Picasso challenge: Young girl reading on the beach

This is my Picasso challenge, day 4, after painting 3: Young Girl Reading a Book on the Beach.

The outfit (worn for a day off):
Skinny medium wash ankle jeans (Lucky, Charlotte Rail); blue, gray, and white blurry print knit surplice top (made by me); jean jacket (AG, Robyn); greenish-gray belt (Fossil); gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma); olive packable jacket (Laundry by Shelli Segal); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).

I saved this painting for a day off, so I could wear jeans. I was going to wear a plain gray tee, and then I saw this top in my drawer and changed my mind. I thought it might be too bright, in a way, with all the white, but I really like how it presents a lot of the subtle colors in Picasso's painting. Today, the print resembles filtered sunlight on water, an effect that I had not noticed before.

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  • columbine replied 3 years ago

    Ooh your top is perfect for this. It does look like the top of water, with shapes created by a light breeze and sunlight. You look fab. 

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    Great interpretation.  The textures are very appropriate for the beach theme.  And a great outfit, hope you wear it again :)

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Your top does make me think of water. Cool.

  • replied 3 years ago

    Oh, you were destined to emulate that painting! The colours are 'right up your alley' (as we say in the UK :)) Fabulous! Love the print on the top you made and the different denim blues, and your shoe shade, pick up on all the subtle shades in the artwork. Lovely.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    A column of denim. I was WAITING foe someone to post that for this painting. And it's you, Sharan. Great textural association. Fably Tomboy. Fun Spring pattern. You nailed it. Well done. 

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Double denim - fantastic! The denim jacket looks great on you. Another excellent interpretation.

  • Caro in Oz replied 3 years ago

    This is artistically fabulous (very fitting when your inspiration is Picasso).

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    Wow! This has to be my favorite outfit of yours till date :-) The jacket is an amazing fit and wash. I like the way you have cuffed the sleeves too. Super interpretation :-)

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    Great look! I agree that the shirt looks watery. I like the double denim for the blue on the painting.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Fabulous Sharan! I love the top with this -- the shapes echo the painting's shapes a little bit as well. 

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