Suzanne's first study was Cezanne's portrait of his son. She captured the influence of Japanese art on Cezanne in this simple, eloquent, and touching portrait.
Suzanne chose a small canvas and a portrait Impressionist artist Berthe Morisot did of her sister. Suzanne caught the wistfulness of the sister who had chosen marriage over painting, unlike Berthe. The transparent brown Suzanne used for the hair just glows in the daylight.
Here's the gallery of faces we arranged at the end of the day. On the top right is the beginning of another work on canvas by Hillary, from a painting by Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola.
Thanks to my two wonderful students for plunging in and painting your first portraits! Great job!!
A goddess pregnant and caring for the world.