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

Monday, May 20, 2019

A Sold Painting and Toulouse Lautrec

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.

The cover

And a peek inside.


  1. Congratulations on the sale , the painting is awesome, lucky owner !

  2. Congratulations, Susan! That is a lot of ballerina's!

  3. Well done! The ballerina looks a bit awed by the big stage or the size of the audience. Love the different textures of the dress and background. What a charming work to have in one's home!

  4. Dag Susan, je ballerina is echt fantastisch hoor !!
    groetjes van Simonne

  5. She is BEAUTIFUL, Susan. Huge Congratulations on the sale... I can't say she is my favorite because all your paintings are my favorites...


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