The painter is Jean Béraud, who did a lot of wonderful moody impressionist work. I actually like this image more than the famous painting by Degas; particularly for the gorgeous bottle of absinthe on the table. Delicious!
Will be getting back to paper dolls this weekend. Also, Weebly has been timing out on its server (I've had to rewrite this post four times already and it's been happening all week) and connecting to the site has been a problem as well.
I am thinking it might be time to move this blog to a better location.