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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ballerina



Hello, I have been working on this one on and off, not sure if I am finished or not. She has went from an image of a gal dressed for the Renaissance festival with her hair hanging down to a ballerina with her hair up. The background was very dark and now as you can see it has shades of purples and greens. I faced her away and I want to leave it up to the viewer as to what is going on. Is she ready to dance, has she just finished dancing, is she tired or unhappy or deep in thought? What do you think? Think she needs more work? This is oil on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas. If you are an artist you know how paintings evolve, part of the fun isn't it?


Have a wonderful day! Hugs

10 comments:

Mary Paquet said...

Barbara, thanks for finding my blog and helping me find yours. What beautiful, soft work you create! I love that the viewer is left to add their own story to this piece. I do envy your ability to change midstream using oils. The downside of watercolor is it doesn't lend itself to making sweeping changes, though I've seen one artist do that featured in a magazine and she had awesome results.

Nice work!

Carol Blackburn said...

I think she is in repose, Barbara. Very pretty, too.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi there Mary, Great of you to visit me, glad you like this. Oils are so forgiving. I really respect watercolor artists, I'm not organized enough to use them. lol.

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Carol and thanks for your thoughts.

Charlotte Evans said...

I love the softness nad looseness of this pretty girl---nice job Barb

Barbara Pask said...

I am happy you like her Charlotte, thank you.

Marie Theron said...

She has the fatigue that only hard exercise can bring. She is dainty and very light on her feet, for sure!

Barbara Pask said...

I think you may be right Marie, thanks for your input.

Norma Garcia said...

I like this one. My next painting will a balerina and this just inspired me to begin :)thank you!

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you so much Norma. Nice of you to visit and comment. Please visit me again.