Painting this composition was thoroughly enjoyable as I was challenged by the extreme foreshortening. Its so interesting trying to create from paint on a flat surface a three dimensional living breathing subject flying forward in time and space! Hope I somewhat succeeded! This is 20x16 oil on linen.
And the start of Ballerina #22 seems like there is chaos at the Quantum Jump School of Ballet!
Thank you all for visiting my blog and taking an interest in my painting endeavors.
You managed to succeed in the foreshortening in this painting, Susan!! VERY difficult but you did it so beautifully..it almost gives that 3-D effect. As far as the ladies...I can't wait till the next post...it looks interesting already!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Hilda - I think my recent life drawing classes helped with the foreshortening as I got lots of practice there - humans or horses, its all the sameDelete
There is no question that you succeeded. It looks absolutely fantastic. That composition works so well! :0)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sandra - I wanted to paint the jockey and the horse almost as one interconnected object - what happens to one, happens to the other.Delete
The horse is great! And there is a lot of action going on in your paintings!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Judy - this horse is a flaming red-head - like most of my ballerinas!Delete
You did indeed succeed with the fore-shortening! The painting has such great movement and excitement.ReplyDelete
Many thanks, Kathryn - part of my on-going desire to try and capture in paint the interconnections between space, time, matter and energy all whirling together in a cosmic dance. Lately, my subject matter seems to have reduced to horses and ballerinas in my attempts to do this!Delete
You definitely succeeded. I really like the perspective. The clouds are a lovely touch too.ReplyDelete
Have a blast!
:) - thanks, Nora!Delete