Summer's Day by Berthe Morisot c. 1879
I really like the blues and greens used in this painting although it is a shame the centre of the book cuts the figure in half. The obvious brush strokes also work well to describe the surface of the water.
Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Jean-Louis Forain 1878
The brilliance of the colours used appeals to me and again, the close up shows the overlaying of lines in the background.
The Impressionist book ties in very well to the current series on BBC2 on Saturday nights, "The Impressionists - Painting and Revolution" presented by the very enthusiastic Waldemar Januzczak. It is a rather gimmicky programme using lots of extraneous visuals, but the commentary is intelligent and I am enjoying it despite the gimmicks.
link to iplayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012rvkl