Approx. 13 3/4 x 20 3/4 watercolor on 140# Arches cold press paper

A painting by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905) titled La toilette de Venus caught my eye.  Mr. Bouguereau was a French academic painter who painted modern interpretations of classical subjects. At least that’s what Wikipedia told me.

Not really my style, but I had wanted to try something different. Really different. Out of my comfort zone different. If Mr. Bouguereau could do modern interpretations of classical subjects, why couldn’t I?  So I did.

Here’s his version: