"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, April 2, 2012

Ballerina #17 - and Another

This past week I have been experimenting with incorporating male dancers into my series - not very successfully. This one is the only one that has survived so far. I do like how he is using both hands to point to himself. Your comments and thoughts are all very much appreciated.

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  1. He's saying, "You want me to lift you up? ..up? ....up where?"

    "...'er, well yes, above your head ... it's what you're supposed to do..."

    "OK ... right ... up 'er there ... no problem..."

    Love it, Susan, it pulls us in ... gives us all a say in the action... she could equally be saying, "Sorry but the beard's got to go..."

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    1. You have me laughing out loud,John! I do believe they are both concerned about what might be expected of them next! And I must say I am thoroughly enjoying your blog - I love reading about your experiences in the art world. I wish mine where half as exciting and half and fruitful!

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  2. I love it! The painting tells a story and John is already pulled in! :))

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    1. Thank you, Judy - I hope to return to the ballerinas after a break. I think my creative energies need to be recharged!

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  3. Love John's story!!! LOL ! This is a wonderful painting that actually tells a story. Beautiful colors and beautiful painting.

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    1. Hilda, your comments are truly appreciated - thank you!

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  4. Love John's story, but I must admit I prefer the dancers.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn - I do as well! :)

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  5. J'A D O R E...
    J'imagine ce qu'il pourrait lui conseiller... Une peinture pleine d'émotion... Vos couleurs sont sublimes.
    Gros bisous

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    1. Bonjour, MartineAlison and many thanks!

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  6. Love this Susan, really tells a story...and John's is a good one :-)))

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    1. Thank you, Jane - John's story is wonderful. I am thrilled that the painting sparks the creation of a story in the viewers mind!

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  7. Funny scene! Do you have some photos or models to help you with the figures? They're all so good.

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    1. HI, Stephanie - I generally use several photos, I utilize old life drawing poses and I also use lots and lots of imagination!

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  8. Ciao, very nice the dialogue between ballerina and the fat man...
    The faces and the expressions are fantstic!
    two different world...
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. Hi Floriana, thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comment :)!

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  9. And she's also saying "perhaps you should work out just a bit, with weights, you know, er before I trust you to lift ME!"

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