Masters study attempt, Springtime by Pierre August Cot in 1873. Quite possibly my favourite painting, for its beauty, warm lighting and emotion. I wish I could capture the love in the girls eyes, instead, she looks dead and bland. Its just a cropped version, the full is far too stunning for me to attempt yet. If I was Pierre, I would have been happy to die after painting this.
This morning I felt a speed paint was in order after I had showered, so I looked through my photo reference database (now up to 3GB and going for 4!) and decided to pick a nice simple animal. Dont think its too bad, but a painting is what I really need to do more of right now, along with everything else.