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

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ballerina #9

Well, Ballerina #9 finally decided to make her appearance. She is such a diva - lol! Today I tried a new brand of white paint - not by choice but by necessity. I ran out of my normal Winsor and Newton Titanium White and had a tube of Permalba White on hand. The Permalba is so very different - it has a stickier consistency and doesn't hug the canvas as I like. It mixes differently as well and I struggled with it today. Off to Nevada Fine Art to get myself a tube of my old standby!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Ballerinas and Me

A few of my girls and myself in the studio. The ballerina behind me is on my monitor - I guess that is why she looks so red. I am using her as my background for continued inspiration!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ballerina #5

I just keep having more and more fun with my large ballerina series. I feel that I have achieved a level of looseness that pleases me. I also love the innuendo and mystery of this subject. This one is 14x18 oil on linen panel. Your comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated! (The second photo is a closeup of her face as that is extremely important to me in this series).