• Fruits Of Midi Renoir Still Life Study

    5 monthes ago - By Irina Sztukowski

    When it is cold outside, plein-air painting is close to impossible. But I found a great solution while recently visiting Chicago Art Institute Museum. I started drawing right in the museum, and then finished my so to speak "Plein-Air" painting in the hotel room by checking with my photograph that I took in the museum for photo-reference:
    When I do studies of Old Masters I feel I am knocking through the time wall, feel the artist's mood and practically paint with him brush stroke by brush stroke.
    The museum plaque says:
    Fruits of the Midi 1881
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir probably painted this...
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