Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Ballet Shoes

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It always helps to paint what one is passionate about. Old point shoes. What a pleasure. Fabric, form, shadows, texture and smell - it's all there. I was a ballet dancer in my youth and still admire a beautiful ballet pose which tapers to a glorious point. I will most definitely be painting more ballet and dancing themes. Once could use any medium for the task. The painting above is a pure watercolour interpretation working with wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry washes.

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