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

Searching the Bay

Recherche Bay, Tasmania The second of my series based on the futile attempt of the French  d’Entrecasteaux expedition  to find m...