Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Painting Berthe

I love the impressionist painters.  This was Day 6 in 30 Paintings in 30 Days, which is a artistic challenge by Leslie Saeta.

This is Berthe Morisot who was a lovely painter and a member of a circle of painters in Paris who became the Impressionsts. She lived from 1841 to 1895 in France and married Edouard Manet who originally painted this painting.

Getting my darks in....

Adding some flesh tones.....

Refining and blending the flesh tones....

Once again as on the first day, I didn't get the skin tones dark enough on her shadow side and at the end (when I posted this pic to 30 Paintings in 30 Days) I realized that her nose and lips are not centered.  But when I looked at my reference, Edouard Manet didn't center his either!

Pronunciation of Berthe Morisot (bairt mo-ree-ZO)


  1. Replies
    1. Martine - thank you so much! I have always loved the original and I may take the time to darken her shadow side. So far I have only been allowing myself 1 hour to paint these little gems!


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