I love Master Degas's paintings of ballerinas'. His original of this work was a charcoal sketch; I opted to add my own take on color. I love that her foot is pointed out as if she's ready to step gracefully into first position. :) I love her long toe shoes; it allows them to dance like angels but makes them walk like ducks, that has always amazed me. I did this first with an acrylic underpainting, then Oils, then finished with Pastels. I The Masters I pay homage to are all in the public domain; I'm not infringing upon any copyright.I attempt to learn all I can from each Master and add my own spin on the work. Please enjoy this, I did it with a great deal of love and respect~
The first third of Susi's life was spent as a professional jazz vocalist & fashion model, touring the country; after the births of her first 3 children, they toured with her until the oldest became school age, then she limited performance regionally to New England. Realizing she'd be raising her six children alone after a divorce, Susi enrolled in Nursing College and became an RN, working in that profession for over 23 years until she retired. After her retirement she found a new passion, Painting, and began voraciously studying everything related to painting she could lay hands on. She is entirely self-taught.
Since that time, Susi has gone on to win three international awards for her work; her work now hangs in...
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