Spring flowers sing for joy, inviting the viewer for a garden stroll.
The garden is always a delightful place for a stroll, and on a warm sunny day, the parasol is a fashion item that adds a sense of vintage nostalgia to the scene. Painted in a lightly impressionistic style, Promenade introduces the viewer to a young woman in a deep, cobalt blue dress that is a happy jubilation of color in itself.
She walks serenely, sedately through the paths, with the slightest attitude of playful whimsy, as evidenced by the tilt of her head, a secret smile, and eyes glancing to the side. Set gracefully to her side, her hands adopt the attitude of the dancer, and she moves as a dancer through her space.
Is she here to meet someone? Does she see that someone in the area just behind us, out of our view but well within hers? Why is she smiling?
Because this is a representational painting, it opens itself to a series of questions, a wondering as we build a story around the scene. What that story is...