To my surprise, my barbarian won Chico's painting challenge which finished Monday. I will provide no caveats or undermining of myself or my abilities and instead bask in the warm ego-boosting glow of this success.
There was a wonderful array of miniatures in this round from all over. I would have chosen Richard Legg's Samurai with it's bold colours and careful patterning on the arms.
My reward is to choose the next round's theme. I'm toying with 'ethereal' or 'sinuous' or 'gravity defying.' I've got a week to decide on a suitably open theme.