Mid-tone Blues

Ladies in Blue: the Mid-Tones

Consider the mid-tone blues, muted cousins to the royals. What feelings do the less exuberant blues evoke? Do they seem somber, sedate, or contemplative? Study these strong, charming, determined and assured women, each wrapped in blue. Let’s try a thing. Choose an image that speaks to you and write a three-sentence story inspired by it. I’ll play along too. Send your story to me via my contact page and I’ll post it.

The Window Seat by Sir William Orpen, 1901

Vishnia by István (known as Etienne) Sándorfi, 1992

Hannah Fayerweather (Mrs. John Winthrop) by John Singleton Copley, 1773 (part of The MET collection)

The Green Parasol by Guy Orlando Rose, 1911

La Femme à l’Ombrelle (Woman with Umbrella) by Louis Anquetin, 1891

Cristina I, by Pietro Annigon, 1967

“Portrait of Cristina di Lorena, Grand Duchess of Tuscany” by Scipione Pulzone (known as Il Gaetano)

“Marie Krøyer. Stenbjerg” by Peder Severin Krøyer, 1889

I’ll be developing a new theme each month. Check out my twitter feed @NinaFosati for daily posts.


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