cute lil babies

I've been making these cute and very similar little paintings:

I've found a style that is so easy and comfortable and fast, and that makes me feel really good. It's so good for my mood and makes me feel like a kid, or like I'm being my real and raw self.

I have collected a bunch of artists who I love who have this cute sort of aesthetic, and who influence me and encourage me and uplift me greatly. I'll showcase a bunch of their work below:
Mogu Takahashi

The Ruling Passion/Reading Aloud (colour & mood)

These are some more paintings from Kelvingrove museum which I think have beautiful tone and colouring. In the first, below, I particularly like the variation in hair colour, and the expression and form of the people. I'm particularly interested in the girl on the left, and her distance from the scene. She looks more subdued than the rest. Colder? I felt like I can sit in her place. There's this strange feeling of relation that I have towards her. This has great value to my work, it's a very interesting emotional response. I see myself in this girl, but why? It's not just because I like her hair (although you know, that's compelling). I think she looks like later she'll run away across a field, although that may just be evidence of me having seen too many dramatic Jane Austen dramas.

The Ruling Passion (or The Ornithologist), 1885
John Everett Millais
The second painting I saw has a similarity to the first in that it depicts rest. It's a bit different though. Again I'm drawn to the humanity of these women. The one on the right looks relaxed, maybe, but the others seem as if they could be having a lot of hurried thoughts. The colours here are amazing, very pale and delicate sort of ethereal. I feel again, as if I want to be them. I see the painting through such a strong relational feeling (as in the first painting).
"This is one of Albert Moore's best paintings. There is no hidden meaning, no story to tell. Moore wanted to create a decorative harmony in pink, white and grey."
Reading Aloud, about 1884
Albert Joseph Moore
Wikipedia says of Albert Joseph Moore:
"[He was] known for his depictions of languorous female figures set against the luxury and decadence of the classical world."
"[...]every picture was the result of a carefully thought out and elaborated harmony in pose and colour, having as its basis the human form, studied in the true Hellenic spirit."
"The chief charm of Moore's pictures lay in the delicate low tones of the diaphanous, tissue-like garments in which the figures were draped."
 Other paintings echo the ethereal, ideal sense of "Reading Alone" - they're very cinematic, and I feel a sense of childlike awe looking at their soft peachy colours and depiction of sheer fabric.

The Glasgow Boys (colour & mood)

Looking at the work of The Glasgow Boys at Kelvingrove, I was struck by the bright, sunny hues present in many of their paintings. Lots of them depict beautiful rural scenery, very much idyllic. I've been thinking about possible restorative/soothing qualities of art, and art as a sort of therapy or activity of self-care, as well as art encouraging happy feelings in others. Colour inevitably is important when considering this, and I felt that the light (but somehow rich, buttery?) use of colour in many of these paintings was really encouraging and pleasing and conducive to a pleasant feeling, much like nature or light or something else can make me feel very soft and grateful to be able to experience whatever it is I'm experiencing. So I want to focus on what effect my colour palette gives, and how this affects FEELINGS.

My pictures don't convey how sweet and delicate and light these colour palettes are to their full extent, but anyway:

"The Boys developed their own painting styles individually. In the 1890s Kennedy created a powdery effect by smoothly blending his colours. This gave his rural scenes an overall softness and shimmering quality."
Homewards, about 1981
William Kennedy

A Surrey Meadow - Morning, 1880
EA Walton

The Coming of Spring (detail), 1899
EA Hornel

The Coming of Spring (detail), 1899
EA Hornel

The Coming of Spring, 1899
EA Hornel

"Hornel painted these figures and their background with such sweeping curves and brilliant colours that the whole picture seems to symbolise the joy and exuberance of spring,"
The Dance of Spring (detail), about 1892-3
EA Hornel

Autumn, 1895
John Reid Murray