"Girl With a Red Pocketbook"
9 x 12
Oil on Raymar Panel
This is the Hilton Head Four bi-weekly challenge entry. "Girl with a Watering" Can by Pierre Auguste Renoir is one of my favorites and I couldn't resist this young woman in a blue skirt studying the piece. I loved her red purse...ergo the name!
I supplied a source photo from one taken at the National Gallery of Art and my 3 partners in crime supplied their versions. It is so fun to see what others see in a source photo. The lessons I learn from the different cropping and colors are priceless. Three of us painted pretty much the same scene with Lydia stepping back and painting the whole figure. I think she just liked the boots on the woman.
Regula aka Lulu did a quick sketch digitally. I love the watercolor effect it has...such soft colors and she was able to include just enough information so you know the scene. It makes you think. hmmmmmmmmmm....
Chris also did a quick digital sketch...
Last but not least Lydia's version "looking forward to spring".