My Daughters in Art – Alma in “The Daughters of Edward D. Boit” by Sargent
I was inspired by this photo of our little dance party today. I love how Alma is just looking at the camera (on a timer, BTW).
The lighting and stance, dress and look of Alma totally reminded me of one of my favorite paintings. I have loved this portrait since I was a child. “The Daughters of Edward D. Boit” by John Singer Sargent. The lighting is fantastic, and the girls all have such a beautiful, mysterious presence. I thought it would be fun to try to put Alma into the painting.
I hope to put Alma and Harriet into more of my favorites as time goes on. This was a fun way to start. It’s obviously not perfect, and really show me how much I have to learn with photo editing, but I’m happy with how it turned out.
Watch for Alma and Harriet to pop up in more paintings in the future!