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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ballerina Series

I am starting a new series of paintings with ballerinas in some of the basic positions.  I like adding the French terms that I've had swirling around in my head all these years.  A la seconde refers to movements to the side of the body such as a tendu or dégágé.
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11 comments:

trolycar said...

I know u won't like this but I don't like your paining -- I've seen better from u -- it is really good but hmm her arms and hands don't seem right to me --- plz no one be offended I can't do better in any way -- I am just offering honest feedback

Nikki

the jilted ballerina said...

Thank you Nikki ~ I really do appreciate honest feedback and constructive criticism. It's what helps you learn and grow. The last three paintings I've done I have gone back after "finishing" them and made changes. It helps to rest your eyes, by putting the painting away for a few days and then revisiting it. Honestly, I haven't been 100% satisfied with any of the paintings I've done so far... but I feel like I am getting closer to something I will like the finished product. Thanks again...:-)

twelvedaysold said...

Gosh, I love that detail on the little bird!

the jilted ballerina said...

How sweet Katie ♥

Kelly said...

What are you painting on Tracey? Canvas boards or stretched canvas?

the jilted ballerina said...

@Kelly ~ Right now I'm using triple primed canvas sheets medium texture (12X16) I am struggling with acrylics because I like to blend blend blend. I was thinking maybe that's why other artists who use acrylics paint on wood? I might try that. What do you use?

Leilaluna said...

giveawayyyy!!!

Kelly said...

I use primed canvases, though I have recently been given some unprimed canvases that I am dying to delve into if I can just find the time.... They have acrylic paint retarder that prolongs the wet phase for more blending time, and some new water based oil paints (which to me is just a total contradiction in terms:) of which I have never tried. I am an acrylic painter, as oil just takes too long to dry for me, and I hate the smell! You know that I expect a beautiful painting as well as some gorgeous fiber art in my journal ;) I am sooooo glad you are part of this :)

Cozy Home Scenes said...

How very pretty. I especially like how you used the blue. Seems everyone else who does ballerinas sticks with the traditional pink or maybe white. I liked that you branched out and used different colors!

Suzie Q said...

I differ greatly with trolycar, I like this series the best, although there is no accounting for taste these days....I am looking forward to seeing the next one in this series, Jilted.

annielizabeth said...

Hi! Of course I have to comment on the BALLERINA! She is so cute. I love the eyes, how you do them. They are so expressive.

Do try the paint retarder you might like it. Especially for areas that you want to do more blending as you don't have to use the retarder for all of the painting. I love oils because you can put the painting away and like you said give your eyes a rest and then go back with a new perspective on it and the paint hasn't dried yet, which is nice. With oils they have a solution to add to the paint that makes it dry faster but I haven't used that. IMHO, all good things take time to build and master and that is why some things are truly "works of art" and others are hurried and utilitarian. I haven't tried the water based oils so can't tell ya about those, either. Keep doing all your beautiful creations that you do so well!

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