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For the love of square paper

Ever since I found this watercolor pad at the odious Hobby Lobby store I’ve been in love. This pad is 140 lbs. And only 6” square, which motivates me to actually finish my drawings. When I was a teen, I always wanted to do album covers for the music business. Well, now that there is neither any such thing as a music business nor album art, this pad which is slightly larger than CD jewel box, lets me at least pretend that I have fulfilled my dream. All of the homages I’ve done, some of which are seen on my Big Brown Sketchbook blog, have been done using this pad. Strathmore has some square format watercolor pads that are larger, 10” square. A that size is more taxing on my attention span. I’m going to search around to see if there’s a 6” size from them. And did I mention that size is scannable?

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Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962)Jean-Gabriel Domergue 1889 -1962 was a French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian women. From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be “the inventor of the pin-up”. He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. He died 16 November 1962 on a Paris sidewalk.
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Amazing oil painting that looks like a waterlcolor

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Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962)

Jean-Gabriel Domergue 1889 -1962 was a French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian women. From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be “the inventor of the pin-up”. He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. He died 16 November 1962 on a Paris sidewalk.

SOURCE http://catalogue.drouot.com/ref-drouot/lot-ventes-aux-encheres-drouot.jsp?id=82652

Amazing oil painting that looks like a waterlcolor

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This was one of only a few attempts to do portraiture with chalk pastels. I found them extremely messy, got all over my hands, fingers, and floor/rug/whatever I was working on. Plus, getting a true likeness, the way I like to do it, was a fail. So, not a favorite medium. But, I wouldn’t have found out I hated it if I hadn’t tried working with it. Oil pastels are much neater.

This was one of only a few attempts to do portraiture with chalk pastels. I found them extremely messy, got all over my hands, fingers, and floor/rug/whatever I was working on. Plus, getting a true likeness, the way I like to do it, was a fail. So, not a favorite medium. But, I wouldn’t have found out I hated it if I hadn’t tried working with it. Oil pastels are much neater.

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