Thursday, July 9, 2009

Everything's Cooler in Trouville

Pink Polka Dots
8x8 oil on panel

Don't you love this little girl with her jaunty step and too-big hat? I enjoyed working up the study on paper as much as the little painting. In fact, the lighter values of the study make her look younger to me and I think I prefer it.

I also spent time looking at Eugene Boudin, the French Impressionist painter who was Monet's teacher and who painted charming beach scenes. Check out his Beach at Trouville
here. I'm sure Boudin actually painted on the beach rather than from photographs and memories but I'm also thinking it wasn't 106 degrees at Trouville as it is in Texas today.

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