Show and Tell: End of the Day


Painting: End of the Day 01

 

I did this painting using a reference photo I took during a studio drawing session. The model graciously allowed us to take photographs and I was quite happy with a few. I think Degas would have liked them.


Ballet model 01


The painting is 16” x 20” on gallery wrapped canvas. It is oil with an acrylic background and colour wash and has been sealed with a special varnish made for both mediums.


Painting: End of the Day 01

The original is listed for sale in my Etsy shop and prints can be ordered from FineArtAmerica.





Painting: Ballet 02 progress











At the same time, I also began a second painting, all in oil, of the same image. It remains unfinished at present and is on my New Year's Resolution list.

Comments

  1. Kathryn, you know I love so much of your art, but (with the possible exception of the 'compassion' piece) this is my absolute favourite! I am a fan of ballet and of Degas (yes, he would have liked this!), and this is simply beautiful! Adding a print of this to my birthday list!

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  2. Definitely yes, Degas would be pleased. My first thought on seeing your work, was that he was your inspiration for this piece. How lovely that you had a live model who inspired you and let you take photos to refer back to. This piece is a departure for you from the recent works I have seen and I love seeing this side of your art and your interest in humanity and how it occurs to you, Kathryn.

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    1. Thank you Beverley! Yes my styles are a bit eclectic. This painting was done a few years ago. I like to look at people and present a 'snapshot' of life. Probably why I am not into landscapes much. I leave them for those who are good at it.

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  3. What I love about this piece is that the model is not super thin. She is full figured with grace and charm. Beautiful work of art. I'm sure ballet enthusiasts will admire. I do.

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    1. Yes! She was trim and fit, but healthy (and young 17 or 18) Very nice and an excellent model.

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  4. Such a beautiful painting - I love it. I love ballet too so this is perfect.

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  5. You have captured the beauty of the image within your painting and the addition of the colors is masterful.

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    1. Thank you Shonda for the nice words!

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  6. Wonderful piece, Kathryn! I love what you were able to do starting with a photo. Amazing work!

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