Degas strays from the elegance of the wealthy depicting women at work. In their faces, you can seen concern as they are frail and tired. One woman is seen vaguely as a silhouette adding to the somber dull feeling. Although Degas used browns and grays, he adds yellow, orange, and teal to brighten it up creating a sharp contrast with the weakened women. In one woman's faced, a sweep of rose colored painted giving a tenderness to her manner. In Degas' time, industrialization was putting many people to work creating subjects for artists, but unlike the realists who painted them as they were, Degas depicts them with a softness and brightness with the color of the fabric.