(c) Reading Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Phyllis (Lady with a parrot)  (c) Reading Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Anyone interested in art, portrait painting, or Philip Alexius de Laszlo, drop by my other site.

While everyone else in the world was doing a novel for NaNoWriMo, I was creating a new PDF version of de Laszlo’s non-fiction 1934, out of print, out of copyright, book Painting a Portrait by De Laszlo.

It’ s true what they say

“If you want to learn something, read about it.
If you want to understand something, write about it.
If you want to master something, get off your can and do it.”

Anywho . . . the book is free, yours for the downloading.

Tell an artsy friend!

And yes, he really did paint that fast.


6 thoughts on “Mi PAD

  1. I think de Laszlo is one of those artists people are forever discovering. He’s a hidden gem.

    As for the commentary, I gave it my best try, but there may be flaws.

    About the portrait, the girl with the parrot is de Laszlo’s work not mine. And the portrait I use as a stand in for me (because a lot of people think we look a like) was done by Giovanni Boldini.

    I wish I could claim to have painted either!

  2. Thank you for sharing the very interesting and useful information on de Laszlo. I just recently discovered de Laszlo and to find this book and your insightful comments along with it was a real treat.

    I love his work and I will study him with great interest. Judging from your portrait you did just that and successfully!

  3. Such a brilliant artist and such a truly good man (from what I know of him).

    He’s really a model for all would be artists. The idea of success attaching to those of florid “artistic temper” is just silly.

    Like your great grandfather, true success comes from working to develop the craft you love everyday, while making time to deeply love your family, friends, and faith. And of course, he had found a wonderful partner in Lucy!

    You’re a lucky man to come from such good stock!

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