Monday, 8 January 2007

Romance

The original of this painting was painted by a lady called Helen Wessels Henry. She grew up by Norman Rockwell, was friends with Arthur B. Davies, Reginald Marsh, Bruce Crane and the other members of the Ashcan school of art. She went to Paris and was friends with Berthe Morrisot, who was Edgar Degas girlfriend and they all knew each other. It is 18" x 24" It was painted in NY in the late 1940s.

I loved her painting so much I decided to do my own(shown here). The impressionists had a beautiful way of capturing the "moment" of ordinary people and putting it canvas. This beautiful moment really does speak to all who gaze at their artwork!