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

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).


  1. Hi Susan.
    Your usual brilliance here Susan. All the best.

  2. Agree with Victor, beautyful as always, Susan!

  3. You're sooo painting the poetry! I really like your blend of emotional to fundamentals. It's where I need to exist... You make us all love the large ballerina!

  4. Susan, I truly love your ballerina series. To me, she appears to be appealing to the muse of ballet dancers [if there is such a muse!] :)

  5. Hi, Victor and thanks for stopping by. I always love you comments so much!
    Thank you, Maike - I am really enjoying your equine Rolling Eyes series as well!
    Thanks greatly, Susan - finally, finally, finally the fundamentals are coming a bit more instinctivley.
    Hi, Kathryn - yes, perhaps thatis what she is doing! It thrills me that you see that in her. :)
    Thanks, Elizabeth - for me, each one is my new favorite as it paint it - lol!

  6. I am really loving these ballerinas. Expertly done with a real sensitive feel to them. Congratulations.

  7. Thanks for stopping by, Julie - and especially thanks for your lovely comment!

  8. Your ballerinas look very special Susan, like sensitive poems in dance form!
    Enjoyed my visit here much!

  9. Thank you for visiting, Padmaja and for your nice comment!


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