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  1. Thank you all! This was # 4 for granddaughters no grandson yet but I do have another daughter expecting late summer so keeping my fingers crossed. But granddaughters are great as well
  2. But she is tiny. My newest granddaughter born 3-3-2020. Vivian Skye, 6 pounds 13 ounces
  3. thanks - i did get both the emails - thank you for doing this i will check into why no confirmation
  4. So I am putting together a website to sell my mini books on. If you have some time please pop over and look at it and let me know if something doesn't work. Even if you can try the contact form and just say hi https://yehya61.wixsite.com/thomctigheesq
  5. Have a touch of pneumonia slowing me down but I did manage to get a few more pages set up to print. Here is the first few pages of a sample of them
  6. I don't call these failures so much as learning experiences. Each one is a little better, each one I refine my technique a little. I am also working on some jigs to help but essentially this is the discard pile
  7. Except for him being a Thomas I would agree. Maybe brother and sister. He is a little thing too never seemed to lose the kittenish little boy look but we love him
  8. I am doing them in batches now. The pages are edge glued but not yet trimmed and I have started folding the covers. I will be sending these out as samples
  9. I laid out two more books: Titian (Italian, c. 1488–1576) Paolo Veronese (Italian, c. 1528–1588) (both from the Venetian School) am working on the Old Masters now. I have a list of about fifty of them but some, like Giorgione, might be hard as there are so few actual artworks attributed to him. I am drawing my inspiration from things like the old Time/Life series of books that covered a topic like the history of art, and the Library of America series I have where each book is individually slipcased. So they will be slightly oversized books, closer to 1" or a scale 12", but slipcased and common bound. Each book will consist of about 35 paintings, sculptures, or other artwork, from one artist. I haven't decided on the later nineteenth century forward as, except for academic art, and some of the pre-Raphaelites, it just isn't to my liking. Although I told my wife I would do a Van Gogh book for her. This is the list I am working to now I think it is representative of the various era's and types of Renaissance, Rococo, Baroque, and other painting styles: Cimabue (Italian, 1240–1302) Giotto di Bondone (Italian, 1267–1337) Duccio (Italian, 1255–1318) Simone Martini (Italian, 1285–1344) Ambrogio Lorenzetti (Italian, c. 1290–1348) Pietro Lorenzetti (Italian, c. 1280–1348) Gentile da Fabriano (Italian, 1370–1427) Lorenzo Monaco (Italian, 1370–1425) Masolino (Italian, c. 1383–c. 1447) Pisanello (Italian, c. 1395–c. 1455) Sassetta (Italian, c. 1392–1450) Sandro Botticelli (Italian, c. 1445–1510) Domenico Ghirlandaio (Italian, 1449–1494) Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452–1519) Michelangelo (Italian, 1475–1564) Raphael (Italian, 1483–1520) Correggio (Italian, 1490–1534) Giorgione (Italian, 1477–1510) Tintoretto (Italian, 1518–1594) Giovanni di Paolo (Italian, 1403–1482) Beccafumi (Italian, 1486–1551) Jan van Eyck (Flemish, c. 1390–1441) Hieronymus Bosch (Flemish, 1450–1516) Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, 1472–1553) Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497–1543) Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Flemish, c.1525–1569) El Greco (Greek-born Spanish, 1541–1614) Adam Elsheimer (German, 1578–1610) Caravaggio (Italian, 1573–1610) Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) Nicolas Poussin (French, 1594–1665) Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641) Diego Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660) Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690) Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669) Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675) François Boucher (French, 1703–1770) Charles-André van Loo (French, 1705– 1765) Joshua Reynolds (English, 1723–1792) Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727–1788) Canaletto (Italian, 1697–1768) Anton Raphael Mengs (German, 1728–1779) Johann Zoffany (German, 1733–1810) Benjamin West (American-born British, 1738–1820) Angelica Kauffman (Swiss-born, 1741–1807) Antoine-Jean Gros (French, 1771–1835) Francisco Goya (Spanish, 1746–1828) William Blake (British, 1757–1827) John Constable (English, 1776–1837) Théodore Géricault (French, 1791–1824) Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)
  10. Some covers given the varnish treatment for Alma-Tadema and Bouguereau
  11. I keep working through trying to improve my technique will have something concrete soon. I am starting the History of Art series so far have six volumes (David, Ingres, Canova, Thorvaldsen, Alma-Tadema, and Bouguereau) plus the special two volume Flaxman Homer set I am reworking as an add along. I am working on the proper mix of varnish for the covers (half matte, half satin with a dash of flow-aid) and getting the slipcases correct (playing with some jigs that seem to be helping). Eventually I would like 40 or more volumes. There are so many fine artists to do. Attached is the sample page for the David and Ingres books. I get two books to a 8.5 x 11 sheet about 40 pages each.
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