Ballerina Watercolor

Hello Blogging Friends! I have finally upgraded here on WordPress and hope you like my blog’s new look! πŸ™‚

Bowing Ballerina

I recently checked out a book I used to have from the library about ballet. It is called “The Joffrey Ballet School’s Ballet-Fit.” I actually think I may still have the book; I just can’t find it at the moment. Believe it or not, I took ballet classes for a while in my early 40’s! I wish I could have afforded to keep on taking classes at the time, but other decisions affected my decision to cease taking the classes. However, I can still do some of the exercises. I am almost done with physical therapy now and am feeling much better since I joined a gym. With my feet the way they are, though, I can only do so much as far as positioning them for ballet. I am starting to practice some of the exercises again, just being extra careful. Anyway……..all that to say, I did a tracing of the black and white photo on the back of the book for this painting. The photos in the book were taken by Stephen Ladner. Here is a link to his wonderful website.
I also had a nice conversation with Stephen when I called to ask his permission to publish my painting of his photo. I added the wall and stage for fun. I must give credit where photo credit is due after all. BUT the painting is all my own.

A close-up

Bowing Ballerina Close-up

I really enjoyed playing with the colors on this one. I think I am going to do a few more ballerinas in different positions soon. However, I am going to attempt to draw those all on my own even though I normally don’t draw people as well as other subjects. So we’ll see…

Bowing Ballerina Closer

I am still sketching some other water fowl so that idea is still going, and I will be posting some soon. I hope everyone is having a great week. Thanks for dropping by! And thank you, Steven!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ™‚


About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on March 25, 2015, in Art Talk, Watercolor Paintings and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Love your new look Patsy, and your painting is just beautiful! How wonderful that you used to take ballet in your 40s, you go girl! I always wanted to be a ballerina but that’s as far as it went! Hope you are having a great week and hugs back to you πŸ™‚


    • Thank you, Sherri! Yeah, it was a short-lived thing for me because of the cost at the time, and the fact that it required me to go back to town twice a week in the evenings which felt exhausting after quite some time. However, I am going to start doing what I can from the book again, because it is really great exercise. My back is feeling so much more back to normal now, and I know all the things NOT to do now. I still want to get another bike for at home, though, or use some of the exercise tapes/DVDs I have that I used to use. With the kids home so much when I am home now, that is difficult to do. Have a great day, Sherri! Hugs to you! Glad you are having a great week!

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  2. What a lovely scene – you captured her elegance and beauty.


  3. Beautiful job, Patsy! I like your new look too! My blog needs a makeover, but I’m completely computer illiterate when it comes to my blog. πŸ™‚


    • Thank you, Jill! I liked the upgrade even more when I learned that I could use my own photos for my background. So that will be changing from time to time I think now! πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed doing this painting. Hope you are doing well, Jill. Have a great day! πŸ™‚


  4. Great to e-meet you today. I like the watercolor, very sweet, graceful and delicate. I am happy it inspired you. By the way, I don’t see the link to my website, and I spell my name with a ph stephen, but just steve is fine too. No worries, it’s all in fun.


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