ThisĀ  morning felt like Christmas.

J.C. Leyendecker by Laurence and Judy Cutler

I ordered a couple of books from Amazon.com and one of which is J.C. Leyendecker, by Laurences S. Cutler and Judy Goffman Cutler. This collection of Joseph Christian Leyendecker’s art works is finally here! It actually came out just last year 2008 and I wasn’t aware of it until last week. The contents contain Leyendecker’s history, family, pictures, illustrations, and other artists that he had influenced. It is well laid out with illustrations that I haven’t seen on the internet before. However, I wish they had more oil studies he had done before his final pieces. Those oil studies are as intricate and amazing as the final product of his work.

After looking through the book, I wanted to start painting again. It’s sad to say I haven’t touch paint for a long time now and I wish I had continued my practice. Anyway, after I finished my weak studies, I wanted to scan the images. Well, long story short, my cripple scanner would not operate. I don’t understand what could possible be wrong than the fact that it’s really old and I had not used it for about a year (At that time, it was half dying). So I gave up and took pictures instead. The pictures did not come out so well; you can’t see the colors I meekly put in. hahaha.

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Oh well. Until next time.

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