Sunday, 11 April 2010

The Red Ballet Dancer

Watercolour. 40cm x 50cm. Mounted with cellophane.
For Sale at the Tandridge Art Society Exhibition

This subject was a sheer joy to paint. Ballet was very much part of my life when I was young and one has to admire the sheer strength as this dancer leaps through the air. This was a ballet step that I was never able to achieve due to the fact that I could never do the splits no matter how much warming up and stretching practice I did. This ballet dancer is proud and strong - I am hoping that I have achieved the feeling of movement by leaving edges unfinished and unresolved. I still dribble over contrasted edges and there is a juicy one that is nestling into her lower back which also highlights her right arm.

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