Friday, July 26, 2019

'the door was closed...the window was shut...so how did the cricket get in the house?' by myra anderson...

 

Somebody's pastels
I really did enjoy painting on paper with the water mixable oils (see last week) but I got even more satisfaction when I painted on canvas primed with acrylic (I want to try watercolor paper next).
I loved the creaminess of the paint so much that I could see why a person would stick to that one paint (see last post).  But I will indeed try a different brand soon.  Also, I want to see how the painting looks when it is dry before I post it.
picture from my sketchbook

Hi Helen! I took ballet classes years ago because I loved the beauty of ballerinas gliding and leaping across the room. Right now, drawing the ballet is one of the 'inner rooms of my happy place' (good for my mind lol!) 

I was wondering how I could expand from drawing one figure (above) to two figures on a larger canvas.  I thought that I would use the notebook method above to help me imagine the size and composition. I have also been working on some interior sketches somewhat like this older sketch from one of my sketchbooks. But does the photo above tell you where we are going next?


I love this painting by Luis Morris  from portrait artist of the year because it portrays the other side of the 'ballerina's story'.  The beautiful ballerina was resting her mind and her weary feet as she listened to the music being featured in her new ballet performance. 

9 comments:

Linda Kunsman said...

I just love seeing your ballerina art each week- and can see how much you are inspired. Happy PPF!

Amy said...

Beautiful pieces! Love the poses
https://heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/2019/07/paint-party-fri-yay-wk21-yr9.html?m=1

Beth Niquette said...

Your artwork is amazing-it fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give. I also really enjoy reading your blog. I learn something new every time. <3

Sue (this n that) said...

Your art is gorgeous. The grace and strength of the ballerina is wonderful to see. Love your sketchbook art too, vivid colours. Happy PPF :D)

Powell River Books said...

I see that you get great inspiration from your passion for ballet. - Margy

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the bold use of line and color in your work. Happy belated PPF!

DVArtist said...

I love your art. So delicate and beautiful.

Connie Chadwell said...

Your works in this post are beautiful! Great drawings and design and the one in color from your sketchbook is drop dead gorgeous!

hmuxo said...

Outstanding work. Wonderful sketches...