The luncheon of French bourgeoisie under frilly striped awning.
Young fair maiden, rosy cheeks- beguiling her eyes; leans on the railing.
Amidst fruits and undrunk wine in amorous air strokes dog, a wife.
Men look askance in yellow straw hats, faces muse in blazing whites.
Quivering tints alive on a terrace, evolve in sunbathed human life.
"Inspired by Pierre Auguste Renoir's painting,
-- Luncheon of the Boating Party"
..*in this stroking the dog is the artist's wife
For the contest "Ekphrasis Painting, skulpture..."
Sponsored by Brian Strand