Things are going well at the National Gallery of Art. I am continuing my work on "Girl Arranging Her Hair" by Mary Cassatt. I am nearing the end and I think one more Friday will do it. I hope to complete her on this Friday's session. I did a lot of detail work today...the wallpaper, darkened the furniture and worked on the background. I still have to refine the whole thing. I think I will try to use a palette knife to finish the lights on the night gown...the strokes seem to be pretty rough so hopefully that will do the trick.
Walking towards the gallery to begin, I was called over by one of the guards. He said "Let me see that painting"...I, of course, obliged. He then proclaimed "Ah, Mary Cassatt...she would be proud"! Can you tell it was a perfect day??? What a great way to begin! As always, people were very inquisitive, but very polite and respectful. The kids are always the most fun. Their questions are priceless...I especially like when they ask me if I painted the one on the wall too. One little one asked me if I was a famous artist...;) No...not famous...just an artist...a very, very happy artist.