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

Winter Sun Waning

"Winter Sun Waning" by Shirley Peters An oil sketch done on location. The track is called Nulunga Walking Track, and...