Wordless Wednesday: Tea on a Terrace, Frederic Soulacroix

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Frédéric Soulacroix [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Leenie Brown fell in love with Jane Austen's works when she first read Sense and Sensibility followed immediately by Pride and Prejudice in her early teens. As the second of five daughters and an avid reader, she has always loved to see where her imagination takes her and to play with and write about the characters she meets along the way. In 2013, these two loves collided when she stumbled upon the world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction. A year later, in 2014, she began writing her own Austen-inspired stories and began publishing them in 2015. Leenie lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her two teenage boys and her very own Mr. Brown (a wonderful mix of all the best of Darcy, Bingley and Edmund with healthy dose of the teasing Mr. Tillney and just a dash of the scolding Mr. Knightley).

2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Tea on a Terrace, Frederic Soulacroix”

  1. As always, I am fascinated by the expressions on the women. They look like real people having a really good gossip session. I am astonished at the artistry and talent: you can see the shape of the bodies underneath the clothes, and the clothes drape beautifully. This is as good as one of the Renaissance masters. It shows a good understanding of anatomy. The way the fabric pools and wrinkles is just wonderful. It is so real. The woman with the hat has to be Caroline Bingley or someone like her, but less irritating and mean. I pass on guessing the identities of the other two! I am struck again by how uncomfortable furniture from that period looks. Maybe it’s because I have bad knees, but ouch. The colors are so soft, muted, and dream like. You found another winner. I always love to see what you have found to share with us. It has certainly broadened my horizons, because even though I had several years of art appreciation classes in school, there are still so many wonderful artists that I have never heard of. Thank you.

    1. His work is just wonderful! One of the things that caught my attention was the way the material drapes and you can almost see the body underneath — it is so realistic looking. It fascinates me how an artist can capture all those little details that make the subjects and scene come to life. I agree, that furniture does not look comfortable to me either. 🙂

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