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Doodles in the Car

Hello Friends!

Here is a page from my sketchbook. ย I doodled these in the car during our recent trip to Lassen a few weeks ago. ย And yes, one sea turtle is doing ballet!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ballerina With Sheer Outfit

HERE IS THE 9×12 ACRYLIC I DID OF THE BALLERINA IN A SHEER, FLOWING OUTFIT. THIS WAS A LOT OF FUN. THE BACKGROUND IS ALL BLACK, BUT THE LIGHT I HAD ON WHEN I TOOK THE PICTURE KIND OF HIGHLIGHTS IT. NICE!

Ballerina Looking Up

Ballerina Looking Up Close-up

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY, AND GIVE SOMEONE YOU LOVE A BIG HUG. ๐Ÿ™‚

Flowing Ballerina

Ballerina Looking Up

I really love this pose and hope I will be able to do it justice! I have this image on acrylic canvas paper now and am planning on trying it in acrylics first. Sorry that the photo isn’t the greatest, but I didn’t want it to be traced too darkly so the pencil on the canvas paper doesn’t show up real well.

I found this picture in some type of ballet brochure I received in the mail years ago and saved. I traced it and enlarged it several sizes. Her outfit appears very sheer which I am hoping to be able to convey.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug. ๐Ÿ™‚

Swan Lake ballerinas to come!

Ballerina On Knee

Ballerina Male

These are a couple of tracings I did out of a children’s book of Swan Lake that I found at the library a few weeks ago. I am planning to do watercolors of these. The first sketch will be my first male ballerina!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gothic Ballerinas #2

Gothic Ballerinas 2

This is the second painting I did on Thursday very quickly as you can probably tell! ย I love the way the yellow of the dresses turned out on the black canvas which is actually an old painting I didn’t like that I repainted black over so I could experiment with a black canvas. ย I couldn’t figure out how to get the images of the sketches onto the black canvas, though, so I had to eyeball them. ย That’s why the arms turned out funny on the third figure! Her right arm is quite long! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I only did three of the sketches I had. ย The fourth figure is in the watercolor painting I already posted.

This was another learning experience for sure! My daughter loves this one, and after a while I have come to love it also.

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

Ballerina Twirling – Watercolor

Here is the first painting I did on Thursday using the drawings I had done. I was trying to put her in four positions to look as if she is twirling. However, I didn’t think of it until later that I should have put a tutu on her like I thought to do on the Gothic ballerinas! Oh well. Also, I really dislike the color of blue I chose for the background. I forgot that this color of blue called “Prussian Blue” is very staining, so it is just about impossible to lift out once it is laid on the paper! UGH! Anyway, I became so frustrated with it that I threw it in the garbage! (I fished it back out, though, because I have used it mixed with other blues for some cool looking waters in the past.) It just wasn’t a good choice for this. I even tested it out watered down a lot on a piece of scrap paper before I used it, but it just still wasn’t what I really wanted.

So….this is why I opted to paint her outfit in orange which is the complement of blue, so I do like that aspect of the painting. I am just chalking this up to a great learning experience!

Ballerina Twirling

Close-up of First Position:

Ballerina First Position

Close-ups of the rest:

Ballerina on pointe

Ballerina Turning

Ballerina Fully Turned Around

Degas Copies

Here are the quick sketches I did a few days ago just eyeballing some of the Degas photos I was studying in a book I found at the library. I used my Prismacolor Watercolor pencils.

Degas copy

Degas Copies in Yellow

Degas copy 2

Degas – His paintings, his life.

Degas ballerinas Degas dancer-seated-study-1872 Degas three-dancers-in-purple-skirts

Hello, and happy Friday! ย I have been reading about Edgar Degas this week and trying to do watercolor sketches of of some of his work. ย I don’t have them photographed yet to post, but here is an article in Wikipedia about him if you would like to learn about him. ย Here is the link: ย http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Degas ย 

He was a very serious artist, even going as far as rejecting his father’s wish for him to become a lawyer. ย In fact, he spent most of his time out doing artwork rather than studying law! ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย These three images I found on Google.com of some of his dancers that he is famous for are ones I had never seen before. ย I’ve seen a few images of his “Blue Dancers,” but not this one with the three ladies in that particular pose.

What I love about these paintings are the way he could depict the human body so simply and beautifully. ย His colors are striking in the first one here with the pinks and yellows. ย Yesterday I did an acrylic of a dancer trying to show her twirliing. ย She has a yellow dress on, however, I cannot do faces in acrylics yet, so she looks a bit gothic again. ย Oh well, practice, practice, practice I always say! ย  I will probably post it soon. ย I also did a watercolor of the same poses in different colors, but I definitely used the wrong color for the background, and I really don’t like it at all. ย You probably will never see it! ย HA! ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well, in the meantime, while I get my paintings ready to post, take the time to read about Edgar Degas and view his many paintings on Google.com. ย I have come to love his work very much.

Also, Happy Mother’s Day early to all of my blogging friends who are mothers or who have wonderful mothers! ย I still miss my mom greatly; she has been gone for nine years now. ย I actually made a request for a gift this year which I don’t do every year. ย In a magazine I saw a book review on a new book about Van Gogh and his letters which I am looking forward to reading very much. ย I love his work so much. ย What I love most is that he truly painted in his own style which is something I am stilly working on developing for myself!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Ballerinas are in progress

Hello everyone. ย Just letting you know that I am in the process of drawing and painting a ballerina twirling. ย It is in progress at the moment on my desk…at home. ย Can’t get to it until tomorrow. ย I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.

 

Tomorrow there will be a post of a different color so to speak. ย I hope you enjoy it! ย In the meantime, here’s something too cute to feast your eyes on! ย I found it real quick on Google. ย Aren’t these little ones adorable??

 

ballerina toddlers

 

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Ballerina Shoes – Pencil Drawings

Here are some ballerina pointe shoes. I plan to do a watercolor painting of them soon.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ballerina Toe Shoes

Ballerina Shoes

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