Seamstresses in Fine Art September 23, 2017 Girl in a Blue Skirt, Sewing JB Marchais (1818-1876) French Read more about Realism HERE Related 11 responses to “Seamstresses in Fine Art” The skirt is so lovely you can feel the soft satin of the fabric. The picture is the size of my little finger nail, so can’t really tell what it is?? Now it is bigger, not sure why?? That is a BLUE skirt! This girl is quite dressed up to sew! hat, earrings, bracelet….very classy Marchais was indeed a master of light and shade. The light on the girl’s forehead, throat and raised hand, her clothing, on the front leg of the sewing table, the corbels of the mantelpiece, the vase … all consistent with the direction of his light source. Beautifully rendered. And doesn’t she have a sweet face. You can imagine the tinkle of her bracelets as the kitty tugs on the ball of thread. Overall a lovely painting for a Saturday. Thanks Lori. This almost looks like a photograph. OK, I’ll bite! The pose of her right hand is so curious to me! Looks like she is removing yarn from the object. Did a few stitches not turn out as she wanted? The fabric rendering is superb in my view.. Beautiful picture , for sure. But when you take a closer look some things just don’t jive. I agree the right hand appears to be removing stitches not sewing them. The colours are vibrate, yes she has a sweet face. Then when you let your imagination go, possible ready to go somewhere early. So she takes some time to fix a mistake, while she day dreams about her up coming date or shopping spree. Maybe she is going somewhere exotic. Lol …. How amazing! I love your scenario ! She’s waiting and idly stitching to pass time! Her blue skirt is gorgeous. And she is taking time to let her kitty play with the thread, I do this too, while reminding her not to chew it in half please! Thanks again for sharing these paintings Lori. Comments are closed.