Pittsburgh last week we stopped at art museums in Richmond and Washington, DC. At the National Gallery of Art I found inspiration to start a little 10 x 18 oil. It's not from one of the paintings from the NGA that I'm talking about, although there was plenty of that kind of inspiration, but it was just a quick glimpse and iPhone photo of one of their beautiful water fountains where I caught a reflection of Antoinette in the brass. At the NGA, even the water fountains are works of art. So I'm calling it The Woman at the Well. This is the fountain on the main floor in the northeast corner of the original building --on the end near the modern art wing and at the elevator.
Here is a shot of my first paint, --there's a bit more detail that I'll include, but I feel this is a happy start.