This one is a copy of James Tissot's painting "Hide and Seek" circa 1880 or so. I have a small poster reproduction from which I used a ruler to locate about a dozen key points of reference which I scaled and transferred to a larger wooden panel. Then I painted freehand from the reproduction. Some parts of this, not easily seen here, I like a lot - the view in the greenhouse, and the lamp in the center in particular. The little girl's face is exquisite, but I'd have to say looks somewhat older than her years because I hadn't yet read anything about painting children and relative eye locations. She also doesn't look to be the same person as the real painting, but could be real. Oh, I should add that I did this painting at my wife's request - we saw it at the National Gallery and she liked it and obviously we couldn't buy it, so ...

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