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Oil painting of a ballet dancer alone in a studio wearing informal dance attire. I was drawn to her elegant pose with her being so drenched in light, but most of all the at-one-ness and total focus of her physical expression. I have loved dance and the art of dance ever since I was very young and taking ballet lessons, with other hopelessly awkward little girls who had dreams of being on the stage someday...and where three of Degas' ballerina prints hung on the walls of my bedroom.
Kind permission was given for use of this photo reference, by Lynne A. on Pixabay.
This painting just received an honorable mention award in Cape Cod Art Association's Easel Art - Summer 2016.
oil paint, canvas, linseed oil