Monday, April 5, 2010

Schiaparelli Spring

 So inspired by these beautiful old Schiaparelli advertisements by Marcel Vertes that I actually marched into an art supply store and purchased a set of watercolors. I figured with my almost fine art degree from a fancy east coast art school I'd be able to whip up some of these seemingly effortless watercolors in no time. Well....I made one...a rather stiff and labored upon watercolor, substituting the name Xtabay for Schiaparelli. It completely lacked the immediacy, the effortless charm, the ease and elegance of a Vertes print. It looked like a fantasy art doodle usually found inside a mead trapper keeper. No, I wont be posting a picture of it nor will it be the next Xtabay ad campaign...

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