I love impressionist paintings for their color, texture, lighting, and frequently natural settings. Recently (while browsing through Google images) I stumbled upon the art of Edward Cucuel. He was born in San Francisco in 1875 and died in Pasadena in 1954. Throughout his life he studied and worked in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Munich, and New York. In 1913 he married Clara Lotte von Marcard. He often used his family members and friends as the figures in his paintings instead of models. Here is some of his dreamy art:
I think the color of this bathing suit is lovely!
This looks like quite the relaxing picnic.
This looks like Mary from Downton Abbey.
The lighting in these two paintings is so golden.
I'm currently working on a version of this painting...stay tuned!