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Paul Vjecsner



I am adding another page of portraits, ones so in a broad sense and done mainly at the Veterans Administration hospital in my late thirties. This may also be the last page in this section and possibly on the website.

15 August 2006



PHOTOGRAPHY, continued1, 2, 3, 4

PORTRAITURE, continued1, 2, 3

COMMERCIAL ART, continued1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25


AUTOBIOGRAPHY, continued1, 2, 3, 4


A black and red drawing, the colors were apparently suitable for the subject. These are still done in felt pen if not said otherwise.


Here blue is added, though barely noticeable.


Also red, blue, and black (mainly in the hair), drawn on a larger sheet of paper.


Back to two colors, black and red.

  Adding blue again.

A black only drawing of a very handsome Negro (as he called himself and probably would still prefer to), who also liked to do artwork, particularly of horses.


A "portrait" (or unusual still-life) of my telephone then, which was the standard, black, model. I added a touch of red to the feet, which were brown.


Back into full color, and another medium yet, watercolor.


But I returned to the felt pen, although it must have been a thicker one than I used previously.


The thicker pen, used for more portraits, or still-lives, of everyday objects. I explored what various colors could be combined for them.


Using the tool for actual portraits again.


A drawing of another young nurse.


These hands, which may look strong, belong to the nurse seen formerly. Smoking cigarettes was not yet a sin in those days.


Another hand, obviously of an old man.


A still-life again, of a tape-dispenser.


These two side-by-side drawings are undated, and the one above was clearly still done with the thinner felt pens. It is a view out of my window, like recent ones shown here on a photography page. The ornamentation around the door was removed since. And I prefer the look of the older cars.


Finally, after pseudo-portraits qualifying more as still-life or landscape, a full-length portrait of a person, done in pastel in that period (1965).

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