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05-19-2013, 01:01 AM
Found this article from Boy's Own Paper, June 11, 1881 (http://books.google.com/books?id=9T4xAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA593&lpg=PA593&dq=Penny+Colour+Box&source=bl&ots=2sldhy8G8D&sig=u3n4lG6aC6urhwijYmHUgqcWcfQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=OzuYUc7mCaepiAK5g4CQCg&ved=0CIIBEOgBMA0#v=onepage&q=Penny%20Colour%20Box&f=false). Any of this advice sound familiar? :lol:

Also, when I went to the beginning of the ebook, looking for the date, saw a description of a sailing trip starting in the Isle of Wight area. (Page 12 of the first issue in the book.) I enjoyed reading that, since Mike (Rossmarie) took us there via this painting (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1307763) and this one (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1307986).

The Internet is an amazing thing!

M.L. Schaefer
05-19-2013, 01:52 AM
How much fun was that! Lots!

Hmmm, not for "young ladies," but that's okay, our day has come! :lol:

I scrolled down and could find the next installment, also, if I wished, I could have found out how to hypnotize, etc. (all kinds of little tid bits!) in this magazine! All kinds of things they faced, ways to hold the paper taught, which brushes to use. The sad "fetid" state of Sepia. How to learn with only black/white on the palette (mixing shades of gray).

So, I saved the magazine and will continue on with the composition lesson (which came in the next installment).

I enjoyed this! Thank you! And, Yes, the Magic of the Internet!

:heart: Margarete

05-19-2013, 04:37 AM
Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.