ONe of my inspirational illustrations for the current painting work in progress -- Picnic after the Hunt (1740) by French painter Nicolas Lancret.
Those 18 frolicking aristocrats by Jackdaw are just over halfway done. Eight remain, and they are mostly painted, simply requiring detailing of one kind or another. I am having a great time painting these, especially the women's dresses, which present some new challenges. Maybe I should have been a fashion designer, but the servants in their livery with their trays of refreshments are fun and challenging too, especially the African guy in turban, who is offering a fruit-laden tray to interested parties. Hopefully, I'll have a little time this evening to continue painting. However, there is a stack of eight or ten student papers just to my right here on the desk that *sigh* needs attention, so it might need to wait until Friday afternoon.