The sixth offering in our new ART WALK Series features a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir entitled "Roses" which inspired this colourway. Painted on Serenity 20, Mr. Zen has captured the vividness and subtlety of the colours of the painting. From one medium to the next, artists express their use of colour!
Living in the moment and indulging in life’s temporal pleasures were among Pierre Auguste Renoir favorite themes, and he expressed them more than any other Impressionist. A renowned leader of the Impressionist movement, Renoir (1841 – 1919) enjoyed depicting his friends and lovers with expressive candor, conveying a youthful exuberance and intimate charm that suggests visions of an earthly paradise. By focusing on the ‘here and now’ of his time, these fleeting moments become relished nostalgic memories. Renoir’s portrayal of luminous color, skillfully varied brushstrokes, nuances of light and shadow all worked together to form a warm sensuality. [quoted from Art.com]
Included in your purchase is the following:
Serenity 20 (1 skein)
70% sw merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon
400 yds/100 g (fingering)
US 1-3 needle recommended
hand wash/air dry
We are currently taking pre-orders for this yarn until September 16, 2013 with shipment the week of October 1, 2013.
Sample shawl is shown in the Yvaine pattern by Liz Abinante and is available free through Ravelry by clicking here. The sample shawl is included in the listing to show you how the colourway knits up and to give you an idea what pattern will suit this colourway. Shawl is not included in your purchase. Please note this colourway is shown on the Serenity 20 yarn base you are ordering.