Piper - Tiny Ballerina
11 x 14
Oil on Raymar Panel
Study for a larger piece
Recently I was fortunate to be visited by Piper. She was a marvelous model. I always have my tutus and special white chair handy for just such visits and she cooperated much better than I could have ever expected. She sat in the chair in her voluminous tutu and folded her hands in a ladylike fashion. I asked her to look towards the window so I could capture the light on her face and she obliged just like a pro! I was thrilled. I was able to take dozens of source photos. This is my first study.
I always have a very long list of paintings I want to do. I try to take advantage of any models I can entice into posing for me so my source photos fill volumes. I get excited and change directions often. The constant is capturing an emotional moment. It always intrigues me and drives me to improve.