I was thinking about Renoir after reading a Facebook page discussion of one of the artist’s paintings in a Washington museum. Decided to think with the pencil.
After I took these photos, while looking at the Renoir picture some more, I decided I had further thoughts about it, so I did some reworking.
And up close …
My version’s different from the old guy’s, as versions always are, but I hope I captured some of his bright optimism concerning young women, youth and beginnings in life.