The original painting, by Kitao Masanobu (1733 - 1816), lives in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In it's totality, it is a much larger painting entitled, "The Autographs of Yoshiwara Beauties," from which I have taken one element and changed it slightly.
I chose my title from the woman on the right, who is sewing a pink patch onto the black 'dresss'.
| The Seamstress John Simlett (after Kitao Masanobu)|
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
(14 inches x 10 inches
As usual I've taken an awful photo: it slopes in at the bottom to show the easel and has a bloom from reflected light. .....but you get the idea. I am hoping to produce a set of three.
I will catch up with everyone's blogs this weekend. In between painting I have been laying a large lawn, which has kept me busy. Who said I never let the grass grow under my feet? :0))