18 August 2011

Renoir at play ...

The inspiration challenge over on ARTastic this month features a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  

The Playing Claude Renoir by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.  Renoir is perhaps the best-loved of all the Impressionists, for his subjects---pretty children, flowers, beautiful scenes, above all lovely women---have instant appeal, and he communicated the joy he took in them with great directness.

The additional criteria for this challenge was:-

Ribbon = 1 point
A photo of a child or child playing = 2 points
Paint your own background = 3 points

I've used photos of my son and his friend playing in the pool at a local resort last summer holidays. They had such a great time, going up and down the water slide and in and out of the various levels of the pool complex.  I've painted the background of my layout with white paint and used a thin ribbon across the strip of patterned paper.  All criteria covered.


Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW Sucha fun and fabulous layout!!! love the dashed of paints... and the photos too...thank you so much for playing along with ARTastic..

Sarah Rogers said...

Jane,I really like how you have created this page, the paint used in the background of the photos really adds to the summer and water feel of the page. Thanks for joining us this month at ARTastic.

Chantelle said...

What wonderful pictures - a super fun LO - thanks for playing along at ARTastic.

Shazza said...

Hi Jane!

this has turned out fab, what great summer /wtery photos you have used. looks like the boys had a heap of fun. Thanks for playoing along this month.

DebiJ said...

Oh I love your painted background Jane - sets the page perfectly for your summery photos. Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!

Michelle said...

You've created a great fun LO for this month's challenge Jane! So glad you could join us this month at ARTastic!
Michelle xx

Peggy said...

Your background works perfectly with those pictures. Beautifully done! Thank you for playing with us at ARTastic.
xxx Peggy