Degas' drawings of dancers captured the rhythm and beauty of dancers like no other. Through line, form, an texture he draws you into intimate scenes. Here is a copy after Degas of a dancer pulling up her tights.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Boy, I keep forgetting how challenging watercolors can be. I often find photographs of ballet dancers on Pinterest with interesting compositions and good lighting. I really liked the lines expressed by this principal dancer and felt inspired to try painting it with watercolors. I think I was able to preserve some of the key lines of the dancer but had trouble keeping some of the major shapes as I struggled to control the watercolors. I think my next painting will be with oils.