Though I wasn't able to participate in painting along with her livestream at my friend Elisabeth's studio, I set my easel (OK, music stand!!) up out in my yard, & painted away!
I began by painting an undercoat, & then began sketching in the dancers. I love all forms of dance, from Classical Kirov style Russian ballet to free form improvisation, and wanted my dancers to reflect that range.
I've sketched the dancers at our ballet studio for years, & pulled up a few images from the last Nutcracker performance as inspiration.
I was able to paint for several hours, & was grateful for the lovely sunny day!
The next day was our Artspiration show, which was a lot of fun, but whew!! I have a new appreciation for artists who participate in weekly art/craft markets! It takes a lot of energy to set up even a tiny exhibit like ours, & interact with the guests ....
|roughing in Flesh tones|
|* Dancers *|
There are bits of silver paint in the crown & earrings, a floaty scarf .... and two sweet dancers, caught in a moment between movements
I just discovered a lovely group:
Paint Party Friday this is my first submission!