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!
Great face and I love the subtle colours used in this work. Nigel.ReplyDelete
and I admire how you have painted her right hand...ReplyDelete
She is wonderful, Susan! I love the expression on her face.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous color Susan! Another winner!!!ReplyDelete
Hi, Nigel - the last few ballerinas have been in the high key range with fewer value shifts. I like the subtlty of color this produces asReplyDelete
well - thanks for stopping by!
Thank you, Maike - it was a challenge!
Thanks, Kathryn - each one seems to have her very own personality.
Thanks so much Hilda!
Wonderful, loose, dramatic! You and these girls...fantastic!ReplyDelete
She certainly has a certain attitude...just love her!!ReplyDelete
Number nine is just fine:) Love the sculpting in her arms...that foreshortened right hand is so good- wow- the little touches just keep us looking! Love the blues and shadows in her tutu...She is a proud girl and I sense her diva-ness! Love these girls!! Are you selling them anywhere? Thanks!ReplyDelete
Sorry for the long delay in acknowledging the last few comments. I have been unable to blog for a while but I do appreciate hearing your thoughts very much. Feedback that I receive here really keeps me motivated and inspired. Suzanne - thank you - it helps a lot to know that you are enjoying this series. Hi, Jane - yes, they all seem to have a great deal of confidence about them! Hi, Kathy - I love reading your comments. They are so enthusiastic! I am not selling them yet. My plan is to paint up a storm this year and see where it takes me. I am reluctant to put them in my gallery as it specializes in sporting art and my horses are there. I am not sure what will happen to the ballerinas just yet but thank you so much for your interest! :)ReplyDelete