Landscapes were common subjects of impressionist paintings. Most people are familiar with Monet's various Water Lillies. Like these paintings, many of the paintings in this era used a lot of blues and greens (partly because new synthetic pigments had been developed to broaden the blue-green spectrum), but my very most favorites make heavy or notable use of warmer colors.
I decided to do my own quasi-impressionist painting:
|Sorry for the glare...|
It's a little different take on impressionism. I like to think that there is a little bit of Van Gogh in the street and a little bit of Degas in the dresses . . . but I was also inspired by my recent readings of Emma by Jane Austen. I imagine Emma and Harriet getting caught in the rain in Highbury. Anyway, it's not full of cute little ducks, but I hope you like it! It's now hanging in the dining room :)