Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (c. 2 or 3 November 1882) ... than, for instance, about the last Salon.
Now what you write about the Vie Moderne, or rather
about the kind of paper that Buhot promised you, - this is
something which interests me very much. Do I understand rightly
that this paper is such that when one...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (22 November 1882) ... things
which were in the drawing.
The drawing was
not done with lithographic crayon only, but
was touched up with autographic ink. Now the stone has only
partly caught that autographic ink, and we do not know what to
ascribe it to, probably my diluting...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (26 and 27 November 1882) ... I had scarcely been outdoors this week.
As to the lithography, I hope to get a proof tomorrow of a
little old man. I hope it will turn out well. I made it with a
kind of chalk especially patterned for this process, but I am
afraid that after all the common...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Anthon van Rappard (26 November 1882) ... The latter was much more striking as a drawing; in
the lithograph I have used autographic ink, which did not
transfer very well, and the “quickness” of the
drawing has to a great extent gone out of it. There was also
more animation in the black parts,...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (c. 21 December 1882) ... on the drawings
is the main thing.
As to lithography, as I have assisted a few times at the
printing and the preparation of the stone, I think I shall try
to make some lithographs without having recourse to paper, etc.
- simply by drawing on the stone itself....
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (31 and 2 Dec-Jan 1882) ... before yesterday, yesterday and today.
When I made the lithographs, it struck me that the
lithographic crayon was very pleasant material, and l thought,
I'll make drawings with it.
However, there is one drawback which you will understand -
as it is greasy,...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (c. 11 January 1883) ... I assure you. I did some more of him. Today I drew one with
lithographic crayon. Then I threw a pail of water on the
drawing, and in that moistness I began to model with pencil. If
it succeeds, one gets very delicate tones; but it is a
dangerous method, which...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (3 February 1883) ... here on the
Schenkweg; but it's rotten. I also drew a few figures with
crayon which I think are better.
Not just with crayon, but the whole thing sponged, and the
shadows softened, the lights intensified.
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Anthon van Rappard (4 February 1883) ... cutting his bread is a failure [F 1663, JH 272]. When I
transferred it to the stone the upper half got all blurred - I
have been able to remedy the worst part with the scraper. Yet
you will see that there are things in it which prove one can
work vigorously with...