Seamstresses in Fine Art April 30, 2016 Woman Sewing William McGregor-Paxton (1869-1941) American Read more HERE Related 8 responses to “Seamstresses in Fine Art” Very interesting to read about Paxton’s painting technique. I really like the serene setting/feeling in this one!!!! I agree. She looks so peaceful- just like me when I’m doing needlework 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Just beautiful I love her dress! Quiet and serene with the light shining through. just a lovely painting. The scene reminds me of my Grandmother, Annie Swinson. Beautiful portraits. How lovely your grandmother must have been! Because Vermeer is one of my main favorites, this really appeals to me, as do Paxton’s other paintings..Is that a dress she is wearing or a dressing gown? It looks like Oriental silk to me or are we supposed to say Asian nowadays. He did superb job in creating the softness of everything in the portrait. I see how the pink color comes thru in the shadow. Sometimes I want to say, “Hold that up a minute so we can see what you are sewing!” Sigh, quiet down, M. and just bask. I really cannot pull up a chair and just sit with her for awhile. Comments are closed.