Hello old friends,
Here is a painting at about 95% completion that I painted for the Degas Project held in York, PA.
The York Art Association invited thirty local artists to sketch and photograph dancers from the Greater York Dance Studio as long as we could come up with a somewhat finished and framed piece within three weeks. I brought my sketchbook and took about 200 photos on April 10th. The painting is due to Art Association tomorrow!
I photographed this painting on Monday afternoon using natural light. I must admit I took it back into the studio to touch it up and correct a few things.
I enjoyed painting the little dancers but I must admit I stretched them out a bit. In trying to capture their lovely movements I elongated their little legs, arms and particularly the neck on the girl to the left. I guess this was more of a Modigliani Project for me (haha).