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

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ballerina 18 Oil Sketch on Paper

Trying to get a feel for the position she has put herself in! A fun oil sketch - about 18x24 on heavy brown package paper.

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  1. awsome work Susan, so much feeling

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    1. Thank you, David. She is just a study. I may try her on a more solid support!

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  2. Cette ballerine est plus souple que moi !...
    J'aime votre série avec l'ensemble des positions différentes... Vos personnages sont pleins de vie et de mouvements.
    gros bisous

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    1. Many thanks, MartineAlison - she must be very supple!

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  3. They're BAAAAACK..... lovely work Susan!

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    1. Yes - they seem to come and go these days! :)

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  4. Yeah! Another ballerina! She is lovely!

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  5. All she needs is a Twister Board beneath her!

    She's fun and looking great!

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    1. As always, thanks very much, Susan.

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  6. That's quite a pose you caught there Susan. Very dramatic. It does remind me of Twister. There was a time I could strike that pose--but only for a split second before collapsing to the floor laughing. Oh for the good ole days. Nice memories in this post and a very difficult pose, done brilliantly.

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    1. Thanks you so much LW - your kind words are greatly appreciated!

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  7. The serenity of her face belies her unbelievably awkward position. Wow, is she twisted!!! I'm so happy to see another ballerina - love them. This one is so brilliantly painted, Susan.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn - the brown paper seems to free my mind as I can banish the thought of messing up!

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  8. WOW! What a treat stopping by your blog. She's painted beautifully! This pose would definitely put me in the hospital!! Love it, Susan!!

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    1. LOL - yes, I think I would be on the stretcher next to you in the Emergency Room!

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  9. What most people don't realise is that she's not twisting, its simply that she can't believe it's brown paper ... so, she's just checking it out.

    I think these ballet characters are magically wonderful... I really do.

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    1. She must be so ashamed to end up on brown paper like that - and without even a hint of a shadow to ground her!
      Thanks for your very kind thoughts, John.

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