18 x 36
Oil on Canvas
After working diligently on trying to reproduce Mary Cassatt's "Girl Arranging Her Hair" and being mindful of every brush stroke and exact colors I needed a respite! I chose one of my loves...little ballerinas. I scoured my source photos and found this one of a friends recital. I love the body language of all the little ones and the looseness of the tutu's. The light source was from above so I concentrated on the glow surrounding their hair and shoulders as well as a slight reflections in the polished floor. I decided to lose as many edges as I could...always a challenge for me...but I had great fun doing it. How fun for me!