This was a beautiful little Renoir "sketch" in preparation for his larger painting. I like the sketch better - it's looser and shows such and energetic brush handling. I've always loved this painting. This little one was so small - about 5" square, you had to stand close so it was an intimate experience to stand close and view the couple in their eternal dance. (I believe he only has eyes for her...but who has captured her eye as they swirl and twirl around the floor?)
Here is a smaller O'Keeffe (in oil on canvas), one of her animal pelvis paintings called Pelvis and Distance.
That night we had booked into a place called Sybaris - a members only get-away place. We walked in to find rose petals strewn across the bed, and we had a swimming pool inside our cottage. Very private, very romantic! A chance to shut away the outside world and relax in the pool, hottub or sauna (yes - you get all of them inside your own private cottage).
The next day we went to the Indianpolis Zoo - will share some photos from that next time.