Oct 20, 2009

Dance Class, Interrupted


Degas' ballet dancers and their teacher are my inspiration for this painting. Removed from their expected environment of a stage, or room, they find themselves in a strange dark corridor, peopled with odd, foreboding figures. This painting is a new direction for me, facture-wise... it is sketchy and loose... thus depicting a process, rather than an arrival.
Oil on Canvas 2009
85cm x 85cm

Stage 15 Mountains

Sometimes the scenery becomes the star of the show!  One of the main reasons TDF is so popular is those rolling hills! This was 3...