The painting depicts women laying on a roofed-over veranda and the shaded grass amid the warmth of the day. One of them is ironing while the others are doing nothing.

They are all local women, however their apparel is European, baggy mission dresses or brightly printed textures. This painting depicts the communal ease and the unaffected grace of the Tahitian women that impressed Paul Gauguin enormously.

Gauguin worked on this painting for a long period of time as he incorporated many changes in the painting.

For example, in the first painting, the skirt won by the woman in the foreground was originally painted with a bright red color.

Again there was a dog in the place now that is occupied by the basket on the lower right side while the woman who was originally seated on the left side edge on the porch was moved further left by the artist.

Gauguin's style was as much influenced by the time he lived in and the general population who encompassed him as it was his very own imaginative genius.

Looking for the sort of direct relationship to the natural world that he saw in different groups of French Polynesia and other non-western societies, Gauguin regarded his artistic creation as a philosophical contemplation on a definitive significance of human presence, and the likelihood of religious satisfaction and answers on the most proficient ways to live nearer to nature.

A large portion of his work remained established in the characteristic world around him, a legacy of his underlying foundations in Impressionism. However, in a few cases, Gauguin even addresses the work of a previous ace, for example, in this work, which for some eyes proceeds with a point of reference of the ordinary, un-admired naked set by Edouard Manet's Olympia (1863).