouard Lanteri, from Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure 1902

Visons of Adepticon 2016

The Blog has been quiet these last two weeks but that is because I’ve been travelling to Adepticion and Crystal Brush! Simply put this is the best convention in the US to go to if you want to meet great painters and see amazing artwork. This year I was a teacher and a student. I won some and I lost some. I saw old friends and met new ones. It was a great time and I can hardly wait until the painting tribe comes together again!