Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ballerinas... If I can't Be One, I'll Paint Them

Both of our kids take tap, jazz and daughter takes ballet. This year, the studio performed Coppelia. I had a back stage pass... and of course, my camera was at the ready for any pose or movement that struck a chord. Pure nirvana for these eyes! (sidebar... I began ballet at 4 years old and kept on dancing)
Here is the first of probably many 'dance paintings'. Even the most casual standing around and waiting at rehearsal is a divine pose in my eyes. This one is acrylic on canvas... about 28 x 24".

On another note... I'm so saddened by the death of the gifted, troubled soul - Amy Winehouse. Rest in peace, girl. Also, the incomparable painter - Lucian Freud passed away Friday. Another huge loss... although comfort can be found in the fact he lived a long, prolific life. No one painted like him. RIP Lucian and thank you for the gifts you left behind.


Jenniffer said...

I absolutely love your painting- you captured the dancers beautifully. And the colors are lovely, too. I also was a ballerina for many years, up until I was four months pregnant with oldest child. There is such beauty to be found in dance, and in the stillness too.

artslice said...

Hi Jenniffer,
Thanks so much! I'm hoping to finish it in the next few weeks. Wow, dancing into a pregnancy :) Thanks for stopping by.