Today's picture is by a favorite artist of mine, William Bouguereau who was a 19th century artist from France. His paintings evoke a time gone by, while seeming to touch the present moment with their realism.
Many of his paintings feature a little girl, who always reminds me of my niece as a child.
This one is called La Gouter which means Just a Taste. What is it she is tasting, do you think? I think maybe ice cream, which is rather apt for this time of year.
The painting itself seems to be a study in whites; her dress, the crock she is holding and the ice cream itself, as well as the wall behind her and even the floor under her feet. A perfect summer painting.