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Ballerinas in the Rain

Hello Friends!

I think I am done with flowers for a while. So yesterday afternoon I decided to paint some ballerinas who got caught in the rain!

This was fun. I didn’t spend too much time on it, though. I had a black canvas I was wanting to paint on and already had umbrellas in mind to do. So I added some ballerinas for good measure!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

 

Poetry-Inspired Journal Art

Hello Friends!

On Saturday after some very quiet time, I found this poem as I looked through a book of poems we have. Then I wrote it in my art journal.

I thought the imagery was intriguing. So today I did a watercolor lightly on top of it.

Leisure

by W. H. Davies.

What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?

No time to stand beneath the boughs, andΒ  stare as long as sheep and cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass, where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance, and watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can, enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

 

Dark Dancer

Hello Friends!

Yesterday, I was feeling kind of overwhelmed with all of the new things I have been learning and with all of the new art groups I spontaneously joined on Facebook. I have noticed that my excitement took me in TOO MANY DIRECTIONS! So I decided to leave a few groups.

Then late in the afternoon I began doing some collage in my art journal. That led me to remember I have been wanting to paint more of my Goth ballerinas. I was in a semi-dark mood and needed to do something to express it.Β  I realized I wasn’t depressed; I was just living in the moment.

When I was finished and showed it to my husband, he said he liked it! I told him I couldn’t think of a good title for it. Then he suggested DARK DANCER.Β I liked that!

The pose I gave her is one I like that is in an Edgar Degas painting. But of course I made mine very different. I put a sort of crown on her head which may look like part of her hair. Then I added words to express the emotions I felt and thoughts I was thinking last night. “BALANCE” is at the top which is what I realized that I need most right now. The whole process was actually therapeutic.

I feel back on track and it’s a new day!! I am sitting outside on a very cool spring morning in my sweats getting ready to have my coffee and do some journal writing.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

Gothic Ballerinas #2

Gothic Ballerinas 2

This is the second painting I did on Thursday very quickly as you can probably tell! Β 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. Β I couldn’t figure out how to get the images of the sketches onto the black canvas, though, so I had to eyeball them. Β That’s why the arms turned out funny on the third figure! Her right arm is quite long! πŸ™‚ Also, I only did three of the sketches I had. Β 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 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! πŸ™‚

Ballerina Toe Shoes

Ballerina Shoes

Ballerina on Tippy Toes

This will be the second part of the big work I am planning. I have yet to draw the third one……..

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

Tippy Toes Ballerina

Ballerina-A Quick Watercolor

Hello. I hope everyone is having a happy Friday so far! Here’s a watercolor I did quickly one day. I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted it yet. I couldn’t get the color to come out right on the computer. The background is more of a greenish color. I still have other things in the works.

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

Ballerina-Quick Watercolor

Gothic Ballerinas #1

I did these spontaneously a few weeks ago. They were actually the first ballerinas I did. It is in acrylics. I do like the way the dresses lined up and the one in the shadows on the far left.

Gothic Ballerinas

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

Ballerina – Older Child

I really liked the way this girl turned out, especially her dress. I like her skin tone much more also; it looked as if she is actually wearing pink tights with the dress, but I also noticed that her skin tone is too close to the color I made the dress. In the photo her dress is more of a cream color that blends in a lot with her surroundings, but I wanted it to stand out a little more. She is also in a lot of shadow, but I didn’t want to paint her that way. I think the background is much too light. I sharpened it up a lot in photoshop in the third picture here, but that is not how it looks. I am not sure what color to try and add into the background to bring her out more.

Any suggestions??? I need lots of help with this one!

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

Ballerina - Older Child 2

Ballerina - Close-up of Older Child

Ballerina - Older Child Close

Ballerina – Small Child

Ballerina Small Child

This girl’s expression didn’t turn out anything like I wanted it to. I wanted it to be much softer. I couldn’t get her skin tone right either. The photo has her in a lot of shadow, but I have so much to learn about painting people obviously! Anyway….

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

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