That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for September 29, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    During the entire painting session, the artist kept asking himself: “Is she coming on to me?”

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    Solstice*1947  5 months ago

    /// Lena slouches, suppressing a frown,

    as she sits in her slick satin gown.

    She would move to take action,

    but she can’t get the traction;

    if she tries to sit up she slides down.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 5 months ago

    When the artist said he wanted to do a nude painting, he meant he wanted to paint nude.

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    Tyge Premium Member 5 months ago

    Classic RBF!

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    ronaldspence  5 months ago

    Josephine loved when her flatulence was blamed on the dog!

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    Call me Ishmael  5 months ago

    She’s the reigning Queen of sarcasm:/

    It’s a part of her protoplasm../

    What makes the poor Queen/

    So incredibly mean?/

    She never has shared an 07g$$m

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    PraiseofFolly  5 months ago

    -) Before Beethoven publicly performed his “Eroica” Symphony No. 3 for full orchestra in 1805, he composed a much smaller-scale chamber work that, among themselves, society ladies called “The Erotica Sinfonia.”

    It was very popular in Austrian salons, and might as well been called the “Dampfhitza Sinfonia” (“Steam Heat Sinfonia”). Sellers of hand fans sold their wares at the door, since body heat and sweat humidity from the predominantly-female audiences inevitably rose in the course of each performance.

    Certain male wags who attended also called it the “schlüpfrige Sinfonia” (“Slippery Symphony”) — as, despite their voluminous satin dresses, many otherwise demure society ladies, helpless in their, er … passion juices, slipped sideways — and nearly off — their seats… Which common situation the artist humorously and slyly captured in his above painting. (— (—

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    Exasperated999  5 months ago

    So I saw this pic by some guy called “Da Vinci” and thought that’s not a smile, THIS is a smile.

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    Jayalexander  5 months ago

    “slouching? It runs in the family. You couldn’t see my father when he was in a chair. My BROTHER slipped three DISCS!. Mom was the worst She slumped so bad she had to shave her neck.

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    Ubintold  5 months ago

    Once she’s rolled up her sleeves she’s ready for housework.

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    garcoa  5 months ago

    With that corset tightened so much, not sure how she could eat anything.

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    GoComicsGo!  5 months ago

    “No, I will not straighten up and act like a lady.”

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    Funny_Ha_Ha  5 months ago

    BoBo is always a perfect lady.

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    Buzzworld  5 months ago

    “Is this going to take long? I have other things to do.”

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    blackman2732  5 months ago

    After the first hour, Tessa began to regret the second helping of chili.

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    Linguist  5 months ago

    Can you spell Bítch?

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    Egrayjames  5 months ago

    Justine wanted so much to enjoy the party, but at this point she wasn’t sure that tripling her dosage of Prozac was such a good idea.

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    Econ01  5 months ago

    Madeline roused from her despair at having agreed to accompany her younger cousin to his senior prom when she thought she could get him to introduce her to the guy with the shoulders.

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    jdculhane46  5 months ago

    Well, he was too dumb to get the corsage on right. Wonder what else he can’t figure out?

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    MS72  5 months ago

    hmmm, nobody would pick me at the 7th grade dance, and now it’s still the same ol’, same ol’.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 5 months ago

    I am perfectly content just sitting here, so buzz off buddy.

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    rmremail  5 months ago

    The artist practiced by painting his sister’s (off-brand) Barbie dolls posed on toy furniture.

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    Rev Phnk Ey  5 months ago

    Photoshop anyone?

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member 5 months ago

    The Wagner “Ring Cycle” challenge. And another one succumbs to slumping.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  5 months ago

    “Okay, fine. If you can get this dress off before my father returns, you can have your way with me. But you’ve only got two hours.”

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    mac04416  5 months ago

    What do I think? I’ve seen bigger.

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    It's Not Easy Bein' Me  5 months ago

    Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?

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    mabrndt Premium Member 5 months ago

    Sitting girl in a white satin gown

    Paste (including the quote marks) 

    "Category:1839 portrait paintings of women" Wikimedia 

    (syntax supported by the Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia and Yandex search engines) in the browser address bar (or search for it using one of those search engines) and choose the first Category: found and once there find the text string Waldmüller, and click its link for info and links that point to more info about this roughly B4 paper size painting. File history has the strip coloration image.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (Ctrl- or right-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #3195 (September 28, 2023) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment, and using the dropdown menu (even larger, if you trim what’s after .png from the URL). I have added a comment there pointing to info about this artist I used to point to here. So far, 9 works by him have been used here, the August 25, 2017, strip being the prior.

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    Bilan  5 months ago

    “The trick to modeling is to think of a happy place.”

    “But not that happy!”

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    anomaly  5 months ago

    The birthday girl watches fascinated as the rest of the policeman uniform comes off.

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    d1234dick Premium Member 5 months ago

    Pretty girl, nice dress, bad posture.

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    T...  5 months ago

    Do you mean “The, On the average, Judge”…

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    Running Buffalo Premium Member 5 months ago

    I know … let me guess …

    Do I have 3 legs under my dress?

    Wouldn’t you like to know?

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    Exasperated999  5 months ago

    Although he crouched as low as he could, Emmeline’s father could still see him hiding under her dress.

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    KEA  5 months ago

    Portrait of person who did not want to sit for a portrait.

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    Lady loves a joke  5 months ago

    How you look at someone that knows they’re sick, but they don’t cover their mouth when they cough.

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    Call me Ishmael  5 months ago

    For Monday: “okay kid – get out there and make yer old man proud!”

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    Call me Ishmael  5 months ago

    For Monday:

    There once was a retiarius/

    Who went by the name of Marius/

    He worked up a sweat/

    With his trident and net/

    But as weaponry they are precarious///

    Marius was fast on his feet/

    But at last he went down in defeat/

    A secutor fought him/

    And finally caught him/

    He was dragged from the sand on a sheet.

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    Call me Ishmael  5 months ago

    “ Look on the bright side, kid. It could have been a lion..”

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    Call me Ishmael  5 months ago

    Nuthin’s as nefarious as a rabid retiarius in the mornin’…

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