Before the "Before the Ballet"
8 x 8
Oil on Board
The source for this painting was taken at the National Gallery of Art while perusing the paintings. I happened upon this young woman studying this Degas piece as though she had a connection. I often wonder why paintings resonate with one person or another. Is she studying ballet and picturing herself? Is she an aspiring artist studying technique? She stayed put for an unusually long time...
This was painted as a donation for the 3rd Annual Exhibition Fundraiser at the The Target Gallery. The Torpedo Factory in and the March of Dimes are teaming up to raise money for both organizations with their 3rd annual exhibition fundraiser March150. The show includes 200 panels of artwork created by local artists, each only $150 (and only $100 the night of the Art Party on March 15th), and a free kids art activity on Sunday, March 10th. You can see more details on their website .