"Preparing to Dance"
This painting is a 36" x 18" oil painting. As the title suggests it is a dancer preparing herself for a dance. I put her in a setting of a back stage room. The lighting is sort of dim. I like the pose to be as if the model is unaware of others around her. She is concentrating on her costume. It will take a few weeks for this painting to be dry enough to put on a protective coating.
Besides painting this week I'll be getting the studio ready for my artist friends to come by to have a critique. We will all have paintings to talk over and give our opinions. This is always fun because no one will get away scot free. And also, we will talk about the art of making and selling art. It seems that the meeting is always to short.