by Lynn Byrne
Mary Cassatt lived in an era where women’s lives were home-based, with simple daily activities like taking tea, caring for their children, reading and sewing. She chose to abandon that lifestyle, against her family’s wishes, and become a painter. Interestingly, however, her best know works celebrate the typical daily life of woman and children. An American born painter (she was born in my hometown of Pittsburgh PA), she spent most of her life in Paris.
Pantone colors from left to right: Pantone 1797, Pantone, 14-1119 Winter Wheat, Pantone 11-4804 Lightest Sky, Pantone 15-2706 Violet Ice, Pantone 18-00119 Willow Bough
Yep, another new column. In Painterly Palette, I will select a famous painting and artist that you should know and pull out 5 of the colors. I chose to use the universal Pantone color system because you can easily reproduce any hue that you might wish to copy.