Sunday, May 23, 2010

WIP: Ballerina

I am not quite sure this is finished which can only mean it isn't. I'm going to look at it for a few more days and decide what, if anything, I will change. I may just call it done and move on, though I don't think so. It's so close to what I am after that I would hate to move on just yet. This is Emily, the big sister of The Littlest Ballerina. You can probably tell that from the similar pose, outfits and background.
6x8, original, oil on board

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Little Ballerina

Inspired by the latest DVD series by Peggi Kroll Roberts and precious little Hannah Warnken, here is The Little Ballerina.
6x8, original oil on board

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Words of Wisdom and Encouragement

"It is well to remember that, as one artist said: "No one is on the road to success until he feels at times that he is entirely beaten." The emotional make-up of the artist naturally causes depressed spirits as well as exhilaration. Both go with the profession. Therefore, the student should realize this fact and consider discouragement as the normal thing and withstand it philosophically. He should know that the pendulum will swing to the other extreme when new confidence, better feeling and finer composition will result."-From Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne
I can personally attest to the truth of the above quote. Take heart and remember the words in red when your pendulum seems be swing in the "wrong" direction. You will come out of it a much better artist each and every time you go through this experience. Gaye