For some time I've been wanting to start a series of portraits in homage to artists over the centuries. I will take a portrait and repaint it with a modern take, starting with the medium, which will be acrylic.
For the first in this series I have chosen a painting I love by Edouard Manet "Berthe Morisot with a bouquet of violets". Berthe Morisot is another Impressionist artist I admire, also because she lived in a time when life was difficult for women. In fact she wasn't accepted into the art world as a respected painter until she married Manet's brother (I wonder if that is why she married him?).
My series is dedicated to her in thanks for all she did for women artists.
acrylic on canvas