Ballerina #43 recently sold from the Roux and Cyr Gallery in Portland, Maine. Thank you so much, Susan Roux - you are the best! This painting went to the same collector that bought my crab with lemons painting last year. It's so nice and an honor to have clients come back to purchase a second piece and I am thrilled.
Here is #43 (and I can hardly believe that I painted this many ballerinas)!
|Ballerina #43 /oil on linen panel / 16 x 12|
Kathryn Ragan, a wonderful watercolor artist and one of my long time blog followers, commented to me that my first ballerina at the circus painting reminded her of Toulouse Lautrec's circus themed drawings. So of course, I immediately went to Amazon and found a book originally published in 1953. The book has very little text but each page showcases in beautiful color one of his 39 circus drawings. The reproductions are high quality and it is a a pure delight to leaf through, each drawing showing his deft and incredible draftsmanship.
|And a peek inside.|